ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The Village of Elmford continued infrastructure improvements and cooperatives between agencies in 2013 and will be working toward continuing projects in 2014
According to Mayor Robert Williams, building partnerships between local schools and the village and utilizing the Village Officials Committee to advance shared services in an effort to save taxpayer dollars are priorities in the new year.
"Every year at the last board meeting of the year I comment on how lucky I am to work with a great Village Board, the administrator, the department heads and all the village staff," Williams said. "I thank them for all that they did this past year in stepping out of the box to get things done for the betterment of the residents and businesses."
Williams noted that the village's Main Street Streetscape Project was turning out well and would near completion in the spring. Work on the Sprain Brook Parkway bridge that passes over Main Street began in 2013. The $21.3 million state-funded project, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved in September, is ahead of schedule for its estimated completion in summer 2015.
Williams also commended residents for their support of local events and the partnerships with public, parochial, private schools and the village for projects like the Anti-Bullying campaign in October.
"I love our partnership with both the public and private Schools in making one community," Williams said. "I am excited and looking forward to our continued work with the Village Officials Committee in coming up with new ways to share services to save the taxpayers money."
The mayor also noted that local businesses had been involved in village projects and events. Several new businesses, including a new Sports Authority which opened in August 2013 at 295 E. Main St., the site of the former Syms building.