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Posted on: September 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Public hearing scheduled for 10/14-forfeiture of vehicles involved in drag racing

You are invited to public hearing- Oct 14th --town to consider law that would enable the forfeiture of cars where owner convicted of drag racing (similar to law in White Plains and Yonkers)


YOU ARE INVITED TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE GREENBURGH TOWN BOARD ON A PROPOSED LOCAL LAW TO ENABLE THE POLICE TO FORFEITURE VEHICLES INVOLVED IN DRAG RACING  WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14 AT 7:30 PM

Watch video - town digital sign board advising motorists that new law could be approved -enabling police to forfeiture vehicles

On Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30 PM the Greenburgh Town Board will hold a public hearing to adopt a local law that will enable the police to forfeiture vehicles involved in drag racing if the motorist is convicted of racing. The law is currently in place in Yonkers and in White Plains. Central Ave has experienced racing problems for years - it's very dangerous.

In preparation for the hearing the Greenburgh police placed a digital sign board on Central Ave warning motorists that in the future vehicles could be taken away from motorists convicted of speeding. Police have been assigned to increase enforcement of speeding laws.

Michael Nolan lost his life and his brother James Nolan wants to make sure that this kind of tragedy won't happen again.  He spoke to the Greenburgh Town Board about the need for this law.  Watch the video below of the digital sign on Central Ave and the presentation by James Nolan.

Your comments are welcome and appreciated. If you would like to testify at the Town Board meeting on October 14th please e mail townboard@greenburghny.com. You can also submit comments in writing to townboard@greenburghny.com or PublicHearing@GreenburghNY.com. Please share your personal experiences and observations with the Town Board.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPLU617ltSY


https://westchestermagazine.com/publications/remembering-michael-nolan/



RESOLUTION SCHEDULING A PUBLIC HEARING FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2020, AT 7:30 PM TO CONSIDER A LOCAL LAW AMENDING CHAPTER 460 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF GREENBURGH, ENTITLED “VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC,” TO CREATE A NEW SUBSECTION AUTHORIZING THE FORFEITURE OF VEHICLES OPERATED BY PERSONS WHILE ENGAGED IN UNLAWFUL SPEED CONTESTS OR RACES BE IT RESOLVED, by the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh that the Town Clerk set a Public Hearing for Wednesday, October 14, 2020, to be held via Zoom videoconferencing, at 7:30 PM or as soon as practicable thereafter, to consider a Local Law amending Chapter 460 of the Code of the Town of Greenburgh to create a new subsection entitled “Forfeiture of Vehicles in Connection with Criminal Acts” authorizing the forfeiture of vehicles operated by persons while engaged in unlawful speed contests or races. This hearing will be cablecast on Cable Access TV and streamed on the Town’s Website. Anyone interested in speaking at this hearing via Zoom should email PublicHearing@GreenburghNY.com. Please include “Chapter 460” in the subject line.



PAUL FEINER

Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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