Orange County, NY - To Avoid Potential Lawsuits In KJ Annexation Controversy, Monroe Hires Washington-Based Law Firm
Orange County, NY - With potential lawsuits looming from both parties involved in their controversial land annexation issue involving Kiryas Joel, the Monroe Town Board has brought in a high-powered Washington, D.C.-based legal firm to consult with before voting on the matter.
RECORDONLINE.com (http://bit.ly/1KmjZTr) reports that following a closed door meeting Thursday night with Goshen Attorney Michael Donnelly, Monroe town Supervisor Harley Dole announced that the board has hired the firm Lewis Baach and that a 7:15 p.m. meeting on Monday has been scheduled to meet with a lawyer from the firm.
The Monroe board—-which must vote on two petitions pertaining to the matter by September 8—-is walking a legal tightrope on the matter as reps for both those opposing annexation and Kiryas Joel have already threatened lawsuits depending which way the board votes.
With litigation and potential constitutional issues hanging in the balance, Monroe Councilman Richard Colon said the board wants the “absolute best legal advice on these matters before any vote.”
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