November 2009

New Rochelle Department of Public Works Election Week Refuse Collection Schedule

November 01, 2009 - 23:17

This week and next week garbage collection and recycling will be collected as per a regular weekly schedule with recycling collected city-wide on Wednesday. The collection schedule for these weeks were changed after your public works brochure had been printed. Please call the Department of Public Works at 235-5830 if you require additional information. Thank for your cooperation.

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A $9.8 Million Grant...with Conditions

November 01, 2009 - 22:18

The City of New Rochelle has no contract with Monroe College to use the City Park ball fields, only an agreement that Monroe College will pay $500,000 for lighting the field when it is renovated.  The City has passed the resolution for the County Legacy Grant of $9.8 million with no analysis of the taxes, costs and revenue it will generate.  The City is now going to develop a balance sheet to determine the profits and costs of the project.  When Councilman Richard St. Paul asked about the projected revenue, he was told the fees may quadruple because nonresident teams will use the hotels and restaurants.

As part of the agreement the City must take over the ownership and operation of all county roads (5.67 miles) in the City.  The agreement claims the City must "obtain all permits...and act as a lead agency" for the SEQR documentation.  The athletic complex should be open "to all county residents."  If the housing units are not constructed the city will repay the county...based on the units not approved."