Wednesday, May 23, 2007

keepgreenburghgreen.blogspot.com

Rob Hevern, a senior at Irvington High School, is interning in my office for the next few weeks.
His project-a cleaner greenburgh.
He is spending some time taking photo's of debris along roads, right of ways, bus stops. He is organizing a citizens task force that will continue the efforts after the internship ends. Rob will be attending Fordham in the fall.
CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEB SITE:
keepgreenburghgreen.blogspot.com. Send us your photo's at rhevern@gmail.com. We will post photo's of garbage on the site.
We're looking for creative ideas --how to address this problem via legislation, community involvement, town actions. Let us know what you are thinking...

If you want Rob to stop by at your neighborhood to take a photo -- he's more than happy to stop by.

LETS KEEP GREENBURGH CLEAN AND GREEN!

38 comments:

no one home? said...

Your search for "KEEPGREENBURGHGREEN.BLOGSPOT.COM" returned no results.

Anonymous said...

don't search for it, that IS the website: or click this link

Anonymous said...

Ok, interns from Ardsley and Irvington. I think Greenburgh 7 and Edgemont should get first shots at internships. We pay most of Town taxes. Let the village kids intern at the villages.

dont be fooled said...

Where has mr feiner been for the past 16 years? This is just another election year gimmick. The best way to clean up greenburgh is to clear out mr feiner from office

Anonymous said...

This is a great initiative --helping to keep the town clean. Hope don't be fooled joins the effort.

more press release blather said...

Question - how many summonses have been issued by the town police for littering in the past 5 years? If any, what were the results?

Are the police on board with this so called great initiative? So far i agree with dont be fooled - this smacks of election year grandstanding.

Elmo said...

What what can be done to people who keep their front yard like garbage dumps? I think this should also extend to houses. For instance at #55 Stonewall Circle, Greenburgh, NY 10607 - the front yard of this house is stacked with boxes and old furniture and rubbish. It spoils the neigborhood and also is a fire hazard. Perhaps, their are codes of conduct that can be enfored to correct such misbehavior. In most of Yonkers you cannot take your garbage container out too early the previous day (for the next AM collection). Also, the same day the container should be removed and placed inside. Unfortunately, this kind of civil behavior is not happening in many Greenburgh residences.

Anonymous said...

Many people litter when they don't see police. It's difficult to catch people in the act...we need a town/community partnership.

Anonymous said...

What if it is an election year gimmick? So what. We have to start someplace in order to clean up Greenburgh. Instead of complaining, get involved.

Anonymous said...

I am a new resident of Hartsdale and am wondering: is Hartsdale part of Greenburgh? The Geographical Information System (GIS) shown on the Town of Greenburgh website does not mention Hartsdale. I quote: "Other municipalities in the town include the villages of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Hastings, Irvington and Tarrytown."

hartsdale explained said...

Hartsdale is a hamlet which basically means it is not anything other than a train station or a postal address. Here is more detail from our good friend wikipedia:

In New York State, a hamlet is a populated area within a town that is not part of a village. The term "hamlet" is not defined under New York law (unlike cities, towns and villages), but is often used in the state's statutes to refer to well-known populated sections of towns that are not incorporated as villages.

A hamlet has no legal status (except in the Adirondack Park Agency's land-use classifications) and depends upon the town that contains it for municipal services and government. A hamlet could be described as the rural or suburban equivalent of a neighborhood in a city or village. The area of a hamlet may not be exactly defined and may simply be contained within the zip code of its post office, or may be defined by its school or fire district. Residents of a hamlet often identify themselves more closely with the hamlet than with the town. Some hamlets proximate to urban areas are sometimes continuous with their cities and appear to be neighborhoods, but they still are under the control of the town.

Hamlets are sometimes called unincorporated communities. In fact, some hamlets are former villages that have dissolved their incorporation (Old Forge in Herkimer County, Rosendale in Ulster County, and Andes in Delaware County, for example). Their land area, though, is within the jurisdiction of a town, which is considered a municipal corporation under state law. For census purposes, the area around a hamlet may be formally defined as a census-designated place, although most are not. A census location may have the same name as a hamlet, but the area defined by the U.S. Census Bureau may differ somewhat from the local understanding of the hamlet. This is because hamlets do not have fixed boundaries and area defined by the census is generally based on population density and may include a larger or smaller area than the local understanding of the hamlet.

Anonymous said...

Dear New Hartsdale Resident: It's all so antiquated around here that it's silly to even try to explain. Hartsdale does not exist as a municipality, though I think it might have many decades ago. Now it's solely a postal name given for the central area of Unincorporated Greenburgh. Same with Edgemont; it's just the name of the school district for the southern section of Unincorporated Greenburgh. The thing you need to know is that you live in Unincorporated Greenburgh, and you will see a lot of neglect (highway department, economic development) that the administration tries to attribute to anyone else they can. If you don't take it too seriously, it's actually all pretty entertaining - other than the fact that roadway shoulders aren't mowed and median strips aren't weedwacked - that's annoying and embarrassing. I'm thinking that the Irvington student will get more respect and action than the Town Supervisor.

Anonymous said...

Rob,
Your effort to rectify this problem is greatly appreciaed. Rather than discussing political motives, we need to focus on solutions and creative ways to address this mostly Southern Westchester problem.

Stew Leonards, COSCO and Home Depot should assist by sponsoring clean up efforts.

Anonymous said...

