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Rockland County, NY - St. Lawrence Bows Out From Leadership Positions At Sewer And Solid Waste Authorities

Published on: April 19, 2016 03:33 PM
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FILE - Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence standing in front the baseball stadium. News12FILE - Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence standing in front the baseball stadium. News12

Rockland County, NY - Five days after being arrested by federal agents, Ramapo Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence has resigned from two unpaid positions that he held within the county.

As previously reported on VIN News, a years-long probe culminated in St. Lawrence’s arrest on federal fraud charges, with the supervisor back on the job at Ramapo Town Hall one day later, vowing to get back to business as usual.

According to The Journal News, St. Lawrence has stepped down from his roles as chairman of the county’s sewer and solid waste authorities, both unpaid positions. He remains a member of Sewer District No. 1 and the Rockland County Solid Waste Authority, boards which include supervisors of other towns as well as other local officials.

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Rockland County Executive Ed Day, who called on St. Lawrence to tender his resignation from both positions, expressed relief at today’s announcement.

“Given the allegations against him, as a practical matter he could no longer lead these two boards, which issue millions in municipal bonds,” said Day. “Stepping down was the only thing he could do until the criminal charges against him are settled.”

State Senator David Carlucci and Assembly members Kenneth Zebrowski and Ellen Jaffee issued a joint statement on Friday demanding that St. Lawrence resign as town supervisor, saying that the charges against him made him unable to function effectively.

Howard Phillips, who serves as the supervisor for the Town of Haverstraw, has taken over as chairman of the solid waste board, which has a $48 million budget and holds $51 million in outstanding bonds.  He said that St. Lawrence resigned voluntarily and that the transition would be seamless.

“We will continue to move down the road with the service that Rockland County residents have come to expect and deserve,” said Phillips.


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 Apr 19, 2016 at 03:48 PM kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

St. Lawrence is so corrupt and puts Yiddish kinda at rick by allowing no inspections to take place in yeshivas. I really hope Ed Day runs for governor, hell have my vote.

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 Apr 19, 2016 at 03:52 PM jsjcbs Says:

Amazing how he runs the sewer district which is one of the biggest issues when building these multi-multi-multi family homes which he has allowed in exchange for bribes or votes.

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 Apr 19, 2016 at 05:04 PM Anonymous Says:

Monsey and new square are upset about this. St lawrence was in their pockets big time. If he squeals, there won't be enough jails in the northeast.

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 Apr 20, 2016 at 09:25 AM RocklandRes Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Monsey and new square are upset about this. St lawrence was in their pockets big time. If he squeals, there won't be enough jails in the northeast.

We'll we can always convert Provident Park into a prison.

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 Apr 21, 2016 at 02:09 AM schwartzi Says:

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RocklandRes Says:

We'll we can always convert Provident Park into a prison.

# 3 whoa, lol lol.

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