EPL consultant's link to Queens Library director under investigation
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“The Elmont Library Board of Trustees and the director support Frank Marino and appreciate the tens of thousands of dollars he has saved the taxpayers of Elmont through cost effective construction and building maintenance,” Podell said. “Frank has worked as a consultant in Elmont for many years and served numerous library boards. We value Frank Marino as our consultant and find it unfortunate that he is subjected to scrutiny for not waste, but for his diligence in providing cost effectiveness and savings.”
Board Vice President Pat Nicolosi echoed similar sentiments.
“Knowing Frank as long as I know him, we get our moneys worth,” he said. “Before jumping the gun, compare what other library systems are doing. This whole nonsense, in my opinion, is being done against good people who know how to do a job cheaper, better, on time and save the taxpayers millions. This idea works well in the private sector but it’s bad for the public sector. People higher up in the public sector don’t like good things pointed out especially if someone can save time and money.”
Marino did not comment about the investigation.