Thursday, November 06, 2008

NEW REVENUE IDEAS--WHAT DO YOU THINK?

During the past few days I have been meeting and speaking with some residents about new revenue generating ideas. Here are some of the suggestions made so far....

1) RENT OUT THE INDOOR POOL TO A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION FOR SUNDAY USE ONLY-- The pool at the TDYCC is closed on Sunday. The town could generate some revenue if we rented out the pool on Sundays---and swimmers could benefit by getting access to the pool another day of the week.

2) RESTAURANT AT HARTS BROOK NATURE PRESERVE-- The Rockefeller's rented out space at their Pocantico park to a top notch restaurant. Should we rent out the old barn at Hartsbrook to a restaurant---require the restaurant developer to fix up the barn (which needs work)? The police chief indicated that the restaurant could be required to hire police to direct traffic from Ridge Road to the park.

3) PUSH HARD FOR THE INDOOR TENNIS BUBBLE---WE should push hard for state legislation that will make it easier to rent the tennis courts at AF Veteran Park to a private company so they can place a bubble on top of the courts---renovate existing tennis courts (at their expense) and build (at their expense) a club house.

4)LIBRARY SHOULD RENT SPACE AT NEW LIBRARY--town should consider placing parking meter stations at the library so that non residents of the town can help us with library expenses.

What do you think about these suggestions?

74 comments:

Anonymous said...

5. Hire an additional code enforcement person. (The eliminated arts position can cover the salary.) Code enforcement is severely lacking in Greenburgh. It would improve quality of life and bring in additional revenue.

Anonymous said...

1. Opening the building on Sundays, especially the pool, would be very expensive (heat, electricity, etc.). I wonder if a private organization be willing to pay so much even for the town to be able to break even.

2. The restaurant business is tricky, and I wonder if now is the economic time that someone would take the risk. Plus, I'd imagine that Hartsdale area restaurants would be harmed. Perhaps a simple little coffee shop would be more appropriate for Hart's Brook.

3. Sounds good, though expensive legal battles might make it cost-prohibitive at this time.

4. Do the math and you'll find that the expense of installing and maintaining parking meters is higher than the revenue generated.

Stop wasting uor tax dollars said...

Instead of renting out the Library SELL it. The big white elephant. Looks good but we can not afford it.

get the cash! said...

Is this a joke?
How about collecting the rent owed already for pool use, more than $1 rent to Louis Bronze CC and fees for services rendered to GHA by the police department, before you go renting to anyone ever again!

If you can't collect monies owed, or charge fair rents, you can't be in the rental business!

Anonymous said...

The idiot that spoke about a restaurant in Harts park seems to forget that there is a convent on the property which is a home for elderly religious.

You would have to figure out a way in and a new way out so as not to disturb this group.

The layout of the entrance and exit at the moment is crazy.
Paul you are not enforcing any laws concerning this park.
Dog owners allow their dogs to run loose all over the place.

Paul you are nuts in printing this comment so the public could have a good laugh.

The housing authority owes over one half million dollars.
The bronz center pays one dollar rent.
Get back the money we paid plus start charching the going rent for the babysitting building.

Why is it that you refuse to go after these two things that you know would help tremendously with our tax base.

admit mistakes said...

easy answer - stop spending, cut all non essential services - sell unnecessary parks

basically start undoing the mistakes of the past 20 years

Anonymous said...

fIRST OF ALL HOW CAN ONE HAVE A RESTAURANT WITHOUT A LIQUOR LICENSE.

YOU WOULD DISRUPTING THE LIVES OF THE RESIDENTS THAT LIVE ON THAT ROAD.

WHY NOT SELL ALL YOUR DAM PARKS.
AS FOR THE LIBRARY SELL IT TO SOMEONE THAT WOULD LOVE TO PUT AN EXCLUSIVE RESTAURANT OR CATERING HALL.

LEAVE THE HOME OWNERS ALONE.
YOU HAVE CRUCIFIED ALL OF US FOR TOO LONG WITH ALL YOUR FOOLISH SPENDING.

Anonymous said...

How about getting rid of hte Police Marine unit, having civilians do EMT?

How about actually managing Paul

Anonymous said...

Why not start with selling some parkland.

These parks were purchased to stop development.
Well now is the time to develope these parcels because they are not used to capacity.

