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Recent News

Cilmi Bill Tightens Up Employee Residency Hiring Procedure

Calling it a “necessary reform” Legislator Tom Cilmi announced the passage of legislation he sponsored which requires that the Legislature approve a waiver of the County’s residency requirement prior to hiring. Cilmi filed the bill after a waiver request was presented to the Legislature three months subsequent to the hiring of a new employee from
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Legislature Calls for Better 9-1-1 Emergency Response

“No one should be put on hold when calling 9-1-1,” said Legislator Tom Cilmi upon passage of his bill to require Legislative notification whenever staffing levels in the County’s 9-1-1 call center fall below 90% of budgeted positions. Cilmi sponsored the resolution after a number of residents contacted him about delays in speaking to a
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Breaking New Ground

On May 23, 2013 Legislator Tom Cilmi joined Islandia Mayor Allan Dorman, several other elected officials, veterans, and members of LIBI and Long Island Home Builders Care Development Corp. to break ground on a first-in-the-nation six home subdivision especially for returning Iraq/Afghan veterans. On 3.5 acres of land off Motor Parkway in Islandia donated by
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Bill would tighten up residency requirement

10th District Legislator Tom Cilmi says the law requiring Legislative waivers when hiring a non-Suffolk resident need to be tightened.  He has filed IR 1208-2013, “a Charter Law to clarify employee residency requirements” Under current law, in order to hire someone from outside Suffolk County, the County Executive is required to file a waiver request
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Cilmi Files Bi-Partisan Amendment to Budget Process

Legislator Tom Cilmi filed legislation (IR 1307-2013) which would bring Suffolk County’s 4% Cap law into compliance with New York State’s 2% Cap Law and eliminate the requirement to budget separately for mandated and discretionary spending. “This bill is another effort to bring simplicity and transparency to the County’s budget process,” said Cilmi.  “Not only
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Cilmi Wants Fully Staffed 911 Call Center

Noting that many County departments are short staffed due to Suffolk’s budgetary challenges, Legislator Tom Cilmi (R-East Islip) says that the 911 Energency Call Center should be fully staffed at all times. “The first thing someone does in an emergency is call 911,” said Cilmi.  “The last thing they need when facing a burglar, a
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2013 Endorsement Timeline

In the interest of transparency and gratitude, the following is a list of endorsements to date for my 2013 re-election campaign: Anna Cilmi (perhaps the most important endorsement a man can get is from his wife of almost 26 years…thanks for your support honey) Islip Republican Committee – May 6 Suffolk County Probation Officers Association
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4th Annual Community Leaders Reception

Great event honoring the 10th District’s finest community leaders. George Schramm, President, Lake Ronkonkoma Civic Organization Lou Pepe, Founder, Just for Kicks; Vice President, East Islip Soccer Club Linda O’Connor, Director, Bohemia Civic Association Doris Kennedy, Founder & Director, South Saxon Community Watch Kay Poro Erwood, Educator, Keep Islip Clean Commissioner, Community Activist Mark Businski,
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Budget Committee approves $158 Million Debt

Yesterday, the Suffolk County Legislature’s Budget and Finance Committee unanimously approved a bill authorizing the County Comptroller to issue nearly $160 million of debt to cover operating expenses and continued to reject legislation aimed at long-term budget planning and transparency. Two bills, one to authorize $120 million in “revenue anticipation notes” designed to provide cash
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A Year Working for You

…To reduce the printing costs associated with the County’s Direct Deposit Payment System. (Cilmi) Not Adopted      Would have eliminated paper pay stubs for every employee with email. 16   To reappoint Lynda A. Moran as a member of the Suffolk County Citizens Advisory Board for the Arts. (Cilmi/Barraga)  Adopted …Requiring County Departments to post promulgated
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