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On the Calendar: Bingo, the Homestead Tax Option and More

bingoThough things were relatively quiet this week, next week will be a busy one in Scarsdale. Here are announcements of meetings and events you may want to attend, plus a call out for candidates for the Scarsdale School Board and for participation in a survey to boost local businesses.

Homestead Tax Option: On Thursday, February 27th, at 7:30 PM at the Scarsdale Library, the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale will hold an information meeting open to the public regarding the Homestead tax option. The meeting will include a panel and allow for questions and answers. Find out what this could mean to you and the owner of condominiums in Scarsdale.

The Board of Architectural Review will meet on Monday night February 24 at 8 pm at Village Hall. Among the items on the agenda are applications to build new homes at 45 Cushman Road, 23 Vanderbilt Road, and at 2 and 36 Herkimer Roads. Also, back on the agenda is a revised application to demolish a substantial portion of 8 Heathcote Road, after the first application was denied.

The Finance Committee of the Village Board of Trustees will hold a public briefing session on Wednesday night February 26 at 7 pm to review the Village Budget for 2014-15. All residents are invited to attend and get informed on how your Village tax dollars will be allocated in the coming year.

The Scarsdale Planning Board will meet on Wednesday February 26 at 8 pm at Village Hall to consider subdivisions at 147 Bradley Road and Cushman and Garden Roads. Also on the agenda are new signs for The Scarsdale Medical Group on Heathcote Road and the Fox Meadow Tennis Club on Wayside Lane.

Bingo After Dark: A night of bingo, sponsored by the SHS PTA Scholarship Fund will be held on Wednesday February 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Scarsdale High School Cafeteria. (Snow date February 27) The cost is $20 per adult (over 12) and $10 per child (12 and under) and the proceeds will go toward scholarships for SHS graduating seniors in-need to pay for their first year of college. Ticket includes bingo and sweet treats.

Tickets are available here  or contact Suzanne Glaser at suzanneglaser@gmail.com. The organizers are also looking for high school students to assist with this event. Please help by setting up, working with younger children and their bingo cards during the event or baking/donating sweets. High School students are also encouraged to buy tickets to play Bingo with their friends. Contact Pam Fuehrer at pfuehrer3@gmail.com to sign up to help.

TAPBuy Local Survey Deadline: The Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce and The Acceleration Project (TAP) are making a final call for participation in their survey. Survey results will help TAP make recommendations on how to make Scarsdale retailers thrive and how to help Scarsdale to be an attractive place to live, work, eat and shop.

Your input is essential – please click below to take this short survey:

 

CONSUMERS: Please click here.

 

BUSINESS OWNERS: Please click here.

 

Final Call for School Board Candidates: The Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) is seeking candidates for nomination to the Scarsdale Board of Education. In the next few weeks, the SBNC will nominate two candidates to the School Board. Jonathan Lewis has recently announced that he will step down this year and will not seek re-election to a second term. An additional seat is available to fill the position currently held by Sunil Subbakrishna, who is completing his first term and is eligible for re-nomination. The SBNC invites all residents to propose candidates for the Board of Education. A candidate must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, a qualified voter, and a resident of the Scarsdale school district for at least one year prior to the school board election date in May. Candidates should complete a biographical information form and submit it via email to the SBNC Chair, John Clapp, at sbncchair@gmail.com as soon as possible, but no later than 5:00 PM on February 25, 2014. Forms are available at www.scarsdalesbnc.com. For more information on the SBNC, including the governing Resolution, information on the non-partisan system and a list of the current SBNC members, please visit the SBNC website or contact the SBNC Chair.

 

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