Paul works almost around-the-clock keeping Greenburgh an extraordinary place to live!
Every resident of Greenburgh has access to Supervisor Feiner’s cell phone number (914-438-1343) and Paul personally responds to every call that he receives. Where else in government can that happen?
Paul’s tireless and unrelenting work ethic has ensured the provision of an exceptional range and quality of services to the residents of Greenburgh. The Town’s Operational Departments, including, Police, EMS, Parks and Recreation, Library, etc., have set a high standard, equal to any in the State of New York.
It is notable, that during Paul’s tenure and through his efforts as Town Supervisor, Greenburgh has negotiated the addition of over 400 acres of parkland, and he has enhanced ball fields for our children, pool and recreation areas, a cricket field and some of the most beautiful parks and wooded space in the County.
Never content, Paul continually brings new innovations to improve government efficiency and effectiveness. Below, find highlights of recent successes accomplished in cooperation with the community and Town Council. You can read more about these and other initiatives by clicking on the "Accomplishments" tab above.
FINANCIAL STRENGTH FOR GREENBURGH
Greenburgh has maintained a Triple A Bond Rating – the highest awarded.
Two consecutive Town budgets were presented, with no tax hikes, (2020 and 2021) despite the fiscal obstacles presented by the Covid 19 Pandemic.
Moody's praised our Town for having a “sound financial position with strong fiscal management.”
Greenburgh is committed to and has remained below, the NYS Tax Cap, an accomplishment many local communities have not been able to demonstrate.
The Town obtained over 10 million dollars in NYS grants for additional sidewalks and infrastructure improvements.
New Affordable Housing units will support older residents. The abandoned WESTHELP homeless shelter is being converted to senior citizen affordable housing. The Town Board worked in conjunction with the Greenburgh Housing Authority to demolish limited, outdated Senior Housing and build modern, affordable apartments on Manhattan Ave.
DOING MORE WITH LESS
Highly staff efficient Single-Worker sanitation trucks have saved substantial dollars and reduced the sanitation workforce. The efficiency of the new process has allowed the Town to increase recycling from once every other week to twice each week.
State-of-the-Art LED street and office lighting has saved millions of dollars and has benefitted the environment, through lower energy use and therefore cost.
CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Paul persuaded NYS to repave “State” roads not controlled by Greenburgh, located within our Town, an action by NYS not seen in five years.
Paul and the Town Board initiated a successful lobbying effort, persuading the State to adopt a law requiring large supermarkets to make available excess edible food, that is otherwise being carted away for disposal, to religious or other non-profit organizations, providing free food for the needy.
Supervisor Feiner’s leadership led the way for the construction of several, new Assisted Living facilities and he obtained a pledge from their developers that a number of “discount price” rooms, would be designated exclusively for Greenburgh community residents.
Paul’s sponsorship of a summer internship program, is providing a very, special leadership experience for our young people. Speaking participants in 2020 included Hillary Clinton, the first marketing director of Facebook, Randi Zuckerberg and nationally acclaimed journalists and public officials.
Mr. Feiner’s long campaign to support those with handicapping conditions bore fruit this year, as at long last, he persuaded Metro North to install elevators at the Hartsdale Train Station. Work will commence in 2021.
Greenburgh is in the process of upgrading the water supply management system, to better ensure full water pressure and volume during peak demand, effectively connecting Rumbrook and Knollwood pumping stations.
RECOGNIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF HISTORY
Mr. Feiner effectively reached an agreement with the owners of the historic Odell House, which played a significant role in the Revolutionary War and is in desperate need of repair. The property has been donated to the Town, the building’s structure will be stabilized in 2021 and Odell House will be renovated and converted into a museum, for the use of the community.
With Paul’s guidance, Greenburgh became the first community in Westchester County to retrofit an existing field to allow for cricket, a sought after recreational activity for many of our new neighbors.
ATTRACTING AND RETAINING LOCAL BUSINESSES
We have been working with locally based “Regeneron Pharmaceuticals” (the world’s foremost pharmaceutical company) as they continue their explosive growth in Greenburgh. Earlier this year Regeneron appeared before the Greenburgh Town Board and announced plans to build an approximately 200,000 sq ft building, laboratory space expansion. This new expansion will complement a previously approved 1,000,000 sq ft R & D Campus expansion in the Town of Greenburgh, which has active approvals.
ZUCKERBERG INSTITUTE AND GREENBURGH CREATE PARTNERSHIP TO HELP SMALL LOCAL BUSINESSES
After hearing Randi Zuckerberg, former marketing director for Facebook speak to Greenburgh student interns about the Zuckerberg Institute, the Town became one of only two communities in the nation to partner with the Institute to assist local retail businesses. Students will have access to Silicon Valley business leaders and work with them to develop creative ideas to assist local businesses. We anticipate that the program will be launched in March. Over 60 brilliant students from all over Greenburgh have already expressed interest in participating.
Site Approvals: Shoprite will replace the movie theater in North Elmsford. Brightview Assisted Living has been approved at Metropolis Golf Club. Amazon to open a last mile distribution facility in Elmsford. Proposed assisted living at Maplewood has been abandoned. The Town has committed to hiring an Economic Development Coordinator. A new Self Storage Facility opens on White Plains Road. Chelsea Assisted Living opens in Greenburgh at the former Frank’s Nursery. Carlson’s to remain a nursery at 625 Dobbs Ferry Road. Westchester Broadway Theater closes. Tesla Dealership construction almost completed on Route 119.
SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL RETAIL CORRIDORS
In Partnership with the local community and our store owners, we were able to create outdoor seating opportunities at some area restaurants. The Parking Authority created additional outdoor space for restaurants on East Hartsdale Avenue as well.