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Nyack May Create 2 Part-Time Positions

Lawmakers look into village planner, recreation director posts

Nyack lawmakers are still tweaking , which carries a .96 percent tax hike, and looking into creating two new posts.

Currently, $15,000 in the budget is set aside for upgrades. But mayor Jen Laird-White said that money may be better spent elsewhere.

The mayor hopes to put the $15,000 toward a village planner position and recreation director position. Both posts would be part-time, not include benefits and pay around $7,500 each, officials said.

"Once the concept is approved, we'd approach [compensation] in a more systematic way," Laird-White said. The mayor noted municipal planners can cost around $80 an hour.

The recreational director would help with programming for the , and look at other recreation opportunities for kids in community, Laird-White said.

The mayor said the planner would help tackle issues like the , affordable housing and Clermont development.

"We have some big projects that would be very difficult for the village to oversee properly without inside expertise," she said.

The village's tentative expenditures for next year are hovering at $5,282,597. The initial budget draft was pieced together by Jim Politi, the village's administrator, and Jim Malusardi, the village's treasurer.

"We're under a one-percent tax increase again, and we feel good about that," Malusardi said.

The likely tax uptick , and well under governor Andrew Cuomo's two-percent tax cap.

Leftover funds from this year's snow budget could be put toward road repairs on Main Street and Broadway, officials added. The DPW is also planning to upgrade catch basins to deal with rain water.

emetib April 10, 2012 at 05:19 PM
just when you thought they ran out of ways to waste taxpayer funds, the nyack village board and mayor's office come up with a new one.
John Gromada April 11, 2012 at 12:08 AM
It's spelled 'Clermont', after Robert Fulton's steamboat
Linds April 11, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Maybe that money should be spent on the village hall upgrade....I heard they had the phones and electric where out for 5 days due to flooding...
Linds April 11, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Oops lets try that again...watching the Yankee's and typing doesn't go hand in hand...I think that money should be spent on upgrading the Village Hall...I heard the phones and electricity were out for 5 days due to flooding....
NyackPride April 11, 2012 at 05:54 PM
I just very grateful that kavesh is out of office

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