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  1. PAUL FEINER

    To the Editor
    The New York State property tax cap law, which was approved by the Governor and State Legislature, requires all governments in NYS to advise the state how they are saving taxpayer dollars from shared services agreements and efficiencies. This years report is due in June. To help every local government come up with good ideas – I think that New York State should release an annual report highlighting the most innovative initiatives being taken around the state. What were the savings? How did local officials overcome obstacles and accomplish the innovations? Which communities came up with the best ideas? The annual report should highlight what large communities are doing and what smaller localities are accomplishing.

    Decades ago, when Mario Cuomo was New York State Secretary of State, his office published a periodic newsletter that I always looked forward to receiving –highlighting innovations around the state. It was very helpful. Governor Andrew Cuomo might want to direct the NYS Department of State to publish a similar report.

    As a further incentive – New York State might want to have a state-wide competition among localities and provide additional state financial assistance to the communities around the state that achieved the largest savings as a result of efficiencies, consolidations or savings.
    PAUL FEINER
    Greenburgh Town Supervisor
    914 438 1343

  2. PAUL FEINER

    RESPONSE TO WESTCHESTER COUNTY’S REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ABANDONED LA CANTINA RESTAURANT AT MACY PARK
    TURN THE ABANDONED BUILDING INTO A BOATHOUSE–RENT CANOES, NON MOTORIZED BOATS AS WELL AS BICYCLES
    (photo of lake attached)

    Westchester County is seeking proposals from the private sector to convert the abandoned La Cantina’s restaurant at Macy Park off the Saw Mill River Parkway for some public use. I have a suggestion:
    I suggest that the building be converted into a bicycle and non motorized boating rental shop. Tourist info about Westchester could also be shared at the site. Non motorized boats are allowed in Central Park. Macy Park, the location of the abandoned La Cantina restaurant, is a beautiful park –in close proximity to the South County bicycle trail and a short walk to the spectacular lake at Macy park. A boathouse, bike rental shop and a small café would be an attractive addition and would encourage people to enjoy one of the region’s most attractive assets. Perhaps, if non motorized boating is a success at Macy park it will encourage the county to drop their opposition to plans to allow Sprain Lake to also be used for non motorized boats.
    In addition, using the building for a park related purpose would remind developers, public officials and the community that the parkway should not become another Central Ave with over development. The Saw Mill River Parkway’s picturesque landscape must be preserved.
    Paul Feiner
    Greenburgh Town Supervisor

  3. Joe graham

    Interested to have information published about BlueSkyWind,llc, a wind development company

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