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Last update: May 1st , 2020

CITIZENS UNITED TO PROTECT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

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Our Mission

     C.U.P.O.N. of Chestnut Ridge is an inclusive group of concerned residents allied in our shared commitment to keep our community safe and preserve the character of our neighborhood by stopping overdevelopment and illegal building activity in the Village of Chestnut Ridge.   

 Key Objectives:  

 1) Hold Chestnut Ridge elected officials and village administrators accountable for the consistent enforcement of all building codes, zoning laws and permit approval processes   

2) Inform and educate village residents about issues that affect our neighborhood   


4) Ensure all residents have a seat at the table and that our voices are heard before village d3) Keep residents engaged and mobilized for positive change and action   ecisions are made    

CUPON NEWS

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VILLAGE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN SURVEY

  

The Comprehensive Plan survey is history at this point.  I do know that the  extended time resulted in a good many more submissions but nearly as many as  should have been done.  We are in the range of 425.
We can only hope that the comments and suggestions made by all residents  will be carefully reviewed and incorporated into the finished product.

 

Messages from our chair person

Message to all Chestnut Ridge Residents April 29

 Hello CUPON members.  Hope this communication finds everyone healthy and safe!   I thought I would take a moment to up date you on a few Chestnut Ridge matters. 


!- By now you are all aware of the fact that the mayor appointed a new  member to the Village Board to replace Howard Cohen, Chaim Rose.  Mr Rose has  resided in the Village of Chestnut Ridge  for ONLY 3 years and has already been  moved to the Board seat from his prior seat on the Architectural review Board.    While Mr Rose may be eminently qualified for this position I just can't help  but wonder if there might have been someone with a bit longer tenure in the  Village who was just as qualified! I wish him well as i am sure we all do.The  Comprehensive plan.

   I recommend that any of you who might be interested in a position on any  of the Board should submit your resume to the Mayor for his records.  You never  know what seats may open up. And, I also suggest that you attend the training  programs offered by the Rockland County Department of Planning to add to your  understanding of the issues around zoning and the like.

2-  The Comprehensive Plan survey is history at this point.  I do know that  the extended time resulted in a good many more submissions but nearly as many as  should have been done.  We are in the range of 425.
We can only hope that the comments and suggestions made by all residents  will be carefully reviewed and incorporated into the finished product.

3- A note of information about the Articile 78 proceeding that is now  entering its 2nd year in the Supreme Court.  On April 72020, Walter Sevastian ,  Village of Chestnut Ridge  attorney submitted a request to Judge Paul Marx for  an extension of 60 days for him to make his submission because of the COVID-19  Emergency.  This extension would give Walter another  2 months  since his appeal  was due on April 11, 2020. 
My assumption is that the extension was granted. 

  By the way, the Village Budget reflected a fee or $10,000 for work Walter  has been doing on this Article 78 proceeding.

  I have no update on the Federal proceeding at this point.

4-I want to remind all that Chestnut Ridge is still a CEASE and DESIST ZONE  pursuant to the NYS Department of State.  We entered this program in October,  2018.  If you are not registered you have no recourse if a realtor send you a  mailing, calls you or emails you.  I have the registration cards and am glad to  get any of you one to register.  If you are registered and you receive a mailing  please put your name on it and date it.  If you receive and email, the same  applies and if you get a phone call and have caller ID, please make note of the  phone number.  I am glad to accept these forms  or info and send the complaints  to Albany as I have been doing all along.  We will post a card/mailer that one  of our residents recently received from none other than Q realty- Tirtza Beer's  firm!!

5-  I also want to remind you that this CUPON will be engaged in a tough  legal battle sooner or alter regarding the Article 78 proceeding and while i  ahve not been able to put out a new newsletter via the mail, we will still need  your financial support.  CUPON of CR is always glad to accept your donations.   You can mail them to CUPON of Chestnut Ridge, PO Box 394, Nanuet,NY 10954.

6-- Of course, please continue to report any illegal construction.  Right  now there is No construction allowed.  So if someone is doing their deck, or  clearly doing construction call the Consumer Affairs office at 845-364-3901 and  report it.

7-IF you see groups of people congregating call the Town of Ramapo PD and  report this activity.  Keep us all safe, please.
  

8-  If you see realtors showing homes the realtor is in violation of the rules as  set forth by NYS.  If you see this happening call the Town of Ramapo Police  Department at 845-357-2400.

9-  And, most importantly, take care of yourselves.  Be Safe and Stay  Healthy!!

Hilda Kogut/ CUPON of CR chair



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general information

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Upcoming Meetings

DUE TO COVID19 NEXT CUPON MEETING

TBD

William P. Faist Volunteer Ambulance, 

Red Schoolhouse Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY

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Message from CDC about COVID-19

 Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your  family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands  to stay healthy.

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing  your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely  to get and spread germs......

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NAACP challenges Orthodox Jewish dominance of East Ramapo board in high profile court case

 

A federal judge is being asked to decide the NAACP's  challenge to how school board members are elected in the East Ramapo  school district. Disagreements over funding inequities will be aired at  trial

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We urgently ask for your monetary contribution to continue our mission. Due to rising expenses together with several legal challenges your generous donation  is needed.


You can now use our PayPal account or mail your contribution check to P.O.Box 394 Nanuet NY 10954 attention CUPON Chestnut Ridge. 


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Email or Write us to the address below about Chestnut Ridge

CUPON of Chestnut Ridge

P.O. Box 394 Nanuet, New York, 10954