LEGOLAND is not KJ Alternative, in fact the opposite is true.
May 28, 2017
We won the right to vote
April 19, 2018
"Balanced Growth" kill bats, bring in Fracked Gas and Pave over Forests for Legoland
May 4, 2017
The Town Supervisor of Goshen, the Village of Goshen Mayor and at Least two planning Board Members were on a Orange County Partnersip, Joint Economic Developmet Initiative Council (JEDI) that focused on bringing Big Projects like Legoland to Goshen. Then they got to vote on those very same projects they brought to Goshen. The Town Board, village Mayor and Planning Board members who were on the JEDI can not be thinking clearly because THEY brought these projects here. Now they are going to review those very same projects? An independent review board, with no ties to Orange County Partnership or the Mid Hudson Regional Economic Development Council, should be created over see the process.
In 2015 the Orange County Partnership was repremanded for their secrecy surrounding financial disclosures and open meeting laws. 2 years later they are playing the same old tricks and now that they have destroyed the Town of Wawayanda and the city of middletown, which is a stones throw from the largest Fracked Gas Power Plant in New York state, they have turned their eyes on Goshen, NY. Specifically to clear cut, deforest and pave over the most Ecologically sensitive area of the Town of Goshen known as Otter Creek.
The Alliance For Balanced Growth is a new Public-Private (or is that Private-Public?) creation by Orange County Parntership another sort of Public (sort of private) "marketing" contractor that takes money in exchange for brokering business deals.
Their $220,000 a year CEO has been quoted in News Papers touting Bat Habitat and Local Zoning as being the two "biggest hurdles" she has gettting her clients projects built. Here's an article Maureen Halahan wrote supporting the largest Fracked Gas Power Plant in New York.
Why should you care about this woman who talks about bat habitat as if it's a bad thing or Dominic Cordisco's role as the Chairman of their board AND attorney for Merlin Entertainments Legoland?
Well it all ties into Legoland. You see, The Orange County Partnership cares about one thing, GROWTH. They use propaganda like "it will create jobs" "it's for the kids" or "we need to move this project forward... (with out giving any qualifiable reason why, other than the company building it will make more money)"
The Alliance for Balanced Growth gave the Golden Shovel Award to CPV “for strengthening its commitment to economic diversity in Orange County and for having the vision and perseverance to make it happen,” according to the award video.
The Orange County Partnership is a county agency that works to help businesses relocate in the county.
The Alliance for Balanced Growth is a public-private partnership associated with the Orange County Partnership that aims at helping economic development in the county.
CPV Valley Energy was honored for investing $900 million to construct a 127,000 square foot, 650 megawatt electric generating facility in the Town of Wawayanda. The Alliance for Balanced Economic Growth said CPV’s energy center will provide the kind of high tech jobs that encourage young people to stay in the county. The construction phase will provide over 800 construction jobs.
Dan Depew supports the Alliance for Balanced Growth.
A Breakout Year
Chairman of the Partnership’s board, Dominic Cordisco, said the message of “one team, one dream” signified the cooperation of everyone is making the year one to remember. Partnership President Maureen Halahan called 2015 a “breakout year” that broke all records for economic development.
Halahan said people only need “to drive around the county to see shovels in the ground, projects in construction, and you working on all those projects.” The Partnership closed 113 percent more projects than in 2012. New companies filled 171 percent more space than in 2014 and created 84 percent more jobs than last year. Including CPV, the incremental economic growth rose to $1.2 billion.
She said the county is gaining a reputation as a major tourist destination, citing Angry Orchard, the multi-million dollar expansion of Woodbury Common, the air show at Stewart Airport, and the open secret of an upcoming Legoland.
The county’s Industrial Development Agency got incentives for 30 percent of the projects that were closed. She called it “arguably the most successful in the state of New York.”
The event was attended by Middletown’s Director of Community and Economic Development Maria Bruni. Bruni said the event is great opportunity to network, meet new people, and “enjoy each other’s company.” She praised the work of the Partnership—”They have helped us out with a lot of projects.”
County Executive Steven Neuhaus touted achievements of the county and expressed gratitude to the Partnership and others for a job well done. “I thank everybody for supporting economic development and I’m proud to be your county executive.”
Others in the mix doing some networking were Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Dean of Students Jerry Cammarata and WTBQ owner Frank Truatt.
State senators William Larkin and John Bonacic, whose district has CPV, worked the crowd as did state Assemblyman James Scoufis and several county legislators.
CPV has an office in Massachusetts with main headquarters in Silver Spring MD. CPV’s partner in the project is Diamond Generating out of the West Coast. Remillard says the four and a half year vetting process had over 100 public meetings to air concerns.
The above is quoted and attributed to an article from the Epoch Times
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