Wednesday, October 22, 2008

TOWN WINS LAWSUIT RE: kathwood

On October 2, 2008, Judge Mary H. Smith of the State Supreme Court granted the Town’s motion to dismiss claims brought by WBRC (Kathwood Road subdivision developers) alleging that the Planning Board unreasonably delayed their application to develop six lots on Kathwood Road in the Orchard Hill section and that the Planning Board selectively deemed the six lots to be in a Critical Environmental Area (CEA) warranting additional scrutiny. In rejecting WBRC’s claim for damages, the Court concluded that there was no evidence that the Planning Board acted irrationally or arbitrarily and that any delays in review were attributed to WBRC’s failure to timely amended their subdivision application.



The Court, in a previous decision, had required that the Zoning Board grant an area variance to WBRC to develop the sixth lot.

29 comments:

hal samis said...

Isn't it odd that a decision from October 2 only now finds its way to the blog. Clearly there are as many news items stacked up waiting to land as there are jets over NYC airports.

Anonymous said...

Hal, if you were Feiner and had started the day by attacking the state for giving out STAR rebate checks to Greenburgh's elderly poor population, so they can pay for food and heat this winter (not to mention Greenburgh's high town taxes), you'd want to change the subject too.

Anonymous said...

Well Paul youthink tht you won the case well your're wrong.
You took another six homes off of the tax roles.
When will you see what you are doing in stopping develpment.
The judgement was made because of the frienship of a certain politico.
I guess if it were joe schmo initiating the law suit he would loose.
As the saying goes it's not what you know but woh you know.

Anonymous said...

Hey hal have you seen this more money for the library

PW3 – 10/22/08 Resolution authorizing Change Order #6 for the Greenburgh Public
Library Addition & Alterations Project for Contract #3 – Plumbing/increase of $1,610.48
PW4 – 10/22/08 Resolution authorizing Change Order #7 for the Greenburgh Public
Library Addition & Alterations Project for Contract #3 – Plumbing/increase of $3,664.82
PW5 – 10/22/08 Resolution authorizing Change Order #48 for the Greenburgh Public
Library Addition & Alterations Project for Contract #1 – General Construction/increase of $4,203.00
PW6 – 10/22/08 Resolution authorizing Change Order #49 for the Greenburgh Public
Library Addition & Alterations Project for Contract #1 – General Construction/reduction of $3,407.00
PW7 – 10/22/08 Resolution authorizing Change Order #50 for the Greenburgh Public
Library Addition & Alterations Project for Contract #1 – General Construction/increase of $14,895.00
PW8 – 10/22/08 Resolution authorizing Change Order #51 for the Greenburgh Public
Library Addition & Alterations Project for Contract #1 – General Construction/increase of $12,174.00
PW9 – 10/22/08 Resolution authorizing Change Order #52 for the Greenburgh Public
Library Addition & Alterations Project for Contract #1 – General Construction/increase of $74,863.00

See you at the meeting

Anonymous said...

4:15. Correct. I think he was trying to detract form the negative Xposure talk. LOL! What a DOPE!

I hate to disappoint Mr. Feiner but.........you are taking food out of the mouths of our elderly and poor to fund XPOSURE!
I D I O T!

Anonymous said...

What was that white envelope Gay Silverman passed to Valerie Whitehead - Pay off money??

Whitehead is a thief paid 4 people fifty thousand ($52,000) for 4 weeks work during the summer.

Silver Streaks has not paid the town the $20,000 she owes PAY YOUR BILL Stop slipping Valerie cash!!

IMPEACH RECALL - WHATEVER - GET RID OF FEINER AND WHITEHEAD SHE'S POISION

Anonymous said...

What was that white envelope Gay Silverman passed to Valerie Whitehead - Pay off money??

Whitehead is a thief paid 4 people fifty thousand ($52,000) for 4 weeks work during the summer.

Silver Streaks has not paid the town the $20,000 she owes PAY YOUR BILL Stop slipping Valerie cash!!

IMPEACH RECALL - WHATEVER - GET RID OF FEINER AND WHITEHEAD SHE'S POISION

Anonymous said...

10:26 ANONOYMOUS - Relief is on the way - arrest of Whitehead is emminment. Even Paul can't stop the train- She's going down- What a thief??????

Or everyone in the TOG will have a license to steal!

Anonymous said...

INVOICE FOR GAY SILVERMAN

Whereas you have entered into an agreement to rent space at the Theodore D. Young Community Center, and as a good responsible taxpayer, conscientious of the financial burden placed on our valued town residents, this letter serves to remind you that you owe $20,000.00 in rental fees which was duly noted from last January. Simply put, we taxpayers don’t know where you get the chutzpa from, to go to a town board meeting and play victim while shamelessly pandering to temporary commissioner, Valerie Whitehead. Add to the fact that you put down the efforts of the entire staff, who work hard every day to put out the best programs possible plus contrary to your comment, do indeed welcome everyone who enters through the center’s doors.

Now let’s figure this out:

A Valerie desperately needs money.
+ B You haven’t paid your bill.
= C: More shady wrongdoings!

Can you smell kickback?

