HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Moving ahead on his Budget Recovery Plan announced earlier this summer, Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory has filed a resolution calling on County Executive Steve Bellone to work with all County Departments, offices and agencies to develop a long-term Visioning Plan to address the county’s needs in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
The measure, which was approved by the Government Operations, Personnel, Information Tech and Housing Committee on August 30, directs the County Executive to develop a ten-year master plan in the areas of public safety, public health, human services, public and governmental infrastructure, parks, recreation and historic preservation, environment, economic development and consumer affairs working collaboratively with all County departments, offices and agencies.
The resolution will move to the full legislature at its September 6 meeting in Riverhead.
“The County Executive is perfectly positioned to lead in the development of these master plans,” said Presiding Officer Gregory. “We need to have a comprehensive review of the functions in these key service areas to ensure that county residents are receiving the services they need while encouraging cooperation among departments and eliminating costly overlap and duplicative services.”
The master plan for each service area should:
The County Executive will also solicit input from industry representatives associated with the service area, contract agencies working the County to provide the services, County Employees and local experts in fields related to the service area.
The plan is deliverable in writing one year from the effective date of the resolution.