A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, NY was held on Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at the Municipal Building, Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.
The following officials were present:
Mayor Elliott Trustee Daubney
Village Manager Herbek Trustee Grant
Village Attorney Waldman Trustee Rickles
Absent: Village Treasurer Campbell
1. CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Elliott called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m. Everyone joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held on January 20, 1998 as corrected. Trustee Daubney seconded the motion; approved by all.
Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held on February 2, 1998 as corrected. The motion was seconded by Trustee Rickles, approved unanimously.
3. APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS:
Trustee Daubney made a motion to approve the vouchers as follows, subject to review by the Audit Committee. The motion was seconded by Trustee Grant and approved unanimously.
General Fund $ 44,602.96
Water Fund 1,774.18
Capital Accounts 16,079.05
Trust & Agency 113,943.62
Mayor Elliott continued the Public Hearing for Metro Enviro LLC for the operation of a recyclables handling recovery facility.
Fred Carr, 19 Ridge Road said that although the attendance at the Public Hearings has waned, there is still concern and it is foremost on the mind of residents. Mr. Carr complimented the Board and was pleased to see the Board had the courage to stand up to Mr. Steinmetz’s comments; when the decision is made to put time limit on these hearings, he feels attendance will increase.
David Steinmetz, on behalf of the applicant, Metro Enviro, stated that he sent a detailed letter dated 2/11/98 to Village Attorney Waldman. He has received a reply from Mr. Waldman, which he will review. Mr. Steinmetz asked he be allowed to give a somewhat limited presentation on one aspect of Metro Enviro. He added that they will not change their position that the public hearing should be closed. Mayor Elliott replied that, as usual, since the Village has indicated the public would be notified of any significant presentation; he reserves the right to ask Mr. Steinmetz to repeat tonight’s presentation at a future hearing. Mr. Steinmetz asked to focus on whether or not there has been any material change from the previous operation’s special permit use and asked Mark Millspaugh to detail any difference
between the two operations. Mr. Millspaugh distributed a chart showing key elements (see attached). Mr. Millspaugh went through each element of the chart and explained further. Mr. Millspaugh also explained how the conversion factor was done from cubic yards to tons; he added that the DEC permit changed the way the material is measured; scales are in place. Trustee Grant asked for clarification of how many trucks equated to 1450 lbs. per cubic yards and how many trucks would equate to 1,000 tons. Mr. Millspaugh replied that it would be hard to determine exactly how many trucks since they will be using different size trucks. Village Attorney Waldman suggested that a question from the Trustee should be answered, perhaps not tonight, but it should be answered. Mr. Waldman asked if the documents Mr. Millspaugh is referring tonight have been submitted to the Village. Mr. Steinmetz replied that he believes these have been submitted. Trustee
Watkins asked about the possibility that 1450 cubic yards a day of demolition material can differ from a weight of 1,000 tons. Mr. Millspaugh replied that it can differ since a masonry structure weighs more than a wood structure or road debris weighs more than building debris; it also varies by the season; the permit application documents indicate this will equate to about 15 trucks an hour; he added that the applicant would agree to a 700 ton limit until the rail siding is operational. Trustee Rickles stated that his calculations show something that is different than what is now before the Board, that he is proposing different hours of operation; the previous permit allowed to operation on a Monday to Friday basis, Saturday was to be utilized only to remove material that had built up; the new request is for Monday through Saturday which represents a 20% increase in usage; using the allowable weight and adding another day increases the amount of material
that is being brought in; C & D material is only one of six materials Metro Enviro is proposing; he will await what the Village consultant and committee report on this; what is being proposed is a substantial increase in volume which equates to more trucks, dust, leachate and potential pollution. Mr. Millspaugh replied that the permitted material is the same as allowed in the previous permit; adding that the permanent wood chipper has been removed; the new permit does not ask for wood chipping nor the storage of wood chips. Mr. Millspaugh continued with the comparison chart.
Trustee Rickles again indicated that he believes there are a number of substantial differences between permits: 1) the old permit stated that non-allowed material be removed with 12 hours, the new application allows this material to stay for a substantially longer time; 2) the DEC mandated a bond be posted approximately double what Metro Enviro has been asked to post. Mr. Millspaugh replied that the DEC set the bonding requirements based on the cost to close and the larger bond was required because of the stockpiling by Harmon Recycling.
