Possible Highway Department Changes Slated for Workshop Discussion

Town Board workshop on Tuesday includes highway department and parks department programs


When the Clarkstown Town Board meets in its monthly workshop session tonight, the highway department will account for two of the agenda items. The parks & recreation department and police department will also be included.

Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan will present the monthly reports on crime statistics. A commemorative gift program involving the town and the parks will be discussed. Recreation & Parks Superintendent Jo Anne Pedersen said the Parks Board & Recreation Commission wants to present the possiblity of installing commemorative plaques. She said the idea would allow residents to fund the cost of a park bench or a tree that would have a brass plaque in someone's honor or memory.    

Information about bids for the town's proposed highway paving and concrete repairs will be presented.

The town board is expected to receive information on a proposal to consolidate the under the umbrella of the highway department. Currently, there is a garage for the highway department, another for the Mini Trans buses and a third for police vehicles.  Earlier this year, Supervisor Alex Gromack announced a study would be conducted on the possibility of consolidating the garages as a cost-saving measure. A public hearing on the proposal has been scheduled for June 19.

The workshop begins at 7:30p.m. on the second floor of town hall. 

Watchdog June 05, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Do we have cops changing oil? It would not surprise me.
INTHEKNOW June 05, 2012 at 03:58 PM
No, there are no cops changing oil... (nor is there any change to your endless cop bashing, no matter the topic)....
Watchdog June 05, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Bashed? Taxpayers are getting bashed not the cops, more than 20 cops earn more than the Secreary of Defense and he does not get 81 days off (in some cases 86 days off). Gromack wants older people to take on BOARDERS, if they cannot afford to pay their taxes!!!!
Watchdog June 05, 2012 at 04:25 PM
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7797588/ClarkstownPayrollSummarybyYear.xlsx Consolidating the garages? Maybe but it will never make io for the continued demands of the selfish, self serving cops who couldn't care less about the plight f Seniors. This is fro 2009 BEFORE GROMACK GAVE THEM ADDITIONAL DOUBLE DIGIT RAISES. THIS IS REAL BASHING.....of TAXPAYERS AND SENIORS. DISGRACEFUL.
Mike Hirsch June 05, 2012 at 04:33 PM
The Clarkstown Taxpayer group has been pushing for this consolidation for years. I applaud Supervisor Gromack and the Town Board for finally taking action.
INTHEKNOW June 05, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Watchdog, what does an article about mechanics have to do with the cops? You're a one trick pony.
Tony T June 05, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Gov't must stop this insanity!!
AH June 05, 2012 at 05:07 PM
CPD deserves the pay bc of the everyday crap they have to put up with in this town or county. If you don't like to pay high taxes you have the freedom to move somewhere else where they are lower.
gb June 05, 2012 at 05:13 PM
The cops r glorified security guards who break up teen parties and are not involved in heavy duty police work
AH June 05, 2012 at 05:24 PM
and there are politicians and other town employees that are completely useless and do nothing important for the people of clarkstown.
Watchdog June 05, 2012 at 06:00 PM
I agree with that Assessment.
Watchdog June 05, 2012 at 06:09 PM
You must be kidding. Taxpayers like me built this Town. Cops are way overpaid and are taking the food out of the mouths of senior citizens. You just got raises for the next five years from the Town.
Watchdog June 05, 2012 at 06:11 PM
There are a minimal number of actual a felonies to deal with and few criimes to solve even though we have a boatload of highly paid detectives sitting around.
AH June 05, 2012 at 06:56 PM
I'm not a cop or related to one so I didn't just get a raise.
Watchdog June 05, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Can you explain what"crap" the CPD is putting up with? They are "on the job" less than half the year and get paid more than the Secretary of Defense. THE top 50-60 highest paid employees of the Town Are cops.
Watchdog June 05, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Good job CTG.


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