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Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson

Supervisor's E-Newsletter
January 2018


School Enrollment

Many residents have contacted us with concerns about the possible changes to the School District's boundaries. The crux of the matter is the Mamaroneck School District is challenged with accommodating a greater number of students than expected. The Town Board is aware that school enrollment and class size in the Mamaroneck School District is an important and emotional issue for the community.  Although the Town and the two villages are each separate governing bodies, there is an excellent working relationship between the School District and the municipalities.  We meet regularly to discuss relevant issues and update one another on budgets, capital projects, shared services and a host of other topics.

As concerned as we are, Town government is actually limited in what it can do to alleviate enrollment pressures in the schools. Recent housing developments in the Town do not seem to be the problem. With the exception of the Cambium Condominiums, which are not fully occupied, the Town of Mamaroneck has not had any substantial development of new housing. 

As a matter of practice, the Town shares all of its development applications with the School District to keep them apprised of changes that may impact school enrollment. Further, our land use regulations, such as zoning and subdivision ordinances, are designed to consider the impact that the building project may have on the environment and schools.  We have, however, identified a change in the Town’s demographic composition as residents, particularly empty nesters, sell their homes to families with young children. There seems to be a consensus that this trend partly contributed to the unpredicted increased enrollment.  Effectively all residential construction in the Town over the last 10 to 15 years has been individual single family homes.

The Town Board does not have any jurisdiction in regard to school redistricting. However, the Town Board does intend to monitor this matter and maintain communications with representatives of the School District and will assist if possible.  If you are not currently receiving School District emails and would like to sign up to receive their news and information, please click here.


New Town Board Members

New Town Board members Sabrina Fiddelman and Jeffery King
New Town Board members Sabrina Fiddelman and Jeffery King

We are pleased to announce recent changes to the Town Board.  Sabrina Fiddelman was elected in November 2017 and took office January 3rd.  Councilwoman Fiddelman has been a “professional” volunteer in the community and continues to serve on the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Local Summit, the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force and Cancer Support Team. She was active in the School District, serving as President of the Murray Avenue School PTA and the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation, and was a member of the School Board Selection Committee and the College Information Center in the High School.  In addition, she also served on the Tri-Municipal Human Rights Commission, and on the Boards of The Center for Continuing Education and LMCTV.


Jeffery King was appointed to the Town Board on January 25th to fill the unexpired term of Tom Murphy who was elected Mayor of the Village of Mamaroneck. Councilman King is a life-long resident of the Town of Mamaroneck and has worked in construction management for more than 32 years. He has served on the Town’s Zoning Board of Appeals since 2013 and was a coach for the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Youth Basketball Association. We welcome both of them to the Town Board and look forward to working with them.  Town Board members normally serve four-year terms, however, members appointed to fill unexpired terms, such as Councilman King, serve until the November following their appointment, at which time they must be elected in order to continue serving on the Town Board.

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Town of Mamaroneck Firetruck
Town of Mamaroneck Firetruck

Local Fire

There was a fire at 1-3 Dillon Road on January 12th that resulted in the evacuation of the entire building. Six people were taken to local hospitals with smoke inhalation. The Red Cross set up a shelter at the Senior Center/VFW for the night for those individuals affected by the fire.

Town of Mamaroneck Weaver Street Firehouse
Town of Mamaroneck Weaver Street Firehouse

Most people found shelter with friends or family members and others were housed at local hotels for a few nights.  Due to the extensive damage, the owner closed the building for repairs, however, residents were permitted to enter the building to gather their personal belongings. It’s a difficult and sad situation for the residents of the building. The first responders of the Town Fire Department, Police Department and Volunteer Ambulance Corps. did an excellent job. The fire was knocked down quickly, the injured were transported to hospitals and order was restored within a few hours. Thank you to all of the first responders and local residents, Ed Merians and Mary Davis for leading the Red Cross efforts.  


Snowstorm

Town road treated with brine solution pre-snowstorm
Town road treated with brine solution pre-snowstorm
A picturesque view of the snowstorm in Mamaroneck
A picturesque view of the snowstorm in Mamaroneck
The "Brine Effect" eases snowplow work during and after the storm.
The "Brine Effect" eases snowplow work during and after the storm


A large snowstorm dropped 10 inches of snow in the Town on January 4th. The schools and Town Center closed. The Town Highway Department employees worked tirelessly in their efforts to clear the streets.  

Councilwoman Katz at home recycling food waste
Councilwoman Katz at home recycling food waste

Green Resident of the Month

Abby Katz, a Town Board member, is an avid food waste recycler. She and her family participate in the Food Waste Recycling program and find it extremely easy to recycle food.  Councilwoman Katz was quoted as saying, "I'm surprised how much less garbage we produce after recycling food waste and how simple it is to recycle it." 

Larchmont-Mamaroneck Sanitation Commission

New Sanitation Website

The new Sanitation website, LMSanitation.org, is up and running. You can find your collection schedule, learn how to dispose of almost any item with the Recyclopedia, and see what sanitation items are for sale. 






Mamaroneck Youth Hockey Association Fundraiser

New York Rangers Alumni at Hommocks Ice Rink
The Town hosted the game with several NY Rangers Alumni participating in the game.  Seen here is Councilwoman Jaine Elkind Eney dropping the first puck

Dates you should know:

February Town Board Meetings

  • Wednesdays,  February 7th and February 28th at the Town Center Courtroom, 8:00 pm. Work sessions begin at 5:00 pm in Conference Room A.


From our Recreation Department

  • Sunday, February 4th, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Skate with your Favorite Lovable Mouse at Hommocks Park Ice Rink
  • Monday, February 5th, 8:30 am, Resident Registration for Teen Travel Camp,  online or at Town Center
  • Sunday, February 18th, 12 pm - 2:30 pm, Scooby Dog Character Skate at Hommocks Park Ice Rink
Closures:
  • Town Center Closed: Mondays, February 12th and February 19th 
  • Maxwell Avenue Recycling Center Closed, Monday, February 19th 
  • No Garbage Collection, Monday, February 19th 

The Town of Mamaroneck is committed to fostering welcoming communities and an equitable, diverse and inclusive society.

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