Friday, May 24th

New Village Board Takes Its Place on the Dais

VillageBoard2024Top Row (Left to Right): Sameer Ahuja, Ken Mazer, Jeremy Gans, Jeremy Wise, Bottom Row (Left to Right): Dara Gruenberg, Justin Arest and Karen BrewMayor Justin Arest welcomed the new Village Board to a new year. The dais now includes Jeremy Wise who was voted into office on March 19.

Arest announced priorities for the coming year including traffic safety, the renovation of the Scarsdale Pool, an evaluation of Scarsdale’s parks and fields and stormwater remediation. The Village is now three months into a six month building moratorium and Arest said that the Village would announce some public hearings on proposed code changes by the end of the month.

The Mayor then announced a long list of appointments for committees and boards and councils that you can see on the Village website.

Trustee Dara Gruenberg was named Deputy Mayor, replacing Randy Whitestone who completed his term of office.

Jordan Copeland was named Village Historian and Leslie Chang as Associate Village Historian.

Trustees Dara Gruenberg and Karen Brew will serve as marriage officers.

Thomas Giuffra will serve as the Associate Village Justice.

Since the Board passed a resolution ending term limits for some of the Village Boards, many who had previously served were reappointed.

Here are a few highlights:

Jack Miller was appointed to the Committee for Historic Preservation which will be chaired by Kevin Reed. Lauren Bender, Meredith Kent, and Talaiya Safdar, Jonathan Lerner and Kevin Reed were reappointed to the committee.

John Clapp was reappointed to Chair the Planning Board and Lynn Brooks Avni was appointed to the Planning Board.

Brad Cetron was reappointed to the Board of Architectural Review and will serve as Chair. Raul Mayta, Tamara Zgonjamim-Li were reappointed, Marsha Morton was newly appointed and Randi Culang and Leslie Shearer were appointed to be alternates.

Jeff Watiker was reappointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals and will serve as Chair. Michael Kass will be an alternate.

See the balance of the appointments here:

In other news, the first Farmer’s Market of the season will be held in Scarsdale Village on Mother’s Day, Sunday SticksandStonesMay 12, 2024.

The Scarsdale Public Library will stay open late from 9 pm – 11 pm for Senior Finals Study Nights on Tuesday night April 16 and Wednesday night 17.

The community is invited to participate in a community read of Sticks and Stones by Emily Bazelon. A discussion lead by Valerie Abrams will be held on Zoom On Tuesday April 30 at 7 pm. Sign up here.

A film on the History of the Bronx River will be shown at the Girl Scout house at 11 on Friday April 12, 2024 in an event hosted for Scarsdale seniors.

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