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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Westchester County Offers Cost Saving Opportunities to Residents

County programs fight inflation (2)

Savings this Summer


In an effort to counter the effects of inflation on Westchester residents this summer, the County has put the following cost savings opportunities into effect: 


Weekday savings at pools and beaches

Effective Tuesday, July 5 through Thursday, Sept. 1, admission fees will be waived at Saxon Woods Pool, Sprain Ridge Pool, The Brook at Tibbetts and Glen Island Beach. (Mondays through Thursdays.)


Friday, July 8 through Monday, Sept. 5, admission fees will be charged at Saxon Woods Pool, Sprain Ridge Pool, The Brook at Tibbetts, Glen Island and Croton Point Beaches. (Fridays through Sundays and Labor Day.)


Parking fees and residency rules apply. Weather permitting, County pools and beaches now operating on summer schedule.


For more information: https://parks.westchestergov.com/pools-beaches


Gas tax cap


In addition to the elimination of the state gas tax through December, Westchester County has capped the gas tax at $.12 per gallon from June 1 through August 31. 


Free parking in White Plains


Free parking at the North White Plains Commuter Lot and the County Center parking lot from July 1 to August 31st.


Free Bee-Line Bus Service all summer long 


From June 1 through Labor Day (Sept. 5), enjoy free rides on all Bee-Line buses. Valid on all routes including ParaTransit.


Call (914) 813-7777 from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Automated information is available 24 hours a day.


https://transportation.westchestergov.com/ride-bee-line-for-free-this-summer


Free Civil Service Exams


Want to make a difference at local government level? Take one of the many civil service exams to qualify for local government jobs. Exam announcements happen periodically through the County Human Resource Department. The exams are free through the end of December. Check out this FAQ or contact County Human Resources for more information: (914) 995-2388


Eliminating sales tax for heating this winter


Westchester County is working to eliminate sales tax for home heating oil, propane, natural gas, electric, coal and wood for residential heating purposes, beginning on December 1st. This would cover homeowners and rental units. Eligibility would be determined based on the structure of a unit’s heat and electric use.


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