Village Attorney Waldman suggested that all tonight’s material, including the transcript, should be presented to the consultant the Village has hired.
Trustee Watkins asked how frequently will the monitor be on site. Mr. Millspaugh replied that historically, he would be there about two times a week. Trustee Watkins asked if it his contention that the number of hours of operation under the Harmon permit and the new permit application would be the same. Mr. Millspaugh replied that it will be the same, but building materials will be allowed to be brought in six days a week; the total number of hours per week would be the same, actual time it is open may different. In regard to the monitor, Trustee Grant asked who does the hiring. Mr. Millspaugh replied that he is an employee of the DEC; it is a dedicated fund that under the State finance law, applicants like Metro pay for a service by the State and the money must be used for this purpose; two or three
facilities will have one monitor; the qualifications are that he probably is an engineer.
Mr. Gunshor stated that in 1994 the Planning Board made a recommendation to the Village Board and in October 1994 the Village approved a three year extension of the Liguori permit for a 6 day operation. He added that the 1995 application dealt with the concept of yards processed, not the amount coming in; and he contended that the tonnage as stipulated by the DEC is consistent with the prior permit and suggested that Mr. Rickles gave an opinion to the Planning Board that going from 1,000 yards volume to 1,450 yards processed would not, in his opinion, require a special permit to be acted upon by the Village Board.
Trustee Watkins asked Mr. Gunshor if he could get a copy of the contractual arrangement between Harmon Recycling and Metro Enviro. Mr. Gunshor replied that he would take it under advisement. Mr. Gunshor asked what relevance this has to a Land Use standpoint. Trustee Watkins replied that the prior ownership disregarded the mandates of this Board and the DEC and he would like to know what continuing capability that prior ownership has on an ongoing basis. Mr. Gunshor replied that many people have spoken about how the prior situation got out of hand; his client is different from Mr. Liguori, they have cleaned up and improved the site and his client should not be held for the discretion of the former owners.
Trustee Grant stated that Mr. Gunshor does keep comparing Harmon’s permit with Metro Enviro application and part of the reason they are looking at this closely is because the Harmon situation got out of hand. Mr. Gunshor stated that they do not intend to conduct their business as Harmon had. Trustee Grant added that the prior owners did constantly promise that things would improve and now the Board must be extremely cautious.
Trustee Rickles stated that he has written Mr. Gunshor asking for a list violations or complaints that occurred from Mr. Apollonio’s other facility in Ossining and he has not yet received a reply. Mr. Steinmetz replied that he has seen the request which should have been copied to him; they did not respond to this request since after discussion, they feel the request is for a different entity and believes the law relates to the use of the property, not to the user of the property; it is not a personal application; Metro Enviro is the applicant; what Mr. Apollonio does in any other facility is legally irrelevant to this special permit. He added that anyone is free to look for this information, but they are not required to furnish it. Trustee Rickles replied that one of the obligations in reviewing the application
is to determine if there is a possibility of an adverse environmental impact to this operation; he believes the track record is relevant. Mr. Steinmetz replied that he had received information from Ossining that no violations where issued by Ossining, there were no substantiated complaints, though complaints had been lodged against that facility and it is his position that this is irrelevant to this application.
Village Attorney Waldman stated that, putting aside that this is an Apollonio operation in Ossining, putting aside that it is irrelevant for your purposes, as a logical matter, nothing would be more relevant in appraising if a particular operation poses an environmental hazard or has an environmental impact, than what has happened in a similar operation elsewhere, particularly nearby, notwithstanding who owns it; there are a lot of facts that have to be considered to examine it objectively; such as distance between a facility and people who may be effected; it is entirely logical that this should be a main focus of inquiry; not only the Ossining facility, but any similar operation; in the spirit of cooperation, if Mr. Gunshor does have information, it should be made available.
