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Monroe, NY - Landslide Vote Spinning Kiryas Joel Into Town Of Palm Tree Ushers In New Era Of Cooperation

Published on: November 7, 2017 11:21 PM
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This aerial view of the Village of Kiryas Joel was taken in Spring 2015 by Parker Gyokeres of Propellerheads Aerial Photography, LLC.This aerial view of the Village of Kiryas Joel was taken in Spring 2015 by Parker Gyokeres of Propellerheads Aerial Photography, LLC.

Kiryas Joel, NJ - Years of tensions and lawsuits in Orange County may soon become ancient history as area residents have voted to formally separate Kiryas Joel from the Town of Monroe by folding the Chasidic village into a newly created entity called the Town of Palm Tree.

Just over 83 percent of those who cast their ballots today in the Town of Monroe voted “yes” on Proposal No 4 which read “Shall the Town of Monroe be divided to create the Town of Palm Tree (with the lands generally described in abstract) and Town of Monroe?”

A statement released tonight by Kiryas Joel administrator Gedalye Szegedin hailed the vote as a “historic step, providing a framework for peace and stability for both communities and their educational institutions.”

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Kiryas Joel’s governmental relations director Ari Felberman said that the creation of the Town of Palm Tree was just the first of what he hopes will be more cooperative efforts between the Town of Monroe and the Town of Palm Tree.

“When we cooperate we can accomplish big things,” Felberman told VIN News.

United Monroe founder Emily Convers did not immediately return a call for comment on the matter.

Creating the new town finally frees Town of Monroe voters from Kiryas Joel’s dominating bloc vote in exchange for much needed acreage that will allow the village to expand to meet the needs of its growing population.

As previously reported on VIN News (http://bit.ly/2yF0jdZ), a measure to divide the town in two distinct entities passed by Orange County Legislature by a vote of 18 to 3 in September.  Leaders of both Kiryas Joel and United Monroe hailed the plan as the path to peaceful co-existence between the two group who have been at odds for years.



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 Nov 07, 2017 at 11:49 PM Anonymous Says:

Great so now that you have more land can Satmar go there instead of Lakewood . I love you guys but it makes it unaffordable for the rest of us

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 12:11 AM swissyankee Says:

What a stupid name for a village in Orange!

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 12:31 AM Kalte_vasser Says:

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swissyankee Says:

What a stupid name for a village in Orange!

Teitelbaum= palm tree

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 01:01 AM BenMashbak Says:

Reply to #2  
swissyankee Says:

What a stupid name for a village in Orange!

Tietelbaum (the family name of the satmar dynasty) means palm tree in english so go figure......

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 05:43 AM HolyMoe Says:

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swissyankee Says:

What a stupid name for a village in Orange!

Why is it stupid?
After all Orange is just as stupid for a county without a single orange tree growing in it.

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 05:51 AM Anonymous Says:

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swissyankee Says:

What a stupid name for a village in Orange!

Believe me there are far worse names, like hell Michigan, than this one

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 06:19 AM OyGevald Says:

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swissyankee Says:

What a stupid name for a village in Orange!

Its yiddish. Think. Palm tree, Teitel boim.

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 09:12 AM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Terrible news.

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 10:38 AM OY VEI NEBECH Says:

Monroe, NY - Landslide Vote Spinning Kiryas Joel Into Town Of Palm Tree Ushers In New Era Of (Cooperation) CORRUPTION

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 Nov 08, 2017 at 12:08 PM Anonymous Says:

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OY VEI NEBECH Says:

Monroe, NY - Landslide Vote Spinning Kiryas Joel Into Town Of Palm Tree Ushers In New Era Of (Cooperation) CORRUPTION

Self hating Jew! Im not a KJ style but yet let them live! Who can afford anything in Brooklyn?? Y shldnt they live in peacee? Or u wanna wipe them out completely? Who kbows??? W such friends,,,,??

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 Nov 22, 2017 at 02:35 PM shortyoni Says:

Hertzel is beaming, mission accomplished..
The Satmars abandoned the sefer vayoel Moshe..
The Zionist created a state in the holy Land of Israel..but the Satmars created a government in the holy Land of USA..

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