Orchard Park Town Board approves Government Efficiencies Task Force

Orchard Park Town Board approves Government Efficiencies Task Force (Orchard Park/East Aurora Sun, 19April14) Orchard Park town officials have OKed the creation of a task force to identify savings and methods to improve efficiency at town departments. Councilman Michael Sherry will head the Government Efficiencies Task Force, which will likely consist of five to seven members. Town officials are looking for people who “have knowledge of not only budgets and budgeting but of organizational operations … so we can draw from their expertise within this task force,” Sherry said. The task force will use business strategies known as “process management
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Orchard Park Officials Oppose Cuomo’s Budget

Orchard Park officials oppose Cuomo’s budget (Buffalo News 22Mar14) Orchard Park town and village officials met this week to talk about their united opposition to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s budget and what they consider to be its rigid municipal consolidation proposals. Their consensus: Get the word out about why the governor has unfairly attacked towns and villages. “He is starving us,” said Orchard Park Mayor John Wilson. Cuomo’s proposal, set to be voted on next month in Albany, pressures municipalities to keep spending and taxes low. Under the first year of the plan, rebates would go to homeowners in municipalities
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Happy New Year (2014)

New councilman Michael Sherry wishes community happy New Year (Orchard Park Sun, January 2014) As one year comes to an end and a new one begins, most of us spend at least a little time pondering the drift of our lives over the course of the previous twelve months, hopefully being able to identify a number of things for which we are thankful, even as we try to anticipate what the rush of time will bring to us in the next twelve. And because we want ourselves and others to be and experience those things that make for happiness, we
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Like father, like son: Police service threads through three generations

Like father, like son: Police service threads through three generations The Sherry family represents three generations of police officers. From left are Charles, Matthew and Michael Sherry. Charles and Michael are retired from the Orchard Park Police Department, and Matthew currently serves in the Hamburg Police Department. – – – – – – – – – – – – Matthew Sherry often tried on his father’s police badge and hat, pretending as a little boy to be the man he looked up to most.“I always idolized my father and the career he was in,” he said. Many years later, Matthew became a police officer himself, taking the same path his
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