Wednesday, December 17, 2008

SHOULDN"T GREENBURGH LIBRARY ADDRESS BE GREENBURGH?


I plan to contact the US Postal Service and will ask them to change the address of the Greenburgh Library from Elmsford to Greenburgh. Shortly after the Greenburgh Town Board moved to the new Town Hall we contacted the Postal Service and they permitted Greenburgh Town Hall to use the address: Greenburgh, NY. Shouldn't they do the same for the library?

106 comments:

sheehanigans said...

no - its address should be ketchikan, ny - thats the town in alaska where the bridge to nowhere was going to be built - and thats the fate of this white elephant.

as a side note, alaska was known as seward's folly

the new town albatross has a ramp to nowhere and is now known as sheehan's folly.

better idea - sell the whole thing on ebay.

mail post bumped these gems said...

Anonymous said...
Last election we had 3 candidates who were committed to compromise. Berger, Bass and Barnes. I voted for them.

12/17/2008 11:26 AM


town on the couch said...
you mean the same bass and barnes that voted to appeal the bernstein decision?

berger temporized on any alleged compromise.

folks - time to get real. the structure of the town with 6 villages and a large unincorporated area of mixed class and race does not lend itself to any form of compromise. the villages get little from the town and what they get is obscure. the villages are not interested in the social programs the town board has saddled unincorporated greenburgh with. in better times, this largesse was overlooked. with the collapse or political disappearance of hartsdale, there are few voices for change in unincorporated outside of edgemont the sounds of which indicate that edgemont often has a tin ear- not that their complaints are without merit - they just dont sound warm and fuzzy and as a result they get no traction. the economic bleeding is only pulling people further apart as they bicker with what unions want and the taxes they pay.

the town, run by an odd assortment of politicians, career and otherwise, are by and large, without sufficient experience or wisdom on how to change anything. thats why the duck every problem and being immature, cannot say no to westhab, valhalla school district, the tdycc, taxter ridge, art curators, nutrition programs etc.

the fact is the town ceased to exist long ago - now its just a bunch of interest groups seeking to hold on to what they have or to fend off the beasts from outside - its a lonely struggle. just ask fulton park.

greenburgh gets little news coverage in the main source of news - channel 12.

local columnists are bemused by feiner's small bore gadfly games.

sadly most greenburgh residents who do involve themselves are stuck in the past and have strange notions that they have a right to live in greenburgh forever or the decisions made decades ago are immutable.

ultimately the people of greenburgh are not that different from those in iraq - they do not want to give up their fiefdoms - whether its villages or school districts and merge into something larger.

so things will not change in greenburgh.

12/17/2008 12:30 PM

hal samis said...

Maybe you should first check with your friends at the Greenburgh Public Library. I believe they've been there, done that and struck out.

And why not the Greenburgh Nature Center or the Greenburgh Health Center or even the Greenburgh Multiplex...? Gosh, with all these destinations crying out to have their own blog topic calling for a Greenburgh address, a Supervisor would never have to spend time on taking care of business.

Nice picture of the Post Office truck though. Of course it is not delivering mail to the Greenburgh Town Hall in Greenburgh because we maintain two salaried messengers to do this at a cost exceeding $100,000 plus benefits.

Keep those ideas coming, Paul.

Can't make this stuff up said...

Paul,
I think there are few stalls in the bathrooms at town hall that have run out of toilet paper. Could you please replace it?

At least this would be productive.

keep them coming! said...

Oh boy! Another fun idea! You're really on a roll lately. Be careful. We wouldn't want you get get plum tuckered out coming up with all of these super ideas. After all, it must take a lot out of you to muster up these strokes of genius.

NOW I understand why we pay you the big bucks!

LOLZ said...

TOO FUNNY!
IIRC, Paul wanted to name the library after some benefactor to be solicited and not call it the Greenburgh Library.

Now he has gets all excited that the address doesn't say Greenburgh?

Is he off of his meds again?

Anonymous said...

