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VOTERS TO HAVE ABILITY TO PETITION FOR CONSOLIDATION OF GOVERNMENTS---FIRE STUDY BEING PREPARED...
Release Date: May 20, 2009

An article in the Journal News indicated that the New York State Legislature will approve this summer a proposed law to provide citizens with the ability to put proposals on the ballot to consolidate governments if they get signatures of 10% of voters or 5,000 whichever is less. The proposal was initiated by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and will give voters the ability to consolidate local special districts and fire districts. This initiative could result in reducing the escalating property tax hikes by making government more efficient.
Over the years a number of taxpayers have suggested that the 3 paid fire districts in Greenburgh be consolidated. A few months ago I asked Police Chief John Kapica and Edye McCarthy, town assessor to provide a report on financing of the 3 paid districts in Greenburgh. That report will be released shortly. It does not make any recommendations but could lead to a discussion and study and eventual taxpayer savings.  If you would like a copy of the report once it is released please advise by e mailing me at pfeiner@greenburghny.com.  The fire districts are independent of the town government.
PAUL FEINER
 
 
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