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    Town Maps
          Town Hall Location
          Town of Greenburgh Zoning Map 02-13-13
Disclaimer: The official Zoning Map of the Town of Greenburgh (unincorporated), reflecting all amendments adopted by the Town Board, shall be hand-signed by the Town Supervisor and by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Development and Conservation, and shall bear the embossed seal of the Town of Greenburgh thereon.
    Application Forms for Development
Please use the folllowing forms when submitting to Community Development and Conservation.
          ZBA Application package
          5) Hartsdale Contextual Review Committee Application Form
          6) Tree Removal Permit Application (revised 02-28-12)
          7) Wetland/Watercourse Clearance Form (revised 02-13-12)
          8) Steep Slope Clearance Form (revised 11-01-11)
          Freedom of Information Request Form
          Tree Removal Permit Application (02-28-12)
    Draft 2014 Town of Greenburgh Comprehensive Plan
          Link to Website
    Grass Recycling Informational Brochure
This informational brochure put together by the NYSDEC provides useful information including: (1) Lawn Care Waste Reduction Tips; (2) Why you should leave grass clippings on the lawn, including a "How to"; (4) Common Questions; (5) Other Useful Lawn Information; and, (6) Information on Composting Yard Debris. The Westchester County Cornell Cooperative Extension Office can be reached at 914-285-4640.
          LEAVE IT ON THE LAWN - Grass Recycling
    Greening Greenburgh
          Green Infrastructure Tour - Wednesday, July 13.
Case study examples in greenburgh that were given on the Tour
          April 22, 2009 - National Conversation on Climate Change - Greenburgh Library
On April 22, Greenburgh will be ONE of just 10 communities specially selected out of hundreds of participants to host a Spotlight Conversation on Climate Action. You are cordially invited to the new Greenburgh Public Library to engage with other key stakeholders for a substantive, solutions-oriented dialogue on Greenburgh’s Climate Protection Initiatives.
          Green Jobs Forum
The Green Jobs Forum will provide basic information to Forum participants on such issues as: •What is meant by the term "green jobs" •Where & what sectors of the economy do they exist •Information on available training programs •What does the future look like for the "green jobs sector" Information on starting a home performance business will also be presented.
          Greenburgh Climate Action Plan
Greenburgh’s Climate Action Task Force’s recommendations on addressing climate strategies and sustainable development within the Town's municipal operations.
          Greening Greenburgh: July 29th Workshop: Getting to Green: What YOU Can Do!
Please share your questions, ideas, stories & join our new listserv for important events and updates: conservationoutreach@greenburghny.com 914-993-1649 www.greenburghny.com (Click on Greening Greenburgh)
          Greening of Greenburgh
    Historic & Landmark Preservation
          Reconnaissance-Level Historic Resource Study 2006 1 of 3
          Reconnaissance-Level Historic Resource Study 2006 2 of 3
          Reconnaissance-Level Historic Resource Study 2006 3 of 3
    Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan
          Executive Summary MHRSP
          Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan (Baseline Assessment)
          Mid-Hudson Sustainability Plan Final
The Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan (the Plan) was developed as part of NYSERDA’s Cleaner, Greener Communities program, intended to empower the ten regions of New York State (NYS) to take charge of sustainable development in their communities by identifying and funding smart growth practices. The program provides a vehicle for planning teams throughout NYS to partner with public and private experts across a wide range of fields, along with community residents, to encourage discussion and lead the development of regional sustainability plans. The resulting Plan sets out a vision for sustainable development that builds on the Region’s unique social, cultural, and natural history, with the goal of promoting economic development, environmental sustainability, and enhancing quality of life for the more than two million residents that call the Region home. Five deeply interconnected building blocks for sustainable development are present in the Region: the diverse natural environment, a vibrant economy, strong transportation accessibility and connectivity, numerous existing centers, and an exceptional quality of life.
