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BD MEMBERS TO MAKE HOUSECALLS TO DISCUSS BUDGET ISSUES WITH RESIDENTS--STARTING MONDAY
Release Date: June 05, 2008
Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, Council members Sonja Brown, Diana Juettner, Kevin Morgan, Francis Sheehan will make housecalls at least once a week this summer –reaching out to residents to discuss budget options and quality of life concerns. The Board members will start their walking tour of the town at 7 PM on Monday evening, June 9th beginning on Joyce Road. They will meet in front of 22 Joyce Road, Hartsdale.
Greenburgh, like other communities in the region, is facing a difficult budget in 2009. The Supervisor has requested all departments to present to the Town Board (for consideration) two budgets for 2009----a budget that includes a zero percent spending increase (compared to 2008) and a budget that cuts spending by 5%. One of the goals of the door to door efforts is to find out what residents want. Would people prefer service cuts or tax hikes? What cuts are acceptable/unacceptable? We want to know.
The Board members will be going door to door to get some feedback from residents. We want to hear from people who normally do not speak out at Town Board meetings, people who may not be active in the community. We also are interested in obtaining feedback from activists. Residents who want to join the members of the Town Board on this walking tour are invited to participate.
Residents who are interested in meeting with the entire Town Board at their home should e mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Supervisor Feiner at 438-1343 (cell) or 993-1545 (office). We will arrange to stop by and make a housecall. We will accommodate all requests in the coming months.
ON ANOTHER MATTER…
I’M CYCLING FROM NY TO VERMONT tomorrow to raise funds for the Westchester ARC Foundation and Special Olympics. This is a 200 mile bike trek. I have been cycling with this group since 1990. Our committee has raised $3,535,000 since we started the bike ride. The Special Olympics provides year round sports training programs to over 3,300 athletes and their families. WARC provides the developmentally disabled with places to live. I won’t be in the office tomorrow but can be reached by phone: 438-1343 or on my blackberry: email@example.com. If residents have any problems or concerns – please feel free to call me. I am looking for every excuse possible to get off my bicycle and walk up some hills, while taking calls.