The Yorktown Town Board will have a discussion about proposed changes to its highway department on Wednesday night. A citizens group is proposing the town switch to a department of public works system, with an appointed official in the leadership role. The town now uses a more dispersed style of management to handle highway and maintenance issues.
The info about the meeting from the citizens group:
The Yorktown Town Board is holding on Informational Meeting on the controversial request of Yorktown Citizens for a DPW to adopt a local law that would eliminate the elected highway superintendent position and transfer the highway function to a newly created Department of Public Works (DPW). Voters would have to approve the law in a November referendum before it would go into effect in January,2014.
The meeting will include a presentation by Yorktown Citizens for a DPW and questions and answers from the public.
The Town Board has repeatedly stated that it would not consider holding a public hearing on the proposed law until AFTER an informational meeting and AFTER it was satisfied that a DPW could save taxpayers money.
The local law must be approved by September 1 in order to have the referendum on the November ballot.
WHERE: Yorktown Town Hall, 363 Underhill Avenues, Yorktown
WHEN: Wednesday, July 25, 6:30pm