Friday, July 01, 2011

internal controls at town gas pumps

Members of the Citizens Budget Commission are reviewing internal controls and all aspects of the town budget. I received the following response to an inquiry about controls re: gas pumps at the highway garage: We all have had a computer assisted gas system for probably 15 years in which the town vehicle has a computer chip in the fuel tank that registers the vehicle being gassed up and the employee must enter his employee number to activate the pump.. This is accomplished with the hook up of the gas filling hose that registers the vehicle’s computer chip so only town vehicles can use town gas pumps so the ability to fill your own car or steal gas is not possible unless there is an over ride of the system but then this is a documented event. Bottom line gas usage is very accountable in this town.
Joseph J. DeCarlo

Chief of Police

Town of Greenburgh


I sent the following letter to the County Executive and some Legislators:

There is a big sign in front of Sprain Ridge Park (off of Jackson Ave—on the Greenburgh/Yonkers border) announcing that the pool is closed during the summer of 2011. A major county asset (the pool) is not being used in 2011—disappointing many children and families.

A suggestion: If the county doesn’t have the funds to keep the pool open during the season they should consider renting the pool to a swim team, camp, private business, non profit organization or another entity. If this would be done the county would generate some additional revenue for the county government and they would also be providing children with a nice pool to enjoy—at no cost to the taxpayers. It’s a crime to close down a county pool for an entire season.


Greenburgh Town Supervisor

914 993 1545 or 438 1343

Entergy Sponsors Popular Hudson River Museum FREE Friday Nights
The Hudson River Museum’s popular Free Friday Nights admission program will be back in place from July 1 through Labor Weekend, September 2. A grant from Entergy is making the restoration of the program possible. From 5 pm until closing at 8 pm, the public can visit the Museum’s galleries; special exhibitions; Glenview, its historic Hudson River home; and, attend a planetarium show.

Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market
Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3 form 8am - 5pm (rain or shine)
Stormville Airport, 428 Route 216, Stormville

American Roots Music Festival
July 2 at Caramoor in Katonah. Music, food and family activities. It's outdoors and all day with music from 12:30pm-8:30pm. Performers cover the range of bluegrass, folk, gospel, country, blues, string band. Local organizations that are partnering with us to support the festival are: Take Me To The RIver Festival/12milesnorth, Common Ground Community Concerts, River Spirit Music, Tribes Hill, Urban H2O/Beczak, Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse. Tickets and more info can be found at

Weekend Quick Takes….
Links and info here
- Dobbs Ferry Farmers Market
- Jehan Clements: Storytelling for Children
- Free Friday Nights Return at HRM
- "The Sounds of Peace"
- Hamlet
- Fireworks: in and around the Rivertowns
- 12th Annual Dutchess County Hot Air Balloon Festival
- Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market
- Hastings Outdoor Farmers Market
- Live Butterfly Exhibit
- Grace Community Table
- American Roots Music Festival
- Frogs: A Chorus of Colors
- Pirates of the Hudson: The Siege of Sleepy Hollow
- Beacon Flea Market
- 4th of July Antiques & Farmers Holiday Market
- New York Botanical Gardens
- Independence Day 1801
- Independence Day 1851

Weekly Farmers Markets: 2011
Dobbs Ferry: Friday
Hastings: Saturday
Tarrytown: Saturday
Irvington: Wednesday
Hartsdale: Saturday

Next Weekend: Friday, July 8
Hastings Friday Night Live: Midsummer Magic
Friday, July 8 begins from 6pm – 9pm
Boulanger Plaza and Main Street, Hastings.
Vinny DePonto and Mika Allan, guest producers. Visit the website for all of the details.

Other interesting websites:
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