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NYDEC Issues Operating Permit to Regus for Former Metro Enviro Site

January 23, 2006

On Friday, January 20, 2006, The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) issued/transferred a operating permit to Regus Industries to handle construction and demolition debris (C&D) at the former Metro Enviro site located at 1A Croton Point Avenue in Croton-on-Hudson, New York (map).

Now, with two permits in-hand, the other from the Westchester County Solid Waste Commission (see: “WCSC Gives Thumbs Up Vote for NIR Permit”), it may be that the only hurdle remaining for resumed operations at the site is an upcoming decision on a temporary restraining order requested by Village Attorney Marianne Stecich to be decided on January 30, 2006.

On January 30, 2006 3:42 PM, SSmith said:

putting the parking lot flooding issue, and the mayor’s now ill-advised decision to slash a ton of money from the budget to help fix the problem, aside for a minute; i am curious what happens next with the metro enviro site?

the new owners now have permits from BOTH the DEC and WCSWC to operate as a railroad bringing in and hauling off who knows what. and our new village attorney, ms. stecich, has moved the oral arguments twice now. seems to me we are in a hole without a strategy…i don’t think there really ever was one. if there was one, then the mayor gets an F(ailure) for executing it.

we still don’t know what if anything the mayor or messers breenan and steinberg have ever come up with as that strategy to defend the village’s interest in this thing. so far we’ve seen nothing from them but silence and a condscending demeanor about the entire issue. funny that’s the very thing they accused the old board of doing vociferously in last year’s election.

partisanship aside, and i know that is tough to do for some in town, we need to hear from the mayor on what our chances are of winning this thing WITHOUT IT COSTING US A TON OF NEW MONEY. we can’t afford any more legal fees, time wasted, attorneys stumbling for a strategy, or CCC1 people dictating courses of action. NONE OF IT HAS WORKED YET!!! IT’S ALL BEEN A FAILURE.

at least let’s get some money out of this thing. i remember this very blog posted a story last year about a proposed solution and many others in town have echoed the same.

put an end to this dr mayor…COH could use the money, and you are already two strikes down and looking weak kneed in the batter’s box. use your common sense please. even known republican sympathizer bob wintermeir uttered the N word at a board meeting recently…NEGOTIATE!!!! HOW ABOUT IT???

i guess we’re all supposed to shrug our shoulders and be cool with the dismal showing our board majority has turned in so far in regard to this. their campaign promises are all looking like nothing but hot air now. i’m sure this post will bring out their barely pubescent chairman defending those three stooges.

our future is literally at stake here folks. PLEASE VOTE WISELY IN MARCH…. IT IS NOT TOO LATE.

On January 23, 2006 11:38 AM, TeaDrinker said:

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The Oral argument scheduled for January 30th, 2006 at 11:00 AM has been postponed. No future date has yet been scheduled.

On January 20th, 2006, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation informed the Village that the permit previously issued to Metro Enviro Transfer LLC has been transferred to NIR.

On January 23, 2006 9:37 AM, weewill said:

Now comes the real test for the village. Nicolai’s decision directed that if the county and the DEC gave Greentree a permit then the village should decide on the village permit with due vigilance and not put any unreasonable hurdles in place to deny the permit.

We’re not out of the woods yet friends.



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