Town of Monroe officials announce proposal to separate from Kiryas Joel

A surprise proposal was announced in Monroe to separate from Kiryas Joel and withdraw its hand in their request to double in size. Monroe Town Supervisor Harley Doles announced a resolution at a town

News 12 Staff

Jul 8, 2014, 6:34 AM

Updated 3,670 days ago

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A surprise proposal was announced in Monroe to separate from Kiryas Joel and withdraw its hand in their request to double in size.
Monroe Town Supervisor Harley Doles announced a resolution at a town meeting Monday night to separate the Hassidic village of Kiryas Joel from the town of Monroe, creating two separate towns.
Doles and the town board have been intensely criticized since a proposal was submitted to give 500 acres of town land to Kiryas Joel.
Doles also said that if the proposal is accepted, the town of Monroe agrees to withdraw its petition to be the lead agency in the review process of the land deal.
At least three members of the board said the proposal of separation would be best for the town.


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