To the editor,
I am very pleased that many of you have taken the trouble to ask me about the truth of what you are receiving in the mail from our opposition regarding whether I am committed to keeping trash out of Croton. As many of you heard me say at our Soup Supper, and have heard me say throughout the campaign, Rick Olver and I have the same position: The Metro Enviro waste transfer station must and will remain closed. I will work to find a lasting solution to this seemingly-endless saga that does not result in Croton’s taxpayers taking a triple hit of enormous legal bills, huge costs of eminent domain, and taking the property permanently off the tax rolls.
Further, as I also mentioned at the Soup Supper, my efforts on the Comprehensive Plan committee resulted in waste transfer facilities being prohibited in Croton. Finally, the cartoon in last Thursday’s Gazette with me depicted as “The Last Indian Standing” seems to imply I am personally responsible for bringing the waste industry to Croton over a decade ago. This nasty story is utterly WRONG and UNTRUE. Here is why, to sum up:
— Ann Gallelli, Trustee, Village of Croton-on-Hudson