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Monroe leaders propose split with Kiryas Joel in exchange for control over land proposal

During the public comment portion of the meeting,

During the public comment portion of the meeting, the board said that the Town of Monroe had agreed to withdraw its dispute of lead agency. (July 8, 2014 6:40 PM)

Community leaders in Monroe are proposing to separate the Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel in exchange for giving its leaders control over a highly contested plan to double in size.

A vote Monday appeared to be in favor of Supervisor Harley Doles' motion to separate the Village of Kiryas Joel from the town, under the condition that the Hasidic community would have control over a controversial...

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