We receive many calls at village hall and track the concerns or issues of our residents. When the same issues seem to reoccur, we realize we are not doing our best at communicating to our constituents.
The following are subjects of inquiry that deserve clarification/dissemination:
Our senior citizens who have received yearly STAR exemptions should have received a letter from the village with instructions as to how to continue this tax exemption. If you have not, please call expeditiously. Also, if you are new to Bronxville and qualify for the Enhanced STAR school tax exemption (you must be 65 years old with a family income of $79,500 or less), call us for an application.
Most home improvement projects require a building permit from the village. The terms of a village permit allow work to be done from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays only. If the project is one for which a permit is not required, for example painting, work can be done on weekends. However, even work acceptable to do on weekends must respect the village’s noise ordinance and not create an undue disturbance. Villagers can call the police department with any noise concerns.
If you anticipate doing any work on your home, start by calling the Building Department at 914-337-7338. The staff can guide you as to whether permits or variances are required. Undertaking work without permits results in a doubling of fees, both on the cost of the permit itself and the estimate of the value of the project. Many residents are running into this problem when they go to place their home on the market and find projects have no valid certificate of occupancy so the home cannot be transferred. Even seemingly small projects such as electrical or plumbing work need permits. The overriding concern is safety both for one’s own home and nearby neighbors.
After a permit request is filed, work cannot commence until the permit request is reviewed and signed off by the Building Department.
All fences (even replacements), sheds and emergency generators require a permit regardless of the height or size.
Since New York state no longer subsidizes the cost of dog licensing, dog owners in Tuckahoe and Bronxville will now need to get all licenses through the Town of Eastchester. Eastchester Town Hall is located at 40 Mill Road and is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you need additional new recycling bins, they can be purchased by mailing in a check or cash or stopping by with the $10 fee. We do not keep a large quantity of bins on hand at so we deliver to your home after purchase.
On this coming Saturday, Oct. 27, the Village’s Green Committee is sponsoring a “Take Back” Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents can recycle electronic waste (anything with a plug), scrap metal, up to two cartons of paper for on-site shredding, and linens, sheets and towels which will be donated to a local animal shelter. The service is drive-through by entering the back of (Palumbo Place) via Pondfield Road.
At 11 a.m. on the same day, there will be a demonstration of mulching leaves in place on the lawn.
Residents of some of our townhomes and apartment complexes often rent parking spaces on a first come, first serve basis. However, when one sells or purchases a unit, the parking space is not part of the deed of transfer. This confusion has led to many frustrated new purchasers. However, there is a solution. If you plan on purchasing in the village, one can put their name on the waiting list in anticipation of purchase. Conversely, if you plan on selling in the not too distant future, you may put your name on the waiting list as well.
Parking in front of both and the library is a two-hour zone and may be used by anyone doing business in the area.
Absentee ballot requests are available at or may be downloaded from the Westchester Board of Elections website. The deadlines for absentee voting are as follows:
- Oct. 30 - Last day to postmark application or letter of application for ballot
- Nov. 5 – Last day to apply in person for ballot at the Board of Elections in White Plains
- Nov. 5 - Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the Board of Elections no later than Nov. 13
- Nov. 6 – Last day to deliver ballot in person to the Board of Elections in White Plains
Upon completion of the absentee ballot application, you must mail it to the Board of Elections. Once they are in receipt of your application, a ballot will be mailed to you. An application for an absentee ballot is only valid for the calendar year of the request.
If a street light goes out in front of your home, call the Department of Public Works at 914-337-7338.
The village ban on the use of leaf blowers expired on Sept. 30 so blowers may be used until the blackout period which extends from June 1 to Sept. 30.