Greenburgh Board Meeting To Consider WestHELP Bids

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The Greenburgh Town Board will consider bods for the WestHELP property Tuesday.
The Greenburgh Town Board will consider bods for the WestHELP property Tuesday. Photo Credit: Daily Voice

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The Greenburgh Town Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. to consider revised proposals and select a developer to lease the WestHELP property.

Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said the town had received revised proposals since early April when state officials rejected a proposal to develop the site as a school for children with developmental disabilities.

Town officials are considering several bids on the property for affordable housing, including a $350,000 plan to renovate the 108 rooms and a $2.2 million proposal to turn the property into affordable housing for senior citizens.

Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said the revised bids to develop housing for the 55-plus population offered better options to the town.

"The revised proposals are great news for the town," Feiner stated in a notice to the community. The proposals offer "better terms and significant more revenue to the town.  I am very pleased that the Town Board has been devoting so much time reviewing each of the bids and pushing for more favorable terms that will benefit town taxpayers."

The revised proposals are posted on the town website. Those who have questions they would like the town to ask the bidders may submit them to townboard@greenburghny.com.
 

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Hal, you have been a welcome contributor to these pages. Perhaps this site should be renamed "The Daily Press Release."

The very first person that should be sending questions to the Town Board is the one who is trying to pass himself as even a reporter, certainly not as a journalist.

Imagine describing one plan as $350,000 (annual rent in each of 18 years) and another as $2,000,000 which is the entire rent for 18 years. Clearly there are answers that this staffer was too busy to ask about or even to go to the website and read the proposals himself OR even to read the detailed emails explaining the differences -- sent to him by yours truly.

I give up.

Mr. Feiner has won; he has the Daily Voice all to himself and readers can continue to suffer from its lack of interest. When an online publication starts putting obits on the front page, it is a sure sign that its own will follow.

I shall not return.

Hal Samis