It was supposed to be the first post-St. Lawrence Ramapo Town Board Meeting, but it was more like three meetings than one. Beginning at 7 pm, part one opened with a loaded agenda of 59 items to be discussed in the workshop phase. The hefty backlog was due to not having any meetings since late March. St. Lawrence was a little too preoccupied at the time with questions of his political survival and prison issues to keep to a regular schedule. Then, about an hour later, and after a brief executive session, part two revisited the 59 items, and the board members voted on or tabled each of the decisions. And then, again about an hour later, the public was given its chance to speak in the Public Participation Period. And many did—some expressing hope, some spilling leftover bile, and some presenting specific, concrete propositions as to how the Town should now move forward. [Read more…]
Archives for May 25, 2017
The following notice and bio appeared in The Journal News May 24
“Robert Frankl, who fought in the Korean War and then battled the Town of Ramapo to form the Village of Wesley Hills, died Wednesday at age 87.
Frankl, who moved to Ramapo in 1968, was among a group of residents who became disenchanted with development policies under Supervisor Morty Baron, recalled Rhea Frankl, who was married to Robert for 58 years. [Read more…]