WPCNR COMMON COUNCIL CHRONICLE-EXAMINER. EXCLUSIVE to WPCNR By John F. Bailey June 18, 2015 UPDATED JUNE 19, 9:33 A.M. E.D.T.:
Common Council President John Martin told WPCNR moments ago that he preferred a vote as early as July on the French American School of New York legislation enabling closure of Hathaway Lane and allowing a Special Permit to build a new campus on the former grounds of the Ridgeway Country Club.
WPCNR called Mr. Martin to find out if there were any “new developments” on FASNY that might be considered in the June 29, 5:30 meeting noticed today by the City Clerk.
Martin said “There are no new developments to be considered and if you see on the city website there is the legislation enabling the project. I know of no other new investigations, no other issues that need to be considered.”
Mr. Martin contacted WPCNR this morning and wanted to clarify that statement, indicating there were issues to be considered, just that there were no outstanding clarifications. Apparently there will be discussion of some issues that the complete application needs:
“I note in your article you quote me as saying there are “no other issues that need to be considered”. I don’t question saying that but when looked at strictly speaking it would appear that I am satisfied with the proposed text of the legislation. As I am only part of the way through the materials for our meeting of the 29th I can already tell you that there certainly are issues to be considered. I should have more accurately said that there is no more evidentiary material or submissions to be considered.”
Asked if this meant a vote might take place June 29. Martin said, “I guarantee you there will not be a vote on the 29th. I will push for a separate date to vote, sometime in July. I do not even want to move this out to August 2.”