“Rockland Legislator Laurie Santulli has requested a resolution condemning recent actions by fellow Legislator Aron Wieder, D-Spring Valley, including comments Wieder made Friday outside the Rockland County Courthouse to a community activist and earlier statements against a state Assemblywoman. [Read more…]
Archives for August 2019
“The Pascack Ridge builder seeking a Town Board zone change for high-density housing donated $2,500 in March to the re-election campaign for three board members who will vote on his proposal, according to state Board of Elections records and a board critic.
Alex Goldberger’s Monsey Affordable Homes Inc. made the donation on March 15 to Team Ramapo, the re-election campaign for Supervisor Michael Specht, Deputy Supervisor Brendel Logan-Charles, and Councilman Michael Rossman. The campaign reported the donation in its July filing with the state. [Read more…]
Residents packed Ramapo Town Hall to speak out on the proposed zone change for the Pascack Ridge housing project on Aug. 15, 2019 (Photo: Steve Lieberman)
“Hundreds of residents packed Town Hall as talks got heated on a zone change that would allow a Pascack Ridge developer to build at least 220 housing units on less than 30 acres along the Clarkstown and Spring Valley borders.
After listening to nearly two dozen speakers over several hours on Thursday night — most of whom trashed the project as over-development favoring ultra-Orthodox Jews and out of character for the area — the Town Board’s five members closed the public hearing, but will accept written comments and emails to the Town Clerk’s Office until Sept. 3. [Read more…]
Below are 2 critical projects that will be enacted by the town of Ramapo’s elected Board if we do not express our concerns about them.
On August 15th a Public Hearing will be conducted on Pascack Ridge. This proposal is to build approximately 290 housing units on the wooded property between Rose Ave in Spring valley, North Pascack Road, and Ewing Ave in Hillcrest. If you live or travel in this area, loss of the scenic forest, increased traffic, noise and congestion will become a way of life. [Read more…]
The Journal News “Senate probe of New York’s building codes zeroes in on two municipalities with terrible reputations: Mount Vernon, where a lone inspector handles the entire city, and Ramapo, where lax enforcement has led volunteer firefighters and the County of Rockland to step in.
“The key takeaway from this investigation is that there has been a systematic failure to adequately prioritize code enforcement at all levels of government,” said state Sen. James Skoufis, who leads the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.
He said his panel’s seven-month deep dive looked at “what is working, what is not working and where we need to focus on prioritization of code enforcement in the State of New York.”
And Mount Vernon and Ramapo were repeatedly cited in the report for failures. [Read more…]