Ramapo Councilman Daniel Friedman has announced that he will attend a meeting of each of the 12 village boards in the Town of Ramapo between November 26 and December 26.
“I want to foster a dialogue between my office and residents from across Ramapo,” Friedman said. “We agree on a lot and sometimes we disagree on issues, but the most important thing we can do is have an open dialogue. I look forward to speaking with all 60 elected village officials in Ramapo and our shared constituents.”
The tour is the first of its kind, and at each meeting, Councilman Friedman will speak about issues the town board has been working on, and will then answer questions. The tour is also an opportunity for collaboration and discussion between officials to resolve issues and improve services.
Residents can follow the progress of the tour on Twitter and ask questions by following @CouncilmanDF and using the hashtag #12VillageTour. Councilman Friedman will attend the following Village Board meetings at the following dates and times:
The Historical Society of Rockland County invites you to join us on a daytrip to visit
The Waterwheel in Tallman, New York
Lohud.com reports: AIRMONT — Ramapo police are trying to piece together the details of a carjacking that happened on Saturday night.
The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. at an abandoned house at 416 Route 59. Police said three men were held up at gunpoint by three other men who drove off with the victims’ vehicle, a silver 2004 Honda Odyssey.
“What they were doing there we’re still investigating,” said Sgt. Salomon Matos Jr. “We don’t think it was legit.”
The stolen car was found at the Palisades Center mall in West Nyack. Police have not recovered a weapon.
Police said Sunday they were interviewing two men in connection with the carjacking. No charges have been filed.
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. PUBLIC HEARING TO OVERRIDE THE TAX LEVY LIMIT ESTABLISHED BY GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW SECTION 3-C
5. APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION:
A. TO ADOPT LOCAL LAW #3 OF 2013 TO OVERRIDE THE TAX LEVY LIMIT
B. SET PUBLIC HEARING FOR 2014 TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR NOVEMBER 18, 2013
C. BELLEVILLE LANDSCAPING FOR WORK AT 6 VERMEER COURT FOR $3950.00
D. TO APPROVE ALLOCATION OF 25% MATCH OF FUNDS FOR APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED HAZARDOUS MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM
E. DESIGNATING NYS HOMES AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL (HCR) AS LEAD AGENCY FOR THE SEQRA REVIEW OF THE RECREATE NY HOME BUYOUT PROGRAM
F. APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM
G. AUTHORIZE BROOKER ENGINEERING TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT APPLICATION TO JOIN THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM (FEMA)
H. REMOVAL OF TREES FROM VILLAGE HALL PROPERTY
I. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT TO THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
6. APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS
7. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
8. MAYOR/TRUSTEES REPORTS
By: J. Mark Peterlin
July 1, 2013: A small crowd of village residents came to voice their complaints and listen to the inner workings of their village this rainy Monday evening in Airmont. The meeting began with the Mayor and Village Trustees listening patiently to a gentleman who complained that the sanitation men had damaged the village garage over a month ago, and despite his many calls, nothing had been done to repair the damage. Mayor Boesch reassured him that she would personally look into the matter and have it taken care of.
Mr. Tom Gulla was concerned about the legal amount of time the village had to repair potholes, because of his concern that the village could be sued if it takes too long for the repairs to be done. The village attorney, Anthony Benedict, stated that a municipality has a reasonable amount of time which depends upon the circumstances. Generally, once the pothole is reported, a barrel is put there to mark the location, and then a permanent repair is made. Comment was made that the repair to the Airmont roads is superior to the. . .
Communication from the Fried for County Executive Campaign: "When it comes to nutrition, this country faces a crisis. The United States leads the world in all the wrong ways – adult & childhood obesity, adult & childhood diabetes, and heart disease, just to name a few.
Here in Rockland, things aren't much better. Both our adult and childhood obesity rates exceed the state average. More than 25,000 children depend on food stamps for the most basic nutrition. And with exploding government deficits, nutrition programs and food pantries are seeing their funding slashed.
Over the past few weeks, I've been doing all I can to learn about this critical issue. . .
This email message arrived in the AirmontScoop inbox this Morning “Mayor Veronica Boesch and our Village Board would like to commend the following individuals who have completed the Rockland Municipal Planning Federation's course for planning and zoning board members. Each has been re-certified and has received a certificate of completion from the Federation.
Village Trustees Ralph Bracco, Dennis Cohen, and Philip Gigante.
Village Planning and Zoning Board Clerk Camille Guido-Downey.
Planning Board members Thomas Gulla and Kirk Budnick.
Zoning Board Ad Hoc member Richard Schonberg.
The course focuses on local land use planning and zoning issues within Rockland County.”
The program is comprised of three, 3 hour long courses, and the seminars are held on different nights. Topics of discussion cover fundamental information that all board members should know, as well as advanced information that seasoned board members could benefit from.
Each planning board and zoning board of appeals member is required to attend each course once to become certified, and then every other year, they must attend Session II, the "Update of Case Law," to become re-certified. These courses also count towards the State-mandated, four-hour annual yearly requirement that planning and zoning board members must attend.
Airmont Members Certified or Re-Certified During the 2012 Certification Courses are. . .