Beware the Ides of March

To the Editor:

This calendar year the residents of Backyard Metropolis will make your mind up no matter whether to vote and who they will vote for on March 16th.

Equivalent to the activities of 44BC when a group of conspirators banded with each other to change the governing administration of Rome, the residents of Back garden City need to determine if 100 several years of security and non-partisan federal government need to be replaced by a group who have no encounter in federal government and want to be elected as a group so they can rule quickly.

We know this FABGC team has a lot of problems but are limited on methods. They website points like the Cathedral Nursery college departure as an example of terrible religion.  In actuality the college (NOT affiliated with the Cathedral) was illegally working on parkland considering that 2004 in violation of Point out Law.

FABGC also complains about the J. Gallagher Tournament and Andy Foundation remaining priced out of their annual events.  Yet again a municipality cannot decide on to demand a favored team considerably less than other people.  The Gallagher Tournament donated $100,000+ to charities just about every calendar year so if they compensated the enhanced cost, charities would still have gained $80,000 or so.  No 1 asked them to stop operations.

The Casino difficulty:  The residence is owned by the Village.  Just about every year the trustees are demanded to evaluate village assets to establish their condition and usefulness.  This is finished to assure that village taxpayers are not burdened with unreasonable prices.

The Monster Poles:  The Village was one of the initially villages together Floral Park and New Hyde Park in opposing the Third Observe Venture.  The Governor and the MTA rammed by the 3rd Monitor plan with minimal other opposition.   The Trustees negotiated with the LIRR & MTA to get the finest deal for Garden Town that they could.  They ended up lied to and the poles were  moved to the south side of the tracks. So what was accomplished?  The Village filed a lawsuit versus the MTA.

The $10 Million Firehouse:  The Village employed a consultant to occur up with strategies for what to do with the getting old Edgemere Firehouse. Amongst all those programs designed by the expert was a $10M option.  NO Trustee ever Endorsed or Voted for these a approach.  There will NOT be a $10M firehouse.  The WPOA firehouse committee was led by the previous president of the union representing the laid off compensated G.C Fireplace Division.  Possibly a very little prejudice?

Lack of Transparency:   The Board of Trustees has Never ever been cited for any violation  of the open-meeting law.  No action of the board has transpired in top secret. All objects passed by the board have taken put at a general public conference with a recorded vote.

No Bid Contracts:  New York Point out legislation outlines what merchandise voted on by a municipality should go out to bid.  When a village is selecting a business to carry out skilled companies, e.g., an architect, law organization, insurance policies companies, and many others. the organization picked is on a no-bid basis.  You wouldn’t automatically want a low bid law firm, for example.

There are other issues by FABGC which pre-day this team of trustees.  Really should current trustees be blamed for their predecessors? I imagine not.

So what is at stake?   The Village has for over 100 many years operated in a non-partisan election course of action.  No political events, no patronage jobs, no scandals, no credit history watches and no strikes or labor troubles.

We have what most inhabitants of Yard Town moved in this article for:  Stability.

  1. The Village has never ever violated the State’s 2% tax cap.
  2. The Village has just one of the only AAA bond ratings by Moody’s.
  3. The Village has a extremely manageable bond load.
  4. Backyard Town is one of the safest metropolitan areas in The united states.
  5. Backyard Town has received the AAA Platinum Award for yrs for targeted visitors protection.
  6. Yard Metropolis has been awarded a Tree Metropolis, 12 months soon after calendar year.
  7. Backyard City has been blessed with stability in spending plan organizing yr immediately after yr.

When Tuesday, March 16 comes, please get out and vote for the Local community Agreement Party candidates:

  • Bob Bolebruch for Mayor
  • Mark Hyer for Trustee
  • Steve Makrinos for Trustee
  • Prosperous Catalano for Trustee
  •  Yvonne Varano for Trustee

If you wake up on Wednesday, March 17 you really don’t want to lament –

“Alas bad Backyard City, I knew thy well”

Dennis Donnelly
Backyard Metropolis Resident for 55 Years








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