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IMPORTANT: LARCHMONT-MAMARONECK PATCH HAS NOW UPDATED TODAY'S
ARTICLE ON THE ABORTED GEESEBUSTERS DEMO TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING
April 10, 2013
"Further, Slingerland added, "The village is not killing the geese.
The board has authorized us to proceed with the USDA only utilizing
But the village will not be amending the
contract, said Slingerland.
"We have given the USDA the village's
directive and they agreed—the present board majority of the village will
not allow any geese to be killed as part of this management plan. I
will regularly reinforce that with them."
The village manager
said that costs earmarked for the original program—approximately
$8,700—would be reallocated to expand the egg oiling program.
"Based on the board’s discussions and my written communications of that
policy directive to the USDA they agreed they would not kill the geese.
The contract I signed in December outlines the costs separately for
goose processing, and we have already agreed with them to reallocate
that for egg-oiling only," said Slingerland, continuing, "If an
amendment to the contract is required to ensure the geese will not be
killed then I will obtain that."
THIS IS 100% UNACCEPTABLE. THE
USDA CONTRACT MUST BE AMENDED - A 'SEPARATE NOTE' FROM SLINGERLAND
SAYING THE VILLAGE 'DOESN'T WANT SLAUGHTER' DOES NOT CHANGE THE
CONTRACT. MAMK HAS REPEATEDLY STATED IN WRITING THAT THEY
ARE AMENDING THE CONTRACT. THERE IS NO 'IF IT IS REQUIRED' - LEGALLY IT
He states in a separate communication dated 4/10,
'IF AN AMENDMENT IS REQUIRED TO ENSURE THE GEESE ARE NOT KILLED, THEN I
WILL OBTAIN THAT.' Obtain it now, Mr. Slingerland - Don't wait for the
USDA to 'lose' your separate note.
PLEASE MAKE POLITE BUT
FORTHRIGHT COMMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING CONTACTS::
C Goldberger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Richard Slingerland <RSlingerland@vomny.org>
Mayor and Board <MayorandBoard@vomny.org>,
Daniel Sarnoff <email@example.com>,
Agostino Fusco <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Rosanne Saracino <email@example.com>
ILISA MILLER, TRUSTEE
LEON POTOK, TRUSTEE
BERMUDEZ HALLSTROM, TRUSTEE
WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE ROB ASTORINO
STEVEN OTIS, ASSEMBLYPERSON, 91 DISTRICT
GEORGE LATIMER, NYS SENATE, 37 DISTRICT
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