    Stormwater Discharge - MS4 Report and MCC Form
In accordance with the NYSDEC requirements, the Town of Greenburgh prepared and filed the Notice of Intent (NOI) with the NYSDEC on March 5, 2003, to be covered under the Phase II SPDES General Permit GP-02-02 available through the NYSDEC. The Town prepared an initial Storm Water Management Program (SWMP), with an aim to set measurable goals that the Town has to implement and enforce in order to comply with the permit requirements. It describes various actions that the Town proposes to undertake over a period of five years starting from 2003, to protect the Town's storm water quality and reduce pollutants, until the full implementation of the SWMP (not later than January 8, 2008). In order to document progress towards achieving the measurable goals identified in the SWMP, the Town evaluates its program and submits an annual report with the results to the NYSDEC. Recently the Town of Greenburgh prepared the Storm Water Management Program Annual Report for the period March 10, 2011 to March 9, 2012, that was posted on the Town website for public review and input. The report illustrates the progress made by the Town towards the Notice of Intent and the Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) submitted by the Town to the NYSDEC in 2003. Storm Water Contact Person: Thomas Madden, AICP Commissioner Community Development and Conservation Town of Greenburgh planzone@greenburghny.com To report illicit discharges into storm sewer e-mail: planzone@greenburghny.com Relevant Websites for further information on these and other topics to prevent Pollution of Rivers, Streams and Water Bodies: United States Environmental Protection Agency http://cfpub1.epa.gov/npdes/stormwatermonth.cfm New York State Department of Environmental Conservation http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8695.html.
          Draft MS4 Annual Report and MCC Form - 2014
This draft document has been prepared and is available for public comment through May 29, 2014. Please submit comments via email to planzone@greenburghny.com
          MS4 Annual Report and MCC Form - 2012
This is the finalized report sent to the NYS DEC.
          MS4 Annual Report and MCC Form - 2013
This is the finalized report sent to the NYS DEC.
          MS4 Annual Report and MCC Form - 2006
This is the finalized report sent to the NYS DEC.
          MS4 Annual Report and MCC Form - 2007
This is the finalized report sent to the NYS DEC.
          MS4 Annual Report and MCC Form - 2008
This is the finalized report sent to the NYS DEC.
          MS4 Annual Report and MCC Form - 2009
This is the finalized report sent to the NYS DEC.
          MS4 Annual Report and MCC Form - 2010
This is the finalized report sent to the NYS DEC.
          MS4 Annual Report and MCC Form - 2011
This is the finalized report sent to the NYS DEC.
    Stormwater Management
          Arbor Day Foundation Poster - Trees Tame Stormwater
          Construction Site Operator's Guide
Information for Construction Site Operators, on how to obtain Stormwater Permit Coverage.
          NYSDEC - Keep Water Clean
New York has 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, 4,000 lakes and ponds, 2.4 million acres of wetlands and extensive aquifers. These abundant resources need your protection to remain clean. Human activities leave behind materials like pesticides, pet waste, trash and even loose soil that can wash into our waters and pollute them. Even where you don't see a stream or lake, streets, roadside ditches and underground storm sewers carry polluted runoff into the closest waterbody. The good news is that your positive actions can do much to protect New York's waters.
          NYSDEC Construction Stormwater Permit Fact Sheet (PDF) - January 2010
This document describes how GP-0-10-001 differs from the preceding general permit, including enhanced pollution reduction requirements in specified watersheds.
          Town Hall Stormwater Retrofit Tour Flyer (January 23, 2015)
In an effort to further educate residents, students and contracting professionals on stormwater runoff issues and low-impact management practices, the Town of Greenburgh Bureau of Engineering in conjunction with the Department of Community Development and Conservation present a guided tour by a knowledgeable, Licensed Professional Engineer or Certified Arborist. The guided tour will include information on: (1)The low-impact stormwater management design and practices implemented at the Town Hall, (2) The benefits of each low-impact stormwater management practice to the environment, and (3) Alternative low-impact stormwater management practices that can be implemented in future projects. When: Friday, January 23, 2015 Meeting Location: Greenburgh Town Hall Front Desk Meeting Time: 2 P.M.
          USEPA - Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure
This is a powerpoint presentation developed by Nancy Arazan, ORISE Fellow, EPA Water Permits Division.
          USEPA - Stormwater to Street Trees
This guide, prepared by the USEPA, is intended to help engineers, planners, developers, architects, arborists, and public officials understand how trees perform and interact in a stormwater management system, and the new technologies that are being used to increase the stormwater utility function of the urban forest, even in the densest urban environments.
          What is an illicit discharge?
What is an “Illicit Discharge”? Federal regulations define an illicit discharge as “....any discharge to an MS4 that is not composed entirely of stormwater....” with some exceptions. These exceptions include discharges from NPDES-permitted industrial sources and discharges from fire-fighting activities. Illicit discharges are considered “illicit” because MS4s are not designed to accept, process, or discharge such non-stormwater wastes. Sources of illicit discharges include: sanitary wastewater, effluent from septic tanks, car wash wastewaters, improper oil disposal, radiator flushing disposal, laundry wastewaters, spills from roadway accidents, and improper disposal of auto and household toxics. To report illicit discharges into the storm sewer system, please e-mail: planzone@greenburghny.com
          What is Green Infrastructure?
