Friday, May 23, 2014

Bazzomanifesto Update 05/23/14: 17 Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:

1) Cuomo Must Call on Silver to Step Down


2)  12 Grapes: A BIG thank you! Now on to the next 1500 shows...

3)  New ROI column from Frank J. Rich:  Predators

4)  Quarles: "Shame on you, Andrew Cuomo!"

5)  Sean Patrick Maloney Silent On Holding VA Dept. Accountable

6)  Greenwich Town Party North this Sat! Tickets on Sale. 05/24/14

7)  Sing Sing Museum Group to Hold Fundraiser-06/13/14

8)  Galef with Deputy of State Scozzafava Hosts May 29th Forum on Sharing and Coordinating Services

9)  Assemblywoman Galef Greets District Interns at State Capitol to Discuss Assembly Workings

10) UPDATE: Silver Tries to Dodge Lalor's Question: "What Was Wrong With Bills to Help Vets?"

11) Most Sought after Villa in St Barts Available to Rent - La Danse des Etoiles

12) Welcome to the Hall of Shame

13)  Lalor to Cuomo: Don't Stick Taxpayers with the Legal Bill for Your Corrupt Commission

14)  You can't make this stuff up

15)  Public Meeting Agendas] Yorktown Town Board Work Session Agenda - May 27, 2014

16)  OPEN HOUSE 78 GLEN RIDGE ROAD SUNDAY MAY 25th 2-4PM

17) Flag Day Reception with Special Guest GOP Chairman Ed Cox 06/14/14

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  Statement from New York Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino

"Mr. Cuomo must join me in calling on Sheldon Silver to step down."

May 23, 2014


"Today's New York Times story chronicling
the bizarre mistruths of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are the latest evidence
that Mr. Silver has no business remaining Speaker.


"Mr. Silver survived as Speaker last year only because Governor Andrew Cuomo
protected him from investigation after Mr. Silver was caught using hundreds of
thousands of taxpayer dollars to quiet victims of sexual assault committed by
powerful Albany politicians and political aides. It was at least the third time
Mr. Silver did that. It's no wonder New York state government is ranked the most
corrupt in America.


"I was among the first officials in the state to call on Mr. Silver to resign after
his sexual assault pay-off scandal was uncovered, a call also taken up by
newspaper editorial boards statewide. Silver teetered, but Mr. Cuomo shored him
up by precluding him from being investigated by either JCope or Moreland. It was
wrong.


"Mr. Cuomo must join me today in calling on Sheldon Silver to at least step down from
his position as Speaker,
which
he has held for 21 years to the betterment of no one but himself and assorted
special interests.
This zoo-like atmosphere in our state government must end so that we can focus on revitalizing this economy and getting New Yorkers back to work."
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Predators


 

A quick
stop at the local convenience store might net a free coffee for your partner
waiting in the car, but only if you ask. It's funny how often we don't ask about
something we believe we're supposed to get, which is why we showed up in the
first place.

 

"I thought
I'd get a free pearl necklace if I bought something for $10, but maybe I read
your online ad wrong. They're real cultured pearls, right?"

 

"Maybe that's an
online thing; nobody told me about it."

 

or...

 

"I thought Lowe's
gave a 10 percent discount to veterans." 

 

"We do, but
only if you ask and present your VA ID."

 

Acumen may
have taken on a bad rap by the hand of imposters dressing like "honest Johns,"
but it does seem like most everybody is out to trick you into getting "less than
you paid for." 

 

And "truth
in advertising" may not help. The courts have concluded that since "nobody
really believes advertising," consumers have little right to force vendors to
live up to their "advertised promises," even if one could understand them.

 

Clearly,
not all vendors misrepresent their offers, but even those with simple,
straightforward, and honest offers get bunched into the same pile as all others.
Politicians seem to suffer this fate, though, most would argue,
deservedly.

 

"Something
for nothing" has its charm, or so it appears since the start of the Great
Recession. 

 

Is that
still around or is "The Recovery" its imposter? Deceptions have interesting
pathology. They appear innocently on the leading edge of initiative, are usually
transparent, but seductive to the point of reaching their goal. After falling
for so many of them, consumers tend to take on the guise and inform their own
brand of deceptions.

