Bronxville mayor Mary Marvin is seeking input from residents on an idea for the village to split from Eastchester and form a separate coterminous town/village. The reason: to lower taxes.
In a guest column on the Review Press blog on LoHud.com, Marvin said some residents, facing increasing tax burdens and concerned about government spending following a “distressing” town-wide fire district audit, have sought her input on the village becoming a distinct government entity.
Marvin said last year, Bronxville residents were taxed $1.1 million to support the Town of Eastchester budget, helping to pay for a variety of town expenses, including the supervisor’s office, courts and other services. Marvin wrote:
Since the approximately 2,300 taxpaying entities in Bronxville pay over $14 million to the county, town and fire district before even addressing their village taxes, it is not unreasonable to seek ways to reduce what is an unsustainable tax burden.
The move to become a town/village is a long process, requiring a petition, approval by the county legislature and a town-wide referendum – high hurdles to clear.
To read Marvin’s full column, click here.
Photo: Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin (Journal News file photo)