Mamaroneck Supervisor Eney’s 2024 State of the Town Address
By Stephen E. Lipken
Mamaroneck Town Supervisor Jaine Elkind Eney’s 2024 Annual State of the Town Address on January 10 was attended by several dignitaries including Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkin, County Executive George Latimer, Village of Mamaroneck Trustees Nora Lucas and Leilani Yizar-Reid, NYS Senator Shelley Mayer, former Larchmont Mayor Anne McAndrews, NYS Assemblyman Steven Otis, Legislator Catherine Parker, VOM Mayor Sharon Torres, and Rabbi Jeffrey Sirkman from Larchmont Temple.
Town Supervisor Eney then spoke of the Comprehensive Plan for the Environmental Review Process. The plan will be completed in February, and the topics that will be explored include revising the town’s land use laws, creating more housing opportunities, including affordable housing, creating an enhanced bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, improving the town’s recreational facilities and parks, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and reducing the town’s carbon footprint.
Due to flooding, which is a pressing issue in the community, the town will do a comprehensive evaluation of its storm sewers. The cost of the study is $367,000, and it will be paid for with funds from a $300,000 grant from Westchester County and a $225,000 grant from FEMA.
Additionally, the county is planning to repave Murray Avenue in 2024, and the Town of Mamaroneck, which has been recognized as a Tree City for 31 years by Tree City USA, will engage in a robust program to increase tree planting thanks to a $55,000 donation the town received from Virginia McGuire Foundation to plant one hundred trees along the town’s streets and ten trees on other town properties.
Finally, Eney thanked former Town Justice Dolores Battalia for swearing her in for the seventh time. Justice Battalia also administered the Oath of Office to Councilman Jeffery L. King. Justice Eney then swore in Councilman Anat Nambiar, Town Justice Ronald Meister swore in fellow Town Justice Jean Marie Brescia, and Justice Brescia then swore in Town Clerk Allison May.