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Bronxville Mayor Offers Refresher Course On Springtime Procedures

Mayor Mary Marvin.
Mayor Mary Marvin. Photo Credit: File

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin writes a column that is re-published by Daily Voice.

After our unseasonably mild weekend, my thoughts have turned to spring and some of the issues that are particular to this time of year. The following information is a refresher of procedures.

Home renovations and even smaller household projects traditionally commence in early spring and most often require a building permit from the village. If you anticipate any work on your home, start by calling the building department at 914-337-7338. The terms of a village permit allow work to be done from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays only.

The village does not have a tree ordinance, as we have historically relied on the foresight and stewardship of our residents to value this intrinsic asset. Many of our neighboring communities have enacted tree ordinances of late and the care and stewardship of the privately owned trees is something we are monitoring very closely.

Spring is also galvanizing "spring cleanup" on many fronts. If you want to rid your home of furnishing, get a large bulk waster; requests and payment can be accomplished 24/7 on our website , saving a trip to village hall.

The repair of a sidewalk, cracked or damaged from the wear and tear of winter, is the responsibility of the homeowner. The village is responsible for road resurfacing and curb restoration. The village requires dog owners to pick up after pets.

The warmer weather also brings an increase in door-to-door solicitations. Individuals selling goods cannot do so legally without first receiving a permit from the village. Do not hesitate to call the police department if the salesperson cannot produce a permit.

Spring also brings greater turnover of residents in village houses and apartments. Residents of some of our townhouses and apartment complexes often rent parking spaces on a first-come- first-served basis. If you plan to purchase in the village, you can put your name on the waiting list in anticipation of purchase.

With the daffodils on the railroad banks and the tree blossoms -- and my favorite, elementary school classes taking walks through the village -- I can say spring has sprung.

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