WPCNR COMMON COUNCIL-CHRONICLE EXAMINER. AUGUST 5, 2015:
The French American School of New York proposal to build a campus of school buildings in the heart of Gedney Farms on the former Ridgeway Country Club will be taken up again by the Common Council tonight at 7 in Common Council Chambers, 255 Main Street, City Hall.
The project review started in January, 2011.
This is a continuation of the past June 29 meeting where Councilpersons John Martin, Nadine Hunt-Robinson, Milagros Lecuona and Dennis Krolian raised new concerns about Hathaway Lane closures, completeness of plan, and whether if the project is built the condition of the property after the project is built and effects “mitigated” will not be worse than it is now.
The Mayor and the Corporation Counsel have not responded to WPCNR queries over the last 5 days as to whether a final vote will take place, whether the Special Permit plan will be tabled if the Hathaway Lane Closure is rejected, or whether the French American School will speak on why they feel the conditions have been mitigated to meet the Council concerns raised June 29; or whether the Council members have been assured in private by the city that mitigations will be strictly enforced, and the Hathaway closure manageable for the neighborhoods. Again city hall has not answered these questions I put to them.
Tonight the meeting will be televised countywide on Verizon Fios Channel 47(including White Plains), but Cablevision subscribers in White Plains can only see the meeting on Channel 75.