June 16, 2008 [Excerpts from transcript]
Richard Pellicci: “Richard Pellicci, 65 Radnor Avenue. Um, just an observation concerning the DEC presentation. I find it very funny Trustee Gallelli that you’re now concerned with truck traffic on 129. It didn’t seem to bother you when we were fighting Metro Enviro for 10 years trying to get rid of it out of the village.
I really wasn’t going to to come here tonight because I just get too, ah, emotionally aggravated.
Um, let’s see. I’ve now lived in this village for fifteen years and I’m sorry to say, Trustee Gallelli, you are truly the most divisive individual on the board. As your past and present actions prove time and time again. Trustee Olver, as I said face-to-face to you at the Democratic committee’s dog and pony show on Saturday as it spilled out into the parking lot, you sir are my biggest disappointment. With your credentials and promises of working together with the entire board, you turned out to be just another follower of Trustee Gallelli’s deeply-rooted agenda for Croton. You amateur planners, including former-trustee Wiegman who so inarticulately read down a list of ten reality checks revitalizing Harmon and South Riverside Avenue. But admitted that the village does not own any of these properties. So, you should have saved your wish lists and opinions for next Christmas because maybe Santa Claus can drop off some new businesses here in Croton on Christmas Eve.
And once and for all Trustee Gallelli, why don’t you just be honest and admit that this charade of yours, your attempt of a shadow government, is all about bringing in low-income, affordable housing into the Harmon section. Start working together as a complete board or resign your position on the board, as you have done previously. I can keep you busy weeding plots around the village. It is actually very fulfilling to accomplish something in this village.
In closing, I noticed that someone was photographing the attendees at the forum. If this is anyone having to do with the blog, you should be aware of the following: Many residents including many business owners have expressed concern about being featured on this site. I just happen to have run into two of them today. Two business owners today that told me the same thing. To the Democrats on the board, your continued involvement with the blog is helping it tear a community apart. That’s not my opinion, its the opinion of two of its former founders. Thank you.”
Trustee Thomas Brennan: “Thank you Rich.”