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Town Officials To Nix Briarcliff Annexation

Briarcliff Manor won't get its hands on the North State Road business corridor if the Ossining Town Board has the last word.

The board members are set to vote tonight on Briarcliff's proposal to annex two voting districts that include the business district that has grown rapidly since the town connected it to the municipal sewer system.

"The Town Board is of the belief that an assumed tax savings is not an appropriate reason to seek annexation, although the Town’s research has uncovered no appreciable tax savings for any parties involved, especially residents of Districts 17 and 20.  Furthermore, the remainder of the Unincorporated Area would see a significant increase in taxes, coupled with a likely layoff of Town employees," officials said on the town website.  

The meeting is 7:30PM tonight at 88 Spring St.
Rods March 11, 2014 at 08:00 PM
IT IS ALL A POWER PLAY. BUT LIKE PATCHRAT WROTE, THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE SHOULD PREVAIL.
changesoon March 11, 2014 at 09:32 PM
Glad it didn't happen, I didn't want to be part of Briarcliff and I know most of my neighbors feel the same way.
Jacob Johnson March 12, 2014 at 11:52 AM
I agree with changesoon, I would'nt have voted for it....I bought my home in Ossining because I want to live in Ossining not Briarcilff.
Susanne Donnelly March 12, 2014 at 04:53 PM
PatchRat I suggest you read the Town of Ossining findings at: http://www.townofossining.com/j25/districts-17-20 You will find that the Town of Ossining does NOT consider it a "financial issue" as you suggest. You will also find that the Town of Ossining has been transparent on this issue from the beginning.
PhilipZegarelli March 13, 2014 at 01:27 PM
For all ... a thorough review and analysis of the 1720 annexation proposal was prepared and completed by Briarcliff Manor. Our study and submission is fair and objective: please take the time to read it at: http://briarcliffmanorny.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/BriarcliffManorNY_Trustees/Annexation/Annexation%20Findings/ This is the full report and includes many exhibits. You may want to first read Exhibits E + F for the presentation and summary to see the depth of analysis. Thanks for your interest. Phil Zegarelli, Village Manager

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