White Plains — Supreme Court Justice, the Honorable Susan Cacace issued an opinion, Thursday, February 1st, stating that the petition Edgemont residents filed to schedule a referendum on whether Edgemont will incorporate as a village was valid. The Judge directed that an election be held within 40 days.
“I’m very disappointed,” Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner shares with Black Westchester following Judge Cacace’s ruling. “I will be reviewing the decision with our attorney’s and with the Town Board before deciding whether we want to exercise our right to appeal,”
When Greenburgh town officials rejected a petition for a referendum to incorporate the hamlet of Edgemont into a separate village in May, advocates of the referendum took the dispute to court.
“The town, whether it be Paul Feiner or other members of the Town Board, have all made this assertion that it’s a lose-lose situation and that there’s no way it could be cheaper for a village to separate, and it’s going to be terrible for the rest of the unincorporated area,” said Jeffrey Sherwin, a local entrepreneur and member of the Edgemont Incorporation Committee, or EIC.
Citizen activists in the Edgemont section of Greenburgh are seeking to create the town’s seventh village — and the newest municipality in Westchester since Rye Brook’s establishment in 1982. Thursday’s ruling helps the EIC continue their quest.
Stay tuned to Black Westchester for more on this developing story.