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Harrison Raises Money for Annual Fireworks Show

HARRISON, N.Y. – Resident Roy Aletti told the Harrison Town Board at its Thursday meeting that all the money for the town’s annual 4th of July fireworks show has been raised but the show can be even bigger if more people contribute.

Aletti, the event organizer, said $7,500 has been committed to the show from local businesses as well as Harrison police and firefighters. The show will take place at the Oakland Avenue Field on July 4 with a rain date scheduled of July 7.

“We are finalizing with the pyrotechnics company and will submit the necessary paperwork for it by the middle of next week,” Aletti said. “It should be a good time and we get to celebrate the greatest nation in the world.”

For more information contact Aletti at Harrison Paint Supply at (914) 835-0830.

The Harrison Town Board unanimously took the following actions:

- Approved sending West Harrison Fire Chief Steve Mancini and various officers to the New York State Fire Chiefs Convention in Verona, N.Y. The previously budgeted item will cost $6,000. They also approved sending firefighter John Varmon from the Harrison Fire Department to the same event at a cost of $500.

- Approved sending Police Officer Kevin Kraus to a grant-writing training program in Yonkers at a cost of $350.

- Approved hiring one part-time employee in the Highway Department and one part-time employee in the Buildings Department. Each position will be paid $11 per hour.

-  Approved Fourth of July fireworks shows for the Apawamis Club, Old Oak Country Club and the Century Club.

- Accepted a donation of $1,565.48 from the Willow Ridge Country Club to be used for a future purchase of a police dog.

The Harrison Village Board unanimously took the following actions:

- Added Ralph DeRosa, Jr. to the part-time availability list in the Sanitation Department and approved hiring an additional part-time sanitation worker for $11 per hour.

- Transferred $92,000 to the Harrison Police Department’s capital budget from the 2012 Department of Public Works capital budget.

- Approved selling bonds to borrow $25,750 for underground field tank improvements, $499,550 to comply with drainage and storm water regulations, $91,000 to purchase three vans for the Recreation Department and $528,000 to purchase heavy machinery and equipment.

- Set a public hearing for June 21 to discuss selling bonds to borrow $257,500 to improve the sewer maintenance district.

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