 

"Doesn't
your store have a "senior, student, etc., discount?"

 

"I shop
here a lot, don't you have a loyalty discount?"

 

"I can buy
this for a lot less at ___________, can you meet that price?"

 

There are
many more examples that show this stripe in us, though little more than our
daily marketing for the things we need is necessary to make the point. Employees
made aware by society's compulsion for "individual rights" file workman's
compensation claims for injuries from tasks they don't perform. 

 

Societal
acceptance that corporations are "bad" has led to astounding costs in insurance
premiums and frivolous lawsuits, too often based on just what we say happened.
And countless organizations are demonized by "reviews" whose real motivation is
the delusion that being right proves self-worth.

 

Interestingly,
we are better than our collective behavior often suggests. Fewer consumers rely
on reviews to make a choice among products. The pain in being misunderstood for
the unique way in which we relate to others is bringing many into the practice
of frank and honest standards, without concern over the predators who would
attack them for so-called wrongdoing, as more predators are losing their day in
court. And more are finding their way to faith-based answers to the
vexing of societal pressures to watch every step and word before committing
them. 

 

Sooner or later
the "wisdom of the crowd" prevails, adjusts the "norms" and purifies our daily
ethic. After awhile, the predator becomes prey, and we find a kinder ethic to
live and shop by: a fair price for a quality product.

 

There's an
idea: make sure your products and services are fairly priced by a commitment to
stand behind them for any good reason they fail to satisfy. That solves both
price and quality issues at once. Quality remains long after the appeal of low
price wears
off.






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Note: Governor Andrew Cuomo and his surrogates are continuing to press base and outrageous suggestions of racism in Westchester County -- his own home county -- at the Democratic Convention on Long Island. The response below is from Pearl Quarles, the first African-American woman to be elected to the Westchester County Legislature. 
 
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SCRIPT: 
  
"Shame on you Andrew Cuomo! Accusing Rob Astorino of discrimination is unforgivable.
 
"You obviously don't know what racism is, so don't disrespect those of us who do.
 
"Rob Astorino opposes that scheme you back to hand local zoning decisions over to Washington. That crazy plan would lower our home values, raise taxes and overcrowd our schools.
 
"That's why the most respected community leaders oppose it too.
 
"Mr Cuomo, your use of the race card disgusts me."
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On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 2:55 PM, Ian Prior wrote:

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As the VA scandal continues to make headlines, Sean Patrick Maloney has remained silent on holding the Obama Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable.
 
 
The scandal stems from recent accusations that a VA hospital in Phoenix covered up a secret waiting list for veterans seeking treatment for preventable diseases, which may have ultimately led to the deaths of veterans. 26 other VA facilities across the nation are also now under investigation.
 
While Obama continues to drag his feet and defend his Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, where does Maloney stand?
 
NRCC Comment: “Sean Patrick Maloney’s silence on the serious problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs is deeply disturbing. Maloney should immediately call on President Obama to take this VA scandal seriously and hold the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable.” – Ian Prior, NRCC Spokesman
 
Ian Prior
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National Republican Congressional Committee
Office: 202-646-6419
Cell: 617-584-3345
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On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 4:09 PM, Sandra Galef wrote:
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May 19, 2014
For Immediate Release
Friends of the Sing Sing Historic Museum to Hold Fundraising Event


To the Editor,

Citizens interested in creating a museum at one of the world's most famous
prisons have formed the Friends of the Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum and
will kick-off their fundraising effort on Friday, June 13, from 6:30 to 8:30
pm, at the Ossining Public Library. The public is invited to attend.

See the release below for more details about the event and project.

We are happy to arrange interviews.

Thank you for your consideration and coverage.

Nancy Gold
Joan Grangenois-Thomas



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The public is invited to attend a fundraising event on the evening of
Friday, June 13, sponsored by the Friends of Sing Sing Historic Prison
Museum at the Ossining Public Library. Funds will be used to tell the story
of Sing Sing and its many famous inmates, while offering historical
perspective on changing attitudes toward crime and punishment in America
over the last 200 years. To learn more about the history of Sing Sing and to
purchase tickets for the event, go to www.hudsonriver.com/sing-sing-museum.


SING SING HISTORIC PRISON MUSEUM PROJECT BEING REVIVED

Fundraising Event on June 13th to Raise Seed Money for Proposed Museum

OSSINING, New York --- Imagine being able to get on a boat or train in New
York City for an "Up the River" tour taking you north along the Hudson River
to Ossining, New York, where you will be able to visit a museum that
chronicles the history of Sing Sing.

One of the world's most famous prisons, Sing Sing is still an active
facility, run by the New York State Department of Corrections. Parts of the
prison are no longer in use, however, and local residents hope to create a
museum in a former power plant on the prison grounds. They look forward to
educational museum exhibits that tell the story of Sing Sing and its many
famous inmates, while offering historical perspective on changing attitudes
toward crime and punishment in America over the last 200 years.

"The next step in the museum -building process is to raise money to update
studies that were done some years ago, before the recession put the project
on hold," said Ossining Village Mayor William Hanauer. "Once we have current
feasibility and marketing studies, we can go out and ask for major funding
to make the museum a reality,"

A group of interested citizens has formed the Friends of the Sing Sing
Historic Prison Museum and will kick-off a fundraising effort on Friday,
June 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton
Avenue. The public is invited to attend at a cost of $75 in advance, or $85
at the door. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. As a prelude to the
event, the Ossining Heritage Center at 95 North Broadway will be open for
tours of the Sing Sing exhibit there from 5:30 to 7 pm.

Jerry Faiella, executive director of Historic Hudson River Towns, a
non-profit consortium of riverfront communities, is working closely with the
Friends group because he is certain th at the new museum will be a huge
benefit to all of his organization's members.

"Visitation to the museum could easily surpass 200,000 people per year and
contribute significantly to the regional economy," said Faiella. "We see
this project as a national and international attraction that will have a
major beneficial impact on our member communities, Westchester County and
the entire Hudson Valley."

Friends of the Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum include NYS Senator David
Carlucci, NYS Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, Westchester County Legislator
Catherine Borgia, Village of Ossining Mayor William Hanauer, Yonkers City
Council Past President Chuck Lesnick, Historic Hudson River Towns Executive
Director Jerry Faiella and Marketing Director Nancy Gold, Osborne
Association Board Member Lithgow Osborne, the Ossining Chamber of Commerce,
Dana Levenberg, Laura Fahrenthold and Jen Glass.

To learn more about the history of Sing Sing and to purchase tickets for the
June 13th fundrais ing event, go to www.hudsonriver.com/sing-sing-museum.
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On Thursday, May 22, 2014 11:45 AM, Sandra Galef wrote: FromNEWS     

 For Immediate Release
Contact:  Sandy Galef
(914) 941-1111
Galef Announces Property Tax Freeze Forum with Deputy Secretary of State
Scozzafava

Department of State will discuss strategies for continued budget savings for
municipalities and schools



(May 21, 2014) Assemblywoman Sandy Galef invites the public and elected
officials as well as municipal and school professionals to attend her
Property Tax Freeze Forum featuring Dede Scozzafava, the New York State
Deputy Secretary of State, and Mark Pattison, the Director of Local
Government Services for the Department of State, at Cortlandt Town Hall, 1
Heady Street, in Cortlandt Manor on Thursday, May 29th, from 4:00 - 6.00
p.m. Their discussion will focus on strategies for the continuation of
budget savings for municipalities, schools, and counties, as well as
increasing efficiencies.



The forum comes right after the first local school budget votes for which
New York State has promised no property tax increases for residents of
school districts and municipalities who stay within the 2% state mandated
property tax cap.  Taxpayers in the districts that stay within the cap will
receive a check from the state for any increase in their taxes.  Schools
will be starting to plan for the second year of the property tax freeze.  To
continue to have their residents qualify for a tax freeze, the districts
must not only stay within the cap but also reduce their budgets by 1% in
each of the next three years by sharing and coordinating services.