Stew Leonard's, Costco and Home Depot were all ostraciszed by our beloved Town Supervisor. He tried very hard to prevent access to those stores from Jackson Avenue, going so far as to close a road by placing an enormous boulder at the Greenburgh end. I'd be very surprised if those corporations didn't remember his lack of welcoming fervor - they may just not be interested, after all, they are in Yonkers.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Supervisor Feiner and Rob for this.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rob, good luck with this sorely-needed project. I would suggest, however, that you identify exactly where the garbage is i.e. where on Rte 9A was your picture taken?

Anonymous said...

Haha ... After all the crap that Greenburgh put Stew Leonard, Costco and Home Depot through, heck, they'd be justified to actively thwart any cleanup efforts. Yet they have been great neighbors and assets to southern unincorporated Greenburgh. But I sure wouldn't push your luck by asking for any active support from our Yonkers neighbors.

Anonymous said...

How many tickets were handed out for taking shopping carts out of the local shopping centers ? and leaving them where ever

Elmo said...

Hi Rob,
Appreciate it if you visit Stonewall Circle Greenburgh and take a picture of the junk in the front yard of #55 Stonewall Circle, Greenburgh, NY 10607. Also, add to that also include any other houses that have the front yards in a mess. Messy front yards bring down the value of property and eventually it will affect the town tax base.
Much appreciated for your help.

Anonymous said...

Tickets should also been given to people who are seen pushing shopping and leaving them at there residents. This is a practice that needs to be stopped.

Anonymous said...

I think you mean shopping carts, I agree its terrible. Everybody just looks the way.

Anonymous said...

When is the Town going to enforce the town code, of people storing their garbage cans in the front yard by the curb 24hrs/7 days a week? as far as I know the garbage has to be stored in the rear or side yard until the day of pick-up.
check out Prospect Ave by Fair St.
it's not the first time it was talked about. What do you say Town Council?

Anonymous said...

The Dalewood shopping center where Michael's Arts and Crafts is full of shopping carts from near by Pathmark and I have stopped several times myself to remove some that were going into Dalewood Dr. Can you help in keeping these shopping carts out of the shopping center and out of the road on Dalewood Dr. before a major accident happens? waiting for a response.
Thanks...Mark Tenzer

Anonymous said...

To anon, third post on this blog:
Do not make the mistake of assuming that if an Irvington address is given that the intern is a village of Irv. resident. Parts of Irv. are in the unincorporated area - same with parts of Ardsley. We are part of the group who "pay the most Town taxes" too.

It seems as though some people think that if you don't live in Edgemont or Hartsdale, even if you live in an unincorporated area but have a village Post Office address, you are not really part of Greenburgh. Maybe you folks would be happier if you formed your own village or town of Hartsdale/Edgemont.

Incidentally, we who do not live in E. or H, have lots of the commercial assessables that contribute to the unicorporated tax base.

Anonymous said...

Wow, after all these years, someone mowed the grass across the street from Midway Shopping Center on Central Park Avenue! The Town? A neighbor? Whoever did it - thank you!

It looks better, and once the pre-existing trash is picked up and some simple weedwacking is done along the edges, I bet we'll see a big reduction of litter along that stretch.

(It's really just simple undergrad social psychology. Look at the southbound side - well maintained from Midway to Golfsmith to Fountainhead = no litter.)

Anonymous said...

So this intern. Does he live in village of Irvington or unincoroporated greenburgh???

Anonymous said...

Either way we can assume he lives within Greenburgh in one way or another, unlike Mr. Feiner's niece from Scarsdale who's a Greenburgh intern. (That just seems so shady.)

Anonymous said...

I didnt think Mr. Feiner's neice was a greenburgh intern. He just helps publize her group.

Anonymous said...

.When it comes to whatever Feiner does or says you always find fault and say malicious things . Now you are attacking his neice. When does it stop

Anonymous said...

No one is attacking Feiner's neice. People are attcking Mr. Feiner using his office to benefit a relative who is not a resident.

Feiner's careerism is a problem said...

Once again we see that Feiner will do or say anything to stay in power. This is bad for Greenburgh.

Anonymous said...

seems as though Hals boss should know how much time he spends "NOT WORKING"

Anonymous said...

What has Feiner said wrong.You seem to be the one that finds every thing wrong, wether he does or does not. It is a good thing that he gets childred involved in doing community services.Your the bigest problem in Greenburgh.If we listen to you our children would be running arround



























Feiner has not done anything wrong,at least he's doing more than you. It's great that he has teenagers doing community service.What's the difference where they come from or who they are.Today we have to help teenages to the fullest,and this is what Feiner is doing.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, the priviledged teenagers of scarsdale are more in need than those of Greenburgh 7, Elmsford etc

Anonymous said...

How in the World is anyone going to vote for a supervisor from the villages ? Anyone who does, is NUTS!!!!!!!!! It's a shame ther really is no choice but Paul

Anonymous said...

Has anyone from C7 ;Elmsford;or any of the other areas come up with an idea as these students, If they did I'm quite sure Paul would have given them the same opportunity. He gives all teenages a chance to excel in community affairs.Maybe your child ,if you have one, is lazy or cannot come up with good ideas to make this a cleaner town.Too bad.There is still time,we have all summer long for someome to come up with a new idea.Just remember these students are volunteering.maybe that's your problem.Paul accepts every idea that comes along for the betterment of the town,and he recognizes the efforts that the students achieve.

Anonymous said...

The student lives in East Irvington, which is, in fact, a part of Greenburgh. This though is irrelevant to the point of the initiative. The objective is clearly and simply enough, to find new and innovative ways to help solve one of the most embarrassing and elementary problems obviously prevalent in Greenburgh.

dissatisfied said...

I am a customer (resident/taxpayer) paying for a service (roadway maintenance) that is substandard at best. I wish there were a Better Business Bureau of sorts to which I could report Greenburgh's poor service to its customers.