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COMPROMISE BACK DOOR PICK UP OPTION TO BE VOTED ON TONIGHT
Release Date: January 14, 2009

The Greenburgh Town Board will be voting on this resolution tonight.  It won't make everyone happy but the town (like every municipality in the nation) has budget issues and has to make cuts in the budget. The reduction in the back door pickup service enabled the town to reduce our workforce by 5 employees and to reduce the size of tax hikes.
We appreciate your feedback. I feel very badly that we can't continue to proivde the service. I am hopeful that neighbors will help their neighbors who can't take on the burden themselves. I personally will help any resident who doesn't want to contact your neighbors. My office can be a clearing house and match volunteers with residents.
Feel free to call me at 993-1545 or 438 1343 (cell), 478-1219 (home).
PAUL FEINER
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS TO OFFER RESIDENTS OF THE UNINCORPORATED AREA OF THE TOWN OF GREENBURGH ONE DAY A WEEK “BACK DOOR” OR NON-CURBSIDE GARBAGE PICK-UP AT THEIR RESIDENCE AT A COST OF $300.00 A YEAR, TO PROVIDE FEE WAIVERS AS APPROPRIATE, AND TO DEVELOP PROCEDURES WITH OTHER STAFF MEMBERS FOR EQUITABLE IMPLEMENTATION
 
WHEREAS, the Greenburgh Town Board authorizes the Commissioner of Public Works to offer residents of the unincorporated area of the Town of Greenburgh one day a week Walk-in (also known as “back door” or non-curbside) garbage pickup at a cost of $300.00 a year; and
 
WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Public Works is authorized to waive the fee for residents of the unincorporated area of the Town of Greenburgh who provide the Commissioner with a signed letter from a physician indicating that all family members residing in the household have medical disabilities that prevent them from bringing their garbage to the curb for pickup, and who also provide proof satisfactory to the Town Assessor that the total household income is below $36,000.00 a year;
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh hereby authorizes the Commissioner of Public Works to offer residents of the unincorporated area of the Town of Greenburgh one day a week “back door” or non-curbside garbage pickup at their residence at a cost of $300.00 a year; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Commissioner of Public Works is also hereby authorized to waive the fee for residents of the unincorporated area of the Town of Greenburgh who (1) provide the Commissioner with a signed letter from a physician indicating that all members of the household have medical disabilities that make them unable to bring their garbage to the curb for pickup and (2) provide proof satisfactory to the Town Assessor that the total household income is below $36,000.00 a year; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Commissioner of Public Works, the Town Assessor’s office; the Town Attorney’s office, and the Receiver of Taxes’ office shall work together to formulate specific rules in connection with implementing this Resolution to ensure it is equitably enforced and implemented.
 
 
Submitted:      01/14/2009
Revised:          01/14/2009b
 
 
 
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