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From The Mayor: Clarification of Village Election Ballot PDF Print Email


Sep. 9, 2020: In what has been a year of unimagined events, the unusual continues in the form of our upcoming Village election on Tuesday, September 15thThe election was originally scheduled for March 19 and has been postponed several times by New York State to our upcoming date.

In the interim, so much has changed as relates to our Village Board of Trustees.

To recap, with truly unprecedented turnover in the trustee ranks, Trustee Barton expected to retire in March. Trustee Helen Knapp also stepped in to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Trustee Randy Mayer upon his family’s move to Colorado.

Since the ballot was printed reflecting these changes and so dated for the March 19 election which never occurred, Trustee Mark Wood had to relinquish his position as he sold his home in the Village and will no longer have a village address on election day.

As a result of Trustee Wood’s resignation and the need to have a full complement of five trustees, I appointed, upon consultation with fellow trustees, Bill Fredericks, our current Chairman of the Zoning Board. Per New York State election law, Mr. Fredericks must now run in next Tuesday’s election as well as again in March 2021 creating a situation unprecedented in our Village government.

As a consequence of the delayed election and the resulting personnel changes, the ballot you will see on Tuesday has the potential for confusion.

To try and simplify:

Under the heading Village Trustee (Vote for any Two) Candidates are Mary Behrens and Helen Knapp only. Mark Wood is ineligible for reelection due to the residency requirement.

Under the heading Village Trustee (Unexpired Term), should you wish to support the continued service of Bill (William C.) Fredericks, you must hand write in his name.

As to the Village Justice election category, everything remains the same.

Unfortunately, absentee ballots sent in earlier which had votes cast for Trustee Wood will result in his votes being invalidated.

However if you are now able to personally cast your vote, it will negate any absentee ballot you may have previously submitted.

The election this year is being entirely run by the Westchester County Board of Elections who also chose the polling place sites. The polling sites are as follows:

  • Village Hall - Districts 16 & 17 - 200 Pondfield Rd
  • Fire House - Districts 18, 19 & 21 - Corner of Midland Ave
  • Christ Church - District 20 & 22 - 18 Kensington Road

Village Hall staff are available to field any questions you may have.

Pictured: Mary Marvin

Photo by A. Warner


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Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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