(This letter is in response to a letter printed in last week’s issue of the Observer, entitled “Inept Management in Our Village”)
This is in response to the letter of Georgiana Sena entitled “Inept Management In Our Village.” What the letter failed to disclose was that Ms. Sena was an unsuccessful candidate for village trustee last year.
Oyster Bay Receiver of Taxes James J. Stefanich reminds taxpayers that they have the right to challenge their latest Property Tax Assessment.
Snowfall was expected on Dec. 19. The Village of Farmingdale had more than enough warning to be ready to clear the roads, but where were Mayor Starkie and his administration?
Speaking on the behalf of many residents, there is no excuse for the poor performance of Mayor Starkie. This storm was a far cry from his quote that “this was the storm of the century.”
Tuesday night Jan. 12, at Farmingdale High School I had the privilege of addressing the residents on the matter of the Suffolk County’s proposal to build a homeless shelter, which would house sexual offenders. I would like to congratulate our Nassau County Legislator, Joe Belesi, for his successful advocacy and the Farmingdale Council of PTA’s for organizing the community.
The Concerned Citizens Association of Farmingdale would like to extend an open invitation for community residents to attend the Jan. 21 civic meeting to be held at the Allen Park meeting room, at 7:30 p.m. The topic of the first civic meeting of the new year will be a discussion on Economic Development efforts in the Town of Oyster Bay. Maintaining and growing quality jobs on Long Island continue to be a challenge in the current economic downturn. A representative from the town’s Planning Dept and Town Council will be on hand to share potential opportunities.
I want to thank you for the honor of representing the place where I grew up and have lived my entire life. I went into public service because I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives and to fight for those who couldn’t fight for themselves. Whether in public service or as a private citizen I will continue to work to make the place that I call home a better place to live.
Back in the day, Long Island was a land of movers and shakers.
People came here with vision and purpose. They saw opportunity, and seized it.
(At the Village Pops Concert at the Farmingdale Village Green on July 18, Ms. Christiansen, deputy mayor, delivered this speech, the “Minute of History,” one in a series of speeches delivered at the Pops Concerts throughout the summer.)
I invite you to go back with me during the next few minutes as we look at the Village of Farmingdale one hundred years ago, in 1910.
It must be really nice to give yourself a raise. (Town of Oyster Bay Board Votes to Increase Salaries, Dec. 25 issue).
Even though their last raise was in 2006, our Town of Oyster Bay officials certainly made up for it by giving themselves an average 10 percent in raise. In private industry, the average annual salary increase is between 2-4 percent. So the Town of Oyster Bay really didn’t forego anything because they made up for it this year.
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