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2003 GOALS (Final)
Release Date: January 01, 2003

2003 GOALS (Final)

At the December 10th Greenburgh Town Board meeting members of the Town Board evaluated Supervisor Feiner’s 2003 goals. Supervisor Feiner completed 34 of the following 51 goals…14 goals were partially completed…3 goals not completed at all. Feiner will be returning $952.60 of his 2003 salary to the taxpayers. Every year Feiner places $5000 in escrow.

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner bases $5000 of his salary on implementation of goals. At the last meeting of the Greenburgh Town Board the Town Board will determine how much of Supervisor Feiner's salary will be returned to the taxpayers. The following are goals for 2003:

l) Approve the Comprehensive Plan. Adopt zoning ordinance that regulates development on steep slopes and wetlands (this goal was not met in 2002) APPROVED %100

2) Oversee implementation of Babbitt Court flood control program. Work with families so that homes will be elevated in 2003.  50%    The town has been working with the various parties on the flood control proram. The homes have not been elevated, but many of the pieces are falling into place—with construction to be started in the spring of 2004.

3) Oversee transition of cable TV operation to a truly independent board insulated from appearances of political interference. More public access programs. Monthly program schedule to be posted on town web site. Cable tv interim board appointed. Studio opens. 25%    Monthly program schedules have been placed on the towns web site.  11 new programs started this year, 9 new programs continue to operate. Although a Cable TV Board was appointed they stopped meeting in the summer. A new studio opened up on Knollwood Road earlier this year.

4) Acquire Taxter Ridge as a new park --funding should come from state, county and town.    75%   All county state and town funding committed. Option signed. Town Board votes on November 24th to authorize issuance of $3.775,000 Serial Bonds to pay town’s share of the cost of acquisition

5)Place additional speed humps on streets (goal was not met in 2002) Entryway-child care center (speed humps installed)

6)Oversee energy conservation coordinator (new position), implement aggressive energy conservation efforts which will include community reach out, developing additional legislative initiatives. Nikki Coddington appointed energy conservation coordinator. Conducts outreach at library 100%

7) Oversee interior work at new Town Hall (l77 Hillside Ave). Move employees from existing Town Hall site to new building. 100%

8) Review feasibility of placing child care center or other emergency child care program for employees inside new Town Hall. meet with child care organizations to solicit feedback. 100%

9) Hire architect, commence design for library expansion and renovation. 100%  Todd Harvey architects hired by Town Board. We’ve been working with the firm. They’ve already drawn some possible designs.

l0) Demolish existing Town Hall 0%  Not done

ll) Open skatepark at East Rumbrook Park by May 2003 100%

l2) Complete Glenville Woods Park Preserve Management Plan and secure funding for the implementation of Phase I of the plan. FUNDING APPROVED 100%

l3) Secure additional funding, rebid and award contract for construction of an interactive children's wading pool at the Anthony Veteran Park pool complex. Bid was rejected in 2002. COMPLETED 100%

l4)Remove and install a new synthetic tennis surface for the East Rumbrook Park Tennis Courts by summer, 2003. COMPLETED 100%

l5) Accept the East Rumbrook Park Master Plan. Commit to a funding calendar for implementing phases of the plan. 50%   Town accepted the East Rumbrook Park master plan but has not yet committed to timing for its funding

l6) Purchase and install with in house staff a new pavilion for the AFV Park Pool Complex snack bar area. 100%

l7) Rebuild greenhouse #3 at the Harts Brook Park and Preserve COMPLETED 100%

l8) Complete trail design and install new trail markings for the 2.5 miles of trails in the Harts Brook Park and Preserve. Done 100%

l9) Privatize the Town's summer baseball camp at East Rumbrook Park that will generate a revenue surplus for the Town that includes the Town as additionally insured for general liability. Done 100%

20) Program a Greenburgh Bike Tour special event hosted by Greenburgh Parks and Recreation in the fall. BIKE RIDE HELD ON OCTOBER 19, Done 100%

2l) Program a special event at the Harts brook Park and preserve called "Harts Brook for Heart" that will be a one day event in which participants will power/fitness walk throughout the trails. Done 100%

22) Adopt a policy that will require background checks for all volunteer youth sports coaches that participate in town sponsored youth sports programs by the fall, 2003. 50% policy in place. However, Town Board has not yet approved proposal

23). Review town court operations-develop recommendations for 2004 budget to address existing problems. Provide funding in 2004 budget for more evening hours. Work with Judges to overcome possible obstacles re: setting up Drug Treatment Court. Underway 100%  Assistant Court Administrator included in 2004 budget. 3rd part time Judge funded (which will enable court to have more evening hours). Drug Treatment Court established. Significant time spent reviewing town court operations. Worked closely with the State Administrative Judge.

