Tarrytown United is proud of our accomplishments since 2005:
- Maintained 13 years of responsible and conservative budgets without sacrificing services. In the last 9 years, we have kept local real estate taxes below the state tax cap.
- Received an upgrade in our bond rating from A1 to Aa2, despite 2008 economic downturn.
- Obtained millions in grants and non-tax revenues for local projects including:
- New outdoor pool and recreation center
- Upgrades to Patriots Park
- New lights and baseball diamonds at Losee Field
- New fire boat
- Repairs to the Hudson River shoreline
- Restoration and expansion of waterfront parks and the Andre Brook
- Reduced costs by some $200,000 by instituting strict competitive bidding procedures for the purchase of new fire trucks.
- Replaced deteriorated and inadequate Village Hall and police station after 25 years of delay.
- Replaced 2 old dilapidated firehouses with modern, efficient structures.
- Implemented major upgrade and modernization of water system that had been neglected for decades.
- Added 2 new parking lots in the downtown area with over 35 spaces.
- Completed the Neperan Road reconstruction project after years of delay.
- Reinvigorated citizen participation through an active and involved village committee system, including the Environmental Advisory Council, Ethics Committee, Transportation Council, Waterfront Advisory Committee and Communications Committee.
- Streamlined building application and approval process.
- Worked closely with other villages in Greenburgh to both stop an effort to shift Greenburgh recreation expenditures to village residents as well as to implement cooperative contracting agreements that have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
- Created first Comprehensive Plan in decades.
- Fought to protect the interests of Tarrytown residents in the planning for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement and the development of the GM site in Sleepy Hollow.
- Instituted tough restrictions and controls on door-to-door solicitation.
- Removed asphalt plant from waterfront.
- Opened three new parks: Neperan, Gracemere and Wilson.
- Sponsored the successful Solarize Tarrytown campaign
- Had Tarrytown be part of Sustainable Westchester’s groundbreaking effort to make 100% green-sourced electricity our default supply, both reducing carbon emissions and saving residents significant sums of money.
- Recognized by Westchester County with an award for innovative multi-family recycling program and highest increase in recycling overall.
- Passed new and strengthened tree and steep slope protection policies.
- Improving the health of the Tarrytown Lakes with a new high tech water aeration and organic weed elimination system, and by implementing a program to physically remove weeds.
- Opened up the Tarrytown Lakes for kayaking by residents
- Banned landscaping companies from using gasoline powered leaf blowers from June to September.
- Obtained grants for solar panels on Village Hall and the Senior Center.
- Passed pedestrian- and bike-friendly Complete Streets policy, and currently developing plans to implement key policy objectives.