Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Grassroots Action Required! Send your letters to State Legislators & PSC now!

Email from Paul Feiner:

From: Paul Feiner
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 4:16 PM
Subject: LEGISLATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS TO ADDRESS CON ED TREE CLEARING

This past Saturday members of the Town Board met with State Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins and the Public Service Commission to discuss the recent tree clearing that took place off of Ridge Road and the surrounding neighborhoods. [video here.] The Senator and PSC also attended a meeting in Pleasantville earlier in the day – and heard similar complaints from residents who felt that Con Ed cut down trees that did not impact the power lines.

The Public Service Commission representative advised about 100 people who attended the meeting that the PSC would investigate specific properties where there was improper or excessive removal of trees. If you provide me with specific complaints (and backup documentation) – I will forward them to the PSC.

Mark Gilliland of the Irvington Tree Preservation Project e-mailed me the following thoughtful recommendations that will be forwarded to NYS Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins and the PSC. If you support these recommendations – please advise our State Legislators, Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins and Assemblyman Richard Brodsky. You should also reach out to the PSC. Please send me copies of all correspondence. The recommendations that Mark made should be considered a first draft. Your additional thoughts and feedback would be appreciated.

Paul Feiner

Garry A. Brown, Chairman
NYS Public Service Commission
3 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223

Assemblyman Richard Brodsky
5 West Main Street
Elmsford, NY 10523

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Room 415 LOB
Albany, NY 12247

1 comment:

-mg- said...

Please also copy me via email on any comments or suggestions you may have concerning the Transmission Line Clearing actions / updates to guidelines which I previously circulated after the Greenburgh Town meeting.