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Posted on February 25, 2013 at 11:43 AM by PattiAnn Schultz
A new program was recently put out by the New York State Sheriff’s Association called the Yellow Dot Program. This program helps emergency responders provide prompt care in the event of a car accident by placing your medical emergency information inside your glove compartment.
By placing the “Yellow Dot” on the rear driver’s side window it will alert emergency responders to look in the glove compartment for your emergency medical information.
The “Yellow Dot” decal can also be used to alert those who respond to an emergency in your home. Place a “Yellow Dot” decal on or beside your front door and place a completed card in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator.
Please stop by the Webster Town Hall to pick up your “Yellow Dot” pamphlet if you are interested in participating in this program.
The Governor has Failed to Lead on Pension Reform
Pension costs continue to skyrocket out of site and Governor Cuomo has again failed in his budget to address the single cost strangulation that impacts all towns, schools, counties, and village budgets. Tier six, which he proposed last year, has not been helpful because it only addresses new employees hired. At this time not many municipalities are hiring at such a rate that it will have any impact on their budget.
The suggestion by Governor Cuomo that towns and school districts borrow monies from the New York State Retirement system for 25 years to close current budget gaps is really short sighted. Monroe County just borrowed $17 million to plug their pension gap and all that does is put that added expense back on the backs of our kids and grandkids into the future. It also leaves the current taxpayer more in debt than we are at the present time going into the future.
We need pension reform now and kicking the can down the road waiting for the economy to pick up is not currently addressing the most pressing problem facing town and school districts this year. Please inform our Governor that we need leadership now on this very important issue facing town governments or taxes will have to go up because of the incompetence of his office and State Legislators in addressing the issues facing towns right now.
If you should you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronald W. Nesbitt