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Published by Halston Media, 2019-12-06 18:16:55

North Salem News 12.05.19

North Salem’s only weekly newspaper mailed to every home and business.

Vol. 5 No. 36 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, December 5, 2019

Silent for months, Moreo Town secures grants
addresses win for Croton Falls

Will take Town Board seat until ‘suitable BY CAROL REIF renovations and upgrades that
replacement’ is found STAFF WRITER will span the next several years.

BY CAROL REIF gust. As of last week, it still was, of state. While I am able to ful ll Commuters, residents and visi- e funding will “help contin-
STAFF WRITER this newspaper con rmed. my duties and serve on the Town tors will be happy to know that ue this work and alleviate some
Council, I intend to so to the best the town has snagged enough of the nancial burden connected
e North Salem Town Board It was unclear Friday, Nov. 29, of my ability, and give the Town state money to create more park- with these enhancements,” the
had expected to welcome Demo- whether Moreo—at present—is Board some additional time to ing near the Metro North train senator said.
crat Katherine Daniels on the physically living elsewhere. station.
dais come January, but now Re- nd a suitable replacement [sic]. Supervisor Warren J. Lucas
publican member-elect omas e o cial election results I remain committed to my town Sen. Pete Harckham an- said Harckham’s e orts to nail
Moreo says he plans to fu ll his were certi ed on Wednesday, and neighbors who voted for me nounced last week that $170,000 down the funds “is truly appreci-
duties on the governing body. Nov. 27, although the county’s and I know that my skills and in capital improvement grants ated.”
website hadn’t been updated to dedication that have served the had been secured for North Salem
Breaking a weeks-long silence re ect that due to the shortened community well in the past, will through the State and Municipal “By helping us to further these
about his recent squeaker of a holiday week. continue to serve North Salem Facilities Program (SAM). two projects, we are that much
Town Board win, member-elect well as we move forward.” closer to achieving long-term
ey were: Golisano, 1,005; e town will use the major- goals for beauti cation and sus-
omas Moreo said Monday, Moreo, 894; and Daniels, 882. Attempts to follow up on this ity of that—$120,000—to pay tainability in the town,” Lucas
Nov. 25, that he intends to serve Once the absentee ballots were statement were unsuccessful. for the parking project on Front said.
until a “suitable replacement” can counted, he had won by 12 votes. Street in Croton Falls, something
be found. Before election night, all signs that will further its 2025 plan for Harckham has also helped
After months of pushing the pointed “to the fact that Tom the hamlet. get SAM money for other com-
Two councilperson seats were Republican candidate to speak, Moreo had no intention of serv- munity projects and municipal
up for grabs on Nov. 5. Local Re- Moreo responded Nov. 25 via ing on the Town Board,” Daniels e remaining $50,000 will be initiatives in Westchester in the
publicans, which had endorsed email to a reporter’s query about wrote in an email response to used to raze the nine circa-1950s past 10 months, including: ball-
Moreo, tried—unsuccessfully— his political plans. Moreo’s statement. pillars that have been creating
to get him o the ballot after an eyesore at the entrance of the eld renovations at the Millwood
It appears here,verbatim: “I am Lucas had stated publicly that Candlewood Lake Park District Recreation Park in New Castle; a
nding out that he planned to honored to have been elected to Republicans had tried to get on Route 22. new police car and stop signs in
move out of state. the North Salem Town Council. Moreo’s name o the ballot “be- Somers; and trail improvements
I am a 13 year resident of North cause he had moved out of state e crumbling cement-and- in Peekskill’s Fort Hill Park.
County elections folks told Salem and still consider our with no plans to return,” Daniels plaster structures on Valeria Cir-
them it wasn’t possible because Town to be my home. Unfortu- said. cle serve as an uno cial “gate- is has saved county taxpayers
Moreo still owned a home in nately, unforeseen circumstances way” to the town. ey will be more than $2.6 million, he said.
North Salem. According to the forced me to put my home on the Moreo reportedly did not par- replaced with natural stone.
real estate website Zillow, his market, and will precipitate my In a Nov. 16 posting on the
house went on the market in Au- eventual full time relocation out SEE MOREO PAGE 4 Harckham praised the town Facebook site, NorthSalemNY-
for “wisely” embarking “on a wide info, Lucas noted that $900,000
number of infrastructure repairs, will be needed to renovate the


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