DISCUSSION TUESDAY ON NYS PROPERTY TAX CAP--POOL OPENING DAY CONVERSATIONS..COUNTY MOBILE SHREDDER
Release Date: May 30, 2011
The Greenburgh Town Board will discuss the impact of the proposed NYS property tax cap on town services at our work session tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9:30 AM.
I spent about 2 hours at the town pool today chatting with residents. There were two concerns that kept coming up on open day at AF Veteran Town Pool: the need for more shade around the pool. Other residents objected to the fact that we opened up the pool on the last day of the memorial day weekend (TODAY) instead of Saturday. The reason: budget cuts. When we prepared the budget we looked at past attendance on memorial day weekend. Usually, the turnout is light during the Memorial day weekend(today was an exceptionally hot day and the pool was packed). So we decided to save some money by opening on Memorial Day instead of a day or two before. We're trying hard to cut the services that will impact people the least. We're asking all departments in the town govenrment to make cuts. Todays discussion highlights the difficulties we face when making cuts --everyone wants to cut government spending. But, people don't like to experience cuts in services. What do you think????
MOBILE SHREDDER AT TOWN HALL ON SATURDAY
The County Mobile Shredder will be at Town Hall for resident shredding on Saturday, June 4, 2011 from
WANT TO RECEIVE FOUR FREE ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHT BULBS? ATTEND OUR ENERGY MEETING ON JUNE 6th AND RECEIVE YOUR FREE BULBS. YOU"LL SAVE AT LEAST $74 ON YOUR ENERGY COSTS
If you own your home, you’re probably losing an average of $700 in energy annually. This loss affects your wallet, and in many cases, your comfort and health. For Greenburgh and the state, it also affects our sustainability and dependence on foreign resources.
To give homeowners the tools to become more energy efficient, the town is hosting Renew Greenburgh on Monday, June 6 at the Greenburgh Town Hall from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. You might think that energy efficiency is complicated. It’s not. It’s simply doing more with the same or less energy. For example, you could save at least $84 annually just by replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent blubs (CFLs). Because lighting represents 12% of a home’s energy use, if every household did this, it would be hugely significant.
To get you started, each Greenburgh family attending the event will receive 4 CFLs—a $74 value that’s being provided free by Renew Greenburgh with support from NYSERDA.
We’ll also get you started on other upgrades by covering the state, federal and utility programs that are available. For example, under Green Jobs – Green New York, most homeowners can receive a free comprehensive home energy assessment. Using this data, and a range of super low-interest loans, cashback incentives and other financing, you’ll be able create an improvement plan that is right for you.
To pre-register for the event and light bulbs, go to www.RenewGreenburgh.org or call (866) 495-2959. To apply for the assessment, bring your ConEd account number OR past 12 months of bills. You can get this by using your ConEd account number at the following link: www.ConEd.com.