24) Schedule regular evaluations of all department heads with Town Board. Evaluations one week. Meeting with Department head to discuss evaluations within a month of the evaluation. 50%

25) Oversee implementation of canine unit into Police Department operations. 100%

26) In the May, 2000 Assemblyman Richard Brodsky announced that he had secured $30,000 funding for the civil defense cascade truck to provide for the refilling of air bottles of firefighters and rescue workers at emergency scenes. The town never received the promised funding. Will continue to work with Assemblyman Brodsky to secure promised funds. If funds are not received funding to be included in 2003 capital budget (as a loan to be repaid if and when the funds are received). 100%

27) Develop mechanism to pass along WESTHELP funding to school, fire district, neighborhood programs. Start receiving funds from WESTHELP for rent. 100%

28) Work with Greenburgh Nature Center to implement the electrical improvements budgeted in 2002 that have not been started as of yet.electrical improvements have been implemented  at nature center (all but one as of 9/22) 75%  all but one of the improvements made

29) Work with the Greenburgh Nature Center to promote green practices through the Greenburgh Nature Center's greening of Greenburgh exhibit (January 26 through June 23rd) and presentation of activities of Hart's Brook, Riley Pond and Travis HIll Parks. 100%

30) Complete the Greenburgh Nature Center's new Birds of Prey Exhibit, start work on renovating the center's historic apple orchard and wildlife habitat area and generate new funding from the corporate and business community. 100%

3l) Implement fixed asset software which will allow real time inventory of all town assets at all locations through General Ledger integration. Installed software 50%

32) Compile and adopt employee safety manual.compiled, not yet adopted. 50%

33) Review employee benefit plans for customer satisfaction and cost effectiveness.employee questionnaire was reviewed 100%

34) Complete work to make live the GIS to all villages. 50%  lines have been set up. Only 2 communities purchased computers (Dobbs Ferry/Tarrytown) but others have not.

35) Establish a history of Greenburgh section at the new Town Hall. 50%

36) Work with existing museums/arts groups to place quality "loaned" works of art at new Town Hall 100%

37) Complete review of procedures re: granting approvals to small business for permits. Draft proposed legislation to reduce government red tape in certain limited incidents (new businesses reusing existing space, no traffic or land use impacts) 10%  drafted legislation. However, proposed legislation is meeting resistence.

38) lobby for state legislation that would exempt Greenburgh from complying with the Wicks Law for library expansion project. The law mandates that municipalities use multiple prime construction contracts for public works projects costing $50,000 or more. The wicks law is cumbersome and costly. The cost of building a new library will be as much as 30% more because of this law. Other communities around the state have received waivers. Will ask Senator Nick Spano and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky to introduce a home rule bill that would exempt the town from this costly requirement. 100%

39) Review existing regulations re: tree preservation. Determine possible modifications of existing laws in consultation with CAC. -100%

40)Continue to work with other communities to monitor the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement/repair. 100%

4l) Work with coalition seeking to close down Indian Point by pushing additional elected officials, community leaders to join effort for shutdown.100%

42)Continue to work to enhance streetscaping on East Hartsdale Ave. New and more attractive fencing placed at Desanti Plaza. 100%

43) Train inspectors on wireless remote inspection reporting program. DONE 100%

44)Equip inspectors with personal desktop computers to facilitate inspection scheduling and accessibility. DONE 100%

45)Implement and complete conversion of record imaging from outside microfilm vendor to in-house digital reproduction and electronic storage system. DONE 100%

46) Complete final phase (Phase III) of pool renovation project at the Theodore Young Community Center, subject to approval of Department of Health. We’ve awarded the contracts. Because wall fell down final phase was delayed.  50%

47)Create a method of assessment for the students enrolled in the After School Program to measure their rate of progress in school performance, in conjunction with the Today's Student, Tomorrow's Teacher Program at Woodlands High. This is an effort to more closely align student performance in school with more external supports to enhance their scores on the standardized tests. Done 100%

48) draft legislation, seek state legislative sponsors, enabling volunteer police, fire, ambulance corp members to receive extra points on civil service exams when taking police/fire exams - credit for volunteer service ???Not done as of yet

49)Oversee completion of Police Department renovations. 95%  punch list

50)Monitor Police Department goal to increase issuance of uniform traffic tickets by ten percent. 100%

51)Monitor Police Department goal to increase issuance of parking summonses by ten percent with special attention to handicap and fire zone violations. 100%






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