You purchased Taxter Ridge to give your friend a big back yard well now sell your share to either the county or state . we do not need you to satify one person with our tax dollars.

You have two centers that are stealing our money since they do not bring in any revenue.

The center with all it's freebees and the bronz center $1.00 rent and no revenues.

Paul you have got to be kidding.

We cannot keeep paying for your babies. Either you sell both buildings or close them down.

Just remember the buildings and what they offer do not make good children as you keep saying.
What is needed good parents that look after their children and not give the job to outsiders .
You are running out of excused as to why these center should remain opened at taxpayers expense.

Good parents make good children.

hal samis said...

Dear Mr. Feiner,

How about giving even a brief nod to zoning and planning codes?
The public understands that you don't give a damn about following them but what does it take for you, the Town Supervisor, to recognize that they exist? And, unlike your half-baked publicity hits, these statutes exist to serve a higher purpose than a brief mention in the local newspaper.

Anonymous said...

Who pays for the bubble to come into place.

I thought it was on the unincorporated shoulders to cover expenses.
Then again why do we always have to be put in the middle of your stupid plans and the villages.

You should have been watching the centers more carefully as to where all the money was going for renovations. They were never done.
You should have charged all the users the going fees for the programs.
Instead you made everyone who said that they could not pay- eat,swim and use other programs at taxpayers expense.

I'm glad that the governor will be looking into cutting expenses to try to balance the state budget.
Most of your free programs will be going out the window tell me what will your intentions be then.
TAX US SOME MORE TO KEEP YOUR VOTES COMING IN.

Anonymous said...

Raise the fee for the Xposure program

we need a kennedy said...

memo to feiner and fairview - stop asking what the town can do for you and ask what you can do for the town!!

Anonymous said...

take away all town vehicles that go home at night. I bet this will save a lot of money. I think it insane for any commissioner to take home a town vehicle. Especially when every commissioner in the town makes over 100k.

You want to save money Paul why would you start out a new commissioner at they tdycc making the same as the past commissioner, let them show they deserve such a high salary by the work and effort they put into that dump. It seems like you could have took someone from recreation to be in charge over their. Is it just me or are their already a commissioner, deputy commissioner, assistant to the commissioner, and a superintendant. I believe this would have been a real easy way to save money. Both places offer the same services so the recreation commissioners should be able to handle it. If you shared the above positions with the center you would be cutting the pricey positions in half. Also with the parks department cutting positions and the tdycc cutting positions one would think you would need less management.

Maybe I'm wrong but in the real world it wasn't just the hard working employees that lost their jobs, so did a lot of the do little managers. Less town employees same amount of management, I guess this will be on your agenda for next year.

cut the town board said...

do we really need 5 town board members? why not cut it down to 3 or 4

Anonymous said...

how about hiring one professional town manager? that would allow making the 5 town board essentially ceremonial positions and cutting out the $250K in salaries and god know how much in benefits associated with those positions.

Disgruntled Greenburgher said...

It has been pointed out elsewhere in this blog that the Supervisor is of the "spend $1,000 to implement a plan saving $1" sort of thinker.
How about a cost/benefit analysis - even at a simplified level - on these "ideas" BEFORE exposing Greenburghers to even more public embarrassment?
None of these "new revenue ideas" is either new or capable of producing meaningful revenue.
Had the Town "invested" in revaluation of the assessibles, the $6 million the Supervisor estimates it would cost, would have prevented the loss of more than $9 million this year alone.
Get real and do your job Mr Supervisor, or step aside and let professional management take over.

abolish town and county govt said...

each village has a day to day manager (along with a mayor and village trustees)

why not get rid of town and county government

if the town board did not meet for 6 months - would anyone really notice?

same is true for the county board of legislators.

Anonymous said...

Agree completely with 5:33AM. Hire an additional code enforcement officer. All the regs and ordinances are of no value without enforcement. And make sure the fines are paid! It will bring in a fortune since there are so many violations!

Anonymous said...

Dear Abolish town and county gov:
Did you know that village taxes are higher than unincorporate Greenburgh taxes?

Anonymous said...

put up bill boards along central avenue across from red lobster this could bring in major revenue.

Anonymous said...

