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Albany, NY - This Week: Future of Kiryas Joel Annexation Falls To Cuomo For Approval Or Veto

Published on: July 6, 2015 02:07 PM
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Albany, NY - The fate of the controversial Kiryas Joel annexation bill hangs in the balance, as Governor Cuomo has until midnight this Wednesday to decide whether or not to veto the bill, reports The Times-Herald Record reports (http://bit.ly/1Hb8aLe)

Cuomo must decide on a bill sponsored by Assemblymen James Skoufis and Karl Brabenec and Senator William Larkin Jr.  which would involve county planning departments in any decisions to approve or reject land-annexation petitions which “require a county or the annexing municipality to provide water or sewer services.” If Orange County opts to reject the 507-acre Kiryas Joel annexation, four out of five members of the Monroe Town Board would need to approve the petition.

The legislative sponsors have argued that the legislation is necessary to “provide greater scrutiny” and set a higher level for approval of annexation plans. But Kiryas Joel and its proponents call the legislation discriminatory and say it’s intended to halt growth of the village. Both sides have vociferously lobbied the Governor to either sign or veto the bill.

Presently, there are two annexation proposals under consideration by the Monroe and Kiryas Joel Boards: one is for 507 acres; the other is for a request surrounding 164 of those acres. According to State law, the two boards must vote within 90 days following a June 10 public hearing on the petitions.


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 Jul 06, 2015 at 02:33 PM lavrenty Says:

Cuomo wants to know which side will pay him more so he can decide who to support, probably KJ side can pay him more so hell veto. Cuomo Bharra is waiting to arrest you.

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 Jul 06, 2015 at 04:43 PM Anonymous Says:

Come on! Who wouldn't welcome a few hundred Satmar Chassidim as neighbors?

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 Jul 06, 2015 at 05:48 PM ALTERG Says:

There is nothing to be worried, the holy rabba Z"l baal divrei yoel will never let his shtatel fall, he works in heaven for us i promise you.

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 Jul 06, 2015 at 07:51 PM Anonymous Says:

Gelt speaks. Whoever pays Cuomo the most, wins. And then Preet comes into the picture. Bye bye, Andrew

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 Jul 07, 2015 at 12:43 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
ALTERG Says:

There is nothing to be worried, the holy rabba Z"l baal divrei yoel will never let his shtatel fall, he works in heaven for us i promise you.

Sadly, the children and grandchildren of Rav Yolish lack his common sense and midos.....they have left a trail of anti-Semitism and ill will towards yidden wherever they go. He is likely turning over in his grave to see what has become of his "shtatel".

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 Jul 09, 2015 at 09:16 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
ALTERG Says:

There is nothing to be worried, the holy rabba Z"l baal divrei yoel will never let his shtatel fall, he works in heaven for us i promise you.

since when is KJ a heilig shtetl?

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