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Croton Caught Doing What It Won't Let Others Do

September 13, 2007


Once again the Village of Croton-on-Hudson is playing the game of “If you do it, you’re breaking the law. But if we do it, it’s perfectly legal.” On Sept. 12, 2007, cars parked at the Croton-Harmon train station were decorated with forbidden flyers placed on their windshields by the Village. In a sneaky move, the flyers were inserted under wiper blades with the printed side face-down. The flyers notified parkers of upcoming lot restrictions by the village—but carried no caution about littering.


Crotonblog urges Messrs Schmidt, Herbek and Zambrano to keep their mitts off parked cars lest they damage windshileld wiper arms and invite damage suits by parkers. Why do they insist on using flyers to communicate with parking lot customers? A flyer is a flyer no matter where it originates. All are equally wasteful and pollute the environment.


So Crotonblog is impelled to ask: Why doesn’t this trio use the Village’s expensive new toy, the solar-powered electric billboard—or contact parkers by mail or electronic means? Just askin’.


On September 13, 2007 2:41 PM, weewill said:

“Do as We Say; not as We Do.”

Perhaps I thanked this same administration prematurely for cleaning up its mess and storage at the old skatepark in violation of its own policy and the approved Gateway zoning. They had a million excuses for violating that ordinance and it took forever but I thought they finally got the message. Lead by example!

It’s NOT all right for them to pass a law applicable to everyone in the village and then deliberately disregard those same requirements. What’s good for the Village is good for the Village! Period.

Whoever authorized this breaking of the law should be counseled, reprimanded, and told to “knock it off.”

Just whose responsibility is it to see that this blatant disregard for the law should not be allowed to happen again!


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