"This forum should be a great resource for school and municipal officials,
in that it will allow them to hear about success stories from around the
state that have allowed others to save money, time, and resources," said
Assemblywoman Galef.  "The discussion will allow anyone interested to learn
from different approaches to sharing and coordinating, to find out about
streamlining administrative/back-office service delivery, and to discuss
grant programs currently available to assist with shared service
initiatives."



"The New York Department of State is happy to take part in this forum to
discuss the ways in which we can work together to identify and implement
strategic actions that will result in a reduction of municipal expenses and
provide savings for New York State taxpayers," said Dede Scozzafava, Deputy
Secretary for Local Government Services at the New York Department of State.


"Whether providing technical assistance to local governments as they
reorganize or consolidate, or by offering them opportunities to compete for
funding, the New York Department of State stands ready to assist
municipalities across New York State achieve their cost-savings goals," said
Mark Pattison, Director of Local Government Services at the New York
Department of State.



Galef encourages school, library, municipal, and county professionals and
the public to join her. "We need to work together to find cost reductions
that can provide savings for our property taxpayers for the long term,"
concluded Galef.
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 On Friday, May 23, 2014 11:13 AM, Sandra Galef wrote:
Assemblywoman Galef Greets District Interns at State Capitol to Discuss
Assembly Workings

(May 23, 2014) Assemblywoman Sandy Galef greeted four of her district office
interns at the New York State Capitol on Monday, May 19th to allow them to
gain a greater understanding of the legislative process. This trip led them
to attend a press conference regarding a change in signage for the
disability community, a visit to the Assembly chamber where they watched
session and observed an Assembly committee meeting, and took a tour of the
Capitol building.



The interns, Malahni Banta of Ossining High School, Andrew Coleman of Walter
Panas High School, Jonathan Kimiadi of Hendrick Hudson High School, and Ryan
Rosen of Briarcliff High School, all represented their high schools well
while on their trip with Assemblywoman Galef. In addition to meeting several
Assembly members, they were also introduced to Senator David Carlucci, who
graciously led them on a tour of the State Senate chamber.



"I am so pleased that my interns had the opportunity to join me in Albany,"
said Galef.  "This visit has helped give them a deeper understanding of the
work that the members of our Assembly and Senate do, and showed them what
occurs on a regular day at the Capitol."

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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 
For Immediate Release

May 21, 2014

Contact: Chris Covucci - (845) 309-2654

UPDATE: Silver Tries to Dodge Lalor's Question: "What Was Wrong with Bills to Help Vets?"


Albany, NY - (5/21/14) – New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) is asking Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to explain exactly why the Assembly Democrats voted to kill 10 pro-veteran bills sponsored by Republicans in the Veterans' Affairs Committee. Lalor's press release on the issue earlier today struck a nerve. Responding to Lalor in the Daily News, Silver tries to use misdirection to obscure the fact that these bills that would help veterans were killed in committee solely because they were sponsored by Republicans.

"Speaker Silver should explain exactly why Assembly Democrats killed these bills without any debate," said Lalor. "Silver claims there were problems with the bills, but there was no committee debate. Assembly Democrats just reflexively voted to kill the bills. Silver claims the bills were rejected because of technical and fiscal issues. What were the technical issues? Silver should go through bill-by-bill and identify these so-called technical problems. Silver claims he was worried about the fiscal impact of the bills. New York has a $138 billion budget and the only time Sheldon Silver is worried about spending is when it comes to letting vets go to the park for free. Silver has $420 million to give away to Hollywood, but he insists on charging vets admission to state parks? The Republican bills were killed because of politics, plain and simple."

"Speaker Silver, how many statewide Republican bills have made it out of the Veterans' Affairs Committee in the last year? Or the last 10 years?"asked Lalor. "If the bills weren't rejected out of partisanship, then what was it? We need a point-by-point explanation from the speaker."

Lalor continued, "The committee didn't do its job and debate the bills to explain why they were killed. Silver owes us a point-by-point explanation of each bill. Each one of these bills would help veterans. If each bill had a chance for an up-or-down vote it's hard to imagine they wouldn't pass unanimously. But, in committee Assembly Democrats feel free to kill these pro-vet bills just to spite Republicans."