Hal, focus on the money, that's what we need:

"Nice picture of the Post Office truck though. Of course it is not delivering mail to the Greenburgh Town Hall in Greenburgh because we maintain two salaried messengers to do this at a cost exceeding $100,000 plus benefits."

Good point.

Mr. Feiner, can town mail services be efficient at improved cost?

Anonymous said...

Could it be that the PO does not recognize Greenburgh, NY as an address? :D

Anonymous said...

Paul you should name the monster the unincorporated library.
It;s their money that was wrongly used to fund a project that was not needed .

2009 is the year said...

and unincorporated should pay for the parking lot - its owned by the town including the villages.

it was stolen by the town board and given to the library.

2009 is the year to get rid of sheehan, juettner and feiner.

Anonymous said...

To whom is the library paying rent for the laqnd on which it rest plus the parking lot.
HAS ANYONE CHECKED INTO THE DEED FOR THE LAND,
You gave them this land free and clear and now you want the publics' input as to how the address should read.
Legalize the cost of the property first and then think about the address.

Could I . Would if I Could said...

Could I Change my address so my house value will increase?? Could I change my address so I pay less taxes ?? Could I change my address so when the bills come I am not there ??? Could I change my addess so I am away from stupidity ??

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? Berger,Bass and Barnes wanting to compromise? Compromise what?

Berger didn't get wround to any decision-making role, so we can forget about her, although her campaign was empty. But Bass and Barnes, especially Bass - their idea of compromising was to say to someone that they will take everything he has, and then compromise by agreeing to take only half.

Anonymous said...

Mr Feiner -
This is another distraction. The Post Office doesn't really care what the "city" or "state" portion of the address is - if you put the proper zip code and plus 4 on an envelop with nothing else, the letter will be delivered.
Zip codes have NOTHING to do with geographic names - they represent locations serviced by regional centers and local offices, the plus 4's indicate the carrier assignment.
Please focus on important things - like reducing the budget without resorting to make believe cuts, like guessing how many times it will snow during the year. Guessing the number of times we'll need a plow does nothing for our taxes - eliminating your private secretary and the "curator" at Town Hall and the sculpture co-ordinator and Meals-on-Wheels subsidies for our neighboring political subdivisions and illegal gifts to fire districts and school districts are much more important and deserve your undistracted attention.

Anonymous said...

Is anonymous for real?
Why would anyone suggest that the Supervisor have no secretary?
His is the only office without support staff. He has no other employee other than his secretary.
Are you out of your mind? Who will respond to complaints from citizens.
You may not like Feiner but you have to admit that his office responds quickly to our problems.

Anonymous said...

You may not like Paul. His secretary, Cynthia is fabulous.

Anonymous said...

What the USPS needs to do is have Greenburgh as an "acceptable city name" (their terminology) for 10607, 10603, 10583, and 10530. This is an easier approach that's more likely to be approved. Though, as 4:19 accurately states, no official approval is really needed as long as the ZIP code is correct. My ZIP code is 10530 and I use Greenburgh, NY as my address since there really is no legal place called Hartsdale and I don't live anywhere near the Hartsdale neighborhood. All my mail gets to me just fine.

That said, I'd prefer that the supervisor attend to town management issues before extracurriculars like this and rethinking county government and such. Countless clogged storm drains neglected for months and adding needed stop signs, for example, should be a higher priority than ZIP codes.

Anonymous said...

Yes. I must agree. The Town Supervisor should have an ASSISTANT (secretary is outdated) and I would not begrudge him one.

hal samis said...

Cynthia IS a good sport but she has little to do other than transfer callers to voicemail.

However, her remuneration is not for the job she does seated at her desk. Her real job is to keep her mouth shut.

Think about how many years she has seen Feiner's correspondence, overheard his calls, been aware of who is calling and whom he is calling.

I'm thinking that while Feiner views his job as Supervisor for Life, Cynthia's job is Secretary to the Supervisor for Life plus some number.

