Audit Gives Town Highest Grade

July 21, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The town of Carmel and its comptroller’s department received another glowing review after its annual audit performed last month.

“We have issued an unmodified (clean) opinion—the best opinion that you can receive—relating to the town as of Dec. 31, 2017,” said Alan Kassay, partner with O’Connor Davies, the firm that performed the audit.

Swan Cove Bungalows Come Tumbling Down

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Swan Cove project took its first major step toward fruition last week when construction crews descended upon the site along South Lake Boulevard and removed eight dilapidated bungalows to make way for a lakefront park and an adjacent municipal parking lot.

The town purchased the 0.64 acres of land for $1 million in March from developer Frank Cotaj as part of what officials ...

Town OKs $2.2 Million Bond for Airport Park Project

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board has approved the issuance of a $2.2 million bond to pay for an improvement project at Airport Park that calls for the construction of new multi-purpose fields and other entities such as bleachers and bathrooms.

The board passed the resolution green-lighting the bond and the project at its June 13 meeting.

The Airport Park plan is one of several park projects ...

Town Looks to Improve Tax Collection With New Software

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The town of Carmel has entered into a new software licensing agreement that it hopes will improve its tax-collection process and allow taxpayers to use credit and debit cards both online and at the tax receiver’s office.

The contract with the municipal software company Business Automation Services Inc. (BAS) was recommended by the town’s receiver of taxes, Kathleen ...

Town Looks to Convert Most Street Lights to LED

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board is mulling a plan to save taxpayer money by converting most of the street lights throughout town to the more energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights.

Rich Franzetti, the town’s engineer, presented the board with the plan at its June 13 meeting.

“New York State Electric & Gas has introduced a program to convert existing street ...

Water Meter Conversion Project to Begin in July

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Water district customers in the town of Carmel are about to enter the 21st century.

Beginning next month, the town’s vendor, National Metering Services, will begin changing out old water meters for ones equipped with a cellular-based transmitter. That means no more filling out cards and mailing them into Town Hall or letting town officials estimate your water usage and ...

Town to Urge DEC to Strengthen Gas Pipeline Regs

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - This week, the Carmel Town Board said it is likely to follow suit of some of its neighboring communities and pass a resolution that presses the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to adopt more stringent regulations that would reduce toxic emissions from natural gas facilities, including compressor, metering, regulating, and pigging stations and gas power ...

Town Will Dedicate Parking Lot Entrance to Late Police Officer

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town Board and Carmel Police Department are looking to pay tribute to late Carmel Police Officer Gary Pietropaolo by dedicating the Croton Falls Road entranceway into the police department parking lot in his name.

Pietropaolo was killed Thursday, June 7, when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a U.S. postal truck on Route 301 in Kent. He was off-duty at the ...

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