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COUNTY FISCAL AFFAIRS
This committee reviews the county budget each year. Typically the committee issues a report of its recommendation to our County Legislator Benjamin Boykin.
Chaired by Susan Douglass, this committee discusses and reports upon any issue affecting the vitality of our Village Center. The committee has issued two recent reports; (i) an overview of observations & recommendations and (ii) the results of its Village-wide survey of residents in the surrounding area.
Chaired by Barry Meiselman, the Education Committee studies issues of the Scarsdale school district; whether curriculum, capital improvements, long range fiscal planning, and budgets.
Chaired by Madelaine Eppenstein, the Municipal Services Committee studies a wide range of issues of the Village; recent reports include a traffic safety survey, recommendations on a potential dog park, the Public Library renovation, and the use of pesticides on public-managed land and recreation facilities.
Chaired by Eli Mattioli and BK Munguia, the Program Committee sets the content and programming for the Forum's events that are open to the Public. The schedule usually includes State of the Village, State of the Schools, State of the County, and a series of "Sunday Speakers" focusing on topics of interest to Scarsdale residents. Past "Sunday Speaker" guests have included author Sandor Frankel; Anton Seimon, SHS Graduate who studies extreme weather; Linda Leavitt former editor of Inquirer; artist Simone Kestelman; and experts from organizations including the Anti-Defamation League.
The recreation committee considers how Scarsdale can utilize its funding and facilities in ways that benefit our community.
Chaired by Darlene Lefrancois Haber, the Sustainability committee studies and reports upon a wide range of issues relating to the environmental impact of our Village services, facilities, and management; from food scrap composting to the use of pesticides on publicly managed land.