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Kiryas Joel To Hold Public Comment Session Tuesday Night

There is a public comment session scheduled for Tuesday evening in a Hudson Valley Hasidic Jewish village concerning the proposed annexation of more than 500 acres of land to the village.

Village of Kiryas Joel officials are slated to conduct a voluntary public scoping session on a draft generic environmental impact statement for the requested annexation of 507 acres in the Orange County Town of Monroe. In January, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens designated the village as lead agency for the controversial proposed annexation. As such, the village is overseeing the State Environmental Quality Review, or SEQR, process. The March 3 public session is from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at Bais Rachel Paradise Hall (a girl's school) at 5 Israel Zupnick Drive. Written comments may be submitted through March 10.

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