The Village of Mamaroneck’s Comprehensive Plan continues to cause consternation among village activists, who contend that the document is flawed—even though several errata have been identified—and should be revised. At their meeting on Monday evening, the Board of Trustees heard from several residents about the plan.
Several residents took to the podium during the discussion over the board's resolution to confirm and authorize 27 non-substantive errata changes to the Comprehensive Plan, which guides many land and development decisions in the village. The board voted , despite objections from some village residents that the document overlooked the impact of flooding within the community.
Village resident Doreen Roney distributed a Westchester County Geographic Information System (GIS) map, claiming that it more accurately represented the village's steep slopes than the one included with the Comprehensive Plan.
Citing “substantial factual omissions that could be corrected at the click of a mouse,” Rooney lambasted the board for settling for a document that she called both inaccurate and incomplete.
Resident Nora Lucas echoed Roney’s sentiments, saying that the map should be stamped as erroneous: “There's no point putting in a map that’s not accurate”
In a letter to Village Manager Rich Slingerland on March 28, Frank Fish, the consultant who prepared the plan, wrote that, "The creation of a new map would not be a purely corrective measure as appropriate for an errata sheet, and that the figure as included within the adopted Plan is sufficient."
Despite the inclusion of an errata sheet in which to make changes, Trustee John Hofstetter was baffled by the lack of comprehensiveness in a map that omitted steep slopes in the village.
"It seems odd,” he said.
The mayor agreed that there could potentially be some provision for referring readers to the county that could provide further detail; the board voted unanimously to accept the errata sheet as is.
New Police Officer Sworn In
Newly-minted police Sergeant Timothy Galvin was given the official Oath of Office. At such events—attended by several department members— the chief makes a speech in full dress uniform with white gloves. After the mayor administered the oath, Galvin shook hands with the assistant chief, with his wife and with his parents.