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.
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
3) Keep residents engaged and mobilized for positive change and action
4) Ensure all residents have a seat at the table and that our voices are heard before village decisions are made
!- Next CUPON of Chestnut Ridge meeting will be held on May 7, 2019 at 7 PM at the Faist Ambulance Corp Building at 7PM. Please join us and bring a friend, someone who has not attended before. We want to increase our numbers and insure that everyone is aware of issues that impact all who reside in Chestnut Ridge.
2-The Judge assigned to hear the Article 78 Proceeding in NYS Supreme Court has set 5/3/19 as the date for Walter Sevastien, attorney for the Village of Chestnut Ridge , to file papers with any motions he chooses to make with the court regarding the suit. Our attorney, Steven Mogel, has until May 8, 2019 to submit his rebuttal to any motions made by Walter Sevastien. NO date has been set for any appearances before the Court.
3- On October 19, 2017, the Village of Chestnut Ridge passed a Rental Registry Law, identified as Local law #4 of 2017. The purpose of the law was to create a registry for rental dwelling units in one and two family residential buildings so as to facilitate the enforcement of NYS Building and Fire Codes as well as to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the people of the Village of Chestnut Ridge.
This far the village has managed to register ONLY 25 (see current registry) such units with so many others as yet either unidentified, unregistered, or possibly unwilling to participate. Why should they when there is obviously no enforcement of this law. Since this law was enacted there are possibly many more homes that are rental units. I know I have seen more this past year than the year before.
This is very important law- it protects our property values, it protects the character and stability of the residential areas in this Village. It may even protect the health and safety of the tenants in these rental properties.
We can force the Village to enforce this law if we as residents begin to identify these properties in our neighborhoods. If you are not comfortable reporting these properties Than you can feel free to provide them to me, bring the addresses to the next CUPON of CR meeting or email them to us. Clearly, if the law is not as specific as it should be or is simply not being enforced. Let's bring it to the attention of the Board and the Mayor at EVERY opportunity and force the Village to address this matter.
Once again, as with the no knock law and others, the law is passed and then the Village can say we passed the law. Let's insure this law is upheld for the good of the entire community!!
I want to take this opportunity to remind you all that now that the weather is finally warming up you are all urged to be aware of your neighborhoods. If you see unlicensed contractors, whether those working on homes or landscapers or tree removal trucks you can notify the Village Code Enforcement Officer at 845-425-2805. After 4PM you can contact the County Department of Consumer Protection at 845- 364-3901 . On weekends and evenings you can contact the Rockland County Sheriff's Department at 845-638-5401. The Sheriff's Department can respond on behalf of Consumer protection and has been so instructed.
It is important that you either take pictures if you are able or be as detailed as you can- license plates, names of businesses on trucks, etc. Of course, the best way to start is to look for the license sticker on the back of the trucks. Different colors for different services BUT the sticker must reflect the 2019 date!
On another note, I ask that you think seriously of donating to CUPON of Chestnut Ridge from this site's PayPal account. NO Amount is too small. The work we are doing benefits all of our residents and we hope that you will support us as much as you are able. Our legal costs for the Article 78 are less at this point BUT we will be in Supreme Court soon and then we will face additional financial challenges.
CUPON Chestnut Ridge members have filed an Article 78 Petition against the Village of Chestnut Ridge, the Mayor and the Trustees for failure to adhere to New York State legal requirements. Residents are encouraged to read the petition and supporting documents (click on the links below) rather than rely on third party summary reports. It is very unfortunate that the Village Board has acted in a manner that requires resort to the Courts to protect the rights of all Village residents Click here to read the Village Reply . CUPON Legal Team has responded to the court. Click here to read our response.
(1)-The OJC officially served the village with their lawsuit related to the House of Worship Law on or around April 15. (2)-The court date for the Article 78 related to the environmental study has been set for May 8. We are still unsure of the time and will keep all of you updated but it would be great to have a large supportive group at the hearing. Please contact us if you are interested in attending. (3)-The village has now been served with a 3rd action, a Federal lawsuit related to the House of Worship Law by CUPON and others.
Read the complete letter below
Complaints can be filed at the Village Administration in person, by phone or by mail. It is important however to keep a record. CUPON CR recommends to use the official Complaint Form so that there is a formal record and a follow up document. You can also pick up blank forms at the Village Administration Office.
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.
Disclaimer: until we obtain our 501c3 tax status your contributions are not tax deductible.
Thank you for your understanding.
Email or Write us to the address below about Chestnut Ridge
P.O. Box 394 Nanuet, New York, 10954
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