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Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner Recaps A Busy Year

Paul Feiner
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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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