State consolidation bill presents dau...

State consolidation bill presents daunting challenge

There are 7 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 7, 2009, titled State consolidation bill presents daunting challenge. In it, Newsday reports that:

Fire departments, libraries, villages and others face a daunting challenge in trying to change the local-government consolidation bill approved overwhelmingly last week by the legislature.

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That is so Funny

New Rochelle, NY

#1 Jun 8, 2009
Gordon Heights have 60% of the residents sign notorizied signatures and the Town is still sitting on it! Truth be told, our Politicians need to grow a set of Planters Peanuts first!
tired of it

Andover, NJ

#3 Jun 8, 2009
Teh way to close the budget gap...http://news.yahoo.com/s/ ap/as_nkorea_journalists_held

North Korea jails girls for 12 years for being in THEIR country illegally. I say we do the same with or millions of illegals. These girls are getting Hard Labor. so should our illegal prisoners. We can do away with a lot of High priced union workers if our prisoners were doing the work.
Bull

New Rochelle, NY

#4 Jun 8, 2009
Phil Boyle's comment about the Fire Districts are staffed by Volunteers. That is changing. Fire Districts all over are having trouble retaining and attracting volunteer members. What do you think will happen when they keep adding Paid Staff? Each district will have to have a full set of man power. Small districts will choke like they are in GH. The spending on non-emergency stuff IS WAY OUT OF CONTROL. Keeping all these districts makes it impossible to manage/oversee. NY Auditors are backed up with school districts and besides even if the districts get audited there is nothing they can do about the spending addition since it is not illegal and the commissioners find tons of "loop poles". System is corrupt and no one should be exempt from being "dispensed"!!!!
Paul

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Jun 8, 2009
Make the consolidation bill stronger. Throw out the bums Boyle, Flanagan, Johnson and Foley.
Bull S

United States

#6 Jun 8, 2009
Bull wrote:
Phil Boyle's comment about the Fire Districts are staffed by Volunteers. That is changing. Fire Districts all over are having trouble retaining and attracting volunteer members. What do you think will happen when they keep adding Paid Staff? Each district will have to have a full set of man power. Small districts will choke like they are in GH. The spending on non-emergency stuff IS WAY OUT OF CONTROL. Keeping all these districts makes it impossible to manage/oversee. NY Auditors are backed up with school districts and besides even if the districts get audited there is nothing they can do about the spending addition since it is not illegal and the commissioners find tons of "loop poles". System is corrupt and no one should be exempt from being "dispensed"!!!!
County and State government are out of control. Now they want 'complete' control of our incorporated villages. It's a money grab. I guess Bull you are satisfied with your County and State nanny government.
Bull S

United States

#7 Jun 8, 2009
Paul wrote:
Make the consolidation bill stronger. Throw out the bums Boyle, Flanagan, Johnson and Foley.
Johnson could care less as according to Newsday when he voted FOR the MTA tax, he is being set up for a big State job with the MTA. He and Foley are LI reps who voted against LI.
Bob

East Rockaway, NY

#8 Jun 20, 2009
Consolidation of special districts makeup for about 10-15% of our tax load. The big issue,which makeup 65% of our tax bills, is our school districts. This area is in desperate need of consolidation but no one wants to touch it. Our school districts control 10's of millions of our tax dollars are run by part time volunteers. Any company who ran their business this way would soon be out of business but if the school board misspends our money they can just get more next year by raising our taxes. The system as it now stands is a breeding ground for waste and mismanagement when it comes to financial controls. The districts only concerns should be the safety and education of our children and leave the finances to a consolidated group of trained professionals.

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