It’s highly suspect when the department head praises the efforts of a space renter who is ten months behind in her rental fees. The temp lady should have initiated some efforts to collect money that was due to the town!

Paul, please investigate this.

PS. Gay, I’m sending you some kneepads. They should be useful at your next town board meeting.

Anonymous said...

These personal accusations are disgraceful. You should be ashamed of yourselves for trying to ruin another persons life. You are a wimp who hides behind anonymous.

Anonymous said...

I think the personal accusations should stop as well but again WHEN WILL SILVER STREAKS PAY THEIR FEES????? Why is this still going on??????? And why the heck was Valerie Whitehead not placed on some type of administrative leave while all this police business is being looked into. And now that we have a new commissioner of the TDYCC...what is Valerie doing now?

Anonymous said...

That was revolting at the meeting when Gay talked about how great Paul and Sonya are. 3 of a kind. Gay will never pay.

Anonymous said...

Paul and Sonja are doing great jobs.

Anonymous said...

*waves to Paul @ 10:49*

Anonymous said...

Paul you know very well that these people owe the town money .
Could it be possible that the expenses incurred by certain facilities in Fairview have not to pay what they owe.
Why must we pay to keep these establisments alive.
Now is the time to collect all funds .
$500,000.oo from the housing authority.
All the money owed by the swim team.
And it's about time that you raise the fees for the use of the center and babysitting.
If you decide not to you had better close them down.
We refuse to pay out any more money to give out all the freebees that you think these poor people deserve.
There are no poor people in Fairview. They say they are poor to get what they can free.

Anonymous said...

Cora Carey should not be reappointed to the TDYCC Advisory Board unless and until the Housing Authority repays the town the money owed to town taxpayers. She is the Chair of the Housing Authority and has an obligation to make sure that the financial obligations are kept. Hope the Town Board will be firm and say no to her reappointment.

Anonymous said...

Who are the other members of the GHA board? Can they not be reappointed to the GHA board? This is important.

Anonymous said...

So Abbinanti won this one.
How much has Greenburgh lost in taxes due to this lawsuit?

GHA SHOULD PAY UP BEFORE CORA GETS HER APPOINTMENT said...

Cora Carey chairs the GHA which owes the town big money. How can the Town Board, in good conscience, reappoint Cora Carey to the TDYCC unless the GHA pays their big debt to the town?

Anonymous said...

Feiner and the board are afraid of Cora Carey that's the reason why the scarry cats have not
commented on the over one half a million plus owed.
If she does not get her way she will probabley get Sharpton to fight her cause.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Feiner vote against Cora's appointment to the GHA last year? So, he ain't a scarry cat.

Anonymous said...

Cora is on the school board as well. Another place were she does not belong.

Anonymous said...

I think her lack of fiscal responsibility is shocking -- how can she be reappointed to TDYCC.

Anonymous said...

Well now it's a different story it seems that the entire board is on the same wave length.
You are right Feiner voted agianst Cora .

Anonymous said...

Have you ever seen the disgusting behavior that Cora exhibits at town board meeting, when she doesn't get her way?

She doesn't belong on any board or any advisory committee. She's rude, nasty and inappropriate.

Anonymous said...

And no accountability of where money goes to-- typical feiner and TDYCC

Anonymous said...

ACTING TDY COMMISSIONER WHITEHEAD LAUGHS AT AQUATICS DIRECTOR FIRING

I have been using the TDY pool for four years. But today was the last day I will ever enter through the doors of that Community Center. When I asked about what happened to Patricia Roper, in a vivid illustration of almost demonic proportions, Whitehead gleefully implied that she was no longer working at the Center. I was disgusted as to how giddy and cruel her mannerisms were at the point of my question. It was very clear that she took some type of perverted sick pleasure over someone’s loss of employment.

In the last two years Ms. Roper has been the Aquatics Director, I’ve seen a tremendous improvement in programs, staff courtesy, and equipment upgrades including a brand new electronic scoreboard, not to mention her determined advocacy of the FAST swim team. I don’t know what happened to cause Ms. Roper’s apparent termination but there was no reason for me as a Greenburgh resident to be subject to Whitehead’s attempt to denigrate and take joy from someone else’s pain. It seems hard to believe that with Whitehead’s attitude she’s employed at a community center. Her vindictive display is a poor example to our children.

Does Whitehead’s unprofessional behavior reflect the integrity, ethics, and motus operandi of you and our council members? Please answer this Paul.
OUTRAGED GREENBURGH TAXPAYER.

Anonymous said...

stop it already with this aquatic person.
More should be shown the door.
that's the problem with this town,NO MANAGERIAL SKILLS IN ANY DEPARTMENT.
Whatever the center wanted thru out the years they received NO questions asked but now the demands are being checked out because we the tax payers are up in arms.
We kept our mouth shut for too long and you can see where it got us and God knows where we will be going in the next few years.

Why keep a place opened that does not pay for itself.

Has this place ever brought in some money?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Anonymous said...

Isn’t it funny that when someone brings up a concern about the TDY Center, a blogger here responds by saying, “Close that place!” Mr. Feiner, is that you???