Welcome to the Village of Mount Kisco e-newsletter. In addition to continued communication on Facebook, Twitter, enotify, and Nixle, we will be using this vehicle to summarize Village government activities and share news about upcoming events. (Photo Credit John Rhodes)
Legislation
Comprehensive Plan
On February 4th, the Village's Board of Trustees passed a resolution to adopt the Comprehensive Plan. The Plan is a vision document that provides broad, general ideas addressing population and housing, downtown and reinvigorating our downtown, environmental resources and parks, community facilities, historic and cultural resources, transportation, and infrastructure. It is now the responsibility of the Village to take each of these ideas and make them a reality.

Comprehensive Plan Goals
LAND USE AND ZONING
Promote a balanced pattern of land use while facilitating development that respects the natural environment and responds to evolving needs of residents based on shifts in technology and market demand.

POPULATION AND HOUSING
Ensure that Mount Kisco is a community of safe and accessible neighborhoods, with a variety of housing types appropriate for local workers, young professionals, families, and empty nesters.

DOWNTOWN
Leverage opportunities for new and infill development downtown to create a pedestrian and bike-friendly destination with active streets, easy transportation access, sufficient parking, and civic space to promote a high quality of life for residents and create an attraction for entrepreneurs and visitors.

ECONOMY
Support existing anchor industries and employers and seek to attract new industry, business, and entrepreneurship to stimulate the local economy with a mixed-use downtown.
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES, PARKS, AND OPEN SPACE
Protect and enhance the Village’s natural resources and mitigate factors that contribute to flooding. Provide a range of recreational programs, services, and facilities to address the needs and interests of the current and future population of the Village.

COMMUNITY FACILITIES, CULTURAL AND HISTORIC RESOURCES
Enhance Mount Kisco’s quality of life by ensuring that educational and community services, cultural programs, and facilities are sufficiently provided to meet the needs of the current and future population.

TRANSPORTATION
Reduce traffic congestion, accommodate parking needs, promote public transit, and improve pedestrian and bicycle connections throughout the Village.

INFRASTRUCTURE
Effectively manage water, utility, and sewer infrastructure to ensure that the Village has the capacity to accommodate projected future growth.
Join the Mount Kisco Fire Department!
The Mount Kisco Volunteer Fire Department provides our community with fire, rescue, and many other critical services. Our department relies on dedicated men and woman who volunteer their time to help others. Become a member of our team, we provide free training and equipment.

If you are interested in serving our community please email the Mount Kisco Fire Department at:  MKFDChiefs@gmail.com . We will gladly discuss the available options and what is required to volunteer with your local Fire Service. No experience needed. 
Assistant Fire Chief Appointment
On Wednesday, February 20th, Matthew Hollis was sworn in as Assistant Chief of the Mutual Fire Department in the Village.

Congratulations, Matt!
Recreation Department Programs - Register Now!
Spring Fling Food Truck Festival
Food truck festival planned for downtown Mount Kisco in May

MOUNT KISCO - A new food truck festival is coming to the downtown in May. The Spring Fling Food Truck Festival will be held in an area behind Village Hall on Saturday, May 18. The rain date is May 19. Village Hall is next to the library on...

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Tax Prep Help for Seniors
AARP is at the Fox Senior Center Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm until April 5th to assist seniors with preparing their taxes.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide: Important documents to bring...

The checklist below includes items you need to bring when you visit an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site for us to help you prepare your tax return(s) or previous year's tax return(s). Social Security cards and/or ITIN notices/cards or...

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The Assessment Department would like to remind all senior citizens who receive the Enhanced Star exemption to sign up for the Income Verification Program (IVP), if they have not done so already. The IVP forms were previously sent out to seniors. This is now required by New York State in order to continue to receive the exemption. The Village's deadline for this process is June 1st, not March 1st.
Municipal Meetings
March
4th - Board of Trustees (7PM)
11th - Board of Trustees Work Session (6:00PM)
12th - Planning Board (7:30PM)
13th - Recreation Commission (7:00PM)
14th - Leonard Park Committee (7:00PM)
18th - Board of Trustees (7PM)
19th - Zoning Board of Appeals (7:30PM)
20th - Architectural Review Board (7:30PM)
26th - Planning Board (7:30PM)

For additional events and meetings, please see the Village calendar here.
Community Sign - Reserve a Spot!
The Village's Community Sign is Here!

This sign will serve as a focal point for those visiting Mount Kisco, and we welcome reservations for community events. Please note:

  • Reservations must be made at least a week in advance.
  • Signs can be posted for a maximum of 2 weeks.
  • Your organization is responsible for installing and removing sign. (Signs not removed will be discarded.)
  • Your organization will be assigned a slot/location (top is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 is bottom).
  • Mount Kisco based and Bedford Central School District groups will be given priority.
  • Political signs are not allowed.
  • Signs should be 16 x 96 inches.
Submit Your Photos Today - 3/4 Deadline
March Book Madness at the Library
Choose your favorites in the 8 categories to decide who moves on.
 
Vote weekly from March 4th through March 30th so your favorite isn't eliminated and will advance to the next round.
 
The choices are on display in front of the trophy case in the lobby.
 
Good Luck to all titles and may the best one win!
 
For further information call the Reference Desk at 914-864-0038. 
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Recycling Right
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No plastic bags, please! Put recyclables loose in an open container, and this will ensure that all of your items can be processed at the Westchester County recycling facility after our DPW crew picks them up. Bags are currently preventing many items from being properly recycled. You can recycle your plastic bags at your local grocery store.
News from the Conservation Advisory Council
We can all help make our town healthier and more beautiful with a simple plan—take a butterfly to lunch!

Bees, butterflies, birds, and other pollinators fertilize the plants in our yards, parks, farms, and orchards. Most of our food supply depends on these pollinators, and their populations are in sharp decline because of excessive pesticide use and loss of habitat. Monarch butterflies have declined by 94.6% in the last 20 years, and a recent  study  shows a 75% decline in all flying insects in the last 25 years. The threat to pollinators is a threat to all of us!

We can all help by planting more native, pollinator-friendly plants. These are the beautiful colorful plants that many of us already plant and love include Mountain Mint, New England Aster, and Blazing Star. Even planting one pollinator-friendly Black Cherry tree, a small pollinator garden in your yard, or a single flower-box on your balcony can help re-establish local pollinator pathways and populations. People in our town are also helping pollinators with no-mow zones, pollinator friendly trails, and butterfly gardens.
Village Services
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