GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The following is a year-end message from Greenburgh town Supervisor Paul Feiner:
Have a healthy and happy 2016. And a big thank-you for your help in making 2015 a successful year.
Here is a review of some of our accomplishments.
Please email me your goals for 2016.
- Town budget complies with tax cap -- lowest tax hike in years.
- Town built or is close to building 1.6 miles of new sidewalks around Greenburgh.
- Signed agreement to sell Frank’s Nursery for 3.52 million to Capital Senior Housing (Valterra).
- Greenburgh/School Partnership -- a new playground at the Lee Jackson School.
- Town maintained, in 2015, its AAA bond rating from Standard & Poor's and Moody's. Taxpayers will save about $300,000 in borrowing costs.
- Police started using body cameras.
- The state Senate and Assembly approved a law that enables the town and villages within the town to charge guests a 3 percent hotel tax.
- Worked with the Greenburgh Nature Center on a townwide initiative, working with schools and businesses to introduce and develop conservation/sustainable practices, including food waste management.
- Introduced community to organic recycling at A.F. Veteran Town Park over the summer.
- Town Board approves contract to replace town streetlights with LED energy-efficient lights in 2015.
- Town Board approves using non-taxpayer dollars (escrow funds) so that DeSanti Park can be turned into a new veterans memorial park in 2016
- Visits by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hocul to East Hartsdale Avenue.
- Comprehensive Plan Committee presented the Town Board with a draft plan that will be voted on in 2016 by the Town Board.
- Enactment of legislation to reduce Con Ed bills by a few hundred dollars a year.
- To slow down traffic and avoid accidents, new stop sign on South and North Roads.
- Purchase of digital sign board. Police Department uses the board to inform residents of number of speeding tickets issued on different streets around town.
- We continued to proceed with the reassessment of town properties around town.
- Formed Health Care Advisory Board.
- We expanded the one arm garbage sanitation truck to other sections of the town.
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