It will be remembered that this proposal for a road that passes through the City of Hudson and the Town of Greenport appeared on the Greenport Planning Board's agenda more than a week before it was submitted to the City of Hudson.
DePietro told the board that J. R. Heffner, vice president of operations for Colarusso, had invited them to make a field trip to the haul road, which they agreed to do. Mitch Khosrova, legal counsel to the Planning Board, advised DePietro to ask to do a coordinated SEQR review of the project. DePietro said he had started discussions with Ed Stiffler, the chair of the Greenport Planning Board, and suggested that the Greenport Planning Board should be lead agency because "Greenport has a paid engineer on their board." Khosrova told DePietro that the Hudson Planning Board could hire an engineer as a consultant on the project, at the applicant's expense, and the Hudson Planning Board "shouldn't give lead agency status to Greenport on that basis." The proposal involves not only the newly paved haul road going east from Route 9G to Route 9 but also a plan to move and widen the causeway from Route 9G west to the river.
O'Connor wanted to know if a Planning Board review could be done on a road that's already been built. His question went unanswered.
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Addendum: O'Connor attests that he heard DePietro say, "I don't see why not," in response to his question.