What she has on him and what we all would like to know is only separated by the money that taxpayers pony up to keep her behind her desk. The irony is that those would like her to be budgeted off to Feiner's cousin in Buffalo are the ones that are paying her salary to stay.

In short, her job is to abide by I hear no evil, I see no evil and I speak no evil.

Of course, if she became unemployed that all might change.
Needless to say, even if taxes rose 116%, Cynthia would still have a secure job.

Anonymous said...

Hal:
Do you have a job?
Do you have a secretary?
If you have a job does your employer know that you are writing commentary on company time?

Anonymous said...

Hal,
I have to disagree with you about Cynthia, you see we all work with her and trust me she may be the eyes and ears for Feiner, but she keeps him on his toes and lets him no when he is wrong and he even takes her advice into account.
Now she does more than answer calls, she types, files and yes she does answer Paul's calls. She also takes the brunt of his abuse from tax payers. She deals with the complaints from disgruntled taxpayers that do not get what they want from other departments, so they "whine" to Paul's office and you got it.. they get Cynthia.
Now I myself have to admit that Paul may have his faults, but he does answer his own phone at times even when Cynthia is there!
So you see Hal while I can agree with some of the things you say, I cannot say your facts about PJ's Secretary are all so true.
I do agree that cuts should be made, but answer this since you seem to no all, what happen with the 2.5 million tax error, why is the board and/or Town in a 3 million deficit? Where is the money that CSEA was promised and who spent it? It was budgeted into 2008? Why is the Town still spending money for dept. heads cell phones, newspapers, conferences, and other non essential items? Why is the guard Albert being cut, when we are keeping a cleaning service at night who does little to clean the building? We could keep Albert instead, since we do have TWO town employees that are suppose to clean and maintain the building at night?
What are we paying them for to sit back and watch the part-timers? I am all for hiring "Specially Challenged" but we have town employees that are getting paid good money to do this. Sorry part-time cleaners you take employees belongings, chit chat and bother employees and you basically keep the building the same way it looked when we leave the night before..DIRTY!!!

Anonymous said...

We live in a good town, with good management. Feiner & Kolesar have put together a good budget.

a good budget for others said...

a good budget for
$100,000 messengers
the town of eastchester
fairview (xposure, tdycc)
the art curator

please feel free to add your own list of non-greenburgh beneficiaries of this great budget

budget goodies for others said...

the town of mt pleasant
the fairview fire dept

needs pepto bismol said...

Transportation- $124,000
Drivers-$134,927
Escort-$41,083
Dispatcher-$4,701
PT Summer help- $322,000
Summer Day Camp Lunch-$20,000
ID Supplies- $10,000 !!!!!!!
PT Education Programs- $190,000
Radio Communications?!?!- $5,943
Just to name a few ridiculous items

Out of the $3,066,600 allocated budget for TDYCC, It collects $254,274 in fees

I could go on but it's making me nauseous to even look at it line by line.

here are new added item this year not reflected in the 2008 budget:

Expansion of the After-school Program at the TheodoreD.YoungCommunity Center
Requested CDBG Funds: $120,000 Matching Town Funds Proposed: $300,000 (in-kind)
($40,000 per year) ($100,000 per year)

Department of Community Development & Conservation Manhattan Avenue Street Revitalization
Requested CDBG Funds: $250,000 Matching Town Funds Proposed: $50,000 (cash)



Greenburgh Police Department – Youth and Senior Programs
Requested CDBG Funds: $31,500 Matching Town Funds Proposed: $13,500 (in-kind)
($10,500 per year) ($4,500 per year)

Town of Greenburgh – Mentoring and Leadership Development Program
Requested CDBG Funds: $67,500 Matching Town Funds Proposed: $22,500 (in-kind)
($22,500 per year) ($7,500 per year)



TheodoreD.YoungCommunity Center – 16 Passenger Bus
Requested CDBG Funds: $30,277 Matching Town Funds Proposed: $10,092 (cash) 2008 budget:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike!

Anonymous said...

