GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- In advance of tonight's hearing on the proposed construction of 272 residential apartments in Ardsley, Town Supervisor Paul Feiner has announced rules and guidelines for what he expects to be a heavily attended event.
The hearing will begin shortly after 7:30 p.m. at Greenburgh Town Hall. Those who attend will hear from the consultant and the development applicant applicant who will field questions from the Town Board
The board will then open up the hearing to the public. "Speakers who will speak for one minute or less will be called first," said Feiner. "They can express their support or opposition of the project or ask that a matter be studied during the review. This will enable the 'Twitter speakers' to go on record highlighting their views and then to leave --i f they don't want to stay for the entire meeting."
After everyone has been give a chance to speak for one minute or less, the board will hear comments from those who have more substantive input or want to highlight their concerns in greater detail. They will be given five minutes to comment. At the conclusion of this portion of the hearing, the Town we will provide residents with a chance to speak a second time for five additional minutes, said Feiner.
"We are not voting for or against the application," reminded Feiner. "We are just beginning the study. The purpose of the hearing is to get your feedback. It's more helpful to us if attendees request a study on a specific topic rather than to tell us if you like or don't like the project."
The Town Board will not close the hearing this evening; For those unable to attend tonight's meeting, there will be an additional hearing later this month.