Town of Huntington’s Councilman Mark Mayoka filed two FOIL requests for financial information from Andrew Persich the FOIL Officer for Audit and Control after making repeated requests since the last town board meeting on July 24.
“In order to properly evaluate the cost savings and feasibility of eliminating the Superintendent of Highways as an elected position and creation of a Department of Public Works it is vital to review a cost benefit analysis of such a proposal. This is an essential part of the decision making process and should have been readily available to the Residents for the public comment portion of the board meeting taking place today.”
“We are also in the midst of developing our annual budget and need to project into 2013 and beyond. As part of this budget process it is imperative that I be provided with the projection provided to the ratings agencies showing that there is 4-5 million dollar deficit short-fall for 2013,” stated Mayoka.