Duane Morris LLP: Edgemont's legal rights to priority parking access are secure post-incorporation
In October 2016, the EIC identified parking access at the Hartsdale Metro-North train station as a critical incorporation issue. We expressed then, and believe now, that Edgemont should not become a village if we risk losing our parking privileges at commuter parking lots in Hartsdale.
We promised to deliver a thorough legal analysis of the parking issue comfortably ahead of a referendum. To that end, we retained the law firm of Duane Morris LLP to prepare a memorandum that not only analyzes relevant statutes and case law, but also provides Edgemont residents with a basic understanding of the Hartsdale Public Parking District’s legislative history, operations, and finances. Click here to review the memorandum.
The law firm’s conclusion? Edgemont’s incorporation as a village will not adversely affect the rights of Edgemont residents to park at the Hartsdale station.
The EIC asked a group of Edgemont attorneys to review the conclusions of Duane Morris. Click here to review their statement. There's also a detailed and sourced Q&A available here.
Finally, click here to read a summary prepared by Emily Gold Waldman, an Edgemont resident and a law professor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.