Members of the Town Board attended a ceremony celebrating the construction of six three bedroom units on Warren Ave to be sold for affordable homeownership. The estimated completion of the construction is late spring, 2010. Units will be sold to families with incomes at or below 80% of the area median income which as of 2009 is $84,200 for a family of four. Houses will remain affordable for 40 years from the date of the initial sale (members of the Town Board are asking that this be modified so the units are affordable in perpetuity). The estimated sale price is $175,000. The project was developed by the Greenburgh Housing Development Corporation. The land was conveyed for affordable housing development by the town of Greenburgh. Federal/county grants were given to make the project affordable.
Over the last 10 years the town has lost over 25 million in assessments basically due to certiorari’s and small claims. The Town Board has asked the Real Property Advisory committee –which is comprised of the Town Assessor, village and school representatives (from each school and village) to put a presentation together to show why this has occurred and to make recommendations as to how to stop the bleeding. On Wednesday, November 28th this committee will give a brief overview on the work they have done since May, 2008. A detailed presentation will be made in November. I was just briefed on the report by the Assessor, Edye McCarthy who spent Saturday morning working with Paul Sterne, chair of the committee finalizing Wednesday’s presentation.
New York state officials met with town staff yesterday to discuss their plans for the TZ bridge. Among options that are under consideration: rapid bus stations along the 287 corridor. The locations that impact Greenburgh are 119 (Bed N Bath, Elmsford), property on Hillside Ave (abutting the Dannon property –which the town currently owns). This particular property will be auctioned off along with other properties on November 18th. The complete list of properties to be auctioned off will be on the town website next week: www.greenburghny.com. One can purchase the book for $5 at town hall.
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