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On 1A Croton Point Avenue, Our Position is Clear

February 5, 2007

Crotonblog: Letters to the Editor, Croton-on-Hudson, New York 10520
Let there be no mistaking our position on pursuing the litigation with regard to 1A Croton Point Avenue. As we have been in every instance, we are firmly in favor of all legal means to protect the village and want the Village to win in the courts.

But rolling the dice in the courts should NOT be the only means we explore to help control this site. In entering into a dialogue with the site operator we are trying to both learn more about the site and its operator and about non-judicial means to achieve control.

As Village Trustees we feel it is our responsibility to explore options for the village beyond reliance on the courts for protecting the health, safety and welfare and pocket book of Village residents.

— Ann Gallelli, Trustee; Charles Kane, Trustee; Leo Wiegman, Trustee

On February 5, 2007 1:54 PM, weewill said:

The very first thing any Judge and court will ask before allowing an issue to go to trial is “Have you explored and investigated every option before litigating this issue?”

All Village officials were able to answer with an unequivocal and resounding “Yes.” before the MetroEnviro litigation began.

Thankfully, Ann, Leo and Charlie will again be able to answer “Yes” in regard to the proposed new operation at 1A Croton Point Avenue.

Mayor Schmidt and Trustee Brennan may find it indefensible as they try to explain their stubborn “No Negotiation” position to the courts. Politics and re-election concerns will not be considered valid justification by the courts.

On February 5, 2007 10:17 AM, Seth Davis said:

Thank you and bravo for that clear, concise statement.

Frankly, for a public official to act otherwise would be totally irresponsible.



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