This is an article by Scott Cullen, Consulting Arborist, examining the various meanings of the term "green infrastructure".
          What is Stormwater?
Stormwater is rainwater and melted snow that runs off streets, lawns, and other sites. When stormwater is absorbed into the ground, it is filtered and ultimately replenishes aquifers or flows into streams and rivers. In developed areas, however, impervious surfaces such as pavement and roofs prevent precipitation from naturally soaking into the ground. Instead, the water runs rapidly into storm drains, sewer systems, and drainage ditches and can cause: Downstream flooding Stream bank erosion Increased turbidity (muddiness created by stirred up sediment) from erosion Habitat destruction Changes in the stream flow hydrograph (a graph that displays the flow rate of a stream over a period of time) Combined sewer overflows Infrastructure damage Contaminated streams, rivers, and coastal water
          Blue Cities Guide (Charles River Watershed Association)
With 80% of the United States population now living in cities, urban environmental challenges – air quality, energy consumption, transportation needs – are widely recognized. This Guide focuses on a less publicized issue that is likely to prove the most critical of all: water resource failure, and what can be done about it.
          Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management Article (Portland, OR)
          Information on rain gardens
          New York State Household Detergent and Nutrient Runoff Law
The Household Detergent and Nutrient Runoff Law (Chapter 205 of the laws of 2010), was signed into law by the Governor on July 15, 2010. This law will improve water quality in New York by reducing phosphorus runoff into the State's waterbodies. It will also reduce costs to local governments and private entities required to remove excess phosphorus from stormwater and wastewater, and will expand recreational uses of the state's waters. New York State's law will not impact adopted local laws, including laws adopted in Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk and Chautauqua Counties and the Village of Greenwood Lake.
          NYS Thruway Authority Brochure - When it rains it drains - After the storm
          NYS Thruway Authority Brochure - When it rains it drains - What you can do to help
          NYSDEC - Information on Stormwater
          Penn State Univ. - College of Agricultural Sciences - Water Conservation for Communities (2010)
          Public Notice of availability of 2009-2010 MS4 Phase II Annual Report and Program Plan
          Stormwater Management Article
Stormwater Pollution: What is the problem?
          Stormwater Management Fact Sheet - Grass Channel (stormwatercenter.net)
          Stormwater Management Website Link
StormwaterTools is brought to you by the Saw Mill River Coalition This site will serve as a virtual toolbox of ideas, techniques and real world examples to help you plan, design, implement and maintain simple LID/Better Site Design stormwater management practices for the home or local municipality. www.stormwatertools.org
          Stormwater Managment Fact Sheet - Vegetated Buffer
Vegetated buffers are areas of either natural or established vegetation that are maintained to protect the water quality of neighboring areas. Buffers slow storm water runoff, thereby helping to prevent soil erosion; provide an area for the runoff to permeate the soil; contribute to ground water recharge; and filter sediment and nutrients. They also have long-term environmental and social values, such as: reserving space for trails and greenways; reducing impervious area; preserving wildlife habitat and corridors for wildlife migration; and preventing warming of water resources by shading such areas. Vegetated buffers can be used in any area able to support vegetation. They are most effective and beneficial on floodplains, near wetlands, along streambanks, and on unstable slopes.
          Sustainable Site Development - Stormwater Practices - City of Portland
          Top Ten Internet Resources for Low Impact Development
          USEPA - Clean Water State Revolving Fund - Factsheet
          USEPA - Make Your Home The Solution to Stormwater Pollution
          USEPA - Municipal Guide to Low Impact Development
          USEPA - NPDES - Stormwater & the Construction Industry Brochure - Maintain your BMP's
          USEPA - NPDES - Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities Brochure
          USEPA - Protecting Water Quality from Urban Runoff
          USEPA - Stormwater Pollution Found in Your Area - Doorhanger
          USEPA - Stormwater Runoff Challenge placemat
          USEPA - Sustainable Communities - Putting Wetlands to Work in Your Watershed
          USEPA - Water-Efficient Landscaping
          USEPA Brochure - Clean Water - Everybody's Business - 10 things you can do to prevent Stormwater runoff pollution
          Westchester County - FAQ's on Imperviousness
          Westchester County - FAQ's on Stormwater Runoff
          Westchester County Brochure - Step by Step Guide to Cleaner Water
    TB 13-08 - Westchester Square Shopping Center
          TB 13-08 - Westchester Sq. Shopping Center - Traffic Study revised 7.23.14
    Town Maps
          Draft Zoning Map 2012
    Town of Greenburgh Tree Technical Manual
Here is the second draft of the Town of Greenburgh’s Tree Technical Manual as well as draft versions of the Town's Official Replacement Planting List and the Tree Unit Minimum Standard Requirement Table. Please submit any comments you may have into the department by Friday, July 23, 2010. This is a strict deadline as we will need time to review the comments, make any necessary modifications to the document, and issue the finalized document to the Town Board for consideration. We strongly encourage everyone to submit their comments by email to aschmidt@greenburghny.com as this will simplify the review process. If you have any questions or have problems viewing the document, please contact the main office extension at 914-993-1505.
