By Michelle Boyle | February 15, 2013 at 06:14 PM EST | 2 comments
The projects discussed at the February 6 Town Board's work session are works in progress that will come before the Town Board for separate approvals. The total estimate for the capital projects presented was nearly $1,000,000.
By Michelle Boyle | August 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM EDT | 16 comments
Unfortunately, the type of behavior we are seeing at Town Board meeting's could ultimately impact future residents and drive down home values. On the other hand, it is an advantage for anyone who wants to buy land for redevelopment. Sadly, we all lose when this level of disrespect for one another takes place at public meetings.
By Michelle Boyle | July 25, 2012 at 04:49 PM EDT | 15 comments
A new and comprehensive evaluation of CVS's impact of Armonk's business district was prepared by The Community Land Use and Economic Group LLC for the Concerned Citizens of Armonk. The study says that the proposed CVS in Armonk would generate an approximate $8.9 million in net revenue and this will be detrimental to the economic health of Armonk's commercial center because it would deflect from existing nearby businesses.
By Michelle Boyle | May 07, 2012 at 11:09 PM EDT | 3 comments
Supervisor Howard Arden has implemented a new procedure during the public comment period of North Castle's Town Board meetings. Arden has changed the comment period for residents only, allowing taxpayers to voice their concerns or ask questions, but not allow paid consultants or attorneys to speak during this time.
By Michelle Boyle | March 09, 2012 at 08:27 PM EST | 5 comments
The most important question at hand is whether or not the town would be better off having Brynwood remain a golf and country club with 123 units along Route 22, or have them demolish the golf course and build up to 49 homes on the 150-acre site.
By Michelle Boyle | January 11, 2012 at 01:43 AM EST | 7 comments
North Castle's Planning Board recommends the proposed zoning changes for Mark Real Estate (Mariani). Dan Hollis, lawyer for Mariani Gardens proposed a zoning change and request for public hearing date. Main Street business and property owners have petitioned in opposition to the request to amend the nursery business (NB) zoning district for Mariani.
By Michelle Boyle | October 11, 2011 at 11:20 PM EDT | 4 comments
Where else in Westchester is there 3.4 acres of prime real estate waiting to be developed as there is in downtown Armonk?
North Castle's Planning Board is holding a public hearing about Armonk Square on Wed. October 12 at 7:00pm at H.C.Crittenden Middle School. The developers are ready to break-ground. They have approved plans to put in the underground water and sewer system and to build the buildings. The Planning Board will consider the changes to the Square, including a new supermarket. Do the citizens of this town want to see this project built? The public is encouraged to attend and comment.
By Michelle Boyle | July 21, 2011 at 12:19 AM EDT | 5 comments
Survey results were from 341 responses.
Don't know: 3.77%
Please Note Our NEW POLICY as of December 18, 2012
Polite Open Discourse
Stories about the perils and accomplishments of our town residents include those of our government officials. Many of the topics that appear on allaboutarmonk.com are controversial. We allow the public to comment on certain stories, adding to the civil discourse. I have asked that our readers use their real name since it has come to my attention that perhaps one person is writing many different messages, so as to pretend that many of the public is in agreement with that person's opinion.
Below there are several comments that were not published because they were made under fictitious names about the General Highway Foreman story. If the comments have any validity, it appears that people may be hiding behind a name in order to attack public officials. Irrelevant of whether you agree or not, the messages may be relevant, but the delivery can be more transparent.
The public clearly wants to comment about public events but are seemingly fearful of "retribution". I will allow the comments because there seems to be no other way for the public to freely express their opinions since the comments about the town board's policy has generated more frequent and emotional complaints.
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From May 23 to July 15, AllAboutArmonk.com conducted a survey asking: Do you want a CVS in Armonk?