Good suggestion!

Not Mike said...

Here, go look at page 94 yourself:
http://www.greenburghny.com
/FCpdf/2008%20Adopted%20Budget.pdf

Be warned. Take 2 Advil first or your eyes may start to bleed.

Anonymous said...

TDYCC has yet to offer up any definitive cuts to the 2009 budget. They claim to be cutting 7%, maybe, when we evaluate, blah, blah but it doesn't take in consideration the extra money allocated to them (added to their budget in 2008)and the various strange budget lines scattered in the budget that go towards the center.

Keep your eye on that $3,066,600 number as it is in fact actually higher, when TDYCC decides to offer up cuts.
Oh and no one mentions the Fairview Community pool either. ($744,888)
We should have 2 pools that serve this one small community?

2009 is the year said...

why is there a cultural resources dept anyway?

this is a racist relic from the past that should be shut down and merged with parks and recreation.

lets hope 2009 is the year this stops.

we need to change the government.

Anonymous said...

The last time I heard is that part of your great Library is in Elmsford. So keep the Zip there.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone come up with the deed for the property.
When will you start charging rent and when will the library pay for the whole parcel of land.

Boy Paul you like to make gifts at the publics expense.
What is wrong with you.

Anonymous said...

No you don't need James Robinson at the pool- YOU NEED Patricia Roper, an educated, highly trained professional.
She cleaned up the place; made staff work, held them accountable, no cell phones in the lifeguard chairs, posted notices, sent emails and did a fantastic job!!! She even prepared the VGB equipment purchase requests that incompetent Whitehead denied/ refused to sign.

You need to fire the idiot Whitehead- Yes, no education or professional training, while under a criminal investigation was allowed to do so much damage to a viable program which raised revenue and demanded people pay for usage of the facility.

Now the program going to shiiiiiiiiit - classes being cancelled "cause no one to teach water babies on Tuesday morning" That's a crock? Three staff in the morning can teach the program Ms. Roper taught - and now the class is cancelled. Yes, Roper had some issues but the staff worked at TDYCC Pool and that a FACT!

Anonymous said...

What's the big deal, the mailing address of the Greenburgh Town Court is also Elmsford.

Anonymous said...

Tell me what's the difference in the address would mean to this town.

Instead of Elmsford or Greenburgh Paul you should change it to you favorite part of town FAIRVIEW.

.

Anonymous said...

So many problems at TDYCC, so much money, so much hate.

Shut the place down!

racist relic said...

its a racist relic

what other town has such a facility when there already is a parks and recreation dept.

sell it or close it.

its wrong.

Anonymous said...

11:16 and 11:30,

If Bernstein wins his suit, TDYCC will be closed or handed over to the Y. Not becuase he wants that, but becuase the Villages wont tolerate the waste, fraud and abuse that goes on there. The Villages wont see a dramatic increase in any Town taxes, becuase they will demand a Town Board that will cut an end to the nonsense.

Anonymous said...

If Bernstein loses his suit the residents of unincorporated should make the same demands.

hal samis said...

If I were the Greenburgh Public Library, I would be thinking that already I've got to suffer with my name being Greenburgh, I'm ahead of the game by not having Greenburgh appear also as my mailing address.

Following last night's Town Board meeting, it is quite clear that Greenburgh is ruled by a lying, cheating, unscrupulous pack of thieves.

Maybe the name Greenburgh could be changed instead leaving the Greenbrugh Town Board in charge of nothing.

Still speaking as the Library, please won't someone make a big contribution so that I can loose the "made in Greenburgh" label.

Anonymous said...

1:27, if Bernstein loses, unincorporated doesnt have the votes to change TDYCC. The villages are happy as long as they dont have to pay.

Anonymous said...

As long as the zip code is correct, you can use Greenburgh.

Anonymous said...

I thought the Town Board was trying to answer legitimate questions last night. I also thought that some of the people in the audience acted like children, not like responsible adults.

Anonymous said...