Village taxes are NOT higher than unincorporated Greenburgh taxes. Village taxes include taxes for their respective fire departments. Unincorporated taxes for not. If you live in Edgemont (Greenville), Hartsdale or Fairview, you pay a substantial additional tax for fire which, when added to the town's whopping tax for municipal services, makes it cost more to live in unincorporated Greenburgh than it costs to live in the town's villages. It didn't used to be so, but thanks to Feiner and his inability to manage the town's finances, it is now.

Anonymous said...

Residents of Donald Park, E Irvington, Hartsley (Ardsley Fire District), North Elmsford reside in unincorporated Greenburgh. Our taxes are much less than taxes in the villages. The town has no control over fire districts. They have independently elected Boards. Top paid brass in the Fire Districts earn more than the Police Chief and do not serve the entire town. Can't blame Feiner for this because he has no control over the fire district salaries.

Anonymous said...

Between this year and next, Feiner will have given us in unincorporated Greenburgh a 30% increase in municipal taxes and a decline in essential services, such as police and sanitation, with no real cut in non-essential services. For those who still think living in unincorporated Greenburgh is still a bargain, notwithstanding the mess Feiner has made of the town's finances, you probably buy his nonsense about the problems all being caused by the meltdown on Wall Street. But for those of us who have to balance our budgets at home, and know the difference between what's essential and what's not, we're fed up. It's really time for a change in town government.

Anonymous said...

The same people who complain about the tax hikes also complain about the program cuts. I wonder if the above anonymous poster supported the 20 million library expansion - which Feiner opposed (and his naysayers supported). The library expansion contributes to the tax hike.

Anonymous said...

By the way I live in Edgemont and I too are fed up with the taxes and loss of services.

I am one that did not vote for the library brcause it was NOT NEEDED.

Anonymous said...

Greenburgh is not the only municipal government that is forced to cut services and increase taxes. Every community is experiencing the same problems, unfortunately. Read the papers!

Anonymous said...

But other communities cut non-essential services first. We hold TDYCC sacrosant.

Anonymous said...

I have a great idea to save money.

Stop asking the department heads to cut out the waste.

You want to find the Wast talk to the town employees all of them, that aren't in management. We witness a lot of things that could save the town money.

Let Management worry about their jobs a little bit instead of putting the rest of us on a chopping block

ed krauss said...

10:43 PM is right on.

12:05AM, here's a thought for you.

(A) the library "only" costs taxpayers, according to the administration, $68/year. Not a big deal, but taxes anyway. For your edification, Feiner( bite my keybard) was NOT against the library,he was against the amount($15million for him vs. the nearly $20 million referendum.) And,(B) the timing of the referendum (he wanted it on the Nov. ballot vs. the May Special election.)

(B) If, as many bloggers have posted, Feiner eliminated NON-ESSENTIALS from the budget and focused on essentials i.e. police and sanitation, we WOULD NOT BE LOSING ESSENTIAL SERVICES!

(C) If we eliminated the Xposure "redundancy," we would save, at least $175,000 ( G-d Knows how much more when the final accounting is "legally" done.)
If we did not get "saddled" with another NON-ESSENTIAL like the $175,000"Sheehan-Ramp-to-no where," we would save another $175,000.
If we eliminated yet another NON-ESSENTIAL i.e. the Cultural Arts "Curator," and the Art-for-sale-by-artist-on-the-Town-Hall-Walls-Dept.,we could save another $100,000 or so.

(D) Therefore, just those three line items yield a savings of approximately $400,000, we could retain and/or fill the six police slots AND have money left over for a dent in the non-curbside pick up problem.

Yes, other communities are being forced to make tough fiscal decisions.But, keepig the "fat" and throwing out he "filet," is not a wise prudent decision. And 10:43 PM is correct. We have been putting up with these half-assed imprudent decisions for far too long...about 19 years too long.

Stop making excuses for the inexcusable.

In 2009, we need three NEW elected officials. With three, change can happen.

If we lived under a parliamentry type of gvernment, I'd call for a "vote of no confidence," and have a new election on Tuesday. That's the exigency of our position.

Anonymous said...

The ramp is done, we cant give it back. But I would add to your list Ed.

1. Demand fair payment from Silver Streaks.

2. Demand back the money that GHA owes the town.

3. Stop giving Fairview FD the 200k per year from the Westhab money.

4. Use civilians for EMT.

5. Get rid of the police marine and swat units (use county forces for such).

Anonymous said...

Ed: You are a disgruntled X-contractor with the town.

Anonymous said...

