The White Plains Common Council held its regular monthly meeting on January 6, 2020. The new councilmembers were sworn in, and Nadine Hunt-Robinson was chosen as council president.
At this meeting, the council postponed a public hearing on a cabaret permit for Z Steakhouse to February 3, and set one for that date for Sunset Restaurant as well. It also took the following actions:
- Approved about $84,900 in tax refunds due to reduced property assessments and accepted grants of $189,000 for youth programs and $190,000 for substance abuse prevention services.
- Decided to use a profit of $42,000 from the sale of a foreclosed apartment for debt service.
- Lowered the speed limit to 20 MPH on a section of South Lexington Avenue.
- Approved the WP Hospital’s walkway over Longview Avenue and extended several site plan approvals.
The council also held a special meeting on December 23, 2019, to approve eliminating the retiree’s share of the cost of health benefits for retired firefighters who are over the age of 70, or can demonstrate financial hardship.
At the Citizens to be Heard session before the meeting, a citizen spoke about damage to her oil tank potentially caused by city trucks.
Submitted by LWVWP Board Member Clifford Blau
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