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
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
Hello CUPONers. Attached is the Court's decision regarding our Article 78 . We have much to be proud of!!! Our hard work paid off!!!! Now the Village of Chestnut Ridge must determine its next step. The Village Board has been put on notice that its effort to subvert the process and assume that the residents of this wonderful and diverse community would sit by and allow the Village government to author and pass a law that is in violation of the environmental statues of the State of New York fell on its face.
We MUST continue to address issues that are not balanced and fair in the great community or in violation of laws. Remember IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING.
Best Wishes, Hilda Kogut
Hello CUPON of Chestnut Ridge readers and residents. I wanted to take this opportunity to offer some new information and to remind ALL who are reading this to VOTE and to bring a neighbor or a friend or a new neighbor with them to vote. if each of us brought another voter with us- we would effectively double the effort!!!
!- I voted early at the Town of Ramapo and found the experience to be so much less stressful than voting at the Ambulance Corp Building as we in the Village do at this point. No matter where you chose to vote, You MUST vote- it is so important. I remind you all that there were only about 200 votes that separated our candidates from the winners of the Village Board election. Mainstream residents in Chestnut Ridge are NOT in the minority- we simply do not vote as we should- in EVERY Election. Our new residents rely on that fact, the proven fact, that the mainstream community does not believe that their votes can decide an election. WELL if we all get out and vote we could do just that.
If you are registered , please vote or resolve that you cannot complain about the results.!!!
I encourage you to vote for all the SAM candidates- and for Mike Diederich on Row I- Independent. The SAM candidates are found on Row H!! Please review a posting from Preserve Ramapo on this site for additional information.
I am not in the habit of telling others who to vote for but we must take back the Town of Ramapo and insure that the logjam is broken in the County at the legislature- just look at the sale of the SAIN Building in New City which sits idle and empty because the Democratic majority in the legislature chose to block the sale that was put together by Ed Day's team. This is not about party lines it is about funding for the County!!
We must vote for the strongest possible candidates- the individuals who will fight for the residents of this community and the County. For the candidates who will represent the interests of everyone!!!
VOTE on Tuesday!!!
2- Regarding the Department of Consumer Affairs I want to relate something I learned this past week. I called Consumer Affairs to see if painting contractors must be licensed as I had seen a white van with no sticker on it unload painting equipment at 3 Ullman Terrace on Tuesday morning. Painting contractors must be licensed. So far Consumer Affairs has been unable to cite the owner as the truck has not been there when they respond. HOWEVER, I took down the license plate and now the office knows who owns the van which is very helpful. SO, if you see these construction vans- we all know what they look like vans without windows , most times with rails on top for equipment or a ladder or the like. If the vehicle is at a residence in the off hours or during the day- call Consumer Affairs at 845-364-3901 and report your observations with the license plate!!!
3- Our next CUPON of Chestnut Ridge meeting is 11/12/19 at the Ambulance Corp building at 7PM. Please come and bring a neighbor.
4- I am planning a holiday get together- i want to do it in a similar fashion to the get together/fundraiser we did for Jeff and Anthony last year. No table seating so we can mingle and get to know one another.- pizza, garlic knots, soda, coffee, tea and cookies. Price to be determined but not expensive. Drinks are on those who attend. Will look to do it during the first 2 weeks in Dec and will also plan on having some raffled baskets .
Thanks and VOTE!!
Best Wishes, Hilda Kogut/ Chair CUPON of Chestnut Ridge
Message October 29
Hello CUPONers of Chestnut Ridge and other followers. I wanted to take this opportunity to bring you up to date on some important matters:
1- Election Day is not far off- 11/5/19. NYS now has early voting. I am unsure of where your early voting might occur so I have provided the telephone number for the Rockland County Board of Elections- They have the info. 845-638-5172. The Board of Elections can also provide you with an absentee ballot if you will not be here on the 5th to vote. I CANNOT stress enough how important EVERY VOTE is!!!
2- As you may recall Mike Diederich, the Independent line candidate for District Attorney, spoke at our CUPON meetings on 3 occasions. He is independent and has identified several areas within the jurisdiction of the District Attorney's Office that need to be examined including issues regarding Elections, Code Enforcement, Medicaid assignments, Education issues and a host of other items. I have provided his recent letter to the Jewish Standard which was published. Please read it. Note the ridiculous situation in the county that allows his opponent, who received 95+% of the Democratic vote/bloc vote in the Democrtatic Primary, to also appear on 2 other lines. The situation is simply wrong.
I urge you all to get out and vote. The County needs an independent person in the District Attorney's office. There is much that needs to be done to balance the scales of justice in this County.
Diederich's name can be found on ROW I on the ballot.
Additionally there are important races in the Town of Ramapo as well.
This election is not about voting along party lines because you have been a lifelong Democrat or Republican it is about selecting the candidate(s) who will best represent the interests of ALL the voters/residents.
PLEASE VOTE and support the line that will support you and all the residents of Rockland County and the Town of Ramapo.
I will be voting Row I and Row H>
4- There is no news to report about the Federal Law Suit that was filed in US District Court in White Plains in April, 2019. However, the attorneys who represent CUPON of Chestnut Ridge have written a letter to the Court asking to for the Court o move our suit to the top of the "pile" as the matters focused upon in the suit have potential to have a great impact on the residents of the Village of Chestnut Ridge.
5- The Article 78 as you know has had some response Judge Marx- in fact a preliminary response was issued by the Court on 10/4/19. Since then there have been a number of letters forwarded to the Court by CUPON'sd attorney, Steven Mogel, as well as the Village of CR attorney Walter Sevastian and Joseph Churgin, attorney for the Orthodox Jewish Coalition. CUPON's decision, with the advise of Steve Mogel is to reargue issues identified by the Judge in his response of October 4, 2019.
We have respect for Steve Mogel's expertise and consummate faith in his judgement so away we go.
5- The residents of the Village who have chosen to reach out to the Office of Consumer Protection have seen a terrific response each tome we have contacted them. The latest success was at 3 Weiss Terrace where the home, a foreclosure , was under going construction without a permit by Unlicensed contractors. Within 2 hours of the notification the contractors were out of the house after being served with tickets by Consumer protection AND the Code Enforcement office of the Villlage issued a violation to the homeowner for failure to have a Building Permit!!!!
Again, the phone number for CONSUMER PROTECTION is 845-364-3901. If you identify illegal construction- no permit or unlicensed contractors on the weekend or after 5PM call the Rockland County Sheriff's OFFICE at 845-638-5401/5400.
6-I am planning to put together another holiday party in December. This one will be less formal than the last- pizza, garlic knots, coffee, tea, soda and a cash bar. Nod ate yet but i will hope to see as many as we can. We will also have some raffle items!! and of course, the 50/50!! No seating at tables- mingling!!! So we can meet one another.
AGAIN I urge you all to vote and feel free to attend the campaign debate to be held on 10/27 at the Jewish Community Center in West Nyack at 2PM to hear the candidates for your self.
Thanks All for your support. Hilda Kogut/CUPON of Chestnutidge Chair
-The House of Worship Law is null and void due to failure to comply with General Municipal Law 239.
-The House of Worship Law is null and void as it was not passed in accordance with Village of Chestnut Ridge local law Article XVII: Amendments §§1 and 2. [amendment process was not started by a proper petition.]
-The House of Worship Law is null and void as it was passed in reliance upon a municipal resolution that contained materially false and derogatory information.
A legal action filed by a coalition of Orthodox Jewish congregations has challenged the legality of Rockland County's much-publicized sanitary codes enforcement program and a landlord registry of rental buildings with three or more apartments.
The legal action claims County Executive
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