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Feiner Offers Top Issues For Tuesday Greenburgh Primary Debate

Greenburgh Town Supervisor is seeking his 12th term in office.
Greenburgh Town Supervisor is seeking his 12th term in office. Photo Credit: Judith Ebenstein

GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner will meet his challenger Tuesday in the Democratic. Committees of Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington and Central Greenburgh debate Tuesday at the James Harmon Community Center in Hastings-on-Hudson from 8-10 p.m.

Feiner is seeking his 12th two-year term as town supervisor and is facing a tough challenge in the Sept. 10 Democratic Party primary.

Feiner set his top three issues for the Tuesday debate and the primary campaign against Bernstein.

  • Bob Bernstein is suggesting that the town hire a professional manager. Will he be at Town Hall every day or will he delegate the job to someone else?  How much time will he devote to the job? Has he given his law firm notice (if he will be a full time supervisor) that he is going to leave the firm? If he's going to be a part-time supervisor will his firm benefit from client referrals? If he is part time, what is his salary going to be. What does he expect to pay the manager?
  • Bob (Bernstein) has proposed that the paid fire districts have the ability to compete for the right to serve neighborhoods currently served by the all volunteer fire departments. The villages will lose significant revenue (hundreds of thousands for each of the villages). Response time would be impacted too since the paid fire district stations are further away than the volunteer fire departments.
  • Bob has led the effort to encourage Edgemont to break away from the unincorporated section of the town and become a village. If that happens taxes in the rest of unincorporated Greenburgh would go up significantly because of the declining tax base or services would be drastically cut. Also, Edgemont taxes could go up by as much as 30 percent. Does Bob still support a village of Edgemont?

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