Although Habitat for Humanity in New Rochelle has changed its name to the Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York City, it still has the same mission: to build and rehabilitate homes through community partnerships. The Center is this month’s beneficiary of Sedona Taphouse’s Steak Out for Charity on Mondays. On Monday, December 17th, Sant will stop by to take pictures with a donation. There will also be a 50/50 raffle on the last day, December 31st.
Our In the Spotlight segment highlights the Community Resource Center’s 20th anniversary gala. Meral Kathwari reports:
Keith Reilly, a Mamaroneck resident recently hiked the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. He spoke with LMCTV’s Dena Schumacher about his experience.
During the Mamaroneck Village Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, December 10th, the mayor and three trustees approved a resolution regarding the Village paying its share of the US Army Corps of Engineers Flood Mitigation Project. According to the Army Corps’ fact sheet on the project, the total cost could reach $82 million. The Village of Mamaroneck would end up paying a share of between $8 to $9 million. You can watch the meeting as well as other municipal meetings on our website, http://www.lmctv.org/videos.
On December 10th, the Westchester Board of Legislators approved County Executive George Latimer’s first operating budget for 2019 with a vote of thirteen to four. Latimer, who is a democrat, signed the $1.94 billion budget which will increase spending by approximately five percent over 2018, which was signed by former County Executive Rob Astorino, a republican. The tax will increase by two percent. Latimer explained the increases in the operating budget at a press conference. The County republicans and one conservative voted against the budget. Board of Legislators Minority Leader, John Testa, said “I cannot vote in favor of a budget that takes more money out of the pockets of Westchester County families while they are fully vetted and approved private partnerships available to us”. The day after signing the budget, Latimer was the guest speaker of the Larchmont Mamaroneck Local Summit monthly breakfast forum at Nautilus Diner.
Mamaroneck Teachers Association, or MTA, rallied in front Mamaroneck High School prior to the school board meeting. A grand total of $49.7 million. The next step is the community vote, which is scheduled for February 15, 2019.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer recently released his proposed $1.9 billion operating budget for 2019; an increase of about 5.5% from the 2018 proposed budget. In the meantime, the financial rating firms downgraded the county from last year’s Triple A to this year’s Double A+ Bond Rating.
There was an open forum regarding New York state’s Open Meetings and Freedom of Information laws.
In the Rye Neck school district, the smoking prohibition on campus grounds has been expanding to include e-cigarettes and other various tobacco and nicotine products.
In our Round Table discussion, Maura Carlin sits with Jirandy Martinez, executive director of the Community Resource Center, and Janet Rolon, deputy executive Director of the CRC, to talk about the 20th anniversary of the center.
On Monday, December 3rd during the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees meeting, newly elected Democratic trustee, Dan Natchez was sworn, along with Victor Tafur and Keith Waitt, who were both re-elected in the recent election.
On Tuesday December 4th, Westchester County Majority Leader and Seventh District Legislator, Catherine Parker was on hand during a town hall meeting about the County budget.
Westchester County Executive Latimer signed the Anti-Wage Theft Bill into law on November 29th. The law protects workers and consumers against home improvement contractors who fail to pay or underpay their employees.
On Monday, December 3rd, the Westchester County Board of Legislators passed the “Fair Chance to Work”, or “Ban the Box” Law, where qualified people with prior convictions are not required to disclose such information when filling out job applications.
On Friday, December 7th, three residents from Larchmont and Mamaroneck were honored at the 36th Annual Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Awards. The event was held at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown.
A recap of the Mamaroneck Tree Lighting and the Larchmont Light Up events are featured in our In the Spotlight segment.
On Sunday, December 9th, St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Mamaroneck hosted a Handel’s Messiah musical afternoon, at 4:00 pm. The program featured the Orchestra of Baroque along with the Choir of St. Thomas.
On Friday, December 7th, three residents from Larchmont and Mamaroneck were honored at the 36th Annual Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Awards. The event was held at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown. County Executive George Latimer honored the achievements of seventy-one senior citizens from the county who have improved the quality of life through their professional and volunteer work. Congratulations to Benita Marks and George Roniger from Larchmont and Coralie Joseph from Mamaroneck!