List of Accomplishments

I was the Last Board member who was part of the team that:


Opened Government – NO MORE BACK ROOM MEETINGS / DEALS


Put Mineola Televisionon the air


Instituted a Village website


Increased # of Village meetings


Balance Budget every year since taking office


Created a Healthy unencumbered fund balance as required by law


Increased non-tax revenue (building department / court / meters - etc.)


Returned water department to solvency


Brought active management to investing Tax $$


Brought accountability to Village government department by department


Stop Borrowing / reduced outstanding debt by over $6million


Researched and Refinanced Villages Bonds to lower Interest Rates


Initiated Debt Management plan


Recover $$ from Waste Management for overcharging and Air Rights Lease where contractual increases were ignored.


Instituted plan for infrastructure / Road repair


Re-negotiated very detrimental Garage contract with Winthrop


Rental registration law


Slammed Illegal Apartments / landlords


101 Jackson was Apartment Building that was a Blight - Forced Land Lord to bring building to code.  He later sold and building was converted to Condominium.


Better relationship with Business community (Village Government open to Chamber / State of Village address to Chamber)


Participation from Chamber of Commerce in Showcasing Mineola (Taste of Mineola / Mineola in Style)


Brought Mineola Street Fair out of park and onto Mineola Boulevard.


Tax certs – Reassessed Village and instituted Homestead Option to reduce the almost $1 million annual burdon.


Increased # of grants from state & federal government


Negotiated with MTA for resurfacing roads around inter-modal center


Negotiated with MTA for aesthetics for inert-modal center


Adopted our Master Plan


Brought new businesses to Village


Working to increase our tax base


Working to bring senior housing to Mineola


Working to bring Next Generation housing to Mineola


Championed Mineola against Nassau County – selling Court parking fields


Championing Mineola against MTA third track


Had a Great centennial year


Stopped practice of using Village Employees for private entities


Cleaned up graffiti (not at taxpayers expense)


Reduced run away expenses such as overtime


Revitalized parks


Increased funding for Library


Funding for senior groups


Increased return on Length Of Servive awards program through planned investment


Fighting for fair share of sales tax revenue


Fighting for $$ worth in police coverage


Gave residents a CHANCE to have our own PD


New rescue vehicle for Fire Department


Held Verizon accountable for fiber optic box placement


Negotiated Verizon franchise agreement


Revitalization projects in our Downtown, Station plaza and on Jericho Turnpike


Pending law against sex offenders


Continued tree plantings


INTANGIBLES – Better “feel” in Village

Village Government more accessible to ALL residents

Getting our voice heard in Town, County, State & Federal circles

Pride back in Mineola