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Published by Halston Media, 2019-07-05 15:15:30

Mahopac News 07.04.19

VOL. 10 NO. 19 Visit TapIntoMahopac.net for the latest news. THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019

Town gets top grades in annual fiscal audit
Maintains Aa1 Moody’s bond rating

BY BOB DUMAS ‘Our fund balance is very
EDITOR

e town of Carmel has once again re- healthy; our reserves are
ceived a glowing report in the wake of its adequate. at is why
annual scal audit. Moody’s maintained our
Aa1 bond rating.’
At the Town Board’s June 26 meeting,
Alan Kassay, a CPA for O’Connor Davies, - Supervisor Ken Schmitt
which performed the audit, along with
town comptroller Mary Ellen Maxwell,

gave a presentation highlighting the au-

dit’s most salient points lence in Financial Reporting for 26 con-

“ e objective of our audit was to obtain secutive years and has maintained its Aa1

reasonable assurance about whether these rating from Moody’s.

nancial statements are free of material “[Carmel] has a very strong capacity to

misstatement,” Kassay said. “As part of the meet its nancial commitments,” the re-

scope of our work, we reviewed manage- port states.
ment’s accounting estimates and the ac- Kassay said the town was issued a “man-

counting treatment [regarding] all signi - agement letter” that stated the audit noted

cant accounting matters. “no material weaknesses.”

“Our audit approach was directed at the “We issued a management letter to the

evaluation of all signi cant aspects of the board; [it stated that] two comments that PHOTO: BOB DUMAS
town’s operations to reduce audit risks to an were reported in 2017 were corrected in
acceptable level,” he added. “Our primary 2018,” he said. “One had to do with the Comptroller Mary Ann Maxwell and auditor Alan Kassay discuss the audit with the Town
focus was not on individual transactions dating of cash receipts and the other one Board.

and balances but on the nancial state- had to do with the segregation of duties. to $8.4 million; and in 2018 it grew to “ at’s about 16 percent of the total

ments we are opining on taken as a whole.” ere were no material weaknesses [men- nearly $9 million. 2019 appropriations,” Kassay said.

O’Connor Davies issued the town an tioned] in that letter.” Part of the general fund balance is the “ e state comptroller recommends

“unmodi ed (or clean) opinion” for the In the presentation, Kassay noted how unassigned fund balance, what Kassay anywhere from 15 to 20 percent, so you

scal year ending Dec. 31, 2018. It’s the the town’s fund balance (cash reserves) had called “free and clear money” that can be are right there,” he said. “It’s an increase of

top grade the auditors could o er. grown over the past four years: In 2015 the used at the Town Board’s discretion for about $1.2 million since 2015.”

Kassay noted that the town has received town’s total fund balance was $5.7 million; various expenditures. e unassigned fund SEE AUDIT PAGE 6
the Certi cate of Achievement for Excel- in 2016 it was $7.1 million; in 2017 it rose balance for 2019 is $3.3 million.

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Putnam County Sheriff’s Cadets graduate

Twenty cadets from the Putnam County Sheri ’s Cadet Program
graduated in a ceremony held at the George Fischer Middle School
in Carmel on June 11. Four Mahopac youngster were part of the class.

e Sheri ’s Cadet Program is a chartered Law Enforcement Ex-
plorer program that provides educational training for young adults on
the mission and objectives of law enforcement. e program provides
career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and com-
munity service activities. e primary goals are to help young adults
choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them
to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation.

e Putnam County Sheri ’s Cadet Program was formed as a
chartered Law Enforcement Explorer program in 1967 by the late
Sheri Ray Weizenecker.

The Stephen P. Driscoll Memorial Pipe Band
performs at the start of the ceremony.

Deputy Sheriff
Matthew Kraisky
addresses the
audience.

Sheriff Robert Langley with Mahopac cadets,
Willow Marshall, Veronika Bilinski and Sofia Ciani.

The cadets
take their oath.

The 2019 graduating class of cadets PHOTOS: TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL


THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019 MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 5

GEESE portunity to gather the geese educated by talking to people. Before, I didn’t have enough 61 Old Rt 6
FROM PAGE 4 Brewster
and capture them in pens has information about the whole process, and I’ve learned a lot 845-279-6400
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passed. When the geese molt, since then. I abstained, which is neither a yes nor a no vote

“It’s not as though someone is losing their feathers, they are un- because some view this as an inhumane thing.”

going out there with a machine able to y and remain somewhat

gun and mow them down and passive and thus can be rounded ‘If we came to you and said our

watch them oat to the bot- up, explained Ed Barnett, chair

tom of the lake,” he said. “ ey of the Lake Mahopac Park Dis- clubhouse was infested with rats and
are going to be rounded up and trict Advisory Board. Now, the we want to hire an exterminator, would
be killed the same way a cow is birds have regained their feath-

killed, the same why a chicken is ers, making a roundup next to you turn us down or ask us to use some
killed…and the food is going to impossible. other method to chase them away?’
be brought somewhere for peo- “It’s too late now,” he told

ple who need the food.” Mahopac News. “[ e Town -John Aquina
Lake Casse Park District Advisory Board
Lake Casse board member Board] blew it.”

