June 28, 2012 UPDATE: Yonkers City Hall Continues to Take an Official Stand While Acceptin the Grant Funding and Conducting This Study. This Cirumstance has Been Hushed by Yonkers City Hall for Over 3 Weeks.
PEEKSKILL, NY and YONKERS, NY -- The City of Peekskill will join the City of Yonkers and the Town of Greenburgh to ascertain if reassessing properties for multiple municipalities will be cost effective.
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YONKERS, NY -- June 27, 2012 -- Richard Narog and Hezi Aris will discuss Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano's "re-submission" of the mayor's adopted FY2012-2013 budget that did not earn New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli' certifying the budget. Since Mayor Mike Spano's FY2012-2013 Proposed Budget was adopted unanimouly by the Yonkers City Council, and the adoption process earned a motion by which the "Motion to Reconsider", a Robert's Rules of Order" technicality that precludes vising the vote, as well as the issue first voted, can the Yonkers City Council vote on a revised or resubmitted rendition of the first adopted budget? To side-step this concern, is the Yonkers City Council entitled to vote another time on a document that it may only vote upon once as per the term which precludes them: the "Motion to Reconsider"? Since the NYS Comptroller is the determinant of whether the budget meets the tenets he deems abides by certain guidelines and tenets set in law and protocol, will he suggest the first budget considered, which thereafter underwent a second time under the "Motion to Reconsider" define and designate the first document as void abonitio, that is "void from the beginning"? If one is to recognize that incorporating the "Motion to Reconsider" precludes the Yonkers City Council from reconsidering the first document, will it also be considered that no "budget" document may be considered in the same callendar year by the Yonkers City Council? If not, has the 2012 Yonkers City Council played itself into a role of neutering itself and thereby permitting a defacto Control Board?
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When the Supreme Court of the United States announces on Thursday its decision regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the meaning and continuing vitality of Wickard v. Filburn (1942) is likely to be a central topic in the Justices’ opinions.
In the 1930s and later, Roscoe Filburn owned and operated a small farm in Montgomery County, Ohio. He maintained a herd of dairy cattle, sold milk, raised poultry and sold poultry and eggs. Filburn also raised a small acreage of wheat. He sold some of this wheat, used some to feed his poultry and livestock, used some to make flour for home consumption, and used some for future seeding.
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YONKERS, NY – June 27, 2012 -- Please be advised a Speical Budget Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, June 28th, from 7pm to 8pm in Council Chambers, Fourth Floor.
Agenda items include the following:
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YONKERS, NY -- June 27, 2012 – Yonkers City Clerk Joan Deierlein had this morning received a “Certificate of Disapproval” letter signed on behalf of New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli by NYS Deputy Comptroller Steven J. Hancox. In that letter Comptroller Dinapoli explains his responsibility as Fiscal Agent of the City of Yonkers which requires his reviewing the FY2012-2013 adopted budget by the City and “related justification documents to determine compliance with chapter 488 of the Laws of 1976 (hereinafter referred toas the “Act”)and compliance with City ordinances adopted subsequent to the enactment of the Act determining the terms and details, provif=ding for the rights of the holders, of the serial bonds and other obligations of the City (hereinafter referred to as the “ordinances”). Based upon my review, and consistent with the ongoing discussions which have taken place since my receiving the adopted budget and related justification documents, I find the following”
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YONKER, NY – June 16, 2012 -- Majority Leader Wilson A. Terrero (D-2nd District), and Minority Leader John J. Larkin (R-6th District), Council Member Dennis Shepherd (R-4th District), and Council Member Mike Breen (R-5th District); voted 4-3 to appoint the first Latino, Jose I. Alvarado as Yonkers City Clerk.
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- June 26, 2012 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Lorraine Lopez (DOB 10/19/66) 202 Hayward Street, Yonkers, New York pled guilty today to the top count of the indictment that charged her with:
- one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class “D” Felony,
in connection with the November 22nd 2011 charity Turkey Drive run by the City of Yonkers.
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YONKERS, NY -- Joseph Stout, the retired Westchester County Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, presently collecting his pension, is as we write this article being interviewed for Commissioner of Yonkers Department of Parks and Recreation. The salary he has been offered is $150,000 per annum. Read the article appended below to lern how under his guidance in Westchester County, he was incapable of stopping an annual hemorrhage of $2 to $5 million annually; $20 million over the last 5 years. The article is a reprint of the article written on May 30, 2011. The title is "Astorino Permits Greed to Beget Deficits By HEZI ARIS". Read it below:
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