The latest post from Activist Vincent Ferri

Goshen Environmental Activist Vincent Ferri has posted on his facebook page the following commentary on the demolition contractors beginning to strip the Orange County Government Center down to its shell...

What you see below is the result of a CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY TO EVADE REGULATORY OVERSIGHT.
The agencies that have engaged in this CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY are: NYS Unified Court System’s Office of Court Administration, NYSDEC, NYSOPRHP, NYSDHS, Orange County, The Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Orange County Emergency Management Department.
— The OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION under the influence of Judge Alan Scheinkman and Judge Gail Prudenti: I specifically accuse Scheinkman of collusion with the County and CPL, and with collaboration to deny the plaintiffs in the Section 51 Municipal Waste & Corruption suit and the current Article 78 Petition access to DUE PROCESS.
Scheinkman is also guilty of coercing the County with threats of sanctions, even though he himself was involved in the process of delaying the project because of his collaborations with Phil Clark and the County to defeat the renovation mandate.
One could consider Alan Scheinkman the leader of a criminal mob, a mobster who uses his powers as a judge and the 2nd Department head administrative judge to deny due process, to saddle taxpayers with an unnecessary additional tax burden and who has engaged in collusion in the effort to conspire in the commission of criminal fraud. Scheinkman needs to be thrown off of the bench and prosecuted.
— The DEC, who’s Natalie Brown incompetently and in violation of many DEC regulations accepted anecdotal oral assurances of the amount of soil disturbance.
Martin Brand, Natalie Brown, Kelly Turturro and others at the DEC are involved in CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE, by not requiring the SPDES Permit for the work being done at the Government Center.
Initial complaints to the DEC in early April resulted in the presentation of a PHONY “SITE” PLAN to Ms. Brown. And, in spite of the claim of repeated visits to the site, the DEC HAS NEVER SEEN A FULLY EXECUTED SIGNED AND CERTIFIED SITE PLAN.
On the 17th of July 2015, Phil Clark ordered one of his draftsmen to print out a doctored depiction of the project site that he claimed to be the authentic site plan.
IT IS NOT! It is however, a fraudulent representation of a total Quantum of soil disturbance that does not account for the needed:
1. Flood mitigation infrastructure, claimed as needed by the County and two INDEPENDENT SOIL ENGINEERING FIRMs [one hired by Phil Clark himself]. So, now when the building floods, you know who to blame, and when your car gets damaged in the parking lots you will know who to blame.
But, remember, when they ask for additional flood mitigation after Division II is torn down, the request will constitute illegal and fraudulent segmentation of the quantum of soil disturbance. Phil Clark and the County should at that time be criminally prosecuted and fined $35,000 per day from the date of the original complaint in April of this year.
2. Unstable soils, found through the use of core sampling throughout the project site, revealed areas of unstable soils that needed to be excavated and replaced with stable fill. IT IS ALL IN THE REPORTS; IN BLACK AND WHITE FOR ANYONE TO READ, EVEN THE DEC. Those areas of unstable soils exist under portions of the foundations under existing portions of the building. Read this as additional soil disturbance.
3. A 64,000 SF parking area is listed on the bogus plan as having NO AMOUNT OF SOIL DISTURBANCE, even with the indication of the need to excavate to a depth of 4 inches over the entire 64,000 SF. [a bare minimum requirement for use by golf carts and for occasional parking. Documents available from the manufacturer recommend over 8 inches of excavation and the installation of a pervious substrate under the material for use by emergency vehicles and fire trucks.]
IS IT MAGIC OR IS IT FRAUD?
CLEARLY, IT IS FRAUD. The fantasy plan shows the use of “TUFFTRACK GREENWAY PAVERS. The DEC claimed that this is a “GREEN” solution for providing a parking facility, and PHIL CLARK IMPROPERLY SPECIFIED THIS MATERIAL TO CRIMINALLY EVADE REGULATORY OVERSIGHT. The DEC in its institutional arrogance and embarrassment for having placed itself in the position of being criminally negligent, refuses to acknowledge the engineering requirements and limitation for the use of this material as defined by the products manufacturer. In actuality like the roofing material that caused so much flooding, these Tufftrack pavers are the wrong material used in the wrong application in the wrong climate and for the wrong reasons.