Charging residents who want to take advantage of non curbside garbage pickup is not eliminating an essential service. The town cannot afford to continue to provide this luxury to people who can afford to pay for the service.

Anonymous said...

And then the Town can afford to cut back, not eliminate, TDYCC.

Anonymous said...

If services are cut for some residents all the programs should be cut at both centers in Fairview.

We have paid enough throughout the years to keep it going. So now you cut our services you have to treat the others the same way.

Anonymous said...

1:44 It isn't that we cannot afford the charges it is that we already pay for sanitation plus for some it is impossible to set their garbage on the roadway.
I KNOW OF ONE STREET WHERE THERE IS NO ROOM ON THE ROAD TO PLACE PAILS BECAUSE OF THE LAYOUT OF THE ROADWAYS.
sOME HAVE NO LAND BECAUSE THEY ARE DOWNHILL.

Paul are you listening? said...

Paul can you tell me how many fines have been issued for putting leaves in the roadways?? Paul are you listening ?

Anonymous said...

In the villages that I know, there is only curbside garbage pickup. Nobody has ever complained.

ed krauss said...

1:18 PM.

If I were, which I am definitely NOT, a disgruntled X-contractor with the town, Paul-a bold faced lie you've been passing along since 1991- what part of that which I said about $400,000 in savings, by eliminating non-essential items do you have a problem with? Regarding the infamous "ramp," I have questions about the funding. But that's for another time.

Cut the items that need cutting and stop rationalizing and/or justifying.

You hucked up. You know it. And whether you choose to answer my question about the ephemeral $750,000 revenue from the sale of town property, your non-response is response enough for me. It's a fictitious number, based on an uneducated guesstimate, with a snowballs chance in Hades of entering the 2009 budget.

I can't find out who the slanderer is, but without question, I know YOU are the source.So if you and your cadre of suckups continue to trash my name with false, unproven rumors, I will recipricate with true, verifiable facts about your propensity for breaking the law as written versus what you think the law should be.You've already been shot down on the $650,000 from Westhab which you "gave to the Valhalla school district, and there are otheregregious irresponsible acts you've committed. By the way, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO START THE PROCESS TO GET $650,000 BACK FROM VALHALLA? We sure coulduse that money now! And while I'm at it, where is the $100,000 set aside- ILLEGALLY, AS IS YOU WONT-FOR THE MAYFAIR-KNOLLWOOD HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION?

Although you think you're Teflon, look up what happens to Teflon once it has the slightest scratch.

Anonymous said...

Ed: Did you ever have any printing contract with the town? Yes or No? If yes, what years?

Anonymous said...

The villages only have curbside garbage pickup? I dont know, but I do know thaty dont have a 3M /year TDYCC.

Anonymous said...

Hastings collects garbage one day a week. Has been doing this for a few years.

Anonymous said...

I would be willing to go to one day a week garbage pickups if we cut TDYCC to a budget of 1M/year. And even that seems outrageous.

Anonymous said...

Since this blog has a bpath site meter, I wonder if the IP addresses of anonymous posters can be FOILed? Now, wouldn't that be interesting?

Anonymous said...

I'll take one day a week garbage pickup but you have to close both centers.

Anonymous said...

What the f### does curbside garbage pickup have to do with the TDYCC? Can't you anonymice ever focus on something without bringing into it your grievances (however legitimate) on other things?

ed krauss said...

7:44 PM. It's none of your business but if this puts to rest the Feiner Fabrication it will help.

NO, I NEVER HAD A CONTRACT WITH THE TOWN TO DO ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!

What I did do, was write, edit, layout and design the Town's newsletter, FREE OF CHARGE, and BID on the printing of same. If I was the low bidder, Steve Schoengold, the purchasing agent at the time, awarded me the printing.If I wasn't, I didn't get the printing.It's that simple.

I did this as a public service. When I no longer had the time to do this, I stopped doing it. I made the decision, no one else.

I was, nor am I a "disgruntled former contractor."

I hope you and others fronting for Feiner the Fraud, will stop BSing and creating a scenario that did not happen.

If this is not good enough for you, there's nothing else to say.

draft krauss said...

ed - you are responsible for the fraud that is juettner.

i would love to see krauss on the town board esp in the place of silent diane.

ed - dont just sit there - run!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

11;45 all our tax dollars are being squandered at both centers.

The second is the parklands.

