Sam O wants to change the zoning code so that the dance school doesn’t have to get a special permit. He thinks that there is no difference between a boxing gym and a dance school.
Because he cannot change the code for one business, he will change it for all. We will have to see what they come up with, then he will have a public hearing and pass it in August, so that the dance studio can start in September.
Rules are for other people. Such an impressive level of thought and concern.
So I guess the sidewalk and the parallel parking will not be returned, and the water restriction won’t matter.
He has invited the county to come and explain why they will put a cell tower in the park. It is supposedly just one consideration, but tomorrow they will illegally declare themselves lead agent in the environmental review, and no one who could object seems willing to do that. Seems like SO is already on board.
The Board will close down the transfer station. It doesn’t seem like enough savings for the increase in manpower, but at least they will be able to take the small truck down to Peekskill, so that garbage will not have to be illegally transferred in the streets. Thanks to SO we are already paying $7k more than we should be paying. Saving the $30K is already partially offset by that, and SO will probably give them a raise. I think it is about $90k for AAA to pick up the garbage at the transfer station, and it will be $71K + fees for our guys to take the garbage to Peekskill, longer hours for them to dispose of the garbage, and wear and tear to our vehicles. It doesn’t seem like much of a savings. Garbage disposal is cheaper in the rest of town. But it is what they are going to do. No discussion necessary.
And wow! the DOT is going to do exactly what they have said for years. They have posted their calendar on the NYMTC website. They have done the engineering work needed to advance the project, once Terry Gipson got it jumpstarted. They listened to what the residents said at the last public meeting when Terry Gipson was our state senator. So now that they have proceeded exactly as planned and noticed, and they are having a public meeting in August, exactly as stated. This all occurred despite the rabble rousing and letter writing and videos, providing political publicity. So Sam couldn’t praise Sue Serino enough. On and on and on. Strange guy. Do you think he will change his voter registration to unaffiliated or to Republican?
The highway department will get a bucket truck from the money from the last BAN renewal. Bond Anticipation Note – the issue from the town park. That magical fountain of money. I would like a public inventory of vehicles and a schedule for replacement, instead of these haphazard requests from the fountain of money. The fire department does, so they have set the standard. I would also like a schedule of road repairs, instead of a town meeting report after the work is done. All of that posted.
And while we are on it, why are the dinosaurs still using a piece of paper each for each agenda item, when they can all be on the computer? If you saved some money, (and trees), perhaps you could give the part timers a raise.
It is all disappointing. Government by chaos at the local and county level.
There is a blood drive today at the fire department. The need is urgent.