The Case of the Missing Chappaqua Crossing Discs
One hard copy for the public, at town hall
Monday, August 23, 2010
by Christine Yeres
The final environmental impact statement, or FEIS, for Chappaqua Crossing is still a draft. Town board members and their consultants are working, presumably in hard copy, toward making the multi-volume document a final one. When the unwieldy document was delivered in boxes to town hall on July 23, 2010, says Town Clerk Jill Simon Shapiro, a disc version was promised, but never materialized.
Since July 23, only one hard copy has been available for the public to inspect, the copy that sits in the clerk’s office at town hall. You may sit and peruse the document, or employees in the clerk’s office will copy pages of it for you, for $.25 per page.
NewCastleNOW.org has continued to ask both the town and the developer for a disc copy of the FEIS, in order to prepare for the public discussion of Chappaqua Crossing that Supervisor Barbara Gerrard has set for Tuesday, September 27, 2010. Or, in the alternative, for the town to mount the disc FEIS onto its website, for the public to access.
Last week, the developer’s spokesperson, Geoff Thompson of Thompson & Bender, told NewCastleNOW.org that the developer’s engineering firm, Divney Tung Schwalbe, had indeed sent multiple copies of the FEIS in disc form to town hall shortly after July 23.
Thompson conveyed the message also that the developer had no objection to the town’s release of the disc to NewCastleNOW.org or any member of the public, that it was “the town’s call.” As of last Friday, the search continues at town hall to learn who received the disc copies.
For NCNOW‘s complete coverage of Chappaqua Crossing, dating from 2007, click HERE.