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New Rain Garden Planned for Scarsdale Library

RainGardenThe Scarsdale Village Board held a lengthy meeting on Tuesday night August 13, passing a series of resolutions that had accumulated during the summer months while they were on a modified meeting schedule.

Though there is too much to report, here are a few of the more colorful items on the agenda. You can see the entire agenda here

Rain Garden at the Scarsdale Public Library:

The Village has secured a grant of $188,091 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to construct a 1,800 square foot rain garden to absorb 90% of the storm water runoff from the library's roof. Experts estimate that 450,000 gallons of water runs off the roof and infiltrates the ground below each year. As additional details on the project and the garden design are available, we will share them with you.

postroad10-2012Storm Relief Funds:

The Village received relief funds totaling $100,977 for compensation for debris removal after the storm on October 29, 2011. The early snow storm brought down 360 trees, caused a power outage in about half the village and extensive road closures. Since many of the trees still held their leaves, the weight of the rapidly falling snow caused wide scale damage. The Village received the funds from the Federal Highway Administration's Emergency Relief Program.

Entry Gate at 62 Park Road

The village executed a license agreement with Hilary Jandl of 62 Park Road to legalize the existing entry gate, piers, stonewall and fence that encroach on the Village right of way. Since the heights are within the allowable range, the walls blend with the environment and do not obstruct traffic the village granted a revocable license to allow the homeowner to maintain the gate, fence, stone piers and stone wall for a fee of $1,000.

Stone Piers at 15A Richbell Road15ARichbellRoad

Likewise, the new owners of a much-discussed property at 15A Richbell Road were granted a license to legalize an encroachment of their decorative stonewall and piers on the Village right-of-way. The decorative stonewall and two piers are sited at the end of the driveway in the Village Right of Way but were not found to obstruct traffic. Eric and Deborah Lichtenstein were granted the license to maintain the entry as is.

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