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Correction on Edgemont Incorporation issue
March 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WESPAC published the following: “The Edgemont residents advocating for incorporation are pushing for privatization of sanitation which will lead to layoffs of public works employees.” The Edgemont Incorporation Committee (EIC) does not, and cannot, recommend policies for a village government that does not yet exist, and may never exist. It presents data and provides analysis for Edgemont residents to review as they consider the matter of Edgemont’s potential incorporation. The EIC did publish a financial feasibility study https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57b9f3cfe58c62ccf4c37584/t/58838c47e6f2e17ade13ff02/1485016136831/Edgemont_feasibility_studyv1-1.pdf that, for analytical and informational purposes only, compared the current cost of Town of Greenburgh sanitation services to an estimated cost if a village were to contract with a private hauler.
The NAACP is hosting a forum this evening on Edgemont’s incorporation at Seely Place Elementary School, 51 Seely Place, in Scarsdale, N.Y. from 7-9 p.m. The NAACP has invited speakers from the Town, as well as representatives from the Edgemont Incorporation Committee (the “EIC”) and those opposed to incorporation. The EIC has submitted a petition signed by 1,450 Edgemont residents asking that the issue of incorporation be put to a vote based on a 68-page feasibility study in support on its website, edgemont2017.org.
The NAACP has expressed concerns about the impact incorporation might have on areas of the Town outside of Edgemont, and speakers are expected to address whether there would be such an impact and if so, how it could be mitigated. The audience will be asked to refrain from applause, booing and any verbal comment. They will have the opportunity to submit questions in writing on index cards. The NAACP aims to ensure that the presentation is even-handed and that questions are answered, and opinions on all sides are based on statements that can be substantiated. The NAACP looks forward to a constructive conversation.
We are expecting a large crowd, so it may be advisable to come early.