Sorry PF, blogging anonymously at 7:48, the only responsible people in the room last night were the residents of Fulton Park who couldn't believe their eyes when Bernstein caught Feiner and Sheehan and the rest of the town board violating the law. If Feiner could do this to Fulton Park, he could do this to any other neighborhood in town. We can't let this happen.

Anonymous said...

The most hated Town Board on the face of the earth was not trying to answer questions. They were allowing Westhab to try to put their project on view, for the nth time. Talk about an unfair playing field.

Anonymous said...

Most people in the town recognize the need for housing and support our Town Board.

Anonymous said...

The only responsible people at the meeting were the board members. I guess they are doing a good job when you throw stones. They answer questions that are relevant not crap. Finally a board that will not tolerate your disruptions

Anonymous said...

Paul at 12:57,
You are entirely wrong.

You and the entire council have treated the public with such disrespect I'm amazed at how respectful the audience has been.

How many times can you hit a dog with a stick before it bites back?

Anonymous said...

I don't know but I hope he keeps hitting you.

Anonymous said...

MONEY MAGAZINE-Greenburgh #80 best place to live.
STANDARD & POORS--AAA Bond rating for Greenburgh
MOODY'S BOND RATING--Greenburgh "Prudent Fiscal Management"
They are not anonymous

Anonymous said...

Paul HOW MUCH RENT DOES THE LIBRARY PAY AND ABOVE ALL HOW MUCH DID THEY PAY FOR THE OLD TOWN HALL.

I THINK YOU OWE THE RESIDENTS OF GREENBURGH A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY.

WHY DID YOU GIVE THIS LAND AWAY.
IT WAS NOT YOURS TO DO WHAT YOU WANTED.

Anonymous said...

I am certain as long as Paul and the Paulettes are in office they will keep hitting us.

Anonymous said...

1:05

As I am certain you are aware the library pays no rent. Why dont you file a complaint with the state Offic eof the Comtproleer

Anonymous said...

NO FAIR!

Louis Bronz Chhildren's Center aka Fairview babysitting, pays more rent then the library!

LBCC pays us a whooping $1.00 per year.

LOL!

Anonymous said...

Village residents can use the library. The law, as applied, is fair.

Michael Kolesar said...

There have been a number of postings about the Lois Bronz Center. First, you should undersatnd that this facility was previously owned by the State of New York and given to the Town of Greenburgh on the condition that it be foreever used as a day care facility. If the Town were to cease using it in this capacity, it would revert to the State of New York. Second, the agreement that gave it to the Town from the State provided the $1 in annual rent. If you have problems with that, I suggest that Assemblyman Brodsky and State Senator Cousins are the people to contact.

If anyone wants a complete copy of the agreement, just file a FOIL request and I know I can respond in minutes

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mike for the explanation but can you tell me does it fully sustain itself otherwise or does the town pay towards supporting it?

Also, thanks for trying to get the council to understand what the rest of us already know. We can not use the fund balance without paying dearly for it, in the near future.

Anonymous said...

But Mike, hasnt the day care facility been expanded? Are we under any obligation to do so? Wouldnt it have made sense to renogatite with the state if we were willing to expand? And why are non-residents allowed there?

Anonymous said...

But Mike, hasnt the day care facility been expanded? Are we under any obligation to do so? Wouldnt it have made sense to renogatite with the state if we were willing to expand? And why are non-residents allowed there?

Anonymous said...

What is the amount of money taken in by the child care center????

If there is any money where is it????

This seems to be another freebee for the Fairview area.
How much of our tax dollars are spent each year to keep this going????

Anonymous said...

I think Lois Bronz gives alot of money to the center. That is why they named the place for her.

Anonymous said...

Lois Bronz cnnot donate enough money to run the place.

Where is the money coming from??????

Anonymous said...

Mike,
Some of that building is used for Drug & alcohol rehabilitation. There is a budget for 30 Manhattan Ave ($ 111,520). Town claims to "rent" out this space.

