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Friday, May 31, 2013

2-4 Weaver Street Correspondence with Trustee Jon Mark

On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 6:01 AM, Lika L. Levi <lika@save-scarsdale.org> wrote:
Trustee Mark,

Totally unacceptable and deplorable. Is our volunteer government working for us or against us ? Same for the Village Staff. 

They are in a hurry to listen and accommodate any developer whereas the resident does not get on the agenda, is not heard, the pleas not listened to. Scarsdale and the residents are continuously abused inspite of letters, reports, petitions. When will enough be enough ? 

The out of town developer gets the red carpet treatment, the resident is ignored, repeatedly.

I asked for a moratorium more than a month ago, we got on the agenda on May 28th finally, and nothing got done ! Again ! and Again ! and Again !

Is this the way to accommodate a resident of 22 years ? What am I asking for, something bad or good for this Village ? Are you all married to developers ? I do not understand any of this.

I will not give up. June 3rd is my birthday, but I am planning on being there.

At the Planning Board meetings I told Mr. Fish that Scarsdale is finished, that he should go elsewhere. I will repeat this, if necessary in the 6 other languages I know, but at times I fail to understand the English our trustees speak, I must confess. Unless, there are issues I am not fully aware of...

I hope you have realized by now, finally that it is time to rezone and stop development in the Heathcote area and in all Scarsdale. No more development in all of Scarsdale forever !

I will not tire of asking for no development. I will not tolerate abusive behavior. This is like a healthy person writing his or her death sentence. It cannot happen. Scarsdale deserves better. You cannot volunteer to harm Scarsdale.

Our Planner keeps saying Scarsdale is 99.9 %  developed and yet her department and her board keeps pushing for more and more development. Is this planning for our destruction ?

Thank you very much, we do not need this.Her methods are archaic, her board run by self-serving volunteers interested in self-service and not public service. None of this is acceptable any more.

Let all developers pack up and go away, today !


Lika L. Levi

Founder, Save Scarsdale (a non-profit in formation)
21 Lockwood Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583-5301

Office: (914) 722-0004

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 4:53 PM, Jon Mark <jmark58@aol.com> wrote:

Ms. Levi-- In response to your email of 4:31 pm today, attached is letter dated May 8, 2013 from Mr. Oder that will be the subject of the Land Use Committee meeting scheduled for June 3, 2013.  The related drawings are available for inspection in Village Hall.

Below is a link to the Planning Board decisions rendered on April 24, 2013 in which it is reported that they made a favorable recommendation on Mr. Oder's proposal.


I do not have current materials at this point regarding Harcourt Woods and believe a presentation will be made at the Municipal Services Committee meeting scheduled for June 5, 2013.

Best regards, Jon Mark

Jon Mark
58 Brookby Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583


From an e-mail to Trustee Mark:
Trustee Mark,

Is there anything I can read on 2-4 Weaver prior to the meeting on Monday that would hopefully make me a more informed listener  and commentator ?

Same for Municipal Services Meeting on Harcourt on Wednesday.

I certainly hope the non-binding document has not been blinding you or the Mayor or the  other Trustees and now finally you are ready to throw it out the window and acquire 2-4 Weaver via eminent domain and give us the park we need and deserve, especially after the disaster at One Palmer and all the recent "developments" that this community has had to endure. Enough is enough. ...

Please use this opportunity to re-zone the Heathcote Five Corners area. 

We no longer want to entertain any more buildings in Scarsdale. In fact, please sign my petition and let us finally bring Scarsdale to 2013 instead of 1701 and stop development altogether.

Thank you so much,


Lika L. Levi

Founder, Save Scarsdale (a non-profit in formation)
21 Lockwood Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583-5301

Office: (914) 722-0004

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