Sunday, September 23, 2007

2008 BUDGET REQUESTS DUE THIS WEEK FROM DEPT HEADS-2008 IS YEAR BUDGET IMPACTED BY LIBRARY EXPANSION

Every department head will be submitting their 2008 budget requests to me this week. I must submit a proposed budget to the Town Board by the end of October. The 2008 budget is significant because we have to start paying for the $20 million library construction that the voters approved.
If you are interested in joining a small working group that will work with me on the 2008 proposed budget - please e mail me at pfeiner@greenburghny.com.

22 comments:

dnd said...

Please include routine street-sweeping and weed-wacking in the budget. It's been so long, and Greenburgh really needs to be cleaned. Also, many sewer grates throughout the town are covered with debris. I'd imagine that the town owns weedwackers and brooms (even though they're not used) and I know that there are plenty of workers available, but does the town own a street-sweeper? It would be a valuable investment, particularly as roadway maintenance seems to be non-existent over the past few years and we've got such a filthy reputation in relation to each one of our neighboring municipalities. (Thankfully I only live a couple of blocks from Yonkers, and they kindly clean our neighborhood streets regularly.)

hal samis said...

Dear wacky,

Of course you live in Edgemont.
Don't despair, with the onset of cold weather and winter snows, the weeds will wither and die.

Perhaps during this season you will also favor the blog and go into hibernation.

Anonymous said...

i thought the library was beig paid for by a bond - not taxes

Anonymous said...

Of course it is financed through the bonds. The bonds are amortized through town taxes.

Did you think that the library was a gift?

thx for free new building said...

what a system - the library is paid for by only unincorporated but everyone can use it

Anonymous said...

Hey Lasser,

Did you ask these questions on Bob Bernstein's behalf?? Or Michelle McNally?? Are you their new spokesman?

Anonymous said...

To "thx for free new building" who said "what a system - the library is paid for by only unincorporated but everyone can use it"

Yes, and you can use the libraries all over the county without paying for them. You can use parks in other towns, and Greenburgh's villages, without paying for them. You can use the NYC libraries without paying for them. You get the benefit of fire departments from all over Greenburgh and neighboring towns without paying for them.

Get a life and quit your greedy and mindless bitching.

dnd said...

Hopefully Greenburgh will have proportionately similar items as Yonkers. I really respect Yonkers' committment to DPW matters:

- $2 million in beautification improvements to Central Avenue.
- $2 million in road resurfacing throughout the city.
- $9.5 million for police, fire, parks and public works vehicles and equipment.
- $4.8 million to prevent sewage from reaching the Saw Mill, Bronx and Hudson rivers.

dnd said...

"Perhaps during this season you will also favor the blog and go into hibernation."

By the way, a statement like that only serves as motivation to post more everyday taxpayer expectations that have been neglected to be managed/executed.

The weeds and accumulated debris look even worse in the fall, and then grow back stronger year after year, which wouldn't happen as significantly if Greenburgh performed routine maintenance even half as well as each of our neighboring municipalities do. I wonder how the Greenburgh highway department gets away with this neglect, especially the sewer drains.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate this open budgetary process.

Anonymous said...

TO DND

AREN'T YOU GETTING TIRED??
IF YOU DON'T LIKE AL REGULA JUST SAY SO!!
THE B.S. ABOUT THE STRRETS, ISLANDS ETC. ARE NOT HIS RESPONSIBILITY-- AS YOU BEEN TOLD NUMEROUS TIMES!!!
CALL GERARD BYRNE, REC. COMMISSIONER & HAVE HIM INSTRUCT HIS PARKS MAINT. SUPT. TO TAKE CARE OF WHAT HE IS SUPPOSED TO!!

MAYBE YOU SHOULD MOVE TO YONKERS, SINCE YOU LIKE THEWORK THEY DO SO MUCH

dnd said...

I don't know Al Regula, so I have nothing against him. I just know that there's a problem in Greenburgh that is not being addressed in any way.

Whether the task is the responsibility of the Rec Dept or the Highway Dept or the United Nations, our "Problem Solver" seems to be actively ignoring the problem. He'll take on Metro North for a nonexistent problem, yet not tackle the issue with his own staff of Greenburgh's roadways looking more and more dumpy each year. It's so strange.

Anonymous said...

I think the shopping cart thefts in town are more important than a new train schedule. Let those people hop on one of the other trains. Lets stop the runaway SHOPPING CARTS that get derailed onto the side of roads and left there. I know there was a story in the newspaper about the police doing something, but that was only for a day.

Anonymous said...

Why can't you be a good citizen and try to return the cart to the store,
The only thing that you keep doing is complain
The police should be watching out for crimes that are going on in peoples homes.
The stores should hire someone who goes arround picking up these carts and return them to the stores..
There are two supermarkets in greenburgh along side of one another,Pathmark and the old turco's,they could hire one person to do the job very well.
If the carts are an eyesore to you go into anyone of the supermarkets and speak to the managers.

Hartsdale Home Owner said...

Speaking of budgets, there has been a lot of labor intensive road work in the Manor Woods neighborhood of Hartsdale over the last few weeks, including removing and resetting the stones along the side of the roads (i'm sure there's a technical term that i don't know) and street repaving. While the stone work is aesthetically pleasing, is this obviously expensive work (there are crews of 15 or so workers out there all day for weeks) really a wise use of limited resources and taxdollars?

Anonymous said...

anonymous 9:13
take your head out of the sand.
It's against the law to steal shopping carts!!!! plus littering, the town streets with them. if the police started to issue a summons, then maybe, just maybe this Quality of life issue would go away.
I don't know what street you live on, but I bet you wouldn't like shopping carts left on your street.
let me know where you live and I'll place a couple there for you.
I won't have to worry about getting a summons

Anonymous said...

12:55
Pathmark should have someone working to gather up these carts.
A&P should do the same on Tarrytown rd.and Knollwood.
If the managers have enough complaints something will be done.
If you know who the culprits are that leave the wagons by your property why don't you call the cops.
Or maybe you could move to an apartment house as I do where you have no worries about carts.

Anonymous said...

If the tax payers have to pay much more for the library budget,let's make a suggestion that the four board members that voted for this expansion give back their pay check to make up the difference.
They knew that there was something wrong with the plan since Samis over and over again advised them of the problem.
They voted yes then they should pay
Juettner above all should pay double the amount,since she was the insider to this mishandling of town funds.

feiner must act against juettner said...

juettner must go. its outrageous she is the town board liasion to the library which is paid 100% by unincorporated greenburgh where juettner doesnt live. all board members should have objected to this. paul - hope you will do something when you are re-elected.

Anonymous said...

Why havent the 2006 finanical statements been issued? How can we have a budget without knowing how we did in 2006 -- actual????

How Many Controllers does it take.... said...

You can't issue the statements until the Town's Controller signs off on them - that should tell you something right there.
The integrity of the Town's financial statements is questionable - and Bennett Kielson's devotion to getting it right has been overtaken by their need to keep the client happy, or so it would seem...

Anonymous said...

The four council members did not listen to Hal Samis and the supervisor concerning the library,now we have to pay more monies since many problems have been creeping up every day,with the on going construction.
There's not enough money to pay for the furnishings.the four council members should be made to pay the difference.