Kiryas Joel environmental impact study released

A long-awaited environmental impact study on a proposal to double the Hasidic Village of Kiryas Joel has been released. Kiryas Joel released the study on

Kiryas Joel  released the study on Friday, reporting the village will double to 42,000 people by 2025 with or without an annexation.

Kiryas Joel released the study on Friday, reporting the village will double to 42,000 people by 2025 with or without an annexation. (5/4/15)

KIRYAS JOEL - A long-awaited environmental impact study on a proposal to double the Hasidic Village of Kiryas Joel has been released.

Kiryas Joel  released the study on Friday, reporting the village will double to 42,000 people by 2025 with or without an annexation.

John Allegro, who lives right on the Kiryas Joel border, says he is against the village's expansion plans to take 507 acres from neighboring Monroe.

"I really thought of this as kind of a threat," he says. "They say, ‘well, we are going to grow this much anyway and you might as well give us this land.’"

County Executive Steve Neuhaus expressed concern Monday with how fast the report was put together. He said that the normal process for the report should be three times what they put into the study.

 

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Kiryas Joel Annexation Proposal Meeting

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Tim Miller Associates
10 North St.
Cold Spring, NY 10516

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