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Clarkstown Presented With Award For Land Use Planning

Pace University's Land Use Law Center bestowed Founders Award


Tiffany Zezula, managing director of the Land Use Law Center of Pace University presented the Town of Clarkstown with its Founders Award on Friday.  The presentation in White Plains was in recognition of the comprehensive plan which was started in 2007 and completed in 2009 as a guide to development and land use in Clarkstown. 

Town Supervisor Alex Gromack and Town Board Members Shirley Lasker, Stephanie Hausner, Frank Borelli and George Hoehmann, who serves as chair of the Comprehensive Plan Special Board, attended the awards ceremony. They were joined at the Tenth Annual Land Use Law Center's “Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference: 
Sustainable Development in Tough Economic Times” by Town Planner Joe Simoes and other Clarkstown representatives.

Theis given to municipalities that have worked collaboratively with their community and have reinvented democracy to make change happen in their communities. 

Bard of Bardonia December 06, 2011 at 03:15 PM
Maureen: You have an interesting way of speaking truth to power. During Thanksgiving week the Town held an under publicized "public" meeting in which high paid condultants told residents of Bardonia there was a QuickChek in Bardonia. Joe Simoes lost a ton of public credibility and dignity as he strode up to explain that one! As Shakespeare said: Take my purse and you take but a trifle. Take my dignity and you have taken everythIng I possess.
fred December 07, 2011 at 12:28 AM
you go alex i think a quick check will be awesome we need a gas station in that area
Maureen December 07, 2011 at 11:56 AM
Fred: You had a gas station and so did I! Now we don't! But I still have a home within yards of that location and I intend to see the Town of Clarkstown in State court if there is a proposal to place a 24 hour operation in a residential district. Nearly 200 other people agree with me and we have leadership that has been down this road before. In my humble opinion your "Alex" is a bland functionary who lost 30% of the vote in a politically stacked election the first time he was opposed. His days, and that of the QuickChek proposal, are numbered. Stayed tuned some interesting days are ahead!
Lynn Teger December 26, 2011 at 11:21 PM
The Town of Clarkstown is a member of ICLEI. ICLEI is the organization that promotes Agenda 21. Educate yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEHWsdimVO4&feature=related
Lynn Teger April 25, 2012 at 02:28 PM
The "Founders Award" comes directly out of the UN Agenda 21/Smart Growth/Sustainable Development/ICLEI playbook: http://www.pace.edu/school-of-law/annual-conference-2011-awards

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