News and Events for Larchmont Residents

From the Mayor

Dear Larchmonters,

Hope you are enjoying the May flowers! Spring certainly has sprung in Larchmont and at Village Hall that means lots to do. Here’s a sampling of what we’ve been working on lately.

Road paving: Work is underway to prepare for the next round of road paving in the Village. A contractor hired by the Village is replacing and/or repairing curbing on sections of Monroe, Willow, Mayhew, Bayard and Beach Avenues. Once the contractor completes their work Village DPW crews will perform any required upgrades to the water, stormwater or sanitary sewer infrastructure on the same streets. The final step will be for the paving contractor to mill and pave the roads, completing the project this summer. Please avoid unnecessary travel on the aforementioned roads for the next few weeks, or until work is complete.

New Staff at Village Hall: We are excited to introduce two new Village employees.

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In the building department, Vincent “Vinny” Salanitro has joined us as Assistant Civil Engineer. Vinny comes to us from Briarcliff Manor where he served as the Junior Civil Engineer in their Building/Engineering Department. He is working toward obtaining his NYS Engineering License and holds certifications in Code Enforcement, Construction Management and OSHA Safety. As Assistant Civil Engineer in Larchmont Vinny will be instrumental in modernizing and streamlining the Land Use Approval and Inspection process here in Larchmont. Its expected Vinny’s career will continue to grow in the Village upon receipt of his P.E. License.

In the administrative department, we have hired Aylone Katzin as Assistant Village Administrator. Aylone comes to Larchmont from Scarsdale where he served as Assistant to the Village Manger since 2019, previously working in Rye Town, Port Chester and Hastings-on-Hudson. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Binghamton University and throughout his career has exhibited an enthusiasm in local government management. As Assistant Village Administrator here in Larchmont, Aylone will be tasked with managing the Village’s parking program, developing a new Village website, overseeing communications to Village residents and other Village initiatives that will ultimately lead to more efficient means to deliver high levels of services to Village residents.  

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Village Hall Renovations: It has been obvious for some time that the workspaces in Village Hall, which is now 100 years old, are cramped, outdated and, in some cases, hinder productive workflow and customer service. Therefore, in late 2019 we embarked on a slow and thoughtful office-by-office renovation. Always mindful of taxpayer funds, we are using DPW staff (doing a great job!) and sourcing government-auction office furniture. The Treasurer’s office was the first one tackled and now has new paint, carpeting, and furniture, with a more functional layout and service counter. The next pressing need was for the building department, as their workload has increased exponentially in the past few years and their office layout had become impractical. However, since my office was to become part of the new building department, we needed to create a new Mayor’s office first. Completed this past winter by reconfiguring the court offices into a new space with a hallway service window, the new Mayor’s office is now across from the Village Administrator. With that done, work has now begun on the building department offices. If you’ve been to Village Hall lately, you may have noticed that they are temporarily operating out of the conference room! We appreciate their flexibility – and after working in one small room together for a few months, I’m sure they’ll appreciate the new open layout, large service window for contractors, residents and realtors and wide-format scanner to assist with our transition to electronic file storage and plan submission.  

Events: We are looking forward to a spring and summer full of community gatherings and fun times. Our staff and many volunteers have been working on plans for these upcoming Village events. Here’s a current listing:

·      Memorial Day parade returns! Thursday, May 26 7PM kick-off at the Chatsworth Bridge. Former Village Deputy Mayor, Carol Casazza Herman, will be the Grand Marshal for Larchmont. The parade ends at Village Hall, where hot dogs will be served.

·      The Sprint to Flint 5K run and 1M kids’ run will held on Friday, June 17, in Flint Park, of course. See 2022 Sprint to Flint 5K & 1M Run/Walk Larchmont  for details and to register.

·      Larchmont Summer Concerts will kick off with the 2nd annual Larchmont Music Festival on Saturday, June 11 from 12-9:30PM in Flint Park. Then the summer series will be Thursday evenings from June 30 through August 4 in Constitution Park, with a special first performance by Kaya Nicole, New Rochelle jazz vocalist and Westchester County Arts Alive grant recipient.

·      Larchmont Summer Camp runs from July 5 through August 12. Contact [email protected] for information.

·      Larchmont Day/Weekend – planning is underway for our annual Larchmont Day celebration. The festival will be Saturday, September 17. We are planning to mark the 100th birthday of Larchmont Village Hall with a special presentation on Sunday, September 18. Details coming soon.

Electric Vehicle Charging stations and hybrid vehicles: Larchmont will be installing three EVC stations this summer, one by the library, one in Addison lot and one in Wendt lot. Furthering the commitment of our Green Fleet Policy, we now have one hybrid PD vehicle (Ford Police Interceptor Utility) in service, with three more on order, the cost of which will be spread across the ’22 and ’23 budgets.

Cable TV Franchise Agreements: Larchmont has begun the process of renegotiating the franchise agreements with our two cable service providers, Altice (formerly Cablevision) and Verizon FIOS. As part of that process, we will be holding a public comment session at our Board meeting on June 20 at 7:30PM in Larchmont Village Hall. This session is for subscribers to provide feedback on cable company service and is for incorporated Village of Larchmont residents only.

