Monday, April 19, 2010

Hearing This Thursday Night Regarding United Water Rate Increase

Announcement From Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence:

The New York Public Service Commission is holding a hearing in Ramapo Town Hall, 237 Route 59, this Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 PM, regarding a proposal by United Water Inc. that would increase customer rates by 23.9% ($14.4m), and the company's annual base revenue by 31.2% ($17.8m).

I feel that this proposal places an unreasonable burden upon our community; that the proposed desalinization plant raises concerns about human health and the environment; and that Rockland residents should not bear the costs of building and maintaining a plant while our water is being shipped to NJ free of cost.

Please join us in making this statement to United Water and to the PSC.

It is not necessary to make an appointment in advance, or to present written comments, in order to be heard. Persons will be called to speak at the hearing after completing a request card. All comments will be transcribed and become part of the formal record.

You may also participate by calling Town Hall at 845-357-5100 during the hearing.

The hearing will be broadcast live over our website,

Save the Date - YMMLM Dinner of the Decade!

Mark your calendar!

Yeshivas Menachem Mendel Lubavitch of Monsey will be hosting their "Dinner of the Decade" on Sunday, 3 Sivan, May 16, to be held at Paradise Hall, 27 Orchard Street in Monsey. Cocktails will be at 6:30 PM followed by dinner at 7:30 PM.

The Yeshiva's founder and Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Mendel Polter, will be honored with the Mechanech Award - Honored as the Mechanech of the Decade.

Rabbi Simcha Werner, the Senior Mashpia of the Yeshiva, will be honored with the Manhig Ruchni Award.

Moshe & Yehudis Chana Meshchaninov and Ilya & Bracha Meshchaninov will be honored with the Patron's Award for their ongoing support and friendship.

The dinner will feature entertainment by musical star Shlomo Simcha!

Invitations will follow shortly.