Leader-June 2017

 

 

NCVOA June 2017

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Thursday, June 29,2017-6:30PM

Westbury Manor

Westbury, NY

 

NCVOA

" ELECTION AND INSTALLATION

OF OFFICERS"

 

The Thursday, June 29 General Membership meeting is our final meeting before we break for the summer. This always is a special occasion as we elect and install our new slate of officers for 2016-2017.

 

Guest Speaker

Hon. Thomas DiNapoli

New York State Comtroller

 

Please make a note of the change in our typical meeting day from Tuesday to Thursday. We look forward to seeing you to support our new officers!

 

Thomas P. DiNapoli is the 54th Comptroller of the State of New York who’s known for his integrity, independence and steadfast leadership.

Since taking office in 2007, Tom DiNapoli has aggressively fought misuse of public resources, strengthened one of the nation’s top public pension funds, and consistently spoken out against fiscal gimmicks, imprudent actions and government inefficiency.

His life of public service started when he was elected as a trustee of the Mineola Board of Education, becoming the first 18-year-old in New York State to hold public office. He’s been making government more accountable and transparent to the people for more than 35 years.


 

As defined in Google/Wikipedia:

In  New York State, a village is an incorporated area that differs from a city in that a village is within the jurisdiction of one or more towns, whereas a city is independent of a town. Villages thus have less autonomy than cities.

A village is usually, but not always, within a single town. A village is a clearly defined municipality that provides the services closest to the residents, such as garbage collection, street and highway maintenance, street lighting and building codes. Some villages provide their own police and other optional services. Those municipal services not provided by the village are provided by the town or towns containing the village. As of the 2000 census, there are 553 villages in New York.

There is no limit to the population of a village in New York; Hempstead, the largest village in the state, has 55,000 residents, making it more populous than some of the state's cities. However, villages in the state may not exceed five square miles (13 km²) in area. Present law requires a minimum of 500 residents to incorporate as a village.

As We See It:

Villages were created to provide efficient services under local control and the watchful eye of its residents. The notion that the majority of villages were created solely to control zoning, block development, and promulgate  a NIMBY attitude is not true.

The longevity among our villages formed during the more rural days of Nassau County is not uncommon. the reason people look to move to incorporated villages is simple . They want and get the services which is municipal governments responsibility.  In fact, village residential property has a long tradition of being desired, at a premium, over other area homes.

Village governments, in addition being organized with economically  efficient staffs have consolidated services  producing positive results results and good management. Most residents are unwilling to abolish their village , cut back on services, or merge with other villages. People generally will not relinquish the quality of life they enjoy as residents of an incorporated village.