Question of the Day: What Issue Do You Want to See Debated?

Let your opinion be heard.

Candidates running in the June 21 village election will square off in a debate tonight at the Sandel Senior Center at 7 p.m. There's several hot topics that they will debate: parking issues, the rehabilitation of village athletics and the condition of the downtown commercial district.

But what's your biggest concern?

With that, Wednesday's Question of the Day is this: What Issue Do You Want to See Debated?

Adam Johnson June 09, 2011 at 04:44 AM
Sorry, Avalon Bay. We should have been saying Home Depot, lol. The rumor of section 8 is speculation - some residents feel A.B. won't get the numbers they want and then they will open up to allow section 8 payments. The Best Western has section 8 "residents" who are there long term. Its money, and in this economy, it happens.
Adam Johnson June 09, 2011 at 04:48 AM
Frank, from what I remember from the old housing authority regime, it was RVC who was responsible for the evictions, not the County. Unfortunately, that makes it worse that RVC won't clean up their own. At least when they fully renovated OMC they added electric meters - YES, for YEARS the OMC residents didn't have to pay electric. Now they have meters, and section 8 only pays $100 a month for electric. In RVC $100 goes a long way, but at least they're paying now. Any chance I can get in on the handouts?
Craig Lombardo June 09, 2011 at 02:21 PM
Were they supposed to build a Home Depot originally? Oh, that would have been grand...another haven for day laborers.
Frank June 09, 2011 at 02:27 PM
Hi Adam, that is not true. RVC housing will prepare the eviction paperwork, but the evictions are handled by Nassau County. Nassau County is actually the party responsible for section 8 applications, screening, filings, and evictions. Call Nassau County. there's a year backlog on evictions in the Courtss for section 8 tenants in OMC. the wheels of justice inch ever forward...
Frank June 09, 2011 at 02:32 PM
I have no problem adding cops to the police force. It would help relieve the workload and reduce overtime pay. It would save the village time and money in the long run. RVC police protect our interests and property. No other village agency does a better job. If a few tax dollars means a safer and better patrolled village, i'm all for it.


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