The bills killed in committee are:
A.04132: Provides veterans of the armed forces of the United States with a pass that gives them access to all state parks and recreational facilities without the charge of any admission.

A.3201:  Provides that the periods of the Iranian Hostage Crisis and from November 21, 1979 to October 20, 1981 be "time of war" periods for civil service credit.

A.0467: Requires the executive director of the office of real property services to create a list of documents which support a veterans eligibility when applying for real property tax exemptions.

A.3202:  Grants real property tax exemption to service disabled veterans with a VA disability rating of 60% rating regardless of whether he or she served during a “period of war”.

A.5029: Includes the war on terrorism which commenced in 2001, within the definition of "period of war" for purposes of the veterans alternative property tax exemption.

A.5255:  Declares the Vietnam Veterans of America to be benevolent orders and grants such organization various benefits available to specified veterans' organizations.

A.5852: Amends the Real Property Tax Law, to read that "active duty" means full time duty in the United States armed forces, including duty of reservists called up during wartime regardless of time period, other than active duty for training.

A.6497:  To allow New York State to apply, pursuant to the U.S.  Department  of Veterans  Affairs  Aid  to  States  for  Establishment,  Expansion and Improvement of Veterans Cemeteries, for  the  funds  and  approval  to acquire  land  for  and  establish,  operate  and maintain a veteran's cemetery in Seneca County.

A.8152:  Grants recognized veterans' organization free use of pavilions at state parks, other state recreational facilities, and historic sites.

A.8626: Allows an otherwise qualified veteran to receive the eligible funds exemption or the alternative veterans property tax exemption on his or her primary residence if the residence is owned by a limited liability company (LLC) which is owned by the veteran.
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, a former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel. Lalor is of counsel to the law firm Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti. He is a graduate of John Jay High School, Providence College and Pace Law School and lives in Fishkill with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..
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Welcome to the Hall of Shame
 
After four years of Andrew Cuomo and Eric Schneiderman, Albany Democrats' Culture of Corruption is flourishing.
 
Andrew Cuomo launched a Moreland Commission to create the illusion of action, then proceeded to corrupt his own corruption commission by controlling it from behind the scenes. Now, he's disbanded it, and the US Attorney has seized its files, and has said that he takes "very, very seriously any suggestion" that Cuomo interfered with the Moreland Commission.
 
Meanwhile, Eric Schneiderman was asleep at the switch. New York's top law enforcement official was off scoring cheap headlines with frivolous lawsuits on private business instead of rooting out corruption in his own party.
 
Welcome to the Hall of Shame.
 
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 
For Immediate Release

May 22, 2014

Contact: Chris Covucci - (845) 309-2654

Lalor to Cuomo: Don't Stick Taxpayers with the Legal Bill for Your Corrupt Commission


Fishkill, NY - (5/22/14) – New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - Fishkill) is calling on Governor Cuomo to pick up the costs of a criminal defense attorney hired to represent Cuomo's anti-corruption Moreland Commission as it is investigated by federal prosecutors. It was reported today that taxpayers will be footing the bill for the defense attorney representing Cuomo's commission.

"No tax dollars should be spent defending Cuomo's crooked commission." said Lalor. "Governor Cuomo needs to pay for the legal defense himself. Cuomo has been insistent that it was his commission and that he controlled it. That means he should be responsible for any legal bills because the commission ended up entangled in corruption of its own making. Who has ever heard of an anti-corruption commission winding up under investigation itself for corruption? Only in New York and only with Governor Cuomo could it happen."

Lalor added, "How can Cuomo and the Moreland Commission come to taxpayers with a straight face and ask for money for their legal bills? If Cuomo says it was his commission, then he should foot the bill. Cuomo created this problem, his decisions led to the U.S. Attorney's investigation, he should pay for the lawyer."
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, a former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Poughkeepsie, is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel. Lalor is of counsel to the law firm Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti. He is a graduate of John Jay High School, Providence College and Pace Law School and lives in Fishkill with his wife Mary Jo and their four young children Katie, Riley, Mikey and Kieran Jr..
 
