Thursday, September 27, 2007

FREEZE ON ALL BUT EMERGENCY PURCHASES

I will be issuing a directive that there be a freeze on all but emergency purchases until January 1, 2008. This directive could help save money. Many government entities around the nation experience last minute purchases every year from depts that want to justify their purchasing appropriations. Dept's that have not put in their purchasing requests by now probably could wait.
We need to look for additional cost savings measures, that can help us avoid unnecessary tax hikes in 2008.

23 comments:

dnd said...

I'm surprised to see you use the word directive.

If you can issue a directive about this matter, why can't you issue a directive about Highway Department operations? Mandate an efficient staffing structure (i.e. the number of town workers needed to fix a fence on private property on the down-low during the workday probably doesn't need to be six) and higher quality performance standards (i.e. street-sweeping and weed-wacking)?

I know some think I'm silly for harping about the years of neglect regarding street-sweeping and weed-wacking and overall operations of the Highway Department, but it is genuinely the most significant concern that I have regarding how my town tax dollars are spent (wasted, in my opinion).

Anonymous said...

One thing to save money is on overtime.
Bag the leaves to be picked up.
In doing this there will be a good penny to be saved.

Anonymous said...

And I think the number of people to pick up garbage at commercial establishments on the down-low could be reduced.

Anonymous said...

Pull the Police off of the Hudson and let the Coast Guard and County PD do their Jobs!
What a waste

Anonymous said...

Make cerain that all Town property to be disposed of is sold for the highest price.

Anonymous said...

Getting rid of Gil Kaminer will save about $75,000. A step in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

Maybe this isn't the best time to be opening up the Theodore Young Community Center and its pool 7 days a week.

Maybe it's also not such a good idea to subsidize Greenburgh Central by paying to keep its fitness center open.

Anonymous said...

Good idea. Cut spending. Save money. You can save money by checking purchases.

David Kutcher said...

Paul,

As another cost-saving measure, once you start purchasing again, why not post your RFPs on the RFP Database (blog) as a way of getting more competitive bids?

Best,

-David

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the Town should save money by cancelling the election in November - after all, the outcome is already decided.
In fact, let's just skip elections until Feiner dies - he and his team are unbeatable.

Anonymous said...

Kaminer & Bernstein haven't given up. Rumor has it that a meeting was held -possibly at Bernstein's house- to organize a campaign to get Barnes elected so Kaminer can keep his job.

Anonymous said...

In Bernstein's missive to the Scarsdale, Inquirer, he laments the fact that his Edgemonters did not come out in the same numbers against Feiner as they did two years ago.

What Bernstein does not want to talk about is how many Edgemonters are sick of him, McNally and Sheehan and the devisiveness that they have brought to town government. Sleepy Barnes lost legitametely in September and in November when Independants and Republicans can vote, Sleepy Barnes will be annhilated.

Anonymous said...

Will Bob Bernstein testify under oath --One Dromore?
Was his actions, was the Town Council members actions, illegal? Unethical?

Anonymous said...

We are tired of Bernstein and his group in Edgemont.
Maybe he'll stand on the corner giving away some bucks for a vote for Barnes
Goes to show us how crooked this man is ,he needs Barnes because without her vote there will only be two votes for what Edgemont wants.
As we all know just three votes.
Bernstein I think the residents of all Greenburgh have your number.
One mistake after another shows us how callous and vindictive you are.
Too late sir, the people have spoken and that's it.
By the way your walks with Bass didn't work neither.You see they should have gone their own ways rather than teaming up with loosers like you and Sheehan.

Anonymous said...

Supervisor
Can you please define: emergency purchase?

Anonymous said...

AN "EMERGENCY" PURCHASE IS WHEN SOMETHING BREAKS OR NEEDS IMMEDIATE REPAIR, OR WHEN A PROJECT MUST BE COMPLETED & SUPPLIES ARE REQUIRED, OR WHEN SUPPLIES FOR EVERYDAY REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN EXHAUSTED & 3 MONTHS REMAININ THE YEAR--
AN "EMERGENCY" PURCHASE IS NOT A PURCHASE WHERE SAY 3 NEW COMPUTERS WERE REQUESTED IN LAST YEAR'S BUDGET PREPARATIONS (SEPT. '06) & NOW 1 YEAR LATER (OCT. '07) STILL HAVE NOT BEEN PURHCASED, OBVIOUSLY THEY WERE NOT A NECESSITY, JUST A WISH LIST OR NEW "TOY"-- IF THEY HAVEN'T BEEN PURCHASED YET, LET THEM WAIT A LITTLE LONGER, PUT INTO NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET IF "REALLY" REQUIRED & STILL HOLD NEXT YEAR'S REQUESTS FLAT--THAT IS WHAT IS REQUIRED IN JUST ABOUT EVERY DEPT. IN TOWN!!!!!

freeze juettner said...

a freeze on diana juettner's salary would be fair - she has never earned it. no work - no pay.

juettner freeze a good idea said...

better yet - give her pay to samis. that would be sweet.

Anonymous said...

Paul is your Halloween block party in the budget or would that constitute emergency spending.

Anonymous said...

It is not Paul's haloween party the residents made this request.
He is the messenger in this matter.
I don't think it is wrong for asking for feed back
Maybe other areas want to do the same.
Wise up.

Anonymous said...

I ask still, was this budgeted or will this be emergecy spending.

Anonymous said...

2:59!!!I guess you're the one that will be the end of a donkey costume ,at the halloween festivities.

Anonymous said...

I may be. So this expenditure of taxpayer money would qualify as emergency spending. I guess I wont be the only one in the costume