We are honored and humbled by Harrison small business owners who display their support of Moving Harrison Forward. Thank you! Please show your love for these and other small businesses in Harrison by shopping and dining locally. ... See MoreSee Less
We appreciate Moving Harrison Forward’s campaign volunteers. Several recently gathered for a postcard-writing party, encouraging addressees to exercise their right to vote on November 2nd or to vote early from October 23rd to 31st. Thank you, super volunteers! ... See MoreSee Less
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many of our lawn signs around town are adorned with a pink ribbon in support of SOUL RYEDERS’ 8th Annual TieTheTownPink Cancer Awareness & Prevention Campaign, proceeds from which benefit community-oriented cancer programs & services.
Continuing our patronage of local restaurants to help them rebound from COVID-related losses, mayoral candidate Frank Gordon recently enjoyed the delectable lasagna pizza at Mamma Sofia’s, 212 Harrison Ave. When you can’t decide between lasagna & pizza, it’s the perfect choice. ... See MoreSee Less
Some municipalities have turned to private contractors for municipal sanitation services. We are skeptical that a profit-maximizing enterprise can deliver the same high-quality services as our municipal workers at lower cost. Privatization of municipal services is, in fact, a favored strategy of the other side of the political spectrum. However, its supposed cost savings are often illusory.
Residents routinely praise the work of our union Sanitation and other Department of Public Works crews, including garbage and recycling pickup and snow removal. The cleanup from the aftermath of Hurricane Ida proved beyond all doubt the benefits of having a public DPW workforce. Our Sanitation and Highway crews worked around the clock to clear trash and debris from the storm.
Imagine what would have happened had we relied on a private contractor to provide town-wide sanitation services. That carting firm would have been stretched thin by other clients and the devastation wrought by the storm. Even if the firm had the manpower to handle the massive volume of trash and debris, it would have charged premium rates.
The work of our Police and Fire Departments and EMS gives residents invaluable peace of mind. So too does the effort of our DPW crews, who go about their work with little fanfare and a tremendous sense of pride. They are one of our town’s underappreciated resources. No private firm could match their level of dedication and reliability at any price.
In total agreement with Joe Derwin that coop and condo owners - we also pay taxes- do not have Harrison DPW municipal trash pickup which we had for decades. Yet our Harrison property taxes stayed the same and we still pay for the cost of picking up the trash for other residents yet our trash has to be picked up by commercial expensive carters. One other point: the Harrison roads have MORE truck traffic, diesel fumes and noise when the commercial trash firms arrive several times per week. - Elio 🧐😞
If you live in an apartment or co-op, a few years back, by the vote of the Town Board, residents were forced to go to private carting companies for these services. That means the residents pay for the private cartingservice as well as the Town DPW through our taxes. That's unfair.
The town has slowly lowered service. Used to not have to bring the garbage to the curb. The sanitation workers used to come to the side or back and take the cans up. It was especially great for our elderly neighbors.
Then, we had to bring up to the curb.
Then the town reduced the number of workers, and bought expensive trucks and provided residents with cans, so they can do more with less.
Are you insinuating that the current administration is considering privatization of municipal services? Because I don’t see a point to this post.
Don't try to fix something the isn't broken.. shame on MHF