Earlier this year some residents of both the Hartsdale & Fairview fire districts considered a referendum to place on the ballot consolidation of both districts. However, after discussion and reflection - a recommendation was made to review expenditures from within and to look for ways to work with the fire districts to increase sharing and to cut costs. Todays election is, in my opinion, a positive step that could lead to more efficiencies without jeopardizing fire protection. During the recent election campaign the Fairview Fire District Monitoring Committee indicated that the Fairview Fire district is one of the costliest of the 880 independent fire districts in the state.
Claire Pizzuti and Mike Goldstein have both been involved in civic activities. Claire is a sergeant with both the Greenburgh Auxiliary Police and the Greenburgh Community Emergency Response team. She is on the board and treasurer of the Hilltop Farms Association. She has attended all meetings of the fire district since the Fairview Fire District Monitoring Committee was formed by Milt Hoffman and Dennis Kalian.
Mike Goldstein, a retired auditor for the federal government, has served on the Greenburgh Citizens Budget Committee and also served on a task force that looked into possible consolidation of fire district services.
Congratulations to the two winners in the contested elections and to Anthony Frasca who won an uncontested election in Hartsdale. Andrew Lee who lost his bid for Commissioner in Hartsdale deserves our thanks for running as does Todd V Cammisa and Keith Guerra who provided the voters with a choice in Fairview. Those who run for public office deserve our appreciation because they help make our democracy work.
ANNUAL ELECTION/BOND REFERENDUM--GREENVILLE FIRE DISTRICT (Edgemont section of town):
Walter Groden 88 votes uncontested election
Referendum #1: Shall the bond resolution entitled “A Resolution Authorizing (1) the Renovation to Greenville Fire District Fire Headquarters Building at a Maximum Estimated Cost Not to Exceed $300,000, and (2) the Financing of the Project by (A) the Issuance of Serial Bonds of the Fire District in an Aggregate Principal Amount Not to Exceed $285,000, and (B) the Expenditure of up to $15,000 From the Fire District’s General Fund” adopted October 21, 2014, be approved?
Yes 82 No 10
Referendum #2: Shall the bond resolution entitled “BOND RESOLUTION OF THE GREENVILLE FIRE DISTRICT, WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $550,000 SERIAL BONDS TO FINANCE THE PAYMENT OF TAX CERTIORARI CLAIMS AGAINST THE FIRE DISTRICT” adopted October 21, 2014, be approved?
Yes 73 No 16
Referendum #3: Shall the bond resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF A FIRE TRUCK BY THE GREENVILLE FIRE DISTRICT, WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK AT A MAXIMUM ESTIMATED COST OF $1,250,000 AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO $950,000 SERIAL BONDS TO PAY THE COST THEREOF” adopted October 21, 2014, be approved?
Yes 81 No 11