Kim Kugler said that members Barnett said that with a short

of the park districts bear the cost week due to the Fourth of July

of the depredation and that the holiday, the professional hired A Canada goose
residents of the districts are will- for the depredation faced logis-
FILE PHOTO
ing to spend it. tical challenges and was unable

“Our residents want to know to put his team together quickly

what we are doing. ey com- enough to execute the plan.

plain that their tax dollars are Now, it’s too late. Schmitt con-

going to nothing,” she told the rmed Barnett’s contention.

board. “Councilwoman Mc- “ at’s true,” Schmitt said.

Donough said that [the lakes] “I spoke to the guy who does it

are the geese’s home. Well, it’s to nd out if there is an oppor-

our home, too.” tunity and he said there is not

ough the June 26 session enough time. ey have to get

was not a voting meeting, Lu- them while they are molting and

pinacci made a motion to put that is just about done, and they

the resolution back on the table will have their feathers soon and

and this time the vote passed, can y again. He can’t get his

3-1-1. Lupinacci and Barile crew to mobilize that fast and

voted yes again, and Schmitt set everything in place. It’s not

still abstained, while Schneider going to happen this year. ™
voted yes, leaving McDonough “We all learned a very good

as the lone dissenting vote. lesson,” the supervisor added. “I

However, the window of op- learned more about geese and got

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SAJVUILNYGS! FROM PAGE 1 government and the Mahopac School District.
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serves are adequate,” he said. “ at is why Note: e Town Board rescheduled its July 10
For All Your Plumbing, Gas, Heating Moody’s maintained our Aa1 bond rating.We work session to July 17 and rescheduled the July
& Water Treatment Needs would love to be Aaa…we would love to get 17 voting meeting to July 24, prior to the already-
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Kassay noted that only “a handful of mu- PLANNING BOARD
nicipalities in all of Westchester County” Wednesday, July 10 | Meetings starts at 7 p.m.,
have such a rating. But Councilman Jonathan Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Ave., Mahopac
Schneider suggested that Carmel doesn’t have
a large enough budget to be considered for the ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS ZBA
triple-A rating. ursday, July 25 | Meetings start at 7:30 p.m.,

Councilman John Lupinacci agreed, saying, Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Ave., Mahopac
“We achieved the pinnacle of where we can
get to with an [Aa1] bond rating based on our BOARD OF EDUCATION
budget.” ursday, July 11 | Meetings start at 7:30 p.m.;

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the town can borrow money for things such
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come over the past 10 years.

“[Moody’s] did give us a negative outlook
in 2009 because our fund balances were go-
ing down,”she said.“But we have been able to
bring them back up and maintain them.”

Schmitt praised Maxwell for helping to
keep the town on a solid nancial footing.

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Understanding the Constitution

Dear Dr. Linda, 3. What does the opening phrase a. to move the country in a direction that
My son is entering sev- will improve the lives of some, b. to move
“We the people of the United States” the country in a direction that will improve
enth grade in September. the lives of its citizens, so they’ll fare well, c.
I told him that he’ll be mean? everyone’s out for himself
learning U.S. history for
the next two years. To a. It’s about the people who wrote the 9. What does the phrase “and secure
this day I remember my the blessings of liberty to ourselves and
seventh- and eighth-grade Constitution, b. a select group of people in our posterity” mean?
history class because
that’s when I fell in love our country, c. all the people in our country a. to be sure that the citizens will be
with American history. As blessed with freedom during their lifetimes,
a result of those classes I 4. What does the phrase “in order b. to be sure that the citizens’ children and
became a history teacher. their children, etc. will always be blessed
STRONG to form a more perfect union” mean? with freedom, c. both a and b
To make a long story short, I LEARNING a. the purpose of the Constitution is
started to talk to my son about our 10. What does the phrase “do ordain
Constitution. I began with the pre- DR. LINDA to create a better system of government and establish this Constitution for the
amble. en my wife reminded me that United States of America” mean?
you wrote a column at one time about SILBERT connecting the states into a single united
the preamble. I remember that and was a. order people not to follow the Consti-
wondering if you could publish it again in country, b. the purpose of the Constitu- tution, b. o cially authorize the new form
honor of the Fourth of July? ank you in of government under a set of rules, known
advance, tion is for each state to be independent, c. as the Constitution, c. the country should
write a constitution
Mike neither a nor b
Dear Mike, Answers: 1. b; 2. a; 3. c; 4. a; 5. a; 6. b;
5. What does the phrase “establish 7. a; 8. b; 9. c; 10. b
I would love to dedicate my Fourth
of July column to the Preamble to the justice” mean? Happy Fourth of July!
Constitution because it’s one long amaz- Dr. Linda
ing sentence separated by commas. Many a. to set up a system that is fair, b. to be
will remember having to memorize it Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why Bad Grades
when they were in school. However, not ink back. Did sure that there are enough police in certain Happen to Good Kids,” and director of
many actually understood what they were Strong Learning Tutoring and SAT/ACT
memorizing. you have to memorize the states, c. neither a nor b Test Prep. Send your questions to [email protected]
stronglearning.com. Find more articles at
Preamble to the Constitution? Did you 6. What does the phrase “ensure do- StrongLearning.com.