If what you say above is true, how can we "rent" out space and what is the $111.5K for?

Michael Kolesar said...

Regarding 30 Manhattan Avenue:

The Town funds certain operating costs of the physical building, some direct such as water, electricity and heat plus some allocated costs for building upkeep such as cleaning and routine repairs. The facility receives approximately $142,000 per year in rental income from St. Johm's Hospital (Yonkers) for the portion of space that is used for an alcohol and substance abuse treatment operation.

As to the "legality" of the rental arrangement, I am not an attorney so I won't opine on that aspect of the comment / questions.

Anonymous said...

sharing a drug and alcohol rehab facility with a dare care center? Only in greenburgh.

Anonymous said...

How much does the center bring in as revenue not from the hospital but from the families that us the center for babysitting????????

Anonymous said...

Hey Kolesar,

Since you are answering questions, why don't you address the issues that the sewer guy came up with, www.sewerdistricttruth.com. Since the Town does not have the guts to post the State Comptroller's report on their web site, that is the only place you can link to in order to get it. I read it cover to cover. The State Comptroller was not able to trace what Al Regula did with the money collected with hook in fees. What happened to this money?? The Town has not credited the public with the fees collected. The Town has kept this money illegally. In doing so, the Town has screwed thousands of tax payers. The legal department is to blame also. Lewis has to know what is going on. Are you just going to sit there and do nothing? You know that Sheehan & Co. will blame you in the end.

Anonymous said...

Yep where is my money that was unlawfully charged to me and many others with the sewers.
This investigation has been going on for over three years and you mean to tell me that you cannot correct the wrong that was done to the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

It's about time that the sewer problem has resurected.
I think you had tried to put this problem to sleep .
Guess what it has awakened and ready to take you on.

Anonymous said...

I understand that the Town can not charge rent to the Day Care Center, but my understanding is that the state accepts that the Day Care Center cna be asked to pay their own utilities.

Anonymous said...

How much money does the day care center take in monthly???

Michael Kolesar said...

To the various Anonymous posters:

Why can't you identify yourselves on this issue? Is the Supervisor or Town Board going to come after you? It's very easy to throw out your sarcastic comments when you won't identify yourself in case you are not correct.

I have met with the individual who raised the sewer question on a number of occasions. 20 or so years later, the facts or ascertaining the facts is not esay. We are talking about 80 parcels, not thousands of taxpayers. Does it make a difference if it is only 80 property owners and taxpayers? NO. On the other hand, the Town could expend tens of thousands of dollars and not get to the bottom of this. I don't know of too many organizations that have records going back 20 years that can be reasonably researched.

By the way, include in your comments all the Town Comptrollers who have held that position since 1989 (?).

Anonymous said...

Kolesar,

Read the website! Regula kept all the money for Public Works instead of dispersing it back to the people when he collected sewer hook in fees. If a sewer district had a thousand taxpayers in it, then Regula, along with the Town Comptroller, cheated a thousand taxpayers. The sewer guy was able to go back twenty years, why can't you??????

Why can't you just admit that Regula has been running a scam. He is the Bernie Madoff of Greenburgh!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kolesar,

These quotes are directly from the sewer guy's website www.sewerdistricttruth.com.

There is no evidence that the Town EVER credited the sewer districts for the fees that it collected. EVERY TIME the Town collected a hook-in fee and did not credit that particular sewer district, the Town BROKE THE LAW!

The State Comptroller's report states "Due to lack of complete accounting records," they could not track how Town officials used the hook in fees charged to a resident of the FA 4 Sewer District. What happened to this money??????

Let's start with the first quote. Isn't it the responsibility of the Comptroller to do the calculations to see to it that the citizens get credited the right amount of money?? Have you been sleeping at the switch Mike?? Or are you there just to do Regula's bidding??

The second quote also deals with your department. Isn't it the Comptroller's responsibility to track all funds that are collected by the Town? How can Regula have hid where this money went if the Town Comptroller didn't act as an accomplice?? Now most of this stuff happened before you got here, but if you read the recent Regula e-mail on the website, you are to blame as well because some of this is occuring on your watch.

