Kiryas Joel, NY – The Village Board of Kiryas Joel has officially gone on record with a “Nay” vote against a proposed casino in Woodbury, citing traffic and environmental issues as the reasons why it stands in opposition.
MIDHUDSONNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/PJ2mlU) reports that the board drafted an April 4 resolution that says a casino and resort would only add to the existing traffic problems which have been caused by expanding commercial and retail outlets, and that it would exacerbate existing concerns by local residents on well water and waste treatment.
The resolution states that Kiryas Joel is “a wonderful place to, work and raise a family, and we as the elected village board want to preserve and protect these qualities of life so that the future generations born and raised in the village may also enjoy them.”
The board also noted that, to date, no environmental impact study has been conducted, and that, as a neighboring community, Kiryas Joel should be included as an “involved agency” if the casino developers seek to access the Orange County Sewer District No. 1.