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May 18, 2001 Special Meeting
Special Board Meeting
May 18, 2001

Special Meeting of Board of Trustees – May 18, 2001

A special meeting of the Board of Trustees was called for Friday, May 18, 2001 to discuss the Millennium Pipeline Project.

Present:        Mayor Elliott
                Trustee Grant
                Trustee Harkins
                Trustee Weigman
                Village Manager Herbek
                Village Attorney Waldman
                Joel Klein

`               Trustee McCarthy (Trustee McCarthy  participated in the discussion of the Millennium Pipeline project by speaker phone from her office.)

The meeting was called to order at 6:00PM by Mayor Elliott. A motion was made by Trustee Weigman, seconded by Trustee Harkins to go into executive session to discuss a legal matter involving the Millennium Pipeline Project which included a conference call with the Village’s Washington counsel, Neil Levy of the firm of Kirkland & Ellis.

The Board reconvened at 8:10 PM in public session and approved the following motion which was made by Trustee Weigman and seconded by Trustee Harkins with the vote unanimous by those present. (Trustee McCarthy expressed her support of the resolution.)

Resolved:  that the Village Board of Trustees is unanimous in its opposition to the siting of the Millennium Pipeline on either the proposed  “9/9A Route” or on the so called “Taconic Route” as recently proposed by Millennum.  The prior resolution of this Board dated April 2, 2001, which was prepared before the currently proposed pipeline route had been announced, is hereby rescinded in its entirety.  Further, the Village Board has authorized its counsel to file early next week a motion with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend the Village’s time to comment so that the Board may engage experts to analyze and address issues raised by the route now proposed. These issues include the possible presence of dioxins, the impact on the Village’s water system and the Arboretum, the protection of the integrity and safety of residential properties, and other issues of concern to this Village.  

The meeting adjourned at 8:05 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Richard F. Herbek
Village Manager/ Clerk