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Edgemont Leaders Question Timing of Town Vote

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – According to Edgemont civic leaders, the small community continues to be left out of Greenburgh town decisions.

Greenburgh Town Council members unanimously approved a pair of controversial resolutions Wednesday, the same night many in Edgemont were at their Annual Community Council meeting.

The move has drawn the ire of some in the community who say the town board was taking advantage of an opportunity to pass the legislation without any vocal opposition.

“It’s the same old, same old,” said Edgemont Community Council President Geoff Loftus. “Edgemont is being ignored once again. But we’re not the only ones in Greenburgh who will suffer from either of these laws.”

On Wednesday, Greenburgh Town Council passed a resolution that will require residents to bag or mulch their leaves in the fall.  Loftus pointed to Edgemont resident Stuart Seeley’s study that said the move could end up costing taxpayers 30 times what the town would save.

But the town board has a history of ignoring concerns from the community, Loftus said.   

“They operate the way they want to operate,” he said. “They don’t listen to anybody.”

The same night, the board also passed a resolution that will revamp how has stations are zoned along Central Park Avenue, paving the way for Cumberland Farms to build on the intersection of Central Park Avenue and Old Army Road.

Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said Edgemont community members have had a number of opportunities to have their voices heard throughout the process of finalizing the two pieces of legislation. 

“This hasn’t been a secret,” he said. “The gas station we’ve been talking about for almost a year.”

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