If we have to cut important service we have to get rid of what caused the problem from the unset which is both centers because they do not bring in one cent of revenue.

Anonymous said...

Regarding cutting the hours at the outdoor pool: can you raise the admission fees?

Regarding the indoor pool at TDYCC: can you charge nonresidents more? They pay slightly more than residents. Perhaps it should be 2.5 times more.

Found in Yonkers said...

I think the ideas being proposed are plausible ideas that deserve discussion and action. Unfortunately with open forums like this those who are nothing but negative always try to stop the process. Mr. Feiner keep up the good work, thank you for providing this space for the community to speak with you.

Anonymous said...

Ms. Roper was a good employee for the Town of Greenburgh. She is professional, hard working and easy to get along with. Ms. Roper services will be greatly missed.

Anonymous said...

Ms. Roper was a good employee for the Town of Greenburgh. She is professional, hard working and easy to get along with. Ms. Roper services will be greatly missed.

Anonymous said...

Ed became disgruntle when his free reign with tax dollars washed up. He was shown the door and did not like it. Re-staple that rug tighter to your head please you are having bad dreams. You Hal and Mike are on a mission to screw up the town however I don't think they will let you accomplish it. See you at the budget hearings and I will show you who is the sick ones. The three amigos PATHETIC

ed krauss said...

10:56 you won't show me anything because, if you do, your veil of anonymity will be uncovered.

I'll be there, so come on over and talk trash to my face.

I seriously doubt, enough to "bet the farm" and lay odds, you don't have the gonads or equivalent to reveal yourself.

Then again how can I blame you.Your obvious penchant for autoerotic manifestations and satisfaction with same,are a crystal clear mirror into your pathetic existence.

Continue to get your jollies and making a fool of yourself dispite the fact that you are the only one who knows who you are.

Again, let me thank you for listing me with Hal and Mike two men whose integrity, smarts and courage of their convictions are as alien to someone like you and transcends your ability to understand.

I'm certain a punk/4-F like you is not a veteran, so I won't wish you a happy Veteran's Day.

But, keep on digging, you might find a resonating chord.I'm sure there are fellow travellers like you.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Kraus you sure have alot of patience with that jerk. I'm sorry I have to be anonymous but I have good reasons. I hope you believe me.

It's so bad I'm annoyed by his nastiness toward you, and his repeating the same stuff over and over.

My friends and I are on your side. You are helpful to us in many ways.

In one of those ways, thank you for helping me get the free digital box from cablevision so I can watch the work sessions and town board meetings.

You're doing a good job for the citizens of Greenburgh and I wish you would run against Francis and Diana. They're not doing a good job.

hal samis said...

Although it means scrolling up and re-reading comments, please note that when anonymous writers attack Mr. Krauss, Mr. Kolesar and myself they steer clear of attacking (Ed and I) on what we write here and instead are concerned about who we are and why we are. Last week, I was attacked solely because I choose to spend my free time exposing the administration. This was interpreted as I need to get a life.

Wouldn't it be more useful on this blog if there were replies that dealt with issues raised by the "three amigos". Clearly, the anonymous writers have no counters to make and must deal solely with innuendo and attacking the messengers.

Afterall, it's not our fault that Feiner, Sheehan, Morgan, Brown and Juettner have put themselves on paid, public display.

"PATHETIC" says 10:56pm about us.

When instead of pathos, bathos might be the better choice.

And from there it's only a small jump to Athos, Porthos and Artamis.
Now all that's missing is a D'Artagnan.

Anonymous said...

Hal. Everyone keeps referring to you, Ed Krauss and Kolesar as the three amigos and the courageous ones. You are obviously a team. However, I never see a Kolear post on this blog.I can't imagine Kolesar posts anonomously on this blog given Krauss's constant bashing of anonymous posters as cowards.Which is it Hal/Ed? Is Kolesar courageous or anonymous/coward. If you're so proud of him courageously speaking his (your)mind at work sessions, why is he afraid to post to this blog using his name? Afraid for his job?(Not Kolesar) Speaking half truths?(Not Kolesar) Stirring the pot with anonymous protection?(Not Kolesar. Let's be honest Hal/Ed/Kolesar. You're using this blog to advancce your own agenda to the same extent that Feiner is trying to advance his. That makes you no better than him.

Anonymous said...

the comedy of this board never ceases. Imagine: Mr. 2:47 Anonymous attacks individuals for allegedly posting... anonymously! This is funnier than the New Yorker cartoons.

