8PM Henry Hudson Regional School, 1 Grand Tour, Highlands…
Remember when I WANTED a town hall meeting? (Heavy sigh).. What was I thinking?? It’s like “wanting a car”and getting a getting a golf cart. It’s kinda sort of the same thing, but not really.
Here are some items hopefully they will address..
Permits.. I know they are voting on this Wednesday at the regular meeting, but there are grumblings that the $91k is already gone.. I’d like to know on what.. I’d like to know if they knew about the state sending out the memo in November and decided against it or if it sat on someone’s desk and never got circulated.. Also, let’s do the math here, $91k divided by $700 (average per hh on permits spent) = 130 HH. How many houses were damaged? Yeah, you know why, because they aren’t reimbursable by insurance, people haven’t decided yet on if they are walking from their homes, and why bother spending $700 on permits to a town you’re going to walk from. Either that or you’re exempt because you have the right last name.
Solution Center/Distribution Center.. What’s being done to make the solution center helpful? Was the permit money used to “fund” the solution center? What is the process used to determine who gets what that is on their “Needs form”? What I *think* is the process, donations come in.. the solution center looks at what the items are and go through the list and put their friends and family first. Everyone else can pound sand.
Flood Mitigation.. What’s happening here, please don’t say “we’re waiting on the ACOE to get back to us.” Why aren’t we taking charge of our own fate and spit balling ideas on how we’re going to tackle this, (besides back filling the town..)
Raising Your House Grants.. What are the gotcha’s here if any.. is there paperwork that needs to be filled out.. Or a check list of things the residents *must* do.. I don’t want to find out in 3 years that I don’t qualify because there was something I was *supposed* to do that I didn’t because no one told me.
Comcast Day.. Is this just for the “town parks” and beaches or will they be available for residents as well? Can you ask them to bring a few dumpsters and we can get rid of some of the construction & clean up debris? Comcast can always say no to this, but if we have a corporation being generous, why not ask them to write a check for dumpsters?
Pallone… Why was Highlands snubbed by Pallone on Flood Mitigation and Sandy money?
Note: There isn’t sound until about the 3 min mark