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COUNCILMAN MERANTE: SPRAIN LAKE WILL BE FULL OF WATER THIS SUMMER

January 28, 2021 | Yonkers Times

Residents have been wondering what happened to the water in Sprain Lake. Repairs to the dam controls were started 18 months ago to make the dam system functional again, in order to meet NYS DEC safety requirements to be able to drain the dam within 14-days. This renovation project would restore the banks of the reservoir, the spillway and spillway channel that feeds into Grassy Sprain Brook; remove the existing non-functioning 48” diameter drain valve below the dam embankment and install a new valve; replace 5 cast iron gates housed in the stone gatehouse in the reservoir; and restore the valve house and gatehouse.

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Yonkers residents rally for limits on UPS facility expansion

July 25, 2020 | Rockland/Westchester Journal News

YONKERS - Residents rallied on Saturday for limits on the number of trucks that come and go from a planned expansion of operations at United Parcel Service's Tuckahoe Road facility, among other concerns.

A line of 55 or more cars looped through the Bonnie Briar Road-Gailmore Drive- Mountaindale Road neighborhood Saturday, with some residents honking horns. Signs affixed to the cars said "Save our neighborhood" and "Stop UPS."

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MERANTE SAYS, READ MY LIPS NO NEW TAXES

May 29, 2020 | Yonkers Times

Councilman Anthony Merante, who is also the Chair of the Council’s Budget Committee, told Yonkers Rising that he will not vote for any budget that has any property tax increase.

“I have voted for two tax increases in the past two budgets, and there is plenty of money at this point. With all of the uncertainty out there, we don’t need to be raising taxes on homeowners,” said Merante.

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COUNCILMEMBER MERANTE WANTS THE WORD “CHRISTMAS” PUT BACK IN TREE LIGHTING

November 25, 2019 | Yonkers Tribune

YONKERS, NY — Nov 25, 2019 – A meeting of the Community Services Committee has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 26th at 4:30P.M. in the Council Chambers, Yonkers City Hall, 4th floor to consider Resolution 2019 ( Attached) being proposed by 6th District Councilman Anthony J. Marante. The resolution calls for full respectful recognition of religious holidays by referring to them by their proper names.

By way of illustration, a “Holiday” Tree Lighting would be referred to as a “Christmas” Tree Lighting; a “Holiday” Menorah Lighting would be referred to as a “Chanukah” Menorah Lighting; a “Holiday” Kinara Lighting would be referred to as a “Kwanzaa” Kinara Lighting in order to recognize the individual faith communities that gave rise to the respective celebrations and traditions that are at the heart of these events that are widely anticipated and open to everyone to appreciate and enjoy.

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