This sounds very much like a scam. The sewer gut brought his finding to the Town in 2005. Tim Lewis said that the Town did nothing wrong. A COVERUP of grand proportions!!!!!! Regula could only cheat thousands of taxpeyers if other department heads allowed it.

Anonymous said...

Pathetic Bob, Hal, Ella Dom? now that you continue to lose battles you attck Mike, Al and anyone who will not agree with you. Don't it suck to be embarassed. Good job MIKE keep up the good work and do not be swayed into their games. Listening to smug Hal will only create problems for you. What will they think of next global warming? blame it on feiner

Dear 12/21 at 11:52 said...

Kevin Morgan???? Tim Lewis???? Since the Town has a State Comptroller's report that went against them and refuses to publish the results, I would say that the Town was defeated on this one. If the Town Board is honest, transparent and open, why are you covering up the State Comptroller's report?

Anonymous said...

Since we are talking about the State Comptroller, where is the letter to the State concerning budget issues for the Town Engineer????? 11:52, are you scared of the results on that one also.

Anonymous said...

Westhab Gate
Westhelp Gate
Sewer Gate
Court Gate
Garbage Scandal
Cutting Police and Sanitation

This is the legacy of Paul Feiner.

please resign today said...

taxter ridge
inadequate insurance for tree accident
nutrition programs that feed other towns
town hall giveaway to the library
hideous wall in front of webb field
xposure scam

now we await the decision in the fortress bible case

feiner = juettner = sheehan = brown = morgan

all five must go. they are unqualified.

please resign today said...

taxter ridge
inadequate insurance for tree accident
nutrition programs that feed other towns
town hall giveaway to the library
hideous wall in front of webb field
xposure scam

now we await the decision in the fortress bible case

feiner = juettner = sheehan = brown = morgan

all five must go. they are unqualified.

Kolesar hiding in the tall grass said...

Dear Mike,

How come no answer for 10:52 on 12/21?????? What's the matter big boy, did you get a sudden case of writer's cramp????

Typical Town behavior. When they get caught, they clam up.

Michael Kolesar said...

When the Anonymous posters start idenifying themselves, I will respond.

In the meantime, any individual is free to correspond to the Town (or me - mkolesar@greenburghny.com) by hard copy or email. Unfortunately, you will have to identify yourself if you want to be taken seriously.

No good turn goes unpunished. One can "never" give enough. I'm reading and responding on MY own time, not taxpayer paid time.

Kolesar cops out!!!! said...

MK-

That is a punky way to get out of answering the questions. I think you are just too scared. Or possibly, Paul or the Paulettes have ordered you not to divulge any more information. At any rate, I don't think that you CAN answer the questions posed by the sewer guy because to do so would cause the Town to admit criminal wrongdoing and one department head can't do that to another department head. Isn't that why Edie McCarthy (Mrs. 2.4 MILLION DOLLAR MISTAKE) still has her job? All the Greenburgh Department heads circle the wagons for each other.

mistake yes - damage no? said...

im no fan of the assessor or dwinell but if the 2.4 million is recovered and since they are taxes they have to be paid - outside of administrative costs, what was the damage by the mistake?

Anonymous said...

No large scale damage at all except for as you say, the administrative costs. However, what it points to is no department head is ever held accountable. If Mrs. Regula, Oh I mean McCarthy, were working in the private sector and made a 2.4 million dollar mistake because she failed to do proper calculations, she would be fired. McCarthy costs us taxpayers with salary and benefits close to $200,000. We deserve much better. Do you have any confidence in her now? How can we be sure that homes and commercial property are properly assessed? If she made a 2.4 million dollar mistake with the Star Program, where else has she made errors????
Since she sought another job elsewhere, one has to wonder if this divided her atention and led to the error. There might be many more errors yet to be discovered.

Anonymous said...

There was the cost of the mailing.

There will be the cost to process the checks.