Downtown: We recently cut the ribbons for two new restaurants, Ani Ramen House (1943 Palmer Ave) and Brasserie Le Steak (1957 Palmer Ave) and the owners could not be more excited to be in Larchmont. Stop by for a meal and say hello! We also have a new art gallery, Lincoln Glenn Gallery, at 126 Larchmont Ave and, opening this Wednesday, Baked in Color comes to 1985 Palmer Ave! Our building department has received permit applications for an additional three new businesses in the downtown. I think it’s time to do a retail space inventory because my gut is telling me our vacancy rate may be at an all-time low! Also in the downtown, Centro has started bricking the exterior and is looking great (remember, they have Bluestone Lane coming in their retail space) and 1912 Palmer will soon begin filling their apartments while the retail space (already leased) is completed.

All this positive activity is great – now it’s up to us to keep the momentum going and shop and dine local! The Larchmont Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual Sidewalk Sales June 2-4. Always a fabulous opportunity to find a new shop, try a new restaurant and maybe snag a deal.

See you around the Village!

Mayor Lorraine Walsh

Village Notes

Flint Park Camp: The Village is still looking for lifeguards. Must be at least 17 years old. The Village will pay for certification. Pay is $20/hour. If you are interested please contact: [email protected]

Paid Parking: We have been getting some questions lately about how to use the wallet in the Passport app to pay for parking in the Village. You can find a video tutorial HERE.  

Village Tax Bills: The Village will be sending out its annual tax bills in early  June.  Payments are due by June 30 and can now be paid online HERE. 

Committee and Department Updates

Larchmont Fire Department

Residents should be aware that workers at their homes are required to have protection from falls when working above 6 feet and/or using a piece of equipment (ladders, scaffolding, lifts) in the performance of their duties for the contracted jobs (painting, window washing, roofing, power washing, gutters, etc.).

FALLS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN CONSTRUCTION. In 2020, there were 351 fatal falls to a lower level out of 1,008 construction fatalities (BLS data). These deaths are preventable.  Since 2012, OSHA has partnered with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) - Construction Sector on the Fall Prevention Campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about common fall hazards in construction, and how falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs can be prevented.


PLAN ahead to get the job done safely

When working from heights, employers must plan projects to ensure that the job is done safely. Begin by deciding how the job will be done, what tasks will be involved, and what safety equipment may be needed to complete each task.

When estimating the cost of a job, employers should include safety equipment, and plan to have all the necessary equipment and tools available at the construction site. For example, in a roofing job, think about all of the different fall hazards, such as holes or skylights and leading edges, then plan and select fall protection suitable to that work, such as personal fall arrest systems (PFAS).

PROVIDE the right equipment

Workers who are six feet or more above lower levels are at risk for serious injury or death if they should fall. To protect these workers, employers must provide fall protection and the right equipment for the job, including the right kinds of ladders, scaffolds, and safety gear.  Use the right ladder or scaffold to get the job done safely. For roof work, if workers use personal fall arrest systems (PFAS), provide a harness for each worker who needs to tie off to the anchor. Make sure the PFAS fits, and regularly inspect it for safe use.

TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely

Every worker should be trained on proper set-up and safe use of equipment they use on the job. Employers must train workers in recognizing hazards on the job. See educational materials and resources page for posters, factsheets, and other training materials.


Click HERE for more information. 

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Larchmont Environmental Committee

Larchmont's first spring clean-up with our new leaf blower code in full effect was a welcome success! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone for using alternatives to gas-powered leaf blowers and providing a quieter and healthier environment for us all!

Our summer ban has now begun. Please remember — and remind the people who take care of your property — that the use of leaf blowers of any kind is not permitted anywhere in the Village of Larchmont until fall clean-up (Oct. 15 to Dec. 15), when electric blowers may again be used. Gas-powered leaf blowers are not permitted

at any time. 

Learn more about our Leaf Blower Code on the village website HERE


Congratulations to Ani Ramen, located at 1943 Palmer Ave, and Brasserie Le Steak, located at 1957 Palmer Ave. We are so excited to welcome them both to the neighborhood. Great food, atmosphere, and people! 

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Get ready for the Second Annual Pollinator Garden Tour on June 26! For information, contact: [email protected]


Village Calendar

5/2 Board of Trustees Work Session

5/3 Larchmont Environmental Committee Meeting

Traffic Commission Meeting

5/4 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

5/12 Parks and Trees Committee Meeting

5/16 Board of Trustees Meeting/Work Session

5/17 Planning Board Meeting

5/25 Architecture Review Board Meeting

5/26 Memorial Day Parade

5/30 Village Hall Closed - Memorial Day

6/1 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

6/6 Board of Trustees Work Session

6/7 Larchmont Environmental Committee Meeting

Traffic Commission Meeting

For times and locations of meetings, please visit the Village Website.

Minutes for previous Board of Trustees meetings can be found HERE.

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