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Posted on: November 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Public hearing Wed-Sam's Club fuel..tree law reminder...low cost broadband

Sam's Club is asking permission to sell gas....reminder to comply with tree ordinance...low income households can save on broadband

PUBLIC HEARING WED to allow Sam’s Club to add fuel station 

On Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 at 7:30pm, the Town Board has scheduled a public hearing associated with a petition by Sam’s Club (333 Saw Mill River Road) for an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to allow fueling stations by special permit, in the DS Designed Shopping District. This matter was the subject of public hearings previously held by the Board in 2020.  Some gas station owners who have stations near Sam’s Club objected. At the conclusion of a hearing in 2020, the Town Board asked the Applicant to conduct additional outreach to residents, customers and local businesses, including potential competitors. The Applicant recently appeared before the Town Board at a work session with updates. Representatives of Sam’s Club highlighted the importance of adding fueling stations to its Saw Mill River Road location in the Town of Greenburgh to best ensure its long-term viability in the Town. To view the October 19, 2021 Town Board work session use this link: For Petition materials scroll down to “Sam’s Club” using this link -



As you may already know, the Town has a new tree ordinance which went into effect on January 4, 2021, where all properties are required to obtain a permit prior to removing trees larger than 8 inches in diameter at breast height (DBH). For trees growing on steep slopes and in regulated wetland areas, the sizes that require a tree removal permit are 6 inches and 4 inches DBH, respectively.

We understand there still may be some confusion about the new tree law. We often hear that a resident inquired a while ago with the Town – before the new law took effect – and got the answer that no permit was required. That information is no longer correct. You do need a tree removal permit if your tree exceeds the minimum size listed above. Town staff are available to answer your questions.

Please also note that some tree services and landscape companies still do not know about this law, even though Town sent out notifications. Please ask your tree service company and/or landscaper about their knowledge of the new law. We do know that there are companies out there who assist their clients in completing the application process. 

If you are contemplating the removal of trees from your property, please first review our Town website ( for the requirements for filing a tree removal permit. You may also contact the Town Forestry Officer, Sven Hoeger, at 914-989-1536 or by email at



Emergency Broadband Benefit – Low-Income Households Can Save Money on Monthly Broadband Bills

  • The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive: 
    • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
    • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
    • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)
  • You or someone you know may be eligible to receive this benefit.
  • Visit to find out if your household qualifies, and to sign up. 
  • Visit the Broadband Benefit Consumer FAQ for more information about the program.  A full list of participating New York internet service providers is available here

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