Gregory Piccininno -
GENERAL BUDGET - I would like to know why an essential part of the school capital budget was removed by the BET. It was a 200k line item and unless we determine the future of Central Middle School, it is difficult to establish a direction in terms of the schools capital budget and as such, we could be wasting money with unnecessary projects or repairs. This seems counter to "keeping an eye on the mill rate". Would anyone run a home or a business without a such a plan?
BOE CAPITAL BUDGET - Removing funds for Central Middle School Study
Clare Kilgallen -
BOE CAPITAL BUDGET - In support of the budget that submitted by the BoE to the BET, I object to the tie-breaking vote to cut BOE Capital which included reducing (and delaying) the Julian Curtiss School project. By directing the BOE in what to eliminate from the educational specifications (preschool and science classroom) -- which is the educational program -- the BET has overstepped its role and improperly told the duly elected Board of Education how to do its job.
BOE OPERATING BUDGET - In full support of budget.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT CAPITAL BUDGET - In support of the funding of (1) the Greenwich Avenue Intersection Improvements and (2) the D. Hamill Rink Facility Improvements. AGAINST the motion to delete $500,000 from account 312-960-22320 - Greenwich Avenue Intersection Improvements. AGAINST the motion to delete $900,000 from account 345-956-22329 Hamill Rink Facility Improvements..
OTHER BUDGET COMMENTS - Against the motion to amend item number 2; the opponent to the motion should speak last.