Author Archives: Ron Belmont

Column: Let’s master this plan

As I complete my first term as your mayor, I would like to bring your attention to our master plan. Since I came into office, the Town Council has worked very hard in reviewing and amending multiple iterations of the draft plan. The master plan serves as a guide for all decision-makers, regarding the future […]

Column: Financial and fairway fortunes improving

Recently, it has come to my attention that some misinformation may be circulating concerning the Town’s financial status. I am encouraged by Moody’s recent findings regarding Harrison’s fiscal standing. According to the most recent report, our current rating indicates that our financial position is improving. We have a sizeable residential and commercial tax base and […]

Column: Forward your calls, but heads up: bats

As summer comes to a close, and storm season approaches, I want to bring your attention to a very important, and underutilized, communication option. Last year, during Hurricane Sandy, many Harrison residents were unable to receive my nightly robo-calls as their phone service was interrupted during the storm. Forwarding your calls to an additional phone […]

Column: You’re a great citizen, but control your trees

It is my pleasure to announce that nominations are currently being accepted for the Town/Village of Harrison’s 2013 Citizen of the Year Award. This honor will go to a Harrison resident who consistently demonstrates a cooperative spirit and promotes‑by example‑leadership, community pride and philanthropy. Significant contributions and achievements will be evaluated. The award will be […]