Anonymous said...

Mr./Mrs. 3:05 pm. Anonymous never claimed to be anything more than anonymous. Therein lies the difference. I'll note that you posted anonymously. Therein lies the cartoon.

hal samis said...

To 2:47,
Speaking only for myself, my Agenda is the non-violent overthrow of the Town government. I've toned down in my latter years.
I've tried and succeeded, to some degree, in acquainting the public with the idea of "just three votes" to remind them that things happen, for better or worse (mostly), by the forbearance of at least two Town Council members. Since last year's election, this margin has, unsurprisingly, increased to five.

Things can only get better from this low point.

Mr. Feiner invites comment. Most of his blog topics are also the content of his abiility to use the Town's email list -- which does not convey public comment.

I receive no remuneration for my efforts nor do I expect any. However, those whom I find fault with, do feed at the public trough.

However, the Town Board, myself, Mr. Krauss and even Mr. Kolesar have something in common. We are all American citizens and participate in the grand tradition of speaking our minds. All citizens are equal but some are more equal by your standards. This blog, for all of its limited circulation, is the great leveler.

As I read your comment, I come away with the conclusion that you object to my (our) use of this platform and refer to an Agenda as though we were running for public office. Does that thought trouble you?

At the official venue, the Town Board meeting, the public is sharply limited in its time to speak during public comment - both during or outside of required public hearings. There are no such restrictions on the Town Board. Furthermore, Town Board meetings are broadcast, re-broadcast and covered by the media.
This blog is not.

So, again what do you find so troubling when citizens take up the Supervisor on his invitation to "post a comment" (look to the top of this page for example). I am not one of the bloggers who expect the Supervisor to respond on his blog. I have always viewed it as a valuable opportunity for him to suss out what the opposition is thinking. I have never held back aware of this possibility.

So, without Mr. Feiner's objection or restriction, how should readers guage your objection? You come to this blog voluntarily; you are neither required to read any post which starts with "hal samis says"
nor required to respond.

As usual, the criticism of my postings is seldom about what I write but more often about why I write. This serves to confirm my own conclusion that what I write about is not only spot on but perceived as dangerous to the Town Board and how they conduct business.

My criticism of the Money Magazine ranking was based on their "confusion" in including Greenburgh within a listing of cities. Mr. Feiner has broadened the format to become "best places to live" (in the United States).

People such as yourself want to diminish Greenburgh's place on any list by curtailing freedom of speech.

If you have an issue with any of my comments, you know where to find me.

Anonymous said...

FIRST OF ALL SELL THE LIBRARY.

WE DID WITHOUT THE MONSTER UP TO NOW WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT IT WILL BE NEEDED AFTER THE OPENING DATE NEXT YEAR.

SELLING THE LIBRARY WILL BRING IN A GOOD PENNY TO HELP THE TAXPAYERS.

Anonymous said...

WHITEHEAD CONSIDERED FOR TDY C/C DEPUTY?!?!?!?

Say it isn't so! Somebody pinch me!! The same Whitehead who is under police investigation, for hiring 5 people including her felon nephew to work no show jobs? These five people claimed to work 50 hours a week as part timers when the building was closed for evening programs. Huh? The same Whitehead who cried like a baby to the TDY Advisory Board? The same Whitehead who fired the Pool Director? The same Whitehead who never finished college? The same Whitehead who never supervised ANY f/t staff before being given a DOUBLE SALARY raise when appointed Interim Commissioner? The same Whitehead who gave away a $10,000 free day to Playland for the TDY Summer Camp, yep you read it right, that one day trip cost taxpayers $10,000. The same Whitehead who failed to inform the public about the Exposure Program? The same Whitehead whom staff protested her appointment in the Journal News? The same Whitehead who didn't start ONE new program since her appointment? The same Whitehead who has bought staff morale to its lowest levels? The same Whitehead who hasn't brought in one extra dime in grants? The same Whitehead who got the job without anyone else being considered? The same Whitehead who needs Councilwoman Brown to hold her hand to do her job? The same Whitehead who disappeared for 5 days when the Greenburgh Police entered the building?

Nooooo it can't be! I want to wake up from this bad dream!
Now before any of the folks she has taken care of respond, tell me one item here that isn't true. JUST ONE! This will be a long wait.

