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Edgemont Incorporation-Public Hearing Rules--April 5th, 7:30 PM AF Veteran Park
Release Date: April 04, 2017

 A public hearing on the Edgemont incorporation petition has been scheduled for this Wednesday, April 5th at 7:30 PM at Anthony Veteran Park (multipurpose building) which is located off of Heatherdell Road. These are the procedures for the hearing.

PAUL FEINER, Greenburgh Town Supervisor

Procedure for the Public Hearing on the Petition for the Incorporation of the Village of Edgemont

Village Law §2-206(2) requires that the Supervisor of the Town of Greenburgh conduct a public hearing under Article 2 of the Village Law with respect to the petition to incorporate the Village of Edgemont filed on February 27, 2017. The hearing procedures are governed by Village Law §2-206. In accordance with that provision, Supervisor Feiner has adopted the following rules for the public hearing.

  1. Village Law §2-206(1) provides that the purpose of the hearing is to hear objections as to the legal sufficiency of the petition for incorporation based upon the grounds specified in Village Law §2-206(1)(a) through (g). The purpose of the hearing is not to address whether the proposed incorporation is good or bad. That is for the qualified voters to decide if the petition is determined to be sufficient.

  2. In accordance with Village Law §2-206(3), “[a]ll objections must be in writing and signed by one or more residents qualified to vote for town office in the Town of Greenburgh.”

  3. Anyone who wishes to object may do so by filing a written objection. An objector does not have to testify.

  4. Also in accordance with Village Law §2-206(3), “[t]estimony as to objections may be taken at the hearing which shall be reduced to writing and subscribed by those testifying.” To satisfy this requirement, the stenographer will record all of the testimony at the hearing and each speaker will be contacted later to subscribe his or her testimony.

  5. Anyone who wishes to speak must register with the Town Clerk. Speakers can register in advance or on the night of the hearing. Speakers will be called in the order in which they register.

  6. Speakers will be permitted to speak for no more than three minutes each.

  7. Testimony will be limited to the subject of the public hearing, which is the legal sufficiency of the petition. Testimony about whether incorporation is good or bad will not be permitted.

  8. All those present who are not speaking must be quiet and courteous to the speakers. No one in the audience will be permitted to interrupt a speaker or otherwise disrupt a speaker’s presentation. Anyone who engages in such conduct or is otherwise unruly will be required to leave the hearing room.

  9. The hearing will continue until 10 p.m., unless Supervisor Feiner decides otherwise. The hearing may be continued to another date. In accordance with Village Law §2-206(4), the hearing will be concluded not later than April 25, 2017.

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