Please read the referendum. It is more than just security. It is all essential items to making the schools safe and up to date. Frankly, for the $50-60/year that it will raise taxes, that is a drop in the bucket to keep my kids safe and comfortable in a location they spend 6-8 hours per day. I don't know anyone that actually has kids in the school that has told me they are against this. View Comment
FYI...as a stipulation of the lawsuit...it could not be appealed. The Yorktown Daily Voice needs to get hold of the complete lawsuit and bring the complete story to light. This story makes it seem like DiBartolo/Cole are being magnanimous and not appealing. THEY CAN'T APPEAL!!! View Comment
WOW....how dumb can you get? I hope this reporter is fired. It's no wonder the Daily Voice closed some of their locational issues. They should all be closed. This is the worst excuse for information, which by the way can go for days without new articles. View Comment
“In terms of students that are doubled up with friends or family within the district, we have a different method for supporting those kids,” Herzog said. “As long as they’re not contributing to the income of that household, then they can be declared as homeless. "
Really...just because they are living with friends or family does not make them homeless. Are you tracking down the parents or legal guardian to see where they live? 42 students that are not techically residents is the equivalent of 2 elementary school classes. Quite a bit of money between teachers, supplies, resources, etc. We are looking at a budget issue this year. Let's make sure all students are in the proper district??? View Comment
All schools are NOT up and running. Lakeland is closed to students until Wednesday. Please Yorktown, very often all you hear about YCSD. There are two school districts in Yorktown. LCSD is even bigger. Please try to remember us. View Comment
@James...can you explain what you mean? Are you saying that this has now been subcontracted out to R&S Waste Services? If so is there proof? I would like to see if this is legal if it is indeed so. And also, is there someone at R&S tied to Yorktown. Thanks View Comment
I'm still unclear how this is going to work. He needs to buy trucks and hire employees but he doesn't have the money. The bid is awarded Jan 1. How will he buy and hire before then, (2 months) if he doesn't have the money. Sounds like a recipe for disaster and a bad decisiion by the board. View Comment
Let's see...5 trucks and 4 employees. How does that work? Doesn't each truck need at least 2 people. And how much is 3 trucks going to set him back. He is getting $2.49 million from the town of Yorktown to buy 3 trucks and pay 12 employees. Don't forget insurance on the trucks, probably extra liability insurance overall. I think the people of the town of yorktown deserve to see the bids and really understand how this was decided. View Comment
Just using their own words it seems to me they are "the new guy" He doesn't have the money to purchase the trucks and hire the employees, but will after the award of the bid. Not sound business practice.
"Competiton Carting Owner Brian Amico said he will be able to do the job for cheaper because he has less overhead than C.R.P., which has more than 570 employees. Amico said his company currently has four employees.
Amico is proposing to do the job with eight trucks and and 12 employees. He said he does not have the money to purchase the trucks and hire the employees now, but will be able to after being awarded the bid. "
So let me see if I got this right...they currently have 4 employees, (don't know how many trucks). They Claim that after they are awarded the bid they will purchase the trucks and hire the employees to do the job. A total of 12 employees and 8 trucks. And what happens when the contract starts and they don't have the infrastructure in place. Currently C.R.P. is doing the job with 19 employees and 10 truck. Hmmm...I wonder how often I will be calling to find out why my garbage has not been picked up.
Something doesn't seem right here. Anybody could therefore have bid on this and said "if I win the bid, then I will put everything in place to do the job". Seems like putting the cart before the horse. Not very good business strategy for the Town of Yorktown. View Comment
Better not schedule any work until we have the actual check and it clears...may also want to wait until the next legislative session to make sure they don't try to take it back...just sayin' View Comment
Mr. McVetty, I believe what they are saying is that the town board has to agree that there will be a "referendum", once that is established, then the committee can go ahead and start the ball rolling with desiminating information. No point in doing this unless the town board is will to go ahead and agree that a referendum is necessary. Next please note the number of Town Supervisors that have agreed that this is in fact a good idea. I know a couple of them personally, and I would venture to say that they Are Not looking at the current Highway Sup, but what is best for the town based on the current climate. Mr. DiBartolo himself has said he is not going to run. Therefore this in no way affects him. So, let the Taxpayers decide the best way to proceed based on all the information available. Other towns do this, let's see what they have to say, how has it helped/hindered them, benefits, etc. If you don't like it, by all means vote against it, but let the people of Yorktown decide how our money is spent. View Comment
Can someone please tell me why the picture is of Mr. Nicholas "I never met a camera I didn't like" Bianco and not of Chief McMahon? The gist of the article is about the police, I would think the pic should be of the Chief. Secondly, we need these business. A) It will help with our tax base, which will hopefully help with need road repairs, which will also pay for any needed increase to the police. B) The stores and malls in the area are terrible...we need to attract stores like in Danbury and Stamford. C) We're not your Mom and Pop's Yorktown anymore. We are a large town and to help support it we need more options to shop or we will just take our hard earned dollars and spend them elsewhere. View Comment
Actually, if Mr. LaPierre wins, then the town stands to recoup monetary damages. So, therefore, if the town attorney represents Mr. DiBartolo, how does she defend him. If she loses the town gets money, if she wins, then Mr. DiBartolo is vindicated, even though the report from the state backs up the claims. So, who is Ms. Koster really representing. And technically, while the Town is not a litigant, they stand to gain as Mr. LaPierre is suing on behalf of the town as the law allows. View Comment
Couple of quick comments...
Dr. Katz is a man of integrity and justice, and is a citizen politician, not a "career politician". If that was the case, he would simply run as the incumbent for his current seat and stay in office. Instead he is willing (although not official yet) to take on the 800 lb gorilla in the corner and run against Mr. Ball. I know for a fact that if he loses and therefore does not go back to Albany he is ok with that...he will have not "sold his principles" and he will be able to hold his head high and know he did what was right.
2nd, I know Dr. Katz and Nicole...believe me, neither one does what the other tells them to do. They discuss, they may disagree, but at the end they do what is right. I myself was at the other end of the phone 6 years ago and we three had a disagreement, we discussed it, no one told the other what to do, and at the end of the conversation all was good and things worked out. If either one was "pulling the strings" I probably would have hung up and that would be the end of it.
I will admit we are friends, and that made our friendship strong. Dr. Katz listens, absorbs, contemplates and then does what is right. I cannot say the same for his potential opponent. View Comment