Preserve Ramapoâ€™s Robert Rhodes and county Legislator Joe Meyers will hold a press conference on the steps of the courthouse at 9 a.m. tomorrow during which they will announce a lawsuit against the town of Ramapo and its board to stop the sale of the former Tilcon quarry located in Suffern.
Members of the village board have been upset that Town Supervisor St. Lawrence and the Town Board decided to sell the quarry in Suffern without consulting the village.
The property is to be sold to a developer proposing at least 440 condominiums. Rhodes, Meyers, and James Hyer, their attorney, will explain the reason for the lawsuit during the conference.
St. Lawrence has said that alleviating floods along the Mahwah River – particularly in the Squire’s Gate neighborhood – was the impetus for the quarry sale.
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The Sept. 9 Democratic primary isn’t just about Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee’s race against Town Clerk Christian Sampson. It’s also about control of the town committee, with more than 200 canidates for seats in 31 of 90 election districts.
Ramapo Democrats for Change, the group challenging the status quo, said in an e-mail this week that it was out to fix “a local party broken by self-serving incumbents, special interests and patronage.”
Its organizers include County Legislator Joseph Meyers, D-Airmont, who’s also been a committee member since 2004, as well as Preserve Ramapo members and others sympathetic to that group’s opposition to multifamily housing in single-family neighborhoods and large-scale development without infrastructure upgrades.
The deciding factor will likely be how many voters Ramapo Democrats for Change can get out to the polls.
Sooooo, are you going to vote? Which slate are you supporting? Why?
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