Coalition of municipalities challenging KJ annexation petitions

On Wednesday, a coalition of eight Orange County municipalities executed a Municipal Cooperation Agreement that authorized the New York City Law Firm of Bryan Cave to commence litigation challenging the 507- and 164-acre annexation petitions to annex territory from the Town of Monroe to the Village of Kiryas Joel, and to challenge the environmental review with respect to the petitions.

The municipalities share common concerns regarding the impact of the proposed annexations on local resources, including but not limited to water and sewer resources in the region, and the deficiencies in the environmental review that was conducted in connection with the proposed annexations.

To date, the following municipalities have executed the Municipal Cooperation Agreement: Villages of Cornwall-on-Hudson, Harriman, Monroe, South Blooming Grove and Woodbury and the Towns of Blooming Grove, Cornwall and Woodbury.