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Villa Voices

 

cover Nov Dec 2016

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Letter from the President

A lot of good has happened in Armour Villa in the last five years. I am proud of the work the Board of Directors and I have done together to improve the quality of life and property in our community. As we approach 2017, our plans for the future are to…
• LAUNCH an Education Task Force to tackle the problem of access to our local public schools.
• DEVELOP new programs for those young and old who want to stay engaged in their community.
• CONTINUE our beautification efforts.
• IMPROVE our safety and security with increased lighting along Pondfield Road West and Parkview Road
for people walking in and out of Armour Villa.

To celebrate our history and stature in Yonkers, we are offering our exciting Collector’s Edition of The Villa Voice. We hope you will support our association by adding this exciting retrospective to your libraries.

- Steve Wagner, spwagner@earthlink.net 

Selling Points

JoeHOn October 21st, Joe Houlihan, of Houlihan O’Malley Real Estate, held the second in a series of real estate seminars for Armour Villians. This time his topic was “How to Prep Your House for Sale.” He gave lots of helpful tips, such as making small upgrades and repairs beforehand will give you a leg up when it comes time to sell, and de-cluttering your interior makes a great visual impression to buyers. He emphasized that future owners need to imagine themselves fitting into your home, not into your lifestyle.
A good crowd attended Joe’s lecture and people were not shy about voicing their concerns, which ranged from how to deal with flooding in backyards to property lines. The overriding concern, however, was the dreaded possibility of buried oil tanks.
Joe stressed that it was critical to take care of as many things as possible long before you even put your house on the market. It lowers your stress level because selling one’s home is an emotional experience. You’ll have to spend some money at first, but you will get it back in the sale price.

School Choice in Yonkers

schoolSchool Choice in Yonkers - What it Means for You!
Yonkers Public Schools utilize a School Choice Process, meaning students from all over the city have the opportunity to attend any school within the district. However, there are two types of preference given to applicants--sibling and attendance zone. If a sibling is already enrolled in DiChiaro, a brother or sister living in the same household would get first preference. Secondly, DiChiaro is one of the schools considered to have an “attendance zone”. Students living within the attendance zone would get second preference. Therefore, Armour Villa families fall into this category. For more detailed information on this process and a catalog of schools, please visit http://www.yonkerspublicschools.org/docs/schools/1617/School-Program-Catalog-2016-2017.pdf

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