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BAD ECONOMY HAS NOT IMPACTED TAX COLLECTIONS...UPDATE FISHER LANE BRIDGE
Release Date: May 13, 2010

 
HAS THE BAD ECONOMY IMPACTED TOWN TAX COLLECTIONS
This is an update on recent town and county tax collection 2010.
 
In 2009 at this point in time we had 1816 parcels out of 28,300 unpaid. This was 93.4%
 
In 2010 we have 1753 unpaid, which means 63 more taxpayers paid this year as compared to last.
This was 95.5% or 2.1% higher than last year despite the fact that we had to collect 7.8 million more than the previous year.
 
Dave Dwinell, Receiver of Taxes
 
THE FISHER LANE BRIDGE UPDATE—BRIDGE THAT CONNECTS TO N WHITE PLAINS TRAIN STATION
Fisher Lane Bridge required emergency inspection and evaluation by a professional engineering firm due to deterioration of structural members observed by the Town Engineer and Commissioner of Public Works, Victor Carosi.  In response to the observations, the Town contracted with WSP-Sells to perform a full inspection and evaluation of the bridge.  This inspection identified and documented defects requiring the immediate closure of one lane to traffic and a weight limitation posting to the remaining single lane.  WSP-Sells also provided a detour and coordination assistance to the Town with adjacent municipalities and other agencies for the lane closure.
 
Additional engineering services are now required to resolve the immediate observed structural defects to return the bridge to two-way traffic while further engineering studies are undertaken assessing the long-term design needs of this bridge.  The Town has WSP-Sells to provide Engineering Design Services for recommended repairs to the Fisher Lane Bridge in accordance with their proposal of May 7, 2010 for $16,500. Once the study is complete additional funding will have to be authorized for the repairs.
PAUL FEINER
Greenburgh Town Supervisor



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