EIC'S RESEARCH:

EIC volunteers believe incorporation is the right choice for Edgemont, and these discussions are the results of our research and analysis. We encourage you to read our analyses of the issues, conduct your own research, contribute to the conversation, and make your own decision. See links below for Terms of Use.

PUBLIC WORKS (AKA “DPW” OR “HIGHWAY”)

The Village of Edgemont would have favorable options for highway services including potentially contracting with the Town of Greenburgh or developing its own, Edgemont-focused Department of Public Works.

Edgemont currently receives public works services from the Town of Greenburgh, which include:

  • Snow and ice removal and hauling;
  • Construction, repair, and maintenance of streets, sidewalks and other public properties, including parks;
  • Street sweeping;
  • Vehicle and equipment repair (for DPW and other departments, if and where applicable);
  • Street lighting;
  • Planting and care of street trees; and
  • Right-of-way or median mowing/brush removal; drainage.

Post-incorporation, and after the transition period of no more than 18 months, the Village would be responsible for the provision of public works services either directly, through contracts (e.g. potentially with the Town of Greenburgh), or a combination thereof.

Chapter 6 of the Edgemont financial feasibility study provides a detailed analysis demonstrating that the Village could afford a 10-person public works department which would allow for a high level of services (including snow removal) without an increase in taxes.  Further, a Village-focused DPW would be wholly focused on Edgemont properties and infrastructure, including road resurfacing, sidewalks, and community beautification.

The Village would not be responsible for water and sewer system maintenance and improvements as that infrastructure is funded by taxes and fees imposed and collected by the independent water and sewer districts that currently serve Edgemont and would continue to do so post-incorporation.