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GAZETTE LETTER, SIGNS, BY SPECIAL REQUEST AND WITH PERMISSION OF BOB REIKERT
To the Editor:
IMHO, Croton is one of the best communities in Westchester. Transportation, Shopping, Rivers, Parks, and the list goes on...
Sadly, the Village Counsel reversed a decision that they made last year when I was at a meeting, and they are now restricting community signs on "Public" property. With a stroke of the pen, they have now made Croton the most "uncommunicative", or unfriendly, community in Westchester.
Last year I argued that the only way for residents and organizations to promote their tag sales, was to post signs in the neighborhood. There is no other way for a neighbor to reach another neighbor, especially if they are on a side street. The vote was 3 to 2 for the continued unrestriction of posting tag sales and other signs. Evidently, a new member of the board was convinced to reverse that decision this year.
I am an active member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church, and we have always promoted our Christmas Fair, and for sales by our church and our Circle School, with a sign at the end of Benedict Blvd. If we put our signs on the hill of our church property, they cannot be seen nor read...
I am sure there was no public "outcry" against "junkie" signs in the neighborhood. For some reason, it was just an idea that popped into the heads of the 3 Counsel members.
I would like to see a referendum presented to the Counsel which represented the wishes of the residents, and not those of politicians.
Bob Riekert, Ossining
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