The Greenburgh Town Board approved a new restaurant on E Hartsdale Ave tonight--Bosphorus Restaurant (Mediterranean Cuisine) --213-215 E Hartsdale Ave (the old Cheesery). E Hartsdale Ave is becoming restaurant row--with many terrific restaurants.
Town Board approves county grant to repair curbs, sidewalks, paving, lighting, landscaping, drainage systems on Manhattan Ave --$1.8 million dollars
WHEREAS, the County of Westchester (the “County”) has established a Housing Implementation Fund (“HIF” or “Fund”) to provide paving, lighting, grading, landscaping, drainage, road improvements, and other public improvements to encourage the development and maintenance of affordable housing in the County; and
WHEREAS, the County desires to enter into, and has previously entered into, Intermunicipal and Intermunicipal-Developer Agreements with municipalities in the County pursuant to which the municipalities on behalf of the County will oversee or construct said public improvements in conjunction with the development of affordable housing; and
WHEREAS, the County proposes to enter into Intermunicipal and Intermunicipal-Developer Agreements (“IMDA”) with the Town and Fairview Housing Development Fund Company, Inc. (“FHDFC”) pursuant to which the Town and FHDFC, on behalf of the County, will oversee construction of public improvements in conjunction with the maintenance of affordable housing; and
WHEREAS, in the Intermunicipal-Developer Agreement, the Town and FHDFC have agreed to construct and oversee construction of certain infrastructure improvements on behalf of the County on the property more particularly described on Schedule “A,” attached; and
WHEREAS, the County desires to fund the cost of the construction of the Infrastructure Improvements and shall use the proceeds of tax exempt general obligation bonds issued by the County for such funding; and
WHEREAS, the County desires that the Town oversee implementation of the construction of the Infrastructure Improvements; and
WHEREAS, the County and/or Developer shall engage the services of a Project Manager to assist in performing all professional and construction management services necessary to cause the work to be completed as required;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh hereby authorizes the Town Supervisor to enter into a Intermunicipal-Developer Agreement with the County of Westchester and Fairview Housing Development Fund Company, Inc., to provide for repairs of curbs, sidewalks, paving, lighting, grading, landscaping, drainage systems and other public improvements to preserve and maintain the affordable housing development near 90 and 100 Manhattan Avenue and 33 Oak Street, using $1,800,000 in grant funding from the Westchester County Housing Implementation Fund (“HIF”).
A special thank you to Town Clerk Judith Beville for organizing the new residents/volunteer reception...to the bands and musicians that performed all afternoon and early evening--(Japan earthquake fundraiser), to the new residents and volunteers who chatted with officials about our town...to those who donated food for our reception. It's nice to live in a community that cares!