According to an email sent to Crotonblog by Croton resident Maria Cudequest via her CCC1 mailing list, Metro Enviro has been ordered to close on July 23, 2005 by the Village of Croton-on-Hudson Board of Trustees.
(Updated at 07/12/05 15:41:30 with the letter sent by Village Attorney Michael B. Gerrard ordering Metro Enviro to close.
July 12, 2005
David Steinmentz, Esq.
Zarin & Steinmetz
81 Main Street, Suite 415
White Plains, NY 10601
Dear Mr. Steinmetz:
As you know on July 6, 2005, the New York Court of Appeals affirmed the Appellate Division's order in the above case. The applellate Division had reinstated the January 27, 2003 decision of the Village Board that refused to renew Metro Enviro's permit and directed it to close.
The Court of Appeals decision had the effect of allowing the Village to order the immediate closure of the Metro Enviro facility. However, so as to provide for an orderly closure, Saturday, July 23, 2005 will be the final date that the facility may receive waste. The facilty may not accept any waste after that date, and must immediately after that date begin the 90-day closure process provided by the Operation and Maintenance Manual.
Any violation by Metro Enviro of this direction or of other applicable legal requirements would be regarded as serious matters and would be dealt with accordingly.
Michael B. Gerrard
Arnold & Porter LLP
399 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022-4690