Next Village Election, November 2021
By Mayor Lorraine Walsh
On behalf of myself, Trustee Sarah Bauer and Trustee Peter Fanelli, I want to thank those of you who came out to vote at the long-postponed Village election on September 15. While the past six months have been quite stressful, we are excited about continuing our work on behalf of the Larchmont community.
In addition to the elected officials vote, there was a referendum to move Village elections to November to coincide with the date of the General Election. Since the referendum passed, by a wide margin, all current elected officials’ terms are extended by 8 months and the next Village election will be November 2021 instead of March 2021.
On October 3, I was thrilled to be able to cut the ribbon and officially open the New Constitution Park! This project has been a long time coming – originally presented to the Board of Trustees back in 2010, the idea was resurrected in 2015 by Celebrate Larchmont as a legacy project for the 125th birthday of Larchmont. Working closely with the Village Parks and Trees committee and the Board, the Friends of Larchmont Parks took over fundraising efforts in 2017 and we broke ground in September 2019. With a slight delay due to COVID shutdowns, the park was finally completed this fall. It will stand as a symbol of the Larchmont community’s generosity and dedication for generations. Please stop by and enjoy!
Another long-awaited project completed during the COVID shutdown was the reengineering of the Turtle Park intersection at Palmer and Hall Avenues. The changes have created a safer vehicular flow and allowed the addition of pedestrian crosswalks for those going to the train station, the park, or just walking downtown.
In the downtown, we continue to work with the Chamber and our restaurant owners on getting ready for the cold weather and the holiday season! Once again, One Larchmont is hoping to give financial assistance to our restaurants to help partially offset the costs for cold weather outdoor dining structures. Watch for their community funding outreach!
I happily cut the ribbon for these businesses: Enterprise Car Sales on the Post Road (originally planned for late March), Love Bella’s wonderful new location at Palmer and Chatsworth and Willett Vacuum of Larchmont (who moved from the Post Road to Myrtle Blvd.) and The Grange on Larchmont Avenue on Tuesday October 6th! Coming soon to Larchmont – Bagels by Sofia and Lauren: Fashion & Accessories.