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Vol. 3 No. 52 Second Class Postage has been paid at Farmingdale, N . / . 117? S Thursday, August 18, 1966
LEGAL OPINION KO'S
The Town of Oyster Bay Board Majority's program for
handicapped children, establishment of a Youth Bureau and
a year- round recreation program, were given the " go- ahead"
this week by Town Board Majority Leader Councilman Edward
J. Poulos, who said, " The Supervisor, who has been opposing
these programs, has no legal authority to block the appropriation
of funds required to implement the plans."
According to the announcement, the Majority's position was
upheld by legal opinions from two State agencies, including the
Office for Local Government which devised the Suburban Town
Law. A concurring opinion was also received from the office of
State Comptroller Arthur Levitt, which expressed complete
agreement with the view voiced by the Office for Local Government
according to the Republican statement.
The opinions from the two agencies pointed out that the
Town Board has full legal authority to transfer funds within
accounts, including the contingency and surplus funds to effect
the recommended programs according to the Republicans.
" At the outset," Councilman Poulos said, " the majority
members accepted the Supervisor's opinion that he had the
authority to approve fund transfers.
Programs presently blocked by the Supervisor over the past
six months include a pilot project to provide recreation for
handicapped children, which would have cost approximately
$ 9,000 for which State Aid is available to reimburse the Town
up to 50 per cent; a Town beautification program, under the
sponsorship of the New York State Division of Youth, which
would have provided 30 jobs for young people, paid by 100
per cent State Aid after the Town appropriated $ 18,000; a
year- round recreation program under the direction of the
Director of Recreation, covering physical fitness, sports activities
and senior citiznes activities. This included establishment
of a Youth Bureau. The program would have cost the
Town $ 30,000, a substantial portion of which was reimbursable
by State Aid to the Town treasury. A pilot bus transportation
program to community parks to make provision for youngsters
who could not get to the parks because of working parents.
The Supervisor also held up raises for Town clerical personnel,
refusing to transfer funds when the salary account
ran out of monies.
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Fireman Saves Teeners Life
( Page 9)
Credit was given to the employees of Republican Aviation Division of
Fairchild Hillier Corp for winning the citation from the United Status
Air Force of the Zero Defects Achievement Award this Thursday at ceremonies
held at the East Farmingdale plant. ( For more details turn to page
Fairchild Hiller, Republic Aviation Division, in
Farmingdale was one of six aerospace firms
selected by the Boeing Company last week for
major sub contract work on the supersonic transport
SST, pictured above, which Boeing is competing
to build. The SST will cruise at 1,800 miles an hour
and is designed to transport up to 300 passengers.