Greenburgh ranked number one for the poorest promotion standards in the USA!!!

Anonymous said...

WHITEHEAD CONSIDERED FOR TDY C/C DEPUTY?!?!?!?

Say it isn't so! Somebody pinch me!! The same Whitehead who is under police investigation, for hiring 5 people including her felon nephew to work no show jobs? These five people claimed to work 50 hours a week as part timers when the building was closed for evening programs. Huh? The same Whitehead who cried like a baby to the TDY Advisory Board? The same Whitehead who fired the Pool Director? The same Whitehead who never finished college? The same Whitehead who never supervised ANY f/t staff before being given a DOUBLE SALARY raise when appointed Interim Commissioner? The same Whitehead who gave away a $10,000 free day to Playland for the TDY Summer Camp, yep you read it right, that one day trip cost taxpayers $10,000. The same Whitehead who failed to inform the public about the Exposure Program? The same Whitehead whom staff protested her appointment in the Journal News? The same Whitehead who didn't start ONE new program since her appointment? The same Whitehead who has bought staff morale to its lowest levels? The same Whitehead who hasn't brought in one extra dime in grants? The same Whitehead who got the job without anyone else being considered? The same Whitehead who needs Councilwoman Brown to hold her hand to do her job? The same Whitehead who disappeared for 5 days when the Greenburgh Police entered the building?

Nooooo it can't be! I want to wake up from this bad dream!
Now before any of the folks she has taken care of respond, tell me one item here that isn't true. JUST ONE! This will be a long wait.

Greenburgh ranked number one for the poorest promotion standards in the USA!!!

ed krauss said...

Shazzam!!!! How about this for fattening up the town's coffers?

EVERY TIME THE "FEINER" GETS CAUGHT TELLING AN "UNTRUTH"-AS IN LIE-HE HAS TO PUT 1% OF HIS ANNUAL SALARY INTO A PROTECTED FROM TRANSFER FUND.

I figure, once a month he'll lie his way out of a year's salary. Two wonderful things can happen.

(a) He will resign (fat chance, but a guy can dream can't he,) or

(b) He will start paying back the money he took under false pretenses for nearly 20 years, and as a biproduct, he will deplete his ill gotten gain war chest. I know it's ill gotten because saying what he says and doing what he does, is false advertising which is an ill gotten way to get "CON-tributions.

Via a passive referendum, we the abused tax payers of Greenburgh can get the proposition on the ballot.

How about it? Last night he, unilaterally disavowed,and stepped all over yet another policy of: having people submit questions to the clerk in advance of the meeting; having the addressed party answer the question; and in the 3 minute public comment section, the public could rebut the inaccuracy, fib or ,in Feiner's case, A WHOPPER OF A LIE.

He seems to have a penchant for changing the ground rules AFTER the game has started. Not cricket, but HE'S IN CHARGE...as long as we allow him to screw us over.

So, think about it. 1% per lie.
1% per lie. Just an iddy biddy 1% and we have a chance at a new horizon.

Anonymous said...

The happenings in this town are amazing.

The more you steal the more nothing is done.

If you want to make a bundle of money join the Greenburgh family.
Who said that crime does not pay.

Anonymous said...

Paul,
Many of us have told you how to bring in revenue but you won't listen.
Sell both centers to private concerns
Sell parklands that do not bring in revenue.
If they haven't brought in a dime up to now they never will.
Sell Taxter ridge you only purchased it to do your friend Gold a favor.
Above all get rid of the library.
We got so used to going else where that we know this elephant will not be used to the fullest.
Stop your grant crap since we have to pay our share so tell me what are you getting for free,
All the taxpayers have to pay back these grants.

Anonymous said...

