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Code enforcement & energy conservation coordinator saves hundreds of thousands of dollars for town
Release Date: November 17, 2006

The Building Department code enforcement staff, NYPD, Greenburgh Police and the Westchester District Attorney's office closed two houses of prostitution last night.  The illicit houses,  located on Route 119 – off of Dobbs Ferry Road- and the other on Central Avenue, Scarsdale, have been the target of an ongoing investigation.  Aside from the ensuing criminal charges by law enforcement, physical building code and illegal use summonses will be issued by the Town Building Department.  Those locations have been posted with Cease Occupancy Notices. Special thanks to the departments involved for their efforts.


An article in today’s Journal News (www.lohud.com) about the Town Board decision earlier this week to authorize the sale of a federally subsidized housing complex indicated that “the company agreed to give up a request for a $1 million tax break, opting for a one year tax break worth about $50,000.” Special thanks to Nikki Coddington, our energy conservation coordinator for her efforts. Nikki advised town officials and the new building owners that they could be eligible for technical and financial assistance through a state program for energy efficiency in multi family buildings. This information addressed some of the building owners financial issues and was a major factor  in their decision to drop the tax break request. The vote highlights the fact that energy efficiency technical and financial assistance is out there and can improve residents quality of life. For more information about our energy conservation initiatives call Nikki Coddington at 993-1649.

Paul Feiner



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