nrcona New Rochelle    
Confederation of    
Neighborhood Associations    



NRCoNA Meetings 2019

    Jan 24, 2019
    Feb 28, 2019
    Mar 28, 2019
    May 9, 2019
    May 23, 2019
    Jun 27, 2019
    Sep 26, 2019
    Oct 24, 2019
    Dec 5, 2019

City Council and City Boards meetings, Public Hearings, and Citizens to be Heard (view live and on video)

Calendar of Events (meeting dates, times, and agendas)

City Council
    Working Session
        2nd Tuesday @ 3:45 pm
    Legislative Session
        3rd Tuesday @ 7:00 pm

Civil Service Commission
    3rd Wednesday @ 3:00 pm

Historical Landmark Review Board
    2nd Wednesday @ 7:30 pm

Industrial Development Agency/Corporation for Local Development
    4th Thursday @ 5:30 pm

Municipal Arts Commission
    1st Wednesday @ 6:00 pm

Planning Board Meetings
    4th Tuesday @ 7:00 pm

Zoning Board Meetings
    1st Tuesday @ 7:00 pm

Citizens To Be Heard
    2nd Tuesday @ 7:30 pm

Public Hearings - when noticed

CSDNR Board of Education

NRPL Board of Trustees



The New Rochelle Confederation of Neighborhood Associations (NRCoNA) was organized in 1999 out of a general recognition that the individual neighborhoods often face common issues and common concerns, but that fighting City Hall, individually, one-by-one, is a losing proposition. The neighborhoods realized that they could support and help one another and that they would have a stronger voice by uniting. Among the first neighborhoods to join the Confederation were Davenport Neck, Halcyon Park, South End Civic League, Rochelle Park, and East End Civic League. Today, the Confederation consists of 88 neighborhood associations from north to south, east to west.

The Confederation adopted ByLaws in March 2000. The ByLaws state that the objective of the Confederation is to join together to promote awareness of issues affecting the residents of the City of New Rochelle and to effect responsive City Government. The Confederation's goal is to be proactive as well as reactive to issues relating to the residents, their neighborhoods, and the local environment. The Confederation is committed to working with the City Government and its efforts to arrive at sound solutions that promote the overall interests of the entire city of New Rochelle.

The Confederation meets once each month, except in July and August, and once in November/December, unless a special meeting is called. The Confederation meetings are focused on:
  1. Sharing timely information on such issues as:
    • City, school, and library budgets, services, and programs
    • Commercial and residential development
    • Fire and public safety
    • Sustainability
    • New Rochelle Armory
    • Relocation of the City Yard

  2. Listening to neighborhood concerns and assisting neighborhoods in achieving solutions:
    • Ikea and New Roc City proposals
    • CVS Weyman Avenue and, now, North Avenue
    • Water pressure problems
    • Iona sprawl
    • Widening and "heightening" of North Avenue
    • Shiloh Baptist Church and Bethesda Baptist Church housing projects

  3. Identifying possible candidates for the Planning and Zoning Boards and other ad hoc committees, e.g., the Environmental Advisory Committee, and advisory boards, e.g., the Sustainability Advisory Board, established by the City Council

  4. Hosting educational programs, such as:
    • The responsibilities of the Planning and Zoning Boards
    • The Emergency Services of the Red Cross
    • Presentations, panels, and round tables with City Council members
    • Candidate Forums
    • Senior citizen services

* All neighborhoods are invited *
* The meetings are lively and informative *
* The more neighborhoods, the louder the voice *

News Watch
Echo Bay
Letter to City Council, re: Rutgers Study, 8/1/13
Letter to City Council, re: Rutgers Study, 8/2/13
Letter to City Council, re: FEIS, 7/23/13
Letter to City Council, re: Change in use mix, 7/23/13
Letter to City Council, re: Change in dimensions and density of building, 7/23/13
Letter to Planning Board, re: Change in use mix, 7/23/13

Letter to City Council, 7/8/13
Letter to City Council, 11/11/12
Letter to City Council, 10/10/12
Letter to City Council, 9/11/12

Deli Variances
Letter to Zoning Board, 4/3/12 add.
Letter to Zoning Board, 4/3/12
Letter to Zoning Board, 3/6/12
Letter to City Council, 2/14/12

Letter to City Council, 3/13/12

Sustainable Budgets
Budget Suggestions

Interactive Website
Comprehensive Plan

Protect Yourself
11 Pointers from NRPD

Garbage Fee
Questions and Answers

David's Island
Task Force Report

Dunkin' Donuts Variance
Letter to City Council, 10/10/11

Town Hall Meetings
Letter to City Council, 9/26/11

Iona Dormitory Issues
City Agreement with Iona
Planning Comm. Members
NRCoNA Resolution Opposing Proposed Dorm

Approved Plan and Opinion Letter

Traffic Issues
Patrick Sbano
New Rochelle Traffic Engr.

Water Pressure Issues
United Water Co.
2525 Palmer Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
For complaints and service, call (914) 632-6900

Environmental Issues
Letter, Jun 01, 2010
GreeNR Draft Sustainability Plan
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
Hazard Mitigation Plan (Draft)
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