The manufacturers of the material TUFFTRACK GREENWAY PAVERS made the following statements in a telephone interview:
a. Tufftrack IS NOT SUITABLE FOR SPECIFICATION IN MUNICIPAL PARKING FACILITIES,
b. Tufftrack IS NOT SUITABLE FOR DAILY VEHICULAR TRAFFIC, and the grass will not grow under the condition of daily vehicular traffic,
c. Tufftrack IS NOT SUITABLE FOR COLD CLIMATES WITH FREQUENT FREEZE THAW CYCLES AND SIGNIFICANT SNOW FALL. Snow plows must raise their blades 2 INCHES above the surface of the material. Doing that leaves TWO INCHES OF SNOW, ICE, SLUSH AND/OR A COMBINATION OF THESE MATERIALS ON WHICH TAXPAYERS OF THE COUNTY MAY BE PLACED IN JEOPARDY OF HAVING AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT. Or, the parking lot that we, the taxpayers will be paying for, for many years to come, will be closed and unusable for part of the year.
d. TUFFTRACK CANNOT BE USED OVER IMPERVIOUS SOILS WITHOUT EXTENSIVE STORM WATER FLOOD MITIGATION TO KEEP FLOOD WATERS CARRYING AUTOMOTIVE POLLUTANTS INTO THE RIO GRANDE AND SUBSEQUENTLY INTO THE WALLKILL RIVER.
Water will pool at the point where the aggregate substrate installed under Tufftrack meets the surface of impervious soils that exist under the site. This will result in lateral flow of storm water and pollutants to the area of least resistance, the Rio Grande. Any mitigation of this effect will require significant soil disturbance that will exceed the statutory limit of 1 acre.
THE DEC MADE THE WRONG DECISION WHICH AMOUNTS TO CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE, AND BROWN, BRAND AND TURTURRO ARE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. WORSE AFTER LEARNING OF THE INAPPROPRIATE SPECIFICATION OF TUFFTRACK, I BELIEVE THEY TRANSITIONED INTO A CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY WITH PHIL CLARK TO CRIMINALLY EVADE REGULATORY REVIEW AND OVERSIGHT.
— ORANGE COUNTY: Certain members of the Orange County legislature are materially guilty of engaging in this criminal conspiracy, while others are guilty of being unresponsive to the needs of their constituents and being too cowardly to stand up for our rights and prevent unnecessary tax burdens.
— ORANGE COUNTY DPW AND THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION: The real site plans were demanded by the issuance of a FOIL Request by me. they were not produced at the time the FOIL Request was returnable. and after appealing that, the site plans are still not available, because THE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION IS PREVENTING THEM FROM BEING RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC.
I CONTEND THAT THE DEC HAS NEVER SEEN THE ACTUAL FULLY EXECUTED SIGNED AND CERTIFIED SITE PLAN. NO MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC HAS SEEN IT. AND THE COUNTY IN COLLUSION WITH CLARK AND OCA ARE STILL PREVENTING THE PUBLIC FROM SEEING THE DOCUMENT.
WHAT IS SO DAMNING IN THE SITE PLAN THAT THIS CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY HAS EVOLVED TO DENY ACCESS TO THIS DOCUMENT? WILL THE DOCUMENT BE A SMOKING GUN THAT POINTS TO THE FRAUD AND ITS PERPETRATORS. CLEARLY, designLAB Architects of Boston’s RESIGNATION LETTER CLEARLY DEFINES THE ILLEGAL MACHINATIONS OF PHIL CLARK TO COMMIT ENVIRONMENTAL FELONY FRAUD.
BUT, WILL THE COURT ACKNOWLEDGE THIS GROSS CRIMINALITY BY ISSUING AN INJUNCTION PREVENTING FURTHER WORK; WILL JUDGE CAHILL RECOGNIZE THE CONSPIRACY PORTENDED, BY DESIGNLAB’S RESIGNATION, AND WILL THE WITHHOLDING OF THE SITE PLANS PROVIDE ENOUGH REASON TO FIND IN FAVOR OF THE PLAINTIFFS?
OR, HAS JUDGE CAHILL BEEN GIVEN HIS MARCHING ORDERS FROM SCHEINKMAN, AND DELAY OR DENY DUE PROCESS UNTIL DIVISION II IS TORN DOWN AND THE EMINENTLY USABLE EXTERIOR BLOCK IS COMPLETELY DESTROYED?
— Vincent Ferri