Mr. Steinmetz replied that he would agree with this concept if he were asking for a rezoning of this property; however, this is not a land use change; this use has been permitted for a decade. He added that it might be unlawful for the Board to put Mr. Apollonio in the position of having to defend his operation when his operation is lawful and he is not pleased that they must come and submit a detailed report each Board meeting. Mr. Steinmetz added that they are 175 days into the application and have had 6 public hearings; the Village’s Environmental Consultant has chosen to not contact his office or Mr. Millspaugh’s office; it might be helpful for the two environmental consultants to speak. Village Manager Herbek replied that a meeting has been arranged for Thursday and Mr. Millspaugh’s office has been
Mr. Solymozy, Old Post Rd. North stated that he had a problem with the hearings, that more questions are raised than answers given; he believes there is a difference between the two operations; trucks will be all over the place, not just on Rt. 9 or Rt. 9A; truckers will be stopping for coffee and leaving the trucks running. He added that this addresses use of land not user; he has concerns about truck traffic and how many per minutes; he does not want to see Croton turned into one giant truck stop.
Bob Wintermeier, 43 Radnor Ave., referred to an article written in the Citizen Register on January 28th about problems with Mr. Apollonio’s operation in Ossining; he read the article, which told of violations. He stated there would be competition between the recycling facilities – Mr. Apollonio’s and Karta of Peekskill. He added that a resident went to Hunter Street, Ossining and talked to neighbors; they are not pleased with the way the operation has been handled. Mr. Wintermeier stated that volume or weight of materials on a truck makes no difference, either way, Croton will be the loser as the trucks will create wear and tear on the roads and this will have a definite impact on the Village.
Debbie Yurchuk-McCarthy stated that many issues have been raised tonight; one of her concerns with this is that there are documents submitted by the applicant between meetings that are not necessarily covered during the course of the meeting and asked if the Village could keep a record of these documents. Ms. Yurchuk-McCarthy asked Mr. Millspaugh about how many trucks that will be on the premises waiting to be unloaded and the time it would take to unload. She stated that she sees a large number of trucks, well in excess of 60 trucks, that will back up; with the facility in operation until 5 p.m., is it the applicant’s intent to continue sorting debris past 5 p.m. from trucks that are waiting to be unloaded. Mayor Elliott replied that this is one of the items that will be addressed by the committee.
Trustee Rickles stated that the DEC permit calls for hours of operation between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. which means they cannot operate before 8 a.m. or after 5 p.m. Ms. Yurchuk-McCarthy stated that she wanted to hear what the applicant’s intent is and she feels she is not getting an answer from them. Ms. Yurchuk McCarthy referred to the 1994 – 1997 permit which says the present tonnage is approximately 120 tons average daily; the new application, according to her figures if you take 1,000 tons and divide it be 6 you get approximately 162 tons; this is an increase. She added in regard to Mr. Gunshor’s 1/20/98 letter to the Village, he made comments about the citizen’s committee and stated that in the event of litigation, Metro Enviro and the undersigned would be free to preserve his right and continue to object the creation of this committee; she stated she would like to know if Mr. Gunshor has a personal interest in this
Village Manager Herbek read three letters received from residents, Marie Tassini-Ceccatti, 111 Half Moon Bay, Frank Streany, 74 Melrose Ave. and Cheryl Jankowski regarding the Metro Enviro application.
The public hearing was adjourned at 9:50 p.m.
Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the following resolution. The motion was seconded by Trustee Rickles.
WHEREAS, the law firm of Kenneth Gunshor has submitted an application on behalf of his client, Paul Apollonio and his company, Metro Enviro, LLC for a Special Permit to operate a recyclables handling and construction and demolition debris processing facility, on property owned by GREENTREE REALTY LLC, 566 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY; and
WHEREAS, said property is located at 1A Croton Point Avenue in the Village and listed on the tax maps as sections 78.16-2-1 and 78.16-2-2; and
WHEREAS, said property is located in an “LI” Light Industrial Zone; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with the requirements of the State Environmental Quality Review Law, the Village Board must make a determination as to the Environmental Impact of this proposed action; and
WHEREAS, the establishment of Lead Agency is the first step with respect to the environmental process; and
WHEREAS, a Full Environmental Assessment Form has been completed and will be submitted to this Board;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson tentatively proposes to serve as Lead Agency for the aforementioned Special Permit Application process, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a Notice of Designation of Lead Agency be circulated to all involved and approved agencies as attached hereto.
Date: February 17, 1998
Trustee Rickles suggested a change in wording to:
WHEREAS, Part I of a Full Environmental Assessment Form has been completed and submitted to the Village Board by Metro Enviro LLC;
Trustee Rickles made a motion to amend the resolution. The motion was seconded by Trustee Grant, approved unanimously.
Discussion: Trustee Rickles asked who Greentree Realty LLC is and are they the owners of the property. Ed Mills presented Village papers that stated that Greentree Realty is the owner, with James Hickey signing the real property transfer report on April 8, 1997.
Mr. Gunshor was asked if he had any comments on this. Mr. Gunshor replied that he did not at the present time. Mr. Rickles asked Mr. Gunshor to confirm that Greentree LLC is the owner of the property on which Mr. Apollonio, as Metro Enviro, intends to operate; does he know who owns the property and if there is a lease. Mr. Gunshor replied that he does not know about the ownership or lease of the property; that he only knows about the ownership of Metro Enviro LLC. Village Attorney Waldman added that the real property transfer report states the buyer is Greentree Realty LLC, by James M. Hickey, dated 4/8/97; Mr. Hickey is not identified by any office; the “by” indicates he is representing them but in an unknown capacity; Mr. Gunshor is not the attorney of record. Trustee Grant stated that she
understands that Mr. Apollonio has put in excess of one million dollars to improve property owned by someone else. Trustee Rickles asked Mr. Gunshor to provide specifics as to who the principals are in Metro Enviro LLC and the principals in Greentree Realty LLC. Mr. Gunshor replied that he would take this under advisement; he will respond to the question if there is a nexus between the applicant and the property.
Vote was taken to approve the resolution. All voted “aye”.
Trustee Grant stated that everyone should be aware that the mailing of the last update of the hearing for Metro Enviro cost about $800 and another update is now necessary; she would like to find a way to reduce these mailing costs. Mayor Elliott asked the Trustees to contact him if there are significant items that they may want to include aside from the notice of the proposal of the Village Board to be Lead Agency and when the Public Hearing will resume. Trustee Rickles stated that the Citizens Committee and the Environmental Consultant both hope to get to a finish in the near future; and the Public Hearing could be kept open until shortly after the public has time to read these reports.
Roger Solymozy asked if this Board has seen the terms of the lease or arrangement between Metro Enviro and Greentree to see if he has the ability to move Mr. Liguori off as he stated will be done.
A resident asked if information could be received to see if there is any fiduciary relationship between Mr. Apollonio and Mr. Hickey or Greentree.
Trustee Grant added that in view of the information that has come forth tonight, she takes a different view of the application and would some further clarification.
Trustee Daubney stated that the community has a fear that this operation would be profitable and the company can withstand violations; that they can violate the law, pay fines and still operate. Mr. Gunshor replied that the Village Zoning ordinance is clear; the Village could issue a cease and desist order and could have refused a permit renewal. Trustee Grant replied that the reason they were not closed up was because there was a cash flow problem with Mr. Liguori and if it had been closed, the Village would have been left with the cost of cleaning up; instead they worked with Mr. Liguori so the Village did not have to clean up the site and it worked successfully.
Trustee Watkins stated that he will have to take it under consideration and if this new information has a legal impact on the application; that he has been under the impression Mr. Apollonio was the owner of the property and the applicant and his representatives have always left that impression.
Village Manager Herbek read the following correspondence (full text available at the Village Office):
A letter from Hal Feit, Glengary Rd. regarding unaddressed and unrequested advertising papers distributed in driveways in the Village. Mayor Elliott stated that he has spoken with Mr. Feit, explaining these distributors have a right to distribute. Village Manager Herbek added that individual residents can notify the distributor that they no longer want to receive these papers. Trustee Daubney suggested finding the correct address where citizens can write.
A letter from Joseph P. Horne, Sales Mgr., NYS Office of Real Property Services, noticing the Revised Residential Assessment Ratio for the Village, which is set at 6.6933, up from 6.13 last year.
A letter from John Iannone, P.E. Project Director, ERN Northeast, enclosing a copy of the Feasibility Study for Operable Unit 2 of the Harmon Railroad Yard Wastewater Treatment Area Project. Also included was an announcement of the Public Meeting on Operable Unit 2, Harmon Railroad Yard Wastewater Lagoon Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site 360010, to be held on February 26, 1998 at 8:00 p.m. at the Village of Croton Municipal Building. Village Manager Herbek stated that extensive documents are available at the Library.
A letter from Ann H. Gallelli, Chairperson, Croton Planning Board, notifying involved and interested agencies of an application for site plan approval for Half Moon Bay Project, Phases 3, 4 and 5 and stating that the Planning Board is declaring its intent to be Lead Agency.
A letter from Wendy Geringer, 3 Bethea Drive, Ossining, asking for help in resolving a traffic problem at PVC School and Larkin Place. Village Manager Herbek stated that he has referred the letter to the Chief of Police and is discussing the matter with the school’s transportation director; he will bring back a report.
Two letters from Diane Rainey, Director, Media One, in response to the inquiry about the availability of a Senior Citizens discount, stating that Media One does not offer this discount, and the second letter explaining their current charges and rates. Trustee Rickles stated that he researched the FCC regulations and found they specifically state it does not restrict offers of discounts to senior citizens. Trustee Daubney, as liaison, will look into this further.
A letter from Ron Tralli, 8 Beekman Ave., regarding the chain-link barrier located on Village property next to his home and asking that this bed replaced with a fence or gate to make it a safer environment for the children. Village Manager Herbek stated that they will take and look and perhaps a gate with a lock would be a safer barrier.
A letter from L. Graham Dales, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater 30th Anniversary Committee Chair, conveying their congratulations on the centennial celebration of the Village.
6. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION:
Bob Wintermeier stated that he still has concerns about the raise of rates for cable television even if there is an addition of three channels. Mr. Wintermeier also commented that during the Croton Centennial Ball kick off held last week, they failed to read a letter from Governor Pataki. Mayor Elliott replied that the Centennial Journal has the Governor’s proclamation right in front; the Centennial people who put the program together never meant to mar the celebration and no one on the Board had a hand in the agenda. Mr. Wintermeier suggested the letter be read at the end of the video on the Centennial Ball.
Debbie Yurchuk McCarthy stated that she hopes the consultant hired by the Village to review Metro Enviro does the type of traffic study that needs to done, if not, the Village should hire a traffic consultant. Village Manager Herbek replied that the traffic study will come up on the Environmental Impact Statement and reviewed by Allee, King, Rosen & Fleming. Ms. McCarthy asked about the resolution for the Seprieo property. Mayor Elliott replied that funding will come from the Community Block Development Program. Ms. McCarthy asked for explanations for the budget modifications on the agenda. Village Manager Herbek responded to her questions. Ms. McCarthy thanked the Fire Department and the Police Department for their quick response to a carbon monoxide detector that went off in her home; they did get
her parents and children out of the house swiftly.
Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the attached resolution setting date and time for the Village Election as Tuesday, March 17th at the Community Room, Municipal Building. Trustee Watkins seconded the motion; unanimous approval.
Trustee Watkins made a motion to approve the attached resolution declaring the Board of Trustees as lead agency in connection with the clean-up of the SEPRIEO property. Trustee Grant seconded the motion.
Discussion: Trustee Rickles asked if this has been referred to the Planning Board for reclassification of actions. Village Manager Herbek replied that this is not necessary and they are under a short time frame to get the contract out. Mayor Elliott added that there have been lengthy discussions and the Planning Board members are aware of what is happening with this project.
Vote was taken, with all voting “aye”.
c1 Trustee Daubney made a motion to approve the following budget modification:
TRANSFER FROM TRANSFER TO:
1-1-1990.04 Contingent Account 001-3410-0451 Fire Alarms $5,700.00
For the purchase and installation of remote controlled siren units as described in the attached memo from Asst. Fire Chief G. Munson.
The motion was seconded by Trustee Grant.
Discussion: Trustee Watkins asked how much would be left in the contingent account. Village Manager Herbek replied that there would be about $12,000 left.
Vote was taken with all voting “aye”.
