Court rules against Edgemont's petition to incorporate

<p>The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York ruled that Edgemont's petition to incorporate doesn't comply with state law.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 18, 2018, 12:54 AM

Updated 2,100 days ago

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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York ruled Wednesday that Edgemont's petition seeking a referendum to vote on incorporating doesn't comply with state law.
Edgemont has been trying for decades to separate from the Town of Greenburgh and become its own village. 
Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner ruled against the petition a year ago and welcomes the court's ruling.
"There's a lot of risks involved in incorporating and I feel that the services for Edgemont residents would have gone down and the taxes for Edgemont residents would have gone up," says Feiner. "So I think it would have been a lose-lose for everybody."
Opponents of becoming a village say the ruling is only a temporary setback, and they will continue to fight.
Bob Bernstein is one of the main petitioners and the lawyer who's led the charge to incorporate.
"The messages I've been getting from friends and neighbors throughout Edgemont today have been to encourage us to pursue the effort to win the right to vote," says Bernstein.
Proponents of creating a new village say they already have a second petition waiting to go.


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