I haven't been on this blog in a long time, WOW amazing how some things never change. Some good ideas, but some ridiculous ideas as well. Here are a couple of my ideas. Tell me what you thing Mr Feiner and all the other bloggers on this site.
1. I recently learned that every household in this town pays less than $100.00 for police service annually (thats for a police dept of 122 (now 116)sworn members and about 30-40 civilian. However that same household pays over $1500.00 for fire protection, varies depending in which district you live in. The three paid districts in town probably have a combined total of about 120 firefighters give or take a few. I see there are some ongoing studies looking into consolidating police depts in the town to save money, but where is the study for consolidating the fire depts. It's pretty obvious that they spend a lot more on fire protection than police protection. By the way I hear all the time about budget meetings in the town on how to spend money and save money. There's never any mention of meetings for fire dept budgets. When and where are those posted and why don't we know much about what goes on at the FD. PD lost 6 cop positions to help the budget, how many firefighter positions did the 3 districts give up. I understand it's different budgets but if i'm not mistaken it is the same taxpayer who writes the tax check for both the town taxes and the fire taxes. Hey FD pitch in and help the greenburgh residents with some givebacks.
2. In todays economy, I understand that healthcare is extremely important and the town spends over 10,000 annually per employee on healthcare plans. Some employees have spouses with equal or better medical plans and two plans to insure one family is usually not necessary and a waste of money. Town employees have in the past offered to give back their medical plan for a cash incentive but have been turned down by the town. I feel that if the employee can show proof of medical insurance from his/her spouses medical then they should be given the option not to take it. If in the future it is needed then sign up for it then. The town would save at least $6,000 - $7,000 per employee per year. I'm no accountant but the math is fairly simple Mr Feiner.
3. The community center is is serious need of oversight it seems that they do what they want, when they want it, with little to no accountability. Who's family member got this job or what friend got that one regardless of qualifications is horrific but whats even worse is the town board condoning it or even worse taking part in it. In the very least they ignore it and that must stop. The center should be audited and appropriate changes made. It's pathetic when the police are responding to the center to investigate crimes allegedly commited by the people that run it.

Anonymous said...

How about opening up a casino ,instead of a library.

You need money this is the way to Just a thought to bring in some

Anonymous said...

About the aquatics situation at the
TDYCC. I viewed the town board meeting from home on Wednesday night,
as usual Samis, with his diarrea
of the mouth said "Squeeler" to +describe the aquatics director.
Well Mr. Samis, the aquatics director had her timecard of 40 hours altered by white out by
Whitehead to reflect only 10 hours work. Would you speak out???You'd have a megaphone!! How come when you stepped up to the podium, like
Whitehead does, none of Your/her information is available or correct ? Quick to judge and snap back.
There's medication for people like you. Unless you know the facts..
save the time and the energy.
Just sit down.
Mike Poliziano-taxpayer
\Don't respond, I don't want to
read another one of your 2nd grade rants!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear 11/15 6:38 PM:

I don't know what your source is, but you surely have't looked at the 2009 proposed budget. Excluding benefits, which would add anouth 40% or so, the police budget is $15,487,474. So with benefits add $6 million+ / - to a total of say $21.5 million. There are about 43,000 residents of unincorporated Greenburgh. At an average of three persons per household, that implies about 14,300 households or about $1,500 per household. Your $100 is so off base as to be a joke. Sorry. Next time check the budget before you post.

hal samis said...

Dear Mr. Poliziano,

I've read your comment three times and I can't fathom for certain whether you are for or against Ms. Roper; you clearly are annoyed with me. I think you are saying that Ms. Roper's timecard was altered by Whitehead and that upsets you.

I haven't heard anything about that.

What I did state was that I suspect that Ms. Roper was fired because she was a "squealer" and what I wrote on this blog given the opportunity to write at length was that in doing so she was a threat to Whitehead and was fired because she squealed on Whitehead.

I also raised the issue on the blog that this was done in advance of the arrival of the newly appointed Director because it was meant to be a warning to other employees at the Community Center not to talk.

I have no proof of this nor would such likely exist. Do you expect to see a FOILABLE memo, Brown to Whitehead: "fire Roper to send a message to the staff". I made a comment that in the budget no employees were fired save one because she was a squealer. This is my opinion and opinions generally do not require facts in hand. How would mere citizens criticize President Bush if they could do so only with official papers to support their views.

Based upon what I perceive as your lack of understanding and you not being a frequent visitor to the blog or town hall meetings, I do agree with you, though, that a reply written for second graders would be beyond your comprehension skills.

Anonymous said...

Let's keep Nanna and Regula. We need them.

Anonymous said...

you want to save money stop letting people take ther cars home:
there is no reason for anyone to take a town car home its cheaper to pay the mileage charge and you would save ware and tear on the cars they would last longer and you would purchase less cars and gas also. whens the last time you had to call the police chief in or the parks dept. please the parks whats he need for someone put a hole in the grass come on..you will save alot of money right there alone do the math per car + gas + service on the car etc..