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Opponents to Costco to Hold Meeting and Q&A on Thursday

Members of the Yorktown Smart Growth will hold the "Is Costco Right for Our Town?" meeting on Thursday, Oct. 4. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Members of the Yorktown Smart Growth are  when they will present their concerns about the Costco application.

The presentation, titled "Is Costco Right for Our Town?," will be held at 7:30 p.m. at The Mohansic Grill (formerly the 19th Hole), located at the Mohansic Golf Course in Yorktown. 

Jonathan Nettelfield, member of Yorktown Smart Growth, said people with different points of view – whether pro or con – are invited to attend. 

During the meeting members will discuss the impact of the 151,092-square-foot store on:

• Traffic on Route 202 and adjacent roads
• Local merchants and retailers
• Flooding and other environmental issues
• The Comprehensive Plan for Yorktown’s future
development

They will also discuss the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) prepared by the Costco developer. 

The Costco DEIS was accepted as complete by the Planning Board on Sept. 10. To read the document, click here. The public hearing will be held on Oct. 15 at the Nutrition Center room in the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center.

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Yorktown Tattler October 03, 2012 at 11:44 PM
I would not attend this meeting under any conditions because this group has become a fringe group and is even a little scary. An indesputable source has told me a blockbuster of a story , that is that Smart Growth Yorktown has jumped into bed with the gas station "family" in town, all owned pretty much by one guy
Yorktown Tattler October 03, 2012 at 11:51 PM
And you know what that means? that Smart Growth Yorktown is not a pure as the driven snow but instead, these small group of elite, wealthy people who don't give a darn about if they have to pay more at the gas pump just as long as they can stop develop in town., so that they don't have to look at it as they drive to their estates on Hunterbook raod and Baptist church road. And where does that leave people like me who are retired and living on a fixed income.... I read in the Examiner that one business owner at the Pro-Costco press conference said that it is "downright un-American and almost unconstitutional" to deny jobs to people who still have to work and to have to pay more at the gas pump because these elitists want to preserve their precious open space in Southern Yorktown and keep us normal people from claiming our right to lower prices if we can get them
Yorktown Tattler October 03, 2012 at 11:57 PM
to the rest of the normal people i have known through the years, I say, shun this meeting, but instead go to the public hearing at the 6th grade school (I attended there!) in the basement on Monday Oct15 at 7:30 and start chanting, "We want Costco" "We want Costco" "We want Costco" I wiould not miss that meeting and I want everybody especially the seniors who were attacked yesterday on this blog by one of smart growth's young members who pretty much told me to go on and die instead of fighting for my rights. I'm telling you this group is unbelieveable.
Janice October 04, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Just a bunch of old stuffy people stuck in the past with no sense of reality. But I'm sure you're well aware of that :)
Francis T McVetty October 06, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Does anyone know about this gas station "family" and it past problems with the law? It might scare you.

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