A public hearing to dissolve the Police Commission was scheduled to be held on May 6th at 7:00 PM. Chaired by a convicted criminal, the two-member Police Commission has been non-operational since it was overturned in court almost a year ago. After the May 6th hearing, the board will vote on whether or not to repeal the local law which created the commission, which has cost the Village many thousands of dollars in consultant and attorney fees since 2011.
Litterpluck will be held on April 26th, starting at 9:00 AM, to coincide with the county-wide event. The lawsuit that Jenkins has been waging against Mobilemedic EMS was settled for $15,000. The mayor shouted that he and his attorney had tried to get $89,000 from the company, and he was furious at being outvoted.
Regarding the "Mount Jenkins" toxic waste pile, Jenkins said tonight that there was NO asbestos in the court house, declaring in public that he would RESIGN if anyone could prove that he knew ahead of time there was asbestos there. Trustee Rue promised to bring the engineer's reports, addressed to him, to the next meeting. He then admitted there was asbestos, but not much. The Village Attorney recommended clearing plans for debris removal from Mount Jenkins with the NYS Department of Labor before taking action.
Motion by Trustee Rue to move the Building Department back to its rightful and safe place at Village Hall, leaving the Stroebele Center for its traditional use by Monticello seniors and youth; motion TABLED by Trustees Solomon and Weyer who said they preferred to proceed slowly.