Scarsdale Mayor: Emergency Notifications, Revaluation, Generators

Mayor Miriam Levitt Flisser addressed the Board of Trustees on Tuesday.

At Tuesday's Village Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor Miriam Levitt Flisser addressed three topics. She spoke to the BOT and the public about signing up for emergency notifications, the revaluation process and the ongoing discussion of emergency generators.

Here is a copy of her complete remarks:

1) Emergency Notifications: All residents received a letter in their annual Recycling/Trash Pick-up Schedule Mailer, sent in the past few weeks. The mailer explains how the Village Emergency Notification System works, and recommends that residents go to Scarsdale.com, the Village website, and click on the BlackBoard Connect Logo for instructions in adding more email, text and telephone numbers, including cell phones, to be used for information calls from the Village. The Village already has your home telephone number, but if the telephones are not working, it's best to have another point of contact, such as a work number, for our use.

Some residents reported to me that they hung up on my voice on Robo calls that I made during the recent Hurricane disaster, because since it was election time, they assumed that the calls concerned getting out the vote. Please be assured that the Village Board of Trustees set strict policy for the Emergency Notification System when it was initiated, in 2011. It is to be used for important Village notices such as dangerous situations, never for other matters.

2) I'd like to remind the residents that the Village Wide Revaluation of all properties is entering a second phase, and Tyler Technologies, our contractor for this process, has scheduled a meeting to present this phase, the distribution of property data mailers to all homeowners, on Wednesday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Rutherford Hall. Please join us at this important presentation.

3) I'd also like to mention the Village Board's deliberation on the amendments to the regulations concerning Permanent Emergency Generators, a topic that we have been working on since 2011. Tonight we have scheduled Public Hearings on Zoning and Noise, and we invite residents to present their opinions on this matter. In addition, there have been four Public Hearings held at the Planning Board, and an additional Law Committee meeting with public comments presented in December.

The Law Committee will meet on Monday January 14 at 6:30 p.m. to continue to work on these amendments, and I am hoping to have a resolution to be presented to the Village Board for final approval at our meeting on January 22, 2013.

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Bob Rohr March 06, 2013 at 01:21 AM
Mayor, I grew up in the Village, Graduated from SHS. I also volunteered my time to the Village for years. My Parents are in their 90's and insist on their independence and they love living in the Village. I have been calling around to have a standby generator installed at their home by reputable contractors. No Contractor wants to come into Scarsdale. We are talking about elderly and frail people who should not be walking around in a cold and dark home. The risk of serious injury is great. Can't the Village fast track the process for special needs residents.


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