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presentation: court house/police HQ, budget hearings, tree law , possible ban on puppy mills
The Greenburgh Town Board will be meeting tonight at 7:30 PM. We anticipate a long night. If you're interested in some of the issues that will be discussed - this is the order.
We will start the meeting with a brief update on the court house and police HQ possible move to new facilities. As indicated previously, we have saved over 12 million dollars and believe that if we do build a new court house and police headquarters that the town will be able to continue to keep taxes below the NYS tax cap. We plan periodic updates to the community. This presentation should take less than 10 minutes.After the presentation the Town Board will hold our budget hearings (the 2020 budget includes a tax rate reduction and a tax levy freeze). We settled the CSEA contract so employee salaries will be adjusted in the 2020 budget. We also plan to add to the budget funding for social media --will work with students who will help us do a better job of reaching out to the community. The social media initiative will be overseen by the THeodore Young Community Center and will involve students from schools around the town. Students may also help local businesses improve their outreach to potential customers-- an initiative that may help local businesses survive as more people purchase on line.
We will hold our 4th public hearing on the tree law after the budget hearings. The bill drafters will discuss the many changes they have made since the law was originally introduced --changes made as a result of public comment.
We will hold a hearing or discussion on a proposed local law to ban puppy mills. That hearing will not be concluded tonight and will continue next year.
Links to all the backup documents can be found below:
To consider repealing Chapter 260 of the Code of the Town of Greenburgh, entitled “Trees,” and consider the adoption of a Local Law creating a new Chapter 260 of the Code of the Town of Greenburgh, entitled “Trees, Community Management” (Note: There were additional changes to the document in response to comments at the 11/13/19 Public Hearing, then the 11/19/19 Public Hearing, and then the 11/25/19 Public Hearing. The latest revision posted is 12/10/19, but comments on any version are welcome and encouraged. The "Draft Town of Greenburgh Replacement Planting List (11-15-19)" cannot be displayed on AgendaQuick. It is available on the Town's Web Site, with the latest version, at the following link: https://greenburghny.com/268/Conservation Scroll down the page to the bottom to find the document and other documents related to this proposed Local Law.) Continued from Town Board Meeting(s) of 11/13/19, 11/19/19 and 11/25/19
To consider the Town of Greenburgh 2020 Preliminary Budget
To consider the Town of Greenburgh 2020 Recommended Capital Budget, and 2021 and 2022 Capital Plan
Note: A DECISION IF THIS HEARING WILL BE HELD WILL BE MADE BY NOON, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2019.To consider a Local Law enacting a new Chapter 343, entitled, "Dogs and Cats, Commercially Bred" in the Code of the Town of Greenburgh (Note: This hearing will be held and then continued at a subsequent Town Board meeting.)
Item (2) Continued from 9/25/19 Town Board Meeting, adjourned from 10/23/19 Town Board Meeting and 11/25/19. To consider (1) eliminating the current hydrant rental charge imposed by the Greenburgh Consolidated Water District (GCWD) on the Fairview Fire District, Greenville Fire District and Hartsdale Fire District, as well as on villages providing Fire Protection District services to areas served by the GCWD and (2) adding a fire hydrant charge to GCWD water usage bills and, if so, the preferred method for doing so