State Comptroller Releases Audit of Farmingdale Village
State Comptroller Alan Hevesi last week released an audit of the Village of Farmingdale, particularly of the practices of former administrators in the village. According to the comptroller, officials enjoyed unnecessary perks and failed to monitor excessive credit card usage, as well as spending on legal matters.
School Board Adopts Revised Budget, Revote June 21
At its regular board meeting last Wednesday, the Farmingdale Board of Education adopted a revised budget to put back up before voters on June 21. The original budget, voted on May 18, was defeated by over 700 votes. Trustees met last week to see where they could trim the fat and reduce the budget number from $115,998,426, which represented an 8.53 percent increase over this year's budget, reflecting a tax levy increase of 9.53 percent. The budget adopted last week, which the public will vote on June 21, totals $114,625,481, a 7.25 percent increase in expenditures over the current budget and increasing the tax levy by 8.8 percent. The board also discussed the possibility of a contingency budget, which would total $113,040,286 and would more than likely result in a 9.28 percent tax levy increase. According to Assistant Superintendent John Lorentz, the tax levy could be higher in the event of a contingency budget due to the fact that the reserve fund balance may not be included. However based on confirmation with the school district, information regarding additional state aid may cause this number to change.
Allen Park Soccer Field to be Dediated to Sal Gioeli
In 1972, the Farmingdale Athletic Association was born. This idea of a sports association that had both roller hockey and soccer was a huge success, under the leadership of Sal Gioeli, president. The group flourished. There was a genuine need and desire for active participation in these sports.
Join Major League Instructors at the WBW Summer 2004 Camp
This summer, Winning Beyond Winning invites residents to join them and some of their major league friends at Winning Beyond Winning's Summer 2004 Baseball Camp for boys and girls ages 8 through 13. The camp will be held at the Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School in Farmingdale, rain or shine, from July 12 through 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To My Fellow Dalers: