Monday, October 16, 2006

GREENBURGH TOWN BD MAY NOT HONOR CONTRACT WITH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Paul,
It should be pointed out that this 2004 WestHelp contract was in direct
conjunction with the approval of the Volunteers of America shelter across
the street from Greenburgh on the Grasslands Reservation at theWestchester
County Campus. That shelter is technically in the Town of Mount Pleasant,
but is not near any of their residents, only our own. The 2004 issue was not
just renewing the WestHelp lease, but the concentration of shelters in the
I-287 area. The VOA shelter appeased two other County areas - the airport
shelter in Armonk was closed and the Yorktown shelter on Route 202 was
shuttered. The issue of the Valhalla school money was to appease the
Mayfair-Knollwood area, otherwise VOA with its questionable County contract
could have been held up. But the problem of too much shelter concentration
in the I-287 area affects other Greenburgh neighborhoods not in the Valhalla
school district. Neither your e-mail nor the Sunday Journal News lead story pointed this omission out. I was on-board for the approval of this agreement both in 1991 and in 2004, am not in the Valhalla school district, and am on the VOA Community Advisory Board.

-Alice Morone

2 comments:

DEMLEADER said...

If the Greenburgh Town Board does not honor the contract with Valhalla the homeless shelter might close and be built elsewhere in Greenburgh.

Anonymous said...

For $650K plus the state Mckinney money there would be plenty of takers.

The low income housing in Greenburgh doesnt pay any taxes, icnluding school taxes, and doesnt get any help.