7c2, c3, and c4: Budget modifications, were deferred to a later date.
d. Resolution: Metro-Enviro. See Public Hearing portion of these minutes
Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the following resolution. The motion was seconded by Trustee Watkins; approved unanimously.
RESOLVED: that the following person is hereby appointed as an inspector of election to preside at the Village Election of March 17, 1998, and included with the other inspectors as appointed on February 2, 1998:
Democratic: Viola Davis
f1. Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the attached resolution declaring the Village Board of Trustees as lead agency in connection with the project to connect the Scenic Ridge Water District with the Village’s municipal water distribution system. Trustee Daubney seconded the motion.
Discussion: Trustee Rickles asked if this has been referred to the Planning Board. Village Manager Herbek replied that it has not and a policy has been established for the manner of handling such items.
Vote was taken, with all voting “aye”.
f2. Trustee Grant made a motion to approve the attached resolution authorizing the issuance of $65,000 bonds of the Village of Croton on Hudson to finance part of the cost of the extension of an existing water main located on Rt. 9A in the Village, relating to preliminary engineering planning and bid preparation. Trustee Watkins seconded the motion
Roll call vote was taken as follows:
Trustee Watkins “aye”
Trustee Rickles “aye”
Trustee Daubney “aye”
Trustee Grant “aye”
Mayor Elliott “aye”
Trustee Rickles made a motion to allow the Village Manager to draft a resolution to Intervene in the proceeding before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding the proposed Millennium Pipeline. Trustee Watkins seconded the motion. Vote was taken with all voting “aye”.
Village Manager Herbek reported that 1)a grant application has been filed on 1/30/98 for $7,105 for a database management system. He stated that Janine King, the Village’s Records Management Assistant, did a professional job in putting this together and 2) he has provided a detailed memorandum prepared by Ed Mills regarding the roach issue at the Harmon Recycling in 1996; it has reflected that the Health Dept. was contacted, however, there never was confirmation of roaches at the facility. He added that Stephanie Bourdon, who brought up the issue has been sent a copy of the memorandum.
Trustee Rickles asked that the matter of enhanced communications be put on the next Board meeting agenda.
Trustee Daubney reported that the Recreation Dept. has prepared guidelines for use of the Hudson National Golf Course by Village residents. Trustee Daubney read these guidelines. Village Manager Herbek asked that these be put into an official document and the Board should take action to approve or not. Trustee Grant stated that she believes this will be the only recreational activity that the School district residents will be not able to participate in. Trustee Daubney also reported that Adrianne Cassone has been hired as the Senior Citizen Director effective 2/27/98. He added that the Teen Council is continuing meetings every Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m. through March.
Mayor Elliott stated that the Gateway Committee chaired by John Imbiano, is adding Jan Johnson, Landscape architect. He thanked Lynn Roessler and the Centennial Committee for the program they put on recently. He read a letter of thanks from Jane Northshield. He added that the Library is moving along well and Jack Kennedy will be the liaison between the Library Board and the Historical Committee.
Mayor Elliott stated that a note was sent of behalf of the Board and Croton residents to Gordy Sheer with congratulations on his recently winning a medal at the Olympics. Mayor Elliott asked the Board for permission to ask Gordy Sheer to lead the Summerfest parade; all were in agreement.
Trustee Daubney made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Trustee Rickles and approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 p.m.
Phyllis A. Bradbury
Village Clerk/Deputy Clerk
Corrections to the minutes of the meeting of January 20, 1998
Page 1, 4 lines from bottom – add: …was prepared by Sprint Spectrum.
Page 2, paragraph 3, line 9: change to read: that bring least visual and esoteric impact and Sprint…..
Page 2, paragraph 3, line 12 should read: may impact community control unfavorably….
Page 3, paragraph 2, line 3 change to read: ..that there is a gap…
Page 9, number 9, change to read: there were indications that he might file bankruptcy and negotiations continued
Corrections to the minutes of the meeting of February 2, 1998:
Page 7, paragraph 4, line 10: add: Trustees Watkins and Rickles
Page 9, paragraph 4, 2nd line change to read: .. that it is not furnishing ambulance service to the residents of the Town of Cortlandt, but to the Mt. Airy/Quaker Bridge District.