At the October 17, 2005 Village Board meeting, a Croton resident and Real Estate Attorney suggested that the Village immediately consider reaching a settlement agreement with the Construction Waste Transfer Station formerly operated by Metro Enviro.
The attorney, with 30 years of experience, advised among many other points that, …”This situation cries out for a settlement. The uncertainty, the risks to both sides. The potential benefits to both sides, I think far outweigh the possiblity of letting somebody or multiple persons wearing black robes make this decision for us”… I would like to propose the following settlement. I think we should receive a large sum up front, say a half a million dollars, to defray our legal expenses… Now, I also think they should pay us in terms of tonnage fees, a sum of about 1 million a year….”
Mayor Schmidt responded by saying, “Thank you for your time. We are considering all of our options with that. We are working through advice of counsel to see what we need to do moving on that issue forward.”