So says Greentree Realty attorney David Steinmetz in a letter to Croton’s board of trustees read by Manager Herbek on Monday, May 7, 2007. Watch.
Village Manager Rick Herbek: “Okay, Next we have a letter from David Steinmetz of the law firm Zarrin & Steinmetz. And he is writing on behalf of Greentree Realty, the owner of 1A Croton Point Avenue and in the letter he states that he also represents Earthline Intermodal LLC. His letter states that RSA’s lease with Greentree has been terminated and as part of the settlement with RSA, Earthline obtained the right to pursue, I guess, the special permit application filed with the village by RSA’s affiliate Northeast Interchange Railway.”
Mayor Gregory Schmidt: “And at this point, I’m gonna turn this over to the village attorney to kind of explain where we are.”
Village Attorney James Staudt: “Right. On behalf of the—there are significant legal issues, um, this new entity of any entity in an application process like this has the right to standing to step into the shoes of a, an applicant mid-application. Ah, and so, the threshold determination has to be made whether this such entity would have such standing. In order to make that determination, the village needs more information about this applicant and about the details of its proposed operations and so forth. In that regard, on behalf of the village, I’ve written a reply letter to the attorneys who wrote that letter to the village and asked for such information. So, we’ll expect that there will be a response and when there s a response, then the issue of their standing to step into the shoes of the prior applicant will be addressed by the village. And that’s where it stands.