PUBLIC OFFICE

Public Office: Mayor, Village of Sloatsburg, NY, 1957-63 (two terms);
Supervisor, Town of Ramapo, NY, 1966-73; Delegate,
Democratic
National Convention, 1988.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN PUBLIC OFFICE

Supervisor of the Town of Ramapo, Rockland County, New York   19966-1973
Elected to Four Terms

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Instituted the nationally famous controlled growth program ensuring that future building within the Town be geared to the community's ability to absorb and coupling this with a plan to develop necessary facilities on a long term basis.

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Established Development Easement Acquisitions Commission (DEACOM) to preserve private open space in the public interest.

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Built Two town swimming pools and town golf course.

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Established a Town of Ramapo Housing Authority which constructed public housing for elderly and low income families in two award winning projects.

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Constructed a new police station and expanded town hall.

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Initiated the Ramapo Flyer express omnibus service from the Town of Ramapo, Village of Spring Valley to New York City.

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Adopted a master plan, official map, new zoning ordinance and an ongoing long-range capital improvement program.

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Expanded town park acreage from 23 acres to 650 acres in eight years, at no expense established and constructed $35,000,000 town lateral sewer program.

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Instituted shade tree program which planted four thousand (4,000) trees on town road.

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Reorganized town government, created Department of Public Works and Department of Parks and Recreations.

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Expanded town park acreage from 23 acres to 650 acres in eight years at no expense to the taxpayers.

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Established Town Police Department as highest paid and one of the best equipped and trained in New York State.

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Established Town of Ramapo Justice Court on full  time basis.

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Served on legislative committee, resolutions committee and was frequent speaker at meetings of Associations of Towns of New York.

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Member of five person Rockland County Board of Supervisors from January 1966 through December, 1969. During that period,
     -  Engaged in the organization and launching Rockland County Sewer District No 1.;
     -  Engaged in the conceptions, planning, launching and funding of the Rockland County Health
         and Social Services Complex in Pomona, New York; and imaginative and efficient
         coordination of facilities unique in the continental United States;
     -  Was personally responsible for initiating and promoting a successful program to eliminate the
         post of Town Welfare Officer in all of the five Rockland County Towns, and consolidating
         the function under the County Department of Social Services.

Mayor of the Village of Sloatsburg, New York     1959 to 1963
           Elected to Two Terms.

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Mapped village sewer program.

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Acquired and developed village's first public park and swimming facility.

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Adopted village's first zoning ordinance.

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Built municipal building and firehouse.

Planning Consultant to Metropolitan Regional Council     1976

Metropolitan Transportation Authority    January, 1979 through September, 1988
            Member of the Board
            Represented Counties of Orange, Rockland, Dutchess and Putnam

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Chairman of Metro-North Commuter Railroad Commiteee, took over the dilapidated Metropolitan Region of Conrail and rebuilt it into a first class commuter railroad.

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Established Middletown-Suffern Shuttle Train (1982), which more than doubled rail service to Orange County; service doubled again in 1983 with substitution of regular trains for shuttles and additional runs added with shuttle.

LEGAL PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Columbia University School of Law
           Admitted to practice in New York State, Federal District Courts and the Supreme Court of the
           United States.

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Associate of law firm of Root, Ballantine, Harlan, Busby and Palmer     1950-1951
(Now Dewey, Ballantine, Busby, Palmer and Wood) of 40 Wall Street

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Frequent lecturer and author of numerous articles and matters of planning, zoning and governmental administration.

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Lecturer for Practicing Law Institute, a national post-graduate training program for attorneys throughout the United States.

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Chief Assistant Public Defender - Rockland County 1975-78

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Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey     1976 and 1977
Adjunct Professor, Environmental Law and Land Use and Planning

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Glickman and McAlevey     1976-1992
Partner (personal specialty -- land use planning and criminal)
Attorneys in general practice of law in Rockland county, New York