Scarsdale Names Candidates For Nominating Panel

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Scarsdale residents will elect members of the Citizens Nominating Committee on Nov. 14. Photo Credit: File

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Nov. 14 will be a busy day for Scarsdale voters: The Scarsdale Procedure Committee has a full slate of candidates running for election to the Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC), and the ballot includes several proposed amendments to the Non-Partisan Resolution.

There are four choices for each Scarsdale elementary school district as follows, and two will be elected:

Edgewood -- Warren Haber, Michael Lewis, David Rosewater and Richard Wingate.

Fox Meadow -- Norwood Beveridge Jr., Linda Blair, Maxim Grudin, and Susan Groner.

Greenacres -- Linda Flaxer, Michael Green, Kenneth Raskin, and Andrea Seiden. 

Heathcote -- Beth Ehrich Berkeley, Emily Kirschenbaum, Robert Reiffel, and Evelyn Stock.

Quaker Ridge -- David Dembitzer, Israel Kornstein, David Weiss, and Marc Yaseen.

The Procedure Committee had adopted three proposed amendments to the Non-Partisan Resolution as of Oct. 5. The first would open up the Organizational Meeting to the public and permit the meetings to be televised.

Business conducted during the public portion would include hearing from incumbent members of the Board of Trustees who are not running for reelection regarding the duties and responsibilities of trustees and the mayor. They would discuss skills and talents that should be looked for in nominees and describe the best practices in conducting due diligence on nominees. The CNC would be permitted to go into executive sessions for a portion of its business. 

The second amendment would allow mail-in ballots to be received on the day of the election as opposed to the day before.

The final amendment would codify the present CNC ballot procedure. It would require that the election for each open office be conducted separately, without reference to the name of the current occupant of an office.

This year, voters can cast ballots by mail for the first time. A downloadable ballot and instructions on how to vote will be available at the Scarsdale Procedure Committee website, at Village Hall and the Scarsdale Public Library.

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