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May 23, 2014
Sheldon Silver tries to evade responsibility by blaming deceased attorney with same name
You can't make this stuff up.
 
The New York Times reported yesterday that disgraced Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver tried to evade responsibility for blocking low-income housing on Manhattan's Lower East Side by blaming - get this - another guy named Sheldon Silver.
 
Silver's staff asked the Times for a correction, then dropped the request after the Times produced letters related to the matter written on Silver's official Assembly stationery.
 
Caught in a bald-faced lie, Silver and his staff withdrew the correction request.
 
Yesterday, Sheldon Silver was part of the inaugural class of our Democrats Hall of Shame, thanks to his decades-long history of covering up sexual abuse of young female staffers by Assembly Democrats.
 
Here's the article from the Times. Try to keep a straight face.
 
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Town Board Work Session Agenda - May 27, 2014

TENTATIVE TOWN BOARD WORK SESSION AGENDA
TOWN OF YORKTOWN
363 Underhill Avenue
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
May 27, 2014

 
CLOSED SESSION:
6:45 Town Board will Open Meeting then call for a vote to go into Closed Session for Advice of Counsel

 
OPEN SESSION:
7:30  Stormwater Annual Report

Discussion: Update
Contact: Bruce Barber
7:50  Illington Road
Discussion: Request to purchase 6 acres of town owned property
Contact: Michael J. Grace, Supervisor
8:00  Club Fit Sign
Discussion: Approval of Sign on Town Property
Contact: Tom Giampia, Creative Image Design, Inc
8:10  738 E. Main Street
Discussion: Request to add two additional parking spaces
Contact: Patrick Fahey, Westchester Modular Homes
8:20  Jefferson Valley Mall
Discussion: Request for Real Estate Development Sign Approval
Contact: Roberto Luciano, Property Manager
8:30  Auction of Town-Owned Property
Discussion: Update
Contact: Alice Roker, Town Clerk
8:40  Raising and Keeping Fowl in R Districts
Discussion: Review updated draft
Contact: Jeannette Koster, Town Attorney
RESOLUTIONS: (to be passed tonight, May 27, 2014)
Building:
  • Request to give Building Inspector authorization to issue temporary certificate of occupancy to Mount Kisco Medical Group
  • Request to give Building Inspector authorization to issue temporary certificate of occupancy to QB Front Street LLC
RESOLUTIONS: (to be passed TUESDAY, June 3, 2014)
Legal:
Request from Town Attorney for a Budget Transfer of $20,000 into Litigation Outside Counsel Fees.
Engineering:
Request to Advertise To Bid
Purchase of spare pump(s) for Hunterbrook Pump Station Bid #14-3
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Sprinkler Award – Bid #14-1A
Erosion Control Bond Release:
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Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor 

Dear Friends,

Please join me for a Flag Day Cocktail Reception with Special Guest Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party. Tickets are available online here.

WHEN: Flag Day, Saturday, June 14th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WHERE: Picturesque Willow Lake Farm, Hosted by Peg and Richard Birney
TICKETS: $125 per person, $100 for GOP Committee Members and Previous Campaign Donors

SPONSORSHIPS
$4100 Old Glory Sponsor
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$500 Red, White & Blue Sponsor

I hope you'll join me and Chairman Ed Cox to celebrate Old Glory. RSVP requested. You may RSVP to info@kmlny.com or (845) 616-3509. Tickets are also available online.

Without a doubt, my loud criticism of Governor Cuomo and Speaker Silver has hit a nerve. You can see Silver try to misdirect New Yorkers to avoid my criticism this week in the Daily News. Voters sent me to Albany to stand up to the status quo. I'm proud to say I've done so. I'm not going to back down. I need your help to keep the fight going though. Please get your ticket today and help me get our message out.

Sincerely,
Kieran

PS
Don't miss my op-ed in today's New York Post.
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NORTH COUNTY NEWS & Views: http://ncnlocal.com/
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