This is the quickest and most effective way I can think of to get this information out to Croton residents. The purpose is to encourage Croton residents to tune in to Channel 12 Evening News tonight, starting at 5:00 p.m.
I was on my way to the Croton Harmon railroad station this morning at about 11:15 and spotted the Channel 12 news van at the entrance to Metro Enviro. Standing with them was Mayor Schmidt and Trustee Steinberg (Congratulations to Carol and Jim Steinberg on the birth of their child). Trustee Steinberg informed me it was a press conference called to focus on the closing of Metro Enviro.
When I asked if the other Trustees or Village Manager were coming, he told me the press conference had been called for by the Republican candidate for County Executive, Rob Astorino, who is running against Andy Spano in November. Apparently because he is a republican candidate, the democratic trustees were not informed.
I then had the good fortune to listen to John Gopp, the channel 12 newscaster, question our Mayor on the actions taken by the village to close Metro Enviro down. The Mayor reiterated much of the history of the site and the resulting court proceedings and some of his ideas and on-going concerns about possible future uses of the site.
The Mayor’s comments are important to those of us who have been closely following this Metro Enviro issue. We have a tough road ahead and litigation gets more complicated ever day. We need to keep ourselves informed.
Tune into Channel 12, Evening News and listen to both the Mayor and the Republican candidate for County Executive, Rob Astorino. The future of this site affects us all.
— Georgianna Grant, X-Trustee