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New Rochelle Council to Decide City Yard Move

The City Council will hear options on the disposition of the Department of Public Works facilities on East Main Street.

The New Rochelle City Council will hear a presentation Thursday about taking out financing to relocate City Yard to Beechwood Avenue.

Development staff will brief the council at a special meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Mayor Noam Bramson said the presentation will offer costs of three options, all previously discussed by the council: moving City Yard to city-owned property on Beechwood Avenue, leaving City Yard in its current place on East Main Street and renovating the property or delaying any decision until the future.

Details on the various options will be released at the council meeting.

The City Council unanimously approved in April an agreement with Forest City Residential that sets in motion an environmental review of a proposed development at Echo Bay, the 11-acre site located on Long Island Sound.

The developer proposes to build 200-300 residential units at what is now City Yard on East Main Street up to 50,000 square feet of retail space. 

A key component of any agreement to develop Echo Bay would be helping to offset the cost of moving the public works department's facilities.

Bramson said it was likely the council would not vote on financing until its first regularly scheduled Nov. 13 meeting.

fuzzy November 01, 2012 at 01:06 PM
What a joke this mayor is 3/4 of New Rochelle is without power and he is thinking about moving the city yard.i bet if the mayor was up for election this tuesday this meeting would not happen
Albert November 01, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Residents of New Rochelle put your powder cable underground so that the powder supply is more secure. Also, put in a massive programme of compulsory tree cutting for trees that are either dangerous or within x yards of a residential building. This is more important than city yard right now.As for city yard moving to a new site or restoration this is no problem.It can easily be financed by cutting the head count by one third.
NR Resident November 01, 2012 at 02:10 PM
The money to be spent moving the city yard should be used for other things that are more important. How about conserving the police officers and firefighter in our neighborhoods. This money should be spent elsewhere. As a NR resident in the west end there is enough traffic and noise from I-95 to now have the city yard there too.
NR Resident November 01, 2012 at 02:13 PM
I completely agree. There is a tree I complained to the city about a year ago and all they did was mark the sidewalk for repair and they are leaving the tree. Sidewalk has been marked for a year and they can't even repair that but, want to move the city yard, and somehow have the resources and money for that.
Billy November 01, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Sadly, the money being spent will all be borrowed (how we pay for the loan without massive tax increases I couldn't tell you) so there's no savings if nothing's done. Why doesn't the mayor release next year's budget 1st so at least we know the city's financial position for the next year before making any decisions?
youmustbekidding November 01, 2012 at 03:30 PM
alBERT YOU HIT IT ON THE NOSE./....NOW HIT THE MAYOR ON THE NOSE ALSO....THE AMOUNT OF LOSS AND TIME SPENT AND AGGRAVATION WOULD SURELY OUTWHEIGH THE COST OF UNDERGROUND TRANSMISSION LINES....ONLY WHEN ITS CONVENEINT FOR THE CITY DOES TRANSMISSION LINE GET BURIED IN THE ROADWAY SUCH AS THE ONE THAT WENT THROUGH MOUNT VERNON, EASTCHESTER, NEW ROCHELLE (WEBSTER AVENUE) AND INTO THE SOUND TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SOUND...THEN IT WAS OK....BURY THE LINES OR CUT THE TREES DOWN...ITS THE CITY TREES THAT ARE ON THE WIRES THROUGHOUT THE CITY...PICS TO FOLLOW....
youmustbekidding November 01, 2012 at 03:33 PM
SPEND THEIR MONEY ON EVERYTHING BUT WHAT THEY NEED MOST...RESIDENTS HAVE GOT TO UNITE AND GET THIS BULL STOPPED...
daniel November 01, 2012 at 04:47 PM
we are hurting here in new rochelle and we are voting on moving the city yard have not seen or heard anything from the mayor or any elected official about getting the damn power back on.............come one really
daniel November 01, 2012 at 04:49 PM
this is a joke we have no power and havent heard from any elected official about anything at all how can we continue trust anyone in government when we are at the mercy of a private entity like con ed

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