Were any homes sold between the time the error was made and when it was corrected? Will it create inequity between buyers and sellers?

More importantly, why couldnt the the assessor and Paul and the Paulettes had just admitted the assessor had made a mistake, instead of blamng the state.

Anonymous said...

Town Department Heads can do no wrong. They don't break the law and they don't make mistakes. Aren't we blessed to have them!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh please who would blame the assesor for looking for another job. Town of Greenburgh is the loony bin.

Anonymous said...

It would be great if she GETS another job. But as long as she has this one, she should devote full attention to it and not pick up part time work elsewhere. Especially since we are paying her $130,000!!!!

Anonymous said...

Whoever you are, if you believe that "Town of Greenburgh is the loony bin" then I strongly suggest you move.

As far as Paul, I personally think he's super and we're lucky to have someone as dedicated and hard working.

Anonymous said...

Hard working at what??

30% Tax Increase over the last two years?

Cutback in Police?

Cutback in Sanitation?

Several reports from the State Comptroller demonstrating how screwed up Greenburgh is?

Losing control at meetings?

Lying to Fulton Park?

Buying any piece of property available to gain the favor of the NIMBY'S while screwing the rest of us?

Yes, we are lucky to have some one as dedicated and consistent as Paul. He has demonstrated that he can screw up EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!

paul u rascal +edie u???? said...

2:39am. Wow Paulie that's clearly past your minnight curfew. You're great even if you're the one saying so.

And the yerk who thinks the disappearing town assessor should look to escape the loony bin of greenburgh, i'm all for it. she spends more time away from her job in greenburgh than in greenburgh.

while she's at it maybe she could find a job elsewhere for the one who hired her.

but, i don't think too many municipalities will put up with her shit.

Anonymous said...

Do you think Paul will give this assessor the heave ho I doubt it.

There must be something that he likes about her to keep her because had it been someone else he would have fired her a long time ago.

Give us the answer Paul we would like to know why you are keeping her.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Al Regula ordered Paul to keep her. Al seems to run most things in Greenburgh. Or maybe Paul just likes people who make 2.4milion dollar mistakes. Since Paul made a 2.7 million dollar mistake with Taxter Ridge, any error below that figure must be acceptable.

Anonymous said...

And gee, if any of Paul's developer's friends have underassed properties, I bet the assesor has figured that out by now. Lifetime job security while Paul and the Paulettes are there. Of course when they're gone????

Anonymous said...

No Paul the library should not be called Greenburgh..
It should be called unincorporated library.
It belongs to the tax payers not the town.

Anonymous said...

We all know what connection Regula has with the assessor.
Kind of odd he seems to get it on with anyone that has some coverupping to do plus Feiner goes along with it.
It seems that history seems to repeat itself with any lady that gets a top job.
Was there any coverups with the male assessor or comptroller.

Anonymous said...

This assessor should be let go but we know that the supervisor will not take the first step.
WHY???
How many other mistakes has she made?
Has anyone checked her work???
Do we need another investigation to give us some answers?

ed krauss said...

After visiting the library on Sunday, and seeing all the unused space, empty book/dvd shelves and aisles wide enough to drive a van through, I think we should name it after the architect who conned us into giving him another foto for his resume:
HARVEY's CAVERN

Anonymous said...

What a dance floor.
When do the dancing lessons start Jeanne.

What a waste of space and you Paul and Co. have the nerve to say that the money was well spent.

No Paul the money whas shitted away.

Anonymous said...

The tax official should be cleared of any wrong doings made the the ASSessor.

Anonymous said...

The tax official should be cleared of any wrong doings made the the ASSessor.

Anonymous said...

The tax official should be cleared of any wrong doings made the the ASSessor.

Anonymous said...

The tax official should be cleared of any wrong doings made the the ASSessor.

Anonymous said...

The tax official should be cleared of any wrong doings made the the ASSessor.

Anonymous said...

The tax official should be cleared of any wrong doings made the the ASSessor.