Wednesday, September 26, 2012

JOURNAL NEWS ARTICLE, DOCUMENTS OBTAINED THROUGH FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, INCINERATOR ASH, CROTON

JOURNAL NEWS, 9/26/12, CROTON WASTE SITE'S RESURRECTION WORRIES RESIDENTS

NOTE: NOT ALL DOCUMENTS OBTAINED PURSUANT TO FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ARE  COVERED IN THIS ARTICLE. Highlights only. Read more at the link below:

CROTON-ON-HUDSON 
--New ownership of a controversial dump site (1A Croton Pt. Avenue) appears imminent, raising concerns about future operations there, as well as scrutiny of discussions held by village officials behind the scenes over the proposed use of the facility...What new ownership of the property might mean is being evaluated in light of previous correspondence with Mayor Leo Wiegman and Westchester County officials, obtained through Freedom of Information requests. The e-mails show discussions about the site, formerly owned by Metro Enviro, and its potential for use in transporting ash from a Peekskill incinerator.
--As one e-mail from the deputy environmental facilities commissioner, Louis Vetrone, stated, in early 2011: “You may recall Croton Mayor Wiegman requested that the County explore whether it would be feasible for the County to purchase or lease the former Metro Enviro rail spur property and use it to transport ash” from the incinerator. 

The foiled documents from the county are here: http://tinyurl.com/9huvr7c
READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE HERE http://www.lohud.com/article/20120926/NEWS02/309260105/Croton-waste-site-s-possible-resurrection-worries-residents

EDITOR'S NOTE: CROTON OFFICIALS ARE DISPUTING THIS ARTICLE: 
Perhaps the mayor and trustees, and the public, would be better served if Croton's officials immediately contacted the county department of environmental facilities and asked for a retraction of the content found in the documents they provided pursuant to a freedom of information request from a citizen. If it is the board's position that these documents are erroneous, that county officials are misinterpreting these many meetings, discussions, events, conversations, etc., which apparently Trustee Schmidt, a fellow trustee, was not made aware of, then they should immediately ask county officials for a public retraction.

LETTER TO THE GAZETTE ON THE MAYOR'S "DENIAL"  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/1a-croton-point-ave-update-response-to.html

5 comments:

  1. Thank you Journal News.

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  2. Anyone surprised here?

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  3. A lot of interesting stuff in those docs. Thanks to whoever put them up.Linda

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  4. Frankly I'm shocked. Just shocked. NOT.

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