Suozzi's Plan for the 'New Suburbia'
"With declining revenue and explosive expenses the solution has been to raise property and sales taxes," Suozzi said.
Village of Munsey Park Roads in Need of Repair
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Munsey Park has analyzed the conditions of all the village roads, and its engineer has proposed an extensive road repair and reconstruction program to upgrade village roads that are now, or soon will be, in need of repair. At its Jan. 12 meeting, the board interviewed in executive session four financial consultants who specialize in assisting municipalities in developing options to finance municipal projects, such as road repairs. Collectively, these advisors represent counties, towns, villages and special districts throughout Long Island and the New York City Metropolitan area. They presented their credentials and explained what professional services they could offer the village in analyzing its financial options and in preparing financial reports required for the issuance of bonds or notes, if the village board decides to finance the road repair and reconstruction program in that manner. Historically, the village has been very conservative in its financial affairs and has never issued bonds or notes to pay for any municipal work. All of the financial advisors agreed that although the village has no experience in the bond market, because of the high value of its residential properties and its strong tax base, the village should have no difficulty in obtaining a high credit rating. After over two hours of interviews and discussion, the village board deferred the selection of a financial advisor to the next Board meeting, pending a check of their references.
All Long Island Honors for Three Manhasset Fencers
Scott Yakaitis, Ariana Tibaldi and Daniel Breyre, juniors on the Manhasset High School fencing team, each received All-County and All-Long Island honors in their respective weapons. Manhasset placed more fencers on the All Long Island team than perennial fencing powerhouses Garden City, Oyster Bay or Hewlett. Only Great Neck North, this year's undefeated team champions, matched Manhasset's tally of All Long Island fencers. Manhasset and Great North accounted for six of the 12 All Long Island fencers from Nassau County.
Unbeaten Streak Continues
The Manhasset boys swim team continued their remarkable run by winning their seventh consecutive conference dual meet to improve to 7-0. In the last two weeks the Indians defeated Hempstead, Bethpage, Jericho and Wantagh. Their victory over Wantagh on Friday guaranteed the Indians of a share of the conference title. This is their second title in the past four years (the only two conference champions in the history of Manhasset boys swimming).
Traffic Conditions on Plandome Road