Wednesday, January 10, 2007

69 Performance based goals announced

I have released 69 performance based goals today. The goals will be posted on the town web site: www.greenburghny.com. Every year, since 1999, I have voluntarily placed $5000 of my salary in an escrow account. At the end of the year the Board evaluates my performance, based on implementation of goals. I return part of the salary back to the taxpayers.
The New York Times last year wrote an editorial stating that the "concept of performance base pay feels right. It respects the voters' desire for accountability in spending and provides a useful reminder of promises made, kept, broken or deferred." Last year I returned to the taxpayers $1,029.41. I achieved 79.41% of the goals.
This years goals are very ambitious and exciting. Among goals: Updating GIS...saving the community hospital at Dobbs Ferry...starting an SAT summer camp...conducting an actuarial review to determine the cost of projected post employment benefits, other than pension benefits, as required by GASB...holding meetings with Con Ed and residents who have experienced frequent power outages...courthouse funding..improving security at Hartsdale Parking...addressing parking needs for E Hartsdale Ave residents...increasing the number of farmers at the farmers market...improving leaf collection...oversight of the library...landscaping Webb Field...a children's garden at Hartsbrook Park & Preserve..installation generator at Town Hall...etc.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

all salaries of elected officials should be performance based.

Stuck at four corners said...

Notably lacking from mr feiner's list are the words ethics or traffic. While he is enamored with illuminated signs, he has nothing to say about the damaged, missing and otherwise shoddy appearance of greenburgh's existing signage. Perhaps he spends more time driving around the villages? As for ethics, feiner and the rest of the town board consign us to the dictionary (if you can find one in a satellite branch of the "library."

Anonymous said...

Has anyone been to Harts Brook lately? The trails are a mess. The town clearly cannot manage its inventory.

Anonymous said...

Some of the goals seem worthwhile and some seem silly. I'm most concerned, though, that addressing the so many other woes of town's highway and sanitation divisions isn't mentioned.

Yes, leaf collection is a goal, but leaf collection is only one symptom of a complex organizational systems problem.

Anonymous said...

I'm pleased with our public works dept and think these goals are ambitious and good.

Anonymous said...

These goals are ambitious and interesting. Good luck