WPCNR SOUTH END TIMES. By John F. Bailey. December 17, 2013:.
French American School of New York Findings Night has been rescheduled for Thursday evening at 6 PM before the Common Council in City Hall, in the Council Chambers.
Two members of the Common Council according to a source familiar with the revised Findings Statement, have gone through last week’s document with a fine tooth comb, attempting to clear up ambiguity, enforcing various obstacles and hoops” as he described them. (when the vote on the Findings Resolution was tabled because some members of the Council wanted to make changes).
The WPCNR contact, who has read the revised Findings Statement said the two have rewritten portions of the Findings Statement to be “tighter, more compelling and concrete by changing legal words from “shalls” to “musts” and “coulds to musts.”
The new Findings Statement at the conclusion of the document still limits capacity of the school to 950 students, instead of the French American School capacity of 1,200. It still requires the entrance to the school to be off of North Street, requiring the approval of the White Plains High School, and no entrance to the school off Ridgeway.
The source WPCNR spoke to expects the Council to approve the proposal by a 5-2 or 4-3 vote.
The meeting is expected to be televised on the Government Channel 75 on Cablevision or Channel 44 on Verizon FIOS.
On December 9 the Findings meeting was open and adjourned after 2 minutes, 35 seconds, to allow the Common Council to incorporate further changes in the statement.