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What Do the Neighbors Think About Sharing DPW Services?

Residents of Hastings-on-Hudson had a chance this winter to weigh in on the proposal to consolidate the public works departments Hastings and neighboring Dobbs Ferry. 

More than 500 people took the opportunity. About 52 percent of respondents favored consolidation, though a hefty 32 percent said they didn't know if they did or not; and 58 percent said they thought it would lessen the quality of the services they receive.

Reasons for favoring the idea:
  • As long as quality stays the same— 66 percent
  • If services are provided more efficiently—80 percent
  • If it saves taxpayer money—71 percent
  • Only if my taxes go down—35 percent

Full survey results can be found here. 

In an email to village residents March 8, Hastings Mayor Peter Swiderski said the consolidation consultants will make a presentation Marcy 27 at the Community Center about several options (ranging from just sharing facilities to a full-blown consolidation). 

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