We are writing to acknowledge the work of Robert Bocek on the Orange Board of Finance and recognize him for his unparalleled effort on the budget development process this year.
Acting on his own initiative, Mr. Bocek conducted a full analysis of over 1,000 Town budget items. Based on that work, the full Board came to agreement on over $1,000,000 in cost reductions. These targeted reductions led to reduced budget expenditures which, in turn, resulted in significantly lower taxes paid by Orange taxpayers.
While Robert will not sit as an elected member of the Board, in our view all Orange taxpayers owe him a hearty debt of gratitude for his exemplary efforts while serving on the Orange Board of Finance.
Kevin Houlihan, Chairman Orange Board of Finance
Jim Leahy, Vice Chairman Orange Board of Finance