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Stecich Prepares for WCSW Commission Decision on Regus Licensing

December 6, 2005

Option: Download and watch this video clip of Ms. Stecich in Quicktime format (3:26 mins. | 4.1 mb).

Village Attorney Marianne Stecich took a few minutes at the end of the regularly scheduled Village Board of Trustees meeting held on Monday, December 5, 2005 to provide Village residents with an overview of her plans for the upcoming meeting with the Westchester County Solid Waste Commission (WCSC) to be held on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 3:00 PM in White Plains. The commission will decide on a pending permit application from Northeast Interchange Railway (NIR) for an operating license and a NYSDEC permit transfer from Metro Enviro.

Last month’s decision on Thursday, November 17, 2005 was postponed allowing the commission to review new information that Ms. Stecich provided about “some enforcement issues” that have occurred at other Regus-controlled sites in Ohio, in particular Warren Hills and Sunny Farms.

Delivered to Ms. Stecich last week was a “huge box” of materials from the Ohio Environmental Protection Administration, which she has “worked her way through, culled the significant from the not significant, put them in date order and was actually able to see a quite appalling enforcement issue with Sunny Farms”. Further, Ms. Stecich is preparing a letter, that will be quite detailed, to submit to WCSC, which she hopes to get out by the end of the week. Additionally, Ms. Stecich cautioned Village residents by saying, “I’m not sure that this is going to be enough, but at least we’ll make as good a case as we can”.

Mayor Dr. Greg Schmidt added, “And again thank you very much for following up on that and keeping us, uh, it is important, and hopefully there is enough data in there that uh, they’ll listen to us and uh, maybe change their mind, or consider, you know, do a better uh, uh, investigative report. That’s all we’re asking them to do… is just to look at more detail as to what is going on out there. Um, again thank you. You do a fine job for this Village.”


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