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GREENBURGH ASSESSOR TO SPEAK ABOUT ASSESSMENT CHANGES TONIGHT...MTA RAILROAD CROSSINGS CHALLENGE
Release Date: June 13, 2018

Last week I posted a memo from the Assessor, Edye McCarthy that clarified what an assessment change means to your tax bill. Some residents still may have questions. At tonight’s Town Board meeting the assessor will discuss the annual assessment changes and respond to your questions.

The meeting is held at Greenburgh Town Hall, 177 Hillside Ave, White Plains

 

Our meeting  tonight starts at 7:30 PM but there are a number of presentations at the beginning of the meeting. If you would like to attend  to hear her presentation – that portion of the meeting will likely start after 8 PM. Our meetings are also televised on local access TV and streamed on the town website:www.greenburghny.com.  I will post the link to her presentation within the next few days.

Some of the blog posts that I have been reading contain inaccurate information.

THIS IS THE MEMO THAT WAS SENT OUT LAST WEEK FROM THE ASSESSOR.

http://www.greenburghny.com/Cit-e-Access/news/index.cfm?NID=46661&TID=10&jump2=0

 

railroad crossing safety challenge—a contest you might want to compete in…help make railroad crossings safer

It is no secret that the MTA’s Railroad Crossing’s are archaic. There are no sensors or communications with oncoming trains - if anything is stuck on the tracks.

The fact that Waze is now working to put crossing information on their mapping system doesn’t change the fact that the crossing themselves are out of date.

 

The signage and safety mechanisms date back to the 19th Century when railroads were most concerned with telling ranchers to keep their cattle herds off the tracks.

 

Even the signage itself is completely different from standard highway signs and incomprehensible to many of today’s motorists.

 

So, can you design a better crossing system?

 

In honor of the loss of their beloved Ellen Schaeffer Brody, the Brody family, in conjunction with the Digital Arts Experience of Scarsdale has set up a contest for the Best New Railroad Crossing Design.

With a cash prize of $500 and over $1,000 worth of sponsor award to the winner, this contest is open to all – with a special interest in highway engineers.

 

All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of engineers, along with winners from our previous Teen Challenge and members of Westchester Angels.

Finalists will be invited to present in person or by videoconference at the Digital Arts Experience in Scarsdale, NY on August 11th.

 

Format:

1 Page Executive Summary.

Plus Maximum 10 pages of descriptive material

 

Or,

Maximum 25 Powerpoint Slides

 

Or,

Maximum 5 minute video

 

Visit www.mtachallenge.com for details and application form.

PAUL FEINER




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