In addition to reporting on the meeting, Acheson shares the news that Colarusso's attorney John Privitera has informed the City, in a letter addressed to assistant city attorney Mitch Khosrova, counsel to the Planning Board, that his clients believe that it was unnecessary for the City to hire a new engineer to consult on the project. According to Privitera, the engineer's review of the project was complete when Ray Jurkowski was forced, by an ultimatum from the Greenport Planning Board, to recuse himself from consulting with the Hudson Planning Board. The following is quoted from Privitera's letter: "[Jurkowski] has documented that the engineering is complete on the Haul Road Improvement and Truck Traffic Diversion Project, we do not see why the delay or cost of a new engineer for the city is necessary."
Tonight is the public meeting--the first time the Greenport Planning Board will listen to comments from the public. The meeting begins at 6:30 in the theater of the Arts Center at Columbia-Greene Community College. The meeting is being described as "a Special Informational Meeting to receive input on the environmental aspects of the proposed Colarusso Haul Road." What follows is the notice of the meeting as it appeared in the Register-Star.
Tomorrow night, Wednesday, April 19, there is another meeting having to do with A. Colarruso & Sons and its activities on the Hudson waterfront. The Zoning Board of Appeals will be considering Colarusso's appeal of the Order to Remedy (OTR) issued in late January by Hudson Code Enforcement. The violation cited in the OTR is: "Replacement of concrete and wood bulkhead on loading dock without approval from the City of Hudson Planning Board as per Section 325.17.1(d) City of Hudson Code."
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