New information on the first petition filing.
First, if you haven't signed the second petition (only available in the past 2 weeks), we need your signature, again! Come find us today at Crane's Pond from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm or the Greenville Church from 12:30 pm to 4 pm.
Sign the second petition and send a strong message to the Supervisor, and the Court, that Edgemont wants and deserves the right to an up or down vote on incorporation. The decision of whether or not to become a village should be made by us, not for us.
And now for the latest in a series of outrageous Town emails on the first petition:
Documents just released show that Mr. Feiner had acknowledged being served with a petition on the first attempt of filing, but that the Town subsequently reversed his acceptance (with no statutory authority to do so), and then tried to cover up the reversal.
See here for the full email thread: http://bit.ly/2rMgJfk. Notably, Mr. Feiner included Don Cannon -- who is not a Town official, but who is a vocal opponent of incorporation -- on this communication.
You may recall that the EIC tried to file the first petition on February 21st, but the Town Clerk, Attorney, and Deputy Supervisor would not accept the filing on behalf of the Supervisor because they claimed he had to be personally served (click here: http://lohud.us/2t65Sup ). His internal communication was that "the Edgemont incorporation petition was filed today" and that "we now have a limited number of days to review." However, his external communication was very different: "there's no intention for delay."
The Town board members, Town department heads, Edgemont resident Margaret Goldberg, and unincorporated resident Don Cannon dutifully kept quiet and thus were complicit in a scheme to strip Edgemont residents of their First Amendment rights to petition their government.
The timing of the release of this email in response to a March 17th FOIL request is also interesting: it came just hours after Mr. Feiner was served with an Article 78 lawsuit on his decision to reject the first petition. Did the Town keep this e-mail exchange (and others like it pertaining to his rejection of the petition) from making its way into that lawsuit that they knew had to be filed this week?
This is our Town of Greenburgh, hard at work with your tax dollars.