2000-12-13 / Front Page
Town Of Philipstown To Develop Soil Mining Law
At the December 7 monthly meeting of the Philipstown Town Board, Supervisor William Mazzuca said that the Board, meeting in executive session earlier that evening, had interviewed attorney Kevin Dowd with an eye towards having him develop a soil mining law for the Town. The Town had previously hired an attorney, Richard Donnelley, to develop this law, but had not received any further input from him in "quite some time," according to Supervisor Mazzuca. The Board, he explained, had decided to take the step of hiring another attorney to advise on the matter and develop a soil mining law. As a result of a court ruling in 1999, the Town is currently without a law regulating soil mining, and as such, it was the opinion of Mr. Donnelley (with Mr. Dowd now concurring), that new soil mining operations are not now permitted within Philipstown. The Board approved hiring Dowd for this purpose at the rate of $160 an hour. Mr. Mazzuca said that Dowd would commence work on the matter "immediately."