Dismiss Scarsdale Village Assessor Nanette Albanese Immediately
August 21, 2016
Dear Village Manager Pappalardo, Mayor Jon Mark, and Scarsdale Board of Trustees,
For years, numerous Scarsdale residents have complained about how unfairly and how rudely Scarsdale Village Assessor Albanese treats residents. Emails uncovered in a Freedom of Information Law request from June 2016 demonstrate that she derides residents in email exchanges with contractor J.F. Ryan and with other individuals outside of Scarsdale. Additionally, those emails show a level of unprofessional coziness with J.F. Ryan. The emails also revealed that she has been trying to get J.F. Ryan the revaluation contract and other work with the Village of Scarsdale since August 2014, half a year before the Village Board of Trustees voted on the revaluation in January 2015. Worse yet, Ms. Albanese has failed to meet numerous parts of the contract with J.F. Ryan; it was her responsibility to not only vet J.F. Ryan, but also any of his staff. It was also her responsibility to vet the valuation model design, data inputs, and documentation. If repeated analysis sent to you has not convinced you that she did not fulfill her contract, the August 17, 2016 Committee of the Whole should prove to you that she is not competent to continue in her role as Assessor in our village.
Please remove her from her job immediately. Only with a new, competent and fair assessor can we begin to restore stability to the Village of Scarsdale.
Here are a few articles and letters about what has transpired this summer.
Please see attached for the signatories to this petition.