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Harrison Village Board Bonds for Capital Projects

HARRISON, N.Y. – The Harrison Village Board voted to bond for three capital improvement projects and to take money out of its contingency fund to finance a consultant for another.

The village will bond $360,500 to replace sidewalks, $250,750 for resurfacing of roads and $351,050 towards building construction. The village board was initially asked to bond $20,600 to hire a consultant for a design project on Halstead Avenue but Trustee Steve Malfitano said that he’d rather see the money come from the contingency fund. Mayor Ron Belmont and Trustee Marlane Amelio supported this idea while Trustee Joe Cannella abstained from the vote. Trustee Fred Sciliano was not present at the meeting Thursday night.

Comptroller Maureen MacKenzie said that the town/village has now spent $75,000 of the $200,000 set aside in the contingency fund for the year. Previously, the town/village paid BFJ Consulting $48,000, $30,000 of which was taken from contingency, to update its master plan. An additional $25,000 was taken out to fund a part-time position in the court clerk’s office.

“Nobody ever knows what’s going to happen throughout the year but based on the last few years we should be ok unless something major happens,” MacKenzie said.

Other news from the May 3 Harrison Town/Village Board meeting :

- The town board approved a request from Police Chief Anthony Marraccini to appoint Ulysses Torres as a part-time summer helper with the department’s traffic division for $11 per hour beginning on May 7.

- They also voted to hold a public hearing on May 17 on a proposal from the Westchester Country Club to build two new singles squash courts on its property.

- The town board approved spending $5,390 to issue a purchase order to Henningson, Durham and Richardson for work related to opening an extension on Grant Avenue.

- The village board approved spending $90,000 to purchase computer software.

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