“Working hand in hand with our extremely dedicated staff, the Town of Mount Pleasant Town Board, and based on community feedback, I am proud of the following accomplishments.”
Carl Fulgenzi Town Supervisor of the Town of Mount Pleasant
May 2023: Awarded the Planning Achievement Award from the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation for the Town’s first updated master plan in more than 50 years.
November 2022: Awarded the Public Works Project of the Year for the Carroll Park Pond Restoration Project.
Settled 4 union contracts mutually beneficial to the Town and unions.
Drastically improved overall fund balances from the previous economic challenges.
Created the downtown revitalization planning process with the authorization for design work and obtained state funding (grants) of 1.25 million and set 1 million in capital bonding (secured prior to interest rate hike) for a total of 2.5 million for this downtown revitalization.
Created reserve funds to secure revenue for unforeseen costs.
Achieved a AAA stable Moody’s Rating in May 2022.
Received state grant in the amount of $74,890 to digitize building records from 1960 to 1975.
Employed a Human Resource Consultant who ensures ongoing state and federal labor law compliance, provides a confidential outlet for employees, developed a pay structure that enhances internal equity and external competitiveness, and updated an outdated 36-year-old employee handbook.
Renegotiated a refuse contract to save $400,00 per year (10 yr. total is in the millions) over 4 million.
Created a parking fund to allow for a maintenance budget for our municipal/ commuter train lots.
Established a lease for the Town’s compost site to process the materials at the site as well as generate an additional revenue.
Strongly opposed Governor Hochul’s plan for state override of local zoning and sent a survey to residents for their opinions to share with the Governor’s Office and the State Legislative Officials.
Enacted a law related to vape shops in the Town of Mount Pleasant.
Opted out of allowing cannabis retail dispensaries and onsite consumption sites in the Town of Mt. Pleasant that would otherwise be permitted under N.Y. Cannabis Law Section 131.
Enacted a law to regulate the unlawful possession, distribution and consumption of marijuana.
Enacted a law to ban the sale of puppies and kittens in Mount Pleasant that were bred in mills.
Enacted a law to place fines on residential facilities who do not properly supervise their population.
Instituted a law requiring a permit for film crews to operate in town to ensure safety and create an additional revenue stream.
Enacted a law placing stricter regulations on massage parlors to eliminate any illegal or human trafficking activity.
Recreation & Parks
In conjunction with the Town Board, hired an experienced and dynamic Recreation and Parks Superintendent who has continued to grow our outstanding recreation programs for children, adults and seniors.
Upgraded playground equipment at Bradhurst Park to meet safety requirements.
Continued our partnerships with neighboring facilities to host our summer camp programs.
Ongoing repairs and improvements at the Town’s pool complex.
Hired additional police officers to enhance public safety.
Purchased three additional police cars to help replace an aging fleet.
Contracted with WEMS to provide state of the art advanced life support.
Initiate the installation of LED street lighting throughout town to have a potential savings of over 60% on electrical usage and eliminate maintenance for ten years (ongoing). Paid for through savings no cash outlay.
Added a cell tower at our leaf site to correct a dead zone in that corridor, improve communications for emergency services and generate another revenue source.
Working with Justice Court to improve safety and efficiency with court proceedings.
Upgraded security cameras throughout town.
Initiated the purchase and installation of traffic signs and signaling to improve pedestrian safety.
Invested and implemented Laserfiche for the Building Department with plans to expand to other departments i.e. Assessor, Engineering, Town Clerk and Comptroller. This software preserved critical building files and streamlines the FOIL process. Building records from 1960 – 1975 uploaded to the system and employees/residents immediately benefited from the new system by saving time to assess and obtain these records.
Implemented new protocols to safeguard the Town against cyber security challenges in the municipal environment.
Updated phone system to allow for more modern features to place and return calls and allows the public to more easily reach departments.
Continually assessing and upgrading hardware and software where needed to ensure the Town employees can work efficiently to support residents and businesses.
Implemented online credit card payments in the Receiver of Taxes’ Office and the Building Department.
Increased communication via the Town’s website and Town’s Facebook, created a new “Topics of Interest Page” webpage and Employment and Volunteer webpage, and surveyed the public on the existing website; currently working on a software update that benefit all departments as well as the public with intuitive and streamlined functionality.
In conjunction with the Police Chief, implemented the emergency Nixle text alert program.
Budgeted for tablet access for the Town Board to eliminate paper waste and provide for more timely updates.
Upgraded video capability of all town meetings to live stream Town Board meetings.
Implemented online meeting management software to streamline the process of creating, approving, and tracking meeting items. The software also drastically reduced paperwork and provides an online search for residents to quickly search meeting agendas and minutes.
Regularly assessing forms that can be digitized to allow residents the flexibility to complete and submit electronically.
Infrastructure and Maintenance Improvements/Enhancements
Design completed for Carrol Park dredging and upgrades overall to park while seeking grants for those improvements.
Purchased and installed “smart” water meters for water conservation, leak control and online portal for residents and businesses to manager usage and leak detection.
Town Hall improvements to entry and exit with police emergency access and handicap accessibility.
Road improvement program: additional highway resurfacing funding over and above normally scheduled work, with additional drainage and sidewalk repairs throughout town.
Town hall roof replacement.
Purchased new recycling equipment, tub grinder, compactor truck, two leaf vac units, loader with claw (1/2 the cost covered by grant).
Deerfield Lane pumps station upgrade with the preferred option to go gravity and eliminate future maintenance at that site.
Highway Department roof replacement and energy efficient improvements.
Kensico Water District water main replacements and creation of a redundant water supply.
Pocantico filtration plant improvements and future design work for that district.
Implemented building security upgrades i.e. access cards, office improvements.
Initiated and oversaw solar panel project for Town properties i.e. town hall, highway garage, and community center to benefit the solar electrical grid.
Addressed the need for a 55 and older community in the Town of Mount Pleasant on a former tax exempt and previously approved residential complex.
PAID FOR BY THE MOUNT PLEASANT REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE