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Harvey Cedars April 29, 2013 at 06:31 pm
Interesting, how much would a HK campground weekend membership cost?
Ryan Buncher (Editor) April 29, 2013 at 07:16 pm
Harvey, it is $450 for families, $225 for individuals, but there are discounts for OrangetownRead More employees, seniors and volunteers with the Orangetown Auxiliary Police, fire departments and ambulance corps. The details are at http://www.hkcfamilypark.com/, which was linked in the blog as well.
Sydney Smith November 1, 2012 at 08:36 pm
We have no power! When we see what has happened to so many families, we know having no power isRead More something we can live with. God bless all of those people who lost everything they owned. "Yes we can live with out power"
mr bojangles November 2, 2012 at 12:02 am
I appreciate all comments and the gracious offerings from friends family and neighbors....ItRead More solidified the sense of community that we all feel here... however...if there is no power in the areas with downed trees why would the trees be electrified ?and why was an o and r truck with employee. parked in front of a downed tree on blauvelt rd the Entire Day? He sat there staring at it while the road remained closed and left his truck only for a coffee. No highway employees in the area.It does seem that our area is very low on the priority list. Friends in montclair have had trees removed and power restored all within 72 hrs.
C November 2, 2012 at 06:00 pm
The tree on Blauvelt is being removed but no work is being done on the lines/poles per the workersRead More taking the remains of the tree away.
sick andtired October 31, 2012 at 11:27 pm
Im sure the town and O&R are working hard but people should know its only during businessRead More hours...they arent doing any over time. Regular hours only. They refuse to pay any over time wages so we all have to last longer with nothing. Thanks
mr bojangles November 2, 2012 at 12:07 am
Is the lack of activity a silent response to the lack of ot....?
Watchdog June 8, 2012 at 03:01 pm
OTOH if you defend yourself against CL or INTHEKNOW or his other alias....he has THREE.. Traum andRead More Demarest will delete our post. The PATCH editors are very sensitive to protecting their political philosophy and infringe on the right to free speech, especially Robin Traum.
stephany June 8, 2012 at 05:47 pm
yes billy dee. is another one. That is why i will bypass the local patch and go straight toRead More patch.org
Mike June 9, 2012 at 02:34 pm
Make sure your comments pass the patch censorship test.
Mike April 5, 2012 at 03:44 pm
I realize you have only been in office only for a few months and many of these issues have beenRead More simmering for years. I applaud the transparent manner in which you are approaching these issues and hope you continue in that vain. I just have to comment on what I can only describe as the RPC debacle. Almost 10 years on from the purchase and we are still "planning" and hiring consultants. If this took place in a private business like the one I work for, people would be fired. I think it would be very helpful to hear from the Town, the following information: Who is responsible for the overall plan and implemetation for RPC (if not you, who is it delgated to); what is the goal- do we want housing, green space, light business, a combination; what is the timeline with a firm commitment and clear intermediate target dates. Further what are the identifiable risks and how do we mitigate; what is the budget to manage all of this. Finally, we need regulary scheduled updates to show how we are proceeding against the plan. RPC is too important to just let it simmer along for another 10 years!
Andy Stewart, Orangetown Supervisor April 5, 2012 at 05:55 pm
Mike - I'm looking for the same clarity on RPC you are. Bear in mind that the Town did have a planRead More -- the Hovnanian housing development -- that was on the verge of taking place after many years of work, and fell through at the beginning of 2010, after which not a lot got done.... Who is responsible? The Town is understaffed - I work on it part-time, Suzanne Barclay is part-time and focuses mostly on RPC, and the Town Attorney is directly involved. Ultimately it falls to myself and the Town board to move it along. Land use - presumably a combination of land uses, but last time the only response to the Town's RFP was for housing.... Budget - there is no line item for RPC work. You ask excellent questions -- keep pushing, and yes, there will be regularly scheduled updates....
Harvey Cedars April 30, 2012 at 01:04 pm
Thank you Andy for sharing what you are working on. Looking forward to the next update. I amRead More especially eager to hear progress in regards to the CSEA and PBA negotiations