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Articles STATEMENT FROM MAMK TRUSTEE ILISSA
MILLER ON LARCHMONT-MAMARONECK PATCH REGARDING THE USDA CONTRACT WITH MAMARONECK
STATEMENT FROM MAMK TRUSTEE ILISSA MILLER ON LARCHMONT-MAMARONECK PATCH REGARDING THE USDA CONTRACT WITH MAMARONECK
'I have read the comments and appreciate everyone's view point. To clarify, the Board was copied on the signed agreement when it was sent to the USDA in Dec. We were told it was approved by the previous Board. Due to the holidays we did not meet until Jan. so naturally the issue was not top of mind. In Feb the issue arose in the paper and brought it top of mind. New members of the Board reviewed the contract and it immediately became a topic of discussion in all of our meetings. As noted, Trustee Potok investigated 1 option. The process to do our due diligence takes time and we asked that the USDA come in and present to us so we could explore options. Unfortunately, due to the March snow storm(s) that meeting was delayed. Then the holidays pushed the meeting to April 1. This whole time the matter continued to be researched. 2 immediate actions were apparent: a) cancel the agreement to buy the Board time to explore options b) negotiate alternatives with the USDA. With to the multing season quickly approaching and time ticking on the USDA contract I felt compelled to put these options into motion immediately. Since it is a contractual obligation the Village entered, the process to renegotiate requires legal advice - which is appropriate for closed door sessions. As a result, the first course of action is to request the removal of the clause associated with killing the Geese. If it isn't possible, we both may choose to mutually cancel the contract.'
Our continued thanks to Trustee Miller, who made the motion to
cancel the USDA contract on 3/27 in the face of staunch opposition of
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