          Town of Greenburgh Replacement Planting List - DRAFT
This is the Town of Greenburgh's Official Replacement Planting List. When selecting trees, shurbs or groundcover to be planted on your property, make your selections from this list. If you propose to install landscaping as part of a required Landscape Plan that varies from this list, you must secure approval from the Approval Authority.
          Tree Technical Manual - 2nd draft
Here is the second draft of the Town of Greenburgh’s Tree Technical Manual. Please submit any comments you may have into the department by Friday, July 23, 2010. This is a strict deadline as we will need time to review the comments, make any necessary modifications to the document, and issue the finalized document to the Town Board for consideration. We strongly encourage everyone to submit their comments by email to aschmidt@greenburghny.com as this will simplify the review process. If you have any questions or have problems viewing the document, please contact the main office extension at 914-993-1505.
          Tree Unit Minimum Standard Requirement Table - DRAFT
The first table represents the tree unit minimum standard requirement for properties within the Town of Greenburgh. The second table outlines the number of units a given tree (either an existing tree, or a new tree to be planted) represents. Utilize this table to determine if your property meets or exceeds the required minimum standard.
    Tree Planting, Preservation, Removal &General Info
          Article on ISA Website - Tips for Avoiding Tree Damage During Home Construction
This article was published by the International Society of Arboriculture. It provides homeowners with advice from Arborists on how best to avoid Tree Damage during home construction.
          Japanese Knotweed - Invasive Species - Control Worksheet
          New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse
Welcome to NYIS.INFO, the website of the New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse and the Cornell Cooperative Extension Invasive Species Education Program (CCE ISP). NYIS.INFO is your gateway to science-based information, breaking news, and new and innovative tools for coping with biological invaders in New York. NYIS.INFO links scientists, local, state and federal resource manages, policy setters, educators, and grassroots efforts to help you become part of the battle against invasive species in New York.
          The Right Tree For The Right Place Bulletin - National Arbor Day Foundation
          Tree Care Industry Article on Tree Risk Management
This article was published in the March 2012 edition of the Tree Care Industry Magazine. It is entitled, "Getting to know ANSI A300 Part 9: Tree Risk Assessment. This new standard was approved in 2011 and is very informative, for both professionals and property owners.
          Tree Talk: Hold the Salt, Please! - Article in White Plains Patch 1/11/13
In this article, Ken Almstead, CEO of Almstead Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care explains the negative effects salt has on landscape plants and turf.
          USDA Forest Service - Trees Pay Us Back
Research from the USDA Forest Service Center for Urban Forest research shows that...IT PAYS TO CARE FOR TREES. Click the link for more info...
          A New Way to Plant Urban Trees
          Caring for your evergreen tree during the holidays and beyond
          City of Palo Alto, CA News Release - The Social Benefits of Trees
          Don't Top Trees! Bulletin - National ArborDay Foundation
          Emerald Ash Borer: Recommendations for Homeowner and Woodland Owner Action
          Right Tree, Right Place: Small Tree Planting Demonstration Program - Greenburgh Town Library - May 14, 2010 - Powerpoint
This is a powerpoint I have put together which provides photographs and links to information regarding the 12 trees which were planted at the Greenburgh Library site as part of this program. Please feel free to email Aaron Schmidt, Town Forestry Officer, at aschmidt@greenburghny.com with any questions or comments.
          Tree Information - Cornus florida var. rubra - Pink Flowering Dogwood
          Tree information - Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk' - Ivory Silk Lilac
          Trees In Greenburgh
This is an informational presentation given on May 9, 2012 to the Town Board, by Aaron Schmidt, the Town's Forestry Officer, who is an ISA Certified Arborist. The presentation covers the different types of hazardous conditions in trees and also touches on ways to best care for ones trees.
          Westchester County's Most Invasive Plants Brochure

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