Critics question Monroe Town Supervisor Harley Doles in Kiryas Joel land deal

Critics are questioning the motives of Monroe Town Supervisor Harley Doles over a controversial proposal to split from the Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel. The

Critics are questioning the motives of Monroe Town

Critics are questioning the motives of Monroe Town Supervisor Harley Doles over a controversial proposal to split from the Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel. (Credit: News 12 )

KIRYAS JOEL - Critics are questioning the motives of Monroe Town Supervisor Harley Doles over a controversial proposal to split from the Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel.

The Village of Kiryas Joel is looking to take 500 acres of mostly undeveloped land from Monroe, but the highly criticized proposal has been stalled for months while under state review.

The Town of Monroe announced plans to withdraw its dispute of lead agency Monday when Doles presented his plan to split from Kiryas Joel.

News 12 obtained a copy of the resolution from Council Member Dan Burke, which outlines what would have been a second seemingly unknown condition for the split.  

The provisos read that the village would initiate splitting from the Town of Monroe if the town withdrew its lead agency petition, should the approval of annexation happen.

Doles presented the second condition on Monday by saying "that the approval of the annexation, if and only if it happens, it's being acknowledged that neither board may properly make a decision regarding the annexation until the completion of the environmental review."

Doles has not returned calls for further information, and now some critics are skeptical of the board's intentions.

Doles' proposal was shelved in a split-decision for a second public meeting with Kiryas Joel officials.  Burke says it's not clear whether the agreement with Kiryas Joel is still on the table.

 

More on this topic

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Arrest made in fatal shooting of Mount 1 VIDEO: Arrest made in fatal shooting of Mount Vernon teen
Kristina's Korner tracks the 2 Trending: "A-Rod TV" and "2018 Mustang"
Knowing what your insurance considers 3 Tips to help you reduce your health care costs
Police say gang violence in Mount Vernon is 4 Police: Gang violence to blame for 13-year-old’s death
Students at Graham Elementary School are back in 5 Students return after fatal shooting of classmate

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Calls by News 12 to Kiryas Joel officials Still no Kiryas Joel deal a month after deadline

A highly anticipated decision by the state as to who will oversee a controversial land

The two communities are finding themselves increasingly at Kiryas Joel land deal: A Town Divided

Nestled in southern Orange County is the picturesque suburban commuter town of Monroe, where working

Opponents to the village's expansion are concerned about A Town Divided: Social services

As the rift between the town of Monroe and the Village of Kiryas Joel widens

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE