Annexation

* Here’s to 2017!

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By

Hello Friends. Happy New Year to you and yours. This is the year we’ve been waiting for. The year we have the opportunity to make lasting changes in Monroe. We have the opportunity to fully take back our Town Board. In 2015, we elected Tony Cardone and Mike McGinn to the Town Board. We are

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* Do the math: 382 acres, 7,640 apartments, 45,840 people

Oct 5th, 2016 | By

Why did you move to Orange County? The schools? The rural character? The commute? The people? Maybe all of the above. I am proud to be one of an amazing group of people who started the grassroots group, United Monroe. We created our organization four years ago in order to activate a very disengaged electorate

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* Assemblyman James Skoufis Responds to Governor’s Veto of Annexation Oversight Bill

Sep 30th, 2016 | By

Assemblyman James Skoufis Responds to Governor’s Veto of Annexation Oversight Bill Earlier Today: The Governor’s repeated veto of my annexation oversight bill reflects a politically-driven disregard on this critical issue. Likewise, his continued argument that the bill is unconstitutional flies in the face of reality. Residents in Orange County have seen for themselves what can

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* In the News. Article in the Epoch Times:

Dec 7th, 2015 | By

United Monroe™ Hopes for More Transparency From Town Board Emily Convers says two new board members have changed the political landscape By Yvonne Marcotte, Epoch Times | December 2, 2015 MONROE—Resistance to the annexation of a portion of the Town of Monroe by the Village of Kiryas Joel continues unabated. The political action organization United

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United Monroe™ Update

Sep 6th, 2015 | By

Hello Friends. The reports are all in. Multiple agencies, environmental groups, municipalities, even the Town of Monroe’s own consulting firm’s report confirms what we all know.  KJ’s environmental review was a sham.  KJ refused to acknowledge the potential growth and development if the 507 or 164 acre annexations are approved.  Their engineering firm failed to

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*Public hearing on Annexation 6/10

Jun 5th, 2015 | By

As many of you know, next Wednesday is the public hearing on the 507 acre annexation. This is an opportunity to voice your objections to this illegal land grab, on the record. The purpose of the public hearing is to respond to the DGEIS (Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement) released by KJ’s Engineering firm. This

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*IMPORTANT CALL TO ACTION!

May 30th, 2015 | By

IMPORTANT CALL TO ACTION! Assemblyman James Skoufis notified us that his annexation bill should get through the Rules and Ways and Means Committees next Tuesday. At that point, this bill and the NYS DEC bill will hit the assembly floor. We ask that you email Senator Larkin, asking that he help get both of these

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*United Monroe Press Release:

May 30th, 2015 | By

United Monroe Press Release: PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information call: Emily Convers, United Monroe (845) 300-9762 Daniel Richmond (914) 682-7800 UNITED MONROE DEMANDS THAT MONROE TOWN BOARD FULFILL ITS LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY TO ADDRESS FATAL DEFICIENCIES IN KJ’S DGEIS Notes That DGEIS for Proposed Annexation Fails To Recognize Kiryas Joel’s Historic Pattern of

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* KJ’s Draft Scoping Outline For Proposed 507-Acre Annexation

Mar 3rd, 2015 | By

Here is a copy of the Draft Scoping Outline 020615 for tonight’s Scoping Session in Kiryas Joel for those who wish to review it. identity and subsequent credit



* Why does United Monroe endorse candidates? 

Feb 26th, 2015 | By

Why does United Monroe endorse candidates? There are very, very good reasons. We are on the pulse of everything happening locally. We speak to all elected officials in our region. We eat, sleep and breathe Monroe and Orange County matters. We know who’s on board, we know who’s non-committal and we know who works for

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