News and Events for Larchmont Residents
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From the Mayor

Hello Fellow Larchmonters!

I hope everyone’s summer is off to a great start.

We have been very busy here in the Village! On June 3rd, we held our Larchmont Music Festival in Constitution Park. It was a fantastic, music filled day. Thank you to Carolyn Lee, John Feldman, Ken Dirks, Trustee Fanelli and our DPW for their work in putting this together and making the day such a success. Then on June 9th, we had our annual Sprint to Flint. A huge thank you to Rachel Thompson for her tireless efforts in organizing this event. A lot of work goes into putting this event together and she did an amazing job.  

Check out these great videos put together by LMC-TV from these events!

Larchmont Music Festival - June 03, 2023

Larchmont Music Festival - June 03, 2023 (Credit: LMC)

Sprint to Flint - June 09, 2023

Sprint to Flint - June 09, 2023 (Credit: LMC)

We have more fun events coming up through the summer and fall. Be sure to check out our Summer Concert Series in Constitution Park. Every Thursday evening through August 3rd, we will have concerts in the park from 6pm to 10pm. 

In addition, please be sure to mark your calendars for September! We will have a Village Committee/Commission fair on September 10th in Constitution Park to give residents an opportunity to learn about our different volunteer organizations and how to get involved. Larchmont Day will be on September 23rd and our Larchmont Arts Festival will be held on September 30th this year. We will share more details on all of these events soon.

Flint Park Renovation Project

The Village and the Flint Park Conservancy have been hard at work on Phase 1 of the Flint Park renovation. Work has already begun on the re-imagined tennis house. We will have a beautiful new event space and café in our park once that work is complete early this fall. We will begin the installation of the new playground and upgraded basketball courts later this summer and are beginning to develop our plans for improving Flint A and B (soon to be the Puglisi Playfields). Thank you to all of our generous donors and the tireless efforts of Flint Park Conservancy!

We will also be lining our tennis courts in Flint Park so that they can also be used for pickleball. The courts will be ready for pickleball by July 5th! If you have a tennis permit, you can also use that permit for pickleball. If do not have one, but would like a permit, please email [email protected].

Land Use Process Improvements

The Village Board is continuing its review of our land use application process. So far, the changes we made to the threshold for site plan review are having their intended impact and fewer applications are being sent to the Planning Board for site plan approval. We passed a law at our meeting on June 19th related to non-commercial pools, which we hope will bring more clarity to which projects require site plan approval. Next, we will be looking at the application requirements for site plan approval to try to further streamline and simplify the process.

Downtown Commercial Area Plan Update

The Our meeting on June 19th was a busy one and we also passed a resolution to create a Commercial Area Plan and a Commercial Area Plan Committee. Following on the success of the Centro building on Chatsworth Ave., the Village would like to review the zoning laws in its commercial district. The goal is to create a plan that considers not only the physical and economic development of our commercial areas, but also considers public spaces, mixed land uses, a range of housing opportunities, resiliency, climate change, green infrastructure, diversity, mobility, and other social, environmental, and regional concerns. The next steps in this process will be for the Village Board to appoint members to serve on the Commercial Area Plan Committee and to draft a “Request for Proposals” for planning consultants to assist us in creating the plan. There will be plenty of opportunities for public feedback throughout this process. We will also be sending out a more detailed email requesting letters of interest from residents who would like to serve on the Committee.

Recent Retirements

Lastly, we had a few retirements from the Village this spring we wanted to highlight. June Hesler retired from the Larchmont Library this month. She began working at the library in 1973 and decided to retire after 50 years of service. We wish her well in her retirement, and thank her for her many years of service to the Village.

Fire Chief John Caparelli retired last month after 30 years of service to the Village! We all want to thank John for his dedication to the Village and to welcome new Fire Chief Richie Valentine.

Finally, Dominick Formisano of the Larchmont Police Department is retiring with 20 years of service, having started with the City of Newburgh Police Department before eventually joining the Village for a majority of his career. We extend our gratitude for his years of service and wish him the best in his retirement. In his place, we've hired incoming Police Officer Keisel Pedro! Keisel will begin her term in the Westchester Police Academy immediately, and will fully join us upon her completion later this year.

Warm regards,

Mayor Sarah Bauer

Department Updates

Local Business Corner

Welcome to Michael Alexander Optical Boutique, located at 2124 Boston Post Road! Thank you for choosing Larchmont as your newest location, and adding to our thriving business community!

Committee Updates

Reminder that no Leaf Blowers - whether gas or electric - are allowed until October 15, when fall leaf cleanup begins.

This summer, think Green:

🌱 Watering in the early morning, preferably at sunrise when everything is cooler, is the best time for your lawn; it's cooler and winds tend to be calmer so water can soak into the soil and be absorbed by the grass roots before it can evaporate.

🌱 Consider a smart sprinkler controller that will not water your lawn during rain storms.

🌱 Check for overwatering and runoff. Keep an eye on the edge of your lawn to make sure you’re not letting precious water run down the storm drain when it could be helping your grass grow.

🌱 And finally....Shopping and eating locally saves Greenhouse Gases! So does walking, biking and taking a Beeline Bus which is fare free in July and August.

LEC's Earth Day Celebration

THANK YOU to all the wonderful volunteers and visitors who attended our Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 22 at Constitution Park. We had 27 different tables, all showcasing the great work being done in our tri-municipal community to nurture our local environment. Attendees ranged from toddlers to nonagenarians. Just about every one of our elected officials at the local, county, state, and federal level considered the event worthy of a lengthy visit! There were games, tasty vegan treats, great tips on how to compost and sign up for home pick-up of food scraps, music from the Larchmont Music Academy, hands-on art from One River, nature exploration with the Marine Education center and Sheldrake Environmental Center, and even a reverse scavenger hunt. Four OCRA groups from the high school shared their research and enthusiasm. The L-M Pollinator Pathway team gave demos on "No Dig" gardening and butterfly care. Sustainable Westchester presented money saving information for homeowners. Save the Sound explained their latest water quality report. The Golden Shoestring, Victory Gardens and HOW Green all shared how to engage in local action.

Many thanks to all the volunteers from the LEC, the Town of Mamaroneck Sustainability Collaborative, the Village of Mamaroneck Committee for the Environment, the Larchmont Parks and Trees Committee, and the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Pollinator Pathway Team.

A special thank you to LMC Media for covering this event. See their wonderful recap HERE

Village Calendar

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

07/05 - 2:30 PM Village Board Work Session

07/06 - 6:00 PM Music in the Park at Constitution Park

07/11 - 7:00 PM Traffic Commission Meeting

07/12 - 7:30 PM Zoning Board of Appeals

07/13 - 6:00 PM Music in the Park at Constitution Park

07/18 - 7:30 PM Planning Board Meeting

07/24 - 5:30 PM Village Board Work Session

07/24 - 7:30 PM Village Board Meeting

07/26 - 7:00 PM Architectural Review Board Meeting

07/27 - 6:00 PM Music in the Park at Constitution Park

08/03 - 6:00 PM Music in the Park at Constitution Park

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

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