fully understand it? Here’s a little quiz to mestic tranquility” mean?

see how much you remember. a. to make sure that everyone stops work

1. What is the “ e Preamble to the at 4 p.m. to take a nap, b. to make sure that

Constitution”? people in our country get along, c. to make

a. a patriotic song, b. an introduction to sure everyone gets along with their friends

the Constitution, c. an amendment 7. What does the phrase “provide for

2. What does the title “ e Preamble the common defense” mean?

to the Constitution” mean? a. to do what is necessary to protect the

a. before you walk through the Constitu- country from its enemies, b. to give every

tion, b. it’s about the di erent laws in the household an alarm system, c. neither a nor b

Constitution, c. has nothing to do with the 8. What does the phrase “promote the

Constitution general welfare” mean?

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Mahopac 10-U Blue team
off to good start

BY SKIP PEARLMAN “ at’s what will make us successful in the

CONTRIBUTING WRITER long run. ese games have been exciting,

regardless of the results. We’re moving in Jake Clark
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team is o to a strong start to the summer Mahopac was scheduled to play the Sil- second base.
season, improving to 3-2 after a 7-5 victory verbacks July 9 at Crane Road at 8:15 p.m.

Sunday, June 30, over the NY Silverbacks in e team hosts the Kent White Sox July 10

a GHVBL game played at the Crane Road at 6 p.m., also at Crane Road.

elds in Carmel. e Mahopac 10YO Blue Indians are:

Jack McKenna started Sunday’s game McKee, Saccente, Vennard, McKenna,

against the Silverbacks (3-5), and Jake Clark Clark, Keeney, Echady, Lucia, Connor Ro-

nished the game for the Indians. solen, James Stirpe, Xander Przymylski, and

“Our pitchers did well, and our defense was Alex Girau.

solid,” Mahopac coach Chris Vennard said.

“ ey put a lot of balls in play, but we didn’t

have any errors.”

Mahopac catcher Nick Lucia had a big

game, driving in three runs and going 2-3

with a double. Lucia also threw out two run-

ners at third base. Ed Saccente had two RBIs

for Mahopac, and Lorenzo Echandy went 2-3.

“Jack and Nick and Ed and Lorenzo were

all super-aggressive,” Vennard said. “ ey hit

the ball hard, and made the defense work.

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Youth soccer teams raise money to ‘e-lemon-ate’ cancer

Last month the U9 girls travel soccer at our soccer gaeme and just do it at our Some of the members of the team asked held at the eld that day, the teams raised
team, Mahopac Storm, wanted to show team level.” if they could donate to Relay for Life, so
support for Relay for Life, in honor of three one of the parents created a donation page. $1,237 online and $600 in cash.
of the girls’ grandfathers who passed after e team created a Facebook event for
their ghts with cancer this year. their June 2 game, just to share with friends e fundraiser grew as three more “It grew from our girls wanting to wear
and family. To their surprise, Martinez said teams from the league, the U11Aces, U12
“We didn’t have anybody in connection other Mahopac youth teams expressed Lightning and Boys U12 Mayhem joined purple socks to a community e ort in two
with that event,” coach Fernando Martinez an interest in joining in and also sported in the fundraising e orts. Between the
said, “So, we gured we’d wear purple socks purple socks. website and a lemonade stand the teams days,” Martinez said.

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Tom Casey receives Edward Jones award

Tom Casey of the nancial services rm Ed- nancial advisors o er to the location of its branch o ces, caters to

ward Jones in Mahopac recently won the rm’s Ed- individual investors. e rm’s 18,000-plus nancial advisors serve

ward Jones Sr. Founders Award for his exceptional more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under

achievement in building client relationships. management.

Casey was one of 2,127 of the rm’s 18,000 nan-

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ers Award. Jones, located at 163 Route 6 in Mahopac. He can be reached directly at

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“And it is also quite inspirational to receive an award

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quality nancial advice for long-term individual in-

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