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Release Date: March 23, 2008

The Greenburgh Town Board met this past Tuesday to review all the capital budget requests that were submitted by department heads. We decided to defer $1,339,000 in projects. A list of projects being deferred to another year is posted in the summary below. Members of the Board are going to work hard in the coming months to keep future tax hikes to single digit. Some aspects of the budget are out of our control. The town must issue additional bonds to pay for the library construction (which was approved by the voters). The cost of gas, insurance keeps going up. Interest rates are going down, impacting the revenue we’re getting. The economy is also impacting sales tax/mortgage tax revenue. Certiorari’s are also impacting our budget. I recognize that many residents cannot afford double digit tax hikes and am prepared to support cuts in some programs in 2009. Your suggestions, feedback on budget issues is always appreciated. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE TOWN PORTION OF YOUR TOTAL TAX BILL IS UNDER 19%. WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE SCHOOL TAXES, FIRE DISTRICT TAXES, COUNTY TAXES.


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Work Session Agenda of the Greenburgh Town Board

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

(All Work Sessions are Televised Live on Cable Vision Channel 76, Verizon Channel 32)

All Work Sessions are now streamed live.

2:00p.m. Agenda Review

2:15p.m. Busing Associates – Parks and Recreation

2:25p.m. TDYCC – Capital Budget

2:45p.m. TDYCC – RFP (to develop Needs Assessment and Gap Analysis) and Affordable Housing

3:00p.m. Work for Taxes– Pauline Kirkland

3:15p.m. Chauncey Estates – Thomas Madden

3:30p.m. Town Assessor – Executive Session

3:45p.m. PBA – Executive Session

4:45p.m. Energy Conservation Coordinator Interviews – Executive Session

6:00pm. Adjourn

April 1, 2008 Work Session

Ø Sunrise Assisted Living – Follow up

Ø Janet Giris - WestHab

Ø Energy Conservation Interviews

Ø Waterwheel – Village of Ardsley

Work Session Summary – Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Community Outreach

Community Outreach meetings have been tentatively scheduled for Tarrytown, Ardsley and Dobbs Ferry. These meetings will take place during April and May, 2008.

Capital Budget Reviews

The Board conducted a preliminary review of capital budget requests submitted by department heads. The Town Supervisor has not yet submitted his proposed capital budget. Initial revisions have been made in the departmental budgets, however, all revisions are subject to further modifications. The review continues to be a work in progress. The Board recommended that the following items be deferred or tentatively reduced:

Planning Department – Hybrid vehicle - $ 25,000

Police Department – FATS training system - $29,500

Public Works – Reduction in sidewalk rehabilitation - $150,000

Public Works - Curbing Rehabilitation – Reduction - $250,000

Public Works - E-85 Fueling depot - $120,000

Public Works - Greenburgh Nature Center – cleaning station - $10,000

Parks & Rec – AFV - Tennis court lights replacement - $38,500

Parks & Rec – East Rumbrook Park modernization - $476,000

Parks & Rec – Massaro Park – Replace retaining wall - $120,000

Parks & Rec – Richard Presser/ Webb Park Playground Replacement - $120,000

Total tentative reductions / deferments - $1,339,000

Finneran Law Committee (Correction from previous week’s summary)

A committee comprised of Town residents (unincorporated) will be formed to make recommendations regarding possible amendments to the Finneran law.

*Note: Previously, the first line read: “A committee comprised of Town residents (incorporated and unincorporated)…

Please be advised that the Town Clerk’s office evening hours are the 2nd and 4th Wednesday’s of the month from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (to coincide with Town Board meetings) except for July and August when the Board only meets on one Wednesday. The primary purpose is for marriage licenses.

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