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Officials To Discuss Legality Of Petition For Edgemont Becoming A Village

Greenburgh officials will discuss the legality of a petition circulated by the Edgemont Incorporation Committee.
Greenburgh officials will discuss the legality of a petition circulated by the Edgemont Incorporation Committee. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

GREENBURGH, N.Y. - There will be a public hearing on Wednesday as a group of residents continue their push to turn a part of Greenburgh into its own village.

Earlier this year, the Edgemont Incorporation Committee (EIC) circulated a petition that garnered nearly 1,500 signatures from residents interested in having Edgemont become Greenburgh’s seventh incorporated village.

After twice being rebuffed, the EIC filed the petition to Town Supervisor Paul Feiner and a public hearing has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5 at the multi-purpose building at Anthony Veteran Park in Ardsley.

At the hearing, those who wish to comment must register with the Town Clerk and will be limited to three minutes each. The discussion will only include the legality of the petition, commenters will not be permitted to speak of the efficacy of becoming a separate village.

Local officials have been wary of incorporation, as it stands to lose more than $17 million in tax revenue, which could affect services for the town. Proponents of a separate village believe that taxes would be lower if they could maintain independent local services.

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