Letters threatening owners of parcels in the City Park area were sent by the City saying eminent domain might be used to purchase their property. This was the first notice that the City Council was considering the use of these parcels for a new City Yard.
How did this happen? The Development Commissioner at the next City Council meeting in July held up a drawing for a proposed City Yard in this targeted City Park area. Commissioner Luiz Aragon stated owners of several parcels had been sent letters. These letters were apparently approved at an executive session of City Council. Whether or not this is legally correct is only one issue. No financial data on the costs to taxpayers was provided.
More important, why was there no public notice or even a hint of an announcement to New Rochelle taxpayers that this site was being considered? Apparently this site is still smaller than the present City Yard as is true of the Beechwood parcel.
New York State is a freedom of information state so why were residents the last to know what transpired?
City Council, in fairness, has to clarify why they are acting secretively when taxpayer dollar are at stake.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- After seeing its 11-match win streak come to an end last Saturday, The College of New Rochelle volleyball team got right back to its winning ways Wednesday night, dismantling Sarah Lawrence College, 3-0, to improve to 12-4 on the season.
WESTCHESTER, NY -- Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino has announced that a dynamic leader of the arts, a innovative developer of aging-related programs and services, and a dedicated law firm that focuses on elder law issues will be honored at the 23rd annual Golden Harvest Awards Breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 2 in Tarrytown, NY.
WESTCHESTER, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced last week that Westchester County will help send 75 Westchester World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., thanks to $5,000 from the County Veterans Service Agency. The money will go to the Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF), a not-for-profit group that is underwriting the one-day trip leaving from Westchester County Airport this fall.
Don’t forget that this weekend is ArtsFest 2014!
New Rochelle's annual festival of arts!
September 27, 2014 to September 28, 2014
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
All over New Rochelle and Pelham
Artsfest Day- Saturday, September 27 10AM- 5PM with History Trolley Ride 10AM- 2PM
Lincoln Avenue Arts and Culture Fest- Saturday, September 27 from 12- 6 PM