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Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 12:30 am

On Jan. 8, 2013, the city of Hudson informed the owner of much of the city’s waterfront that unless “Holcim Inc.” made good concerning the city’s LWRP, “the Common Council had decided to move forward with an eminent domain proceeding."

The desperation was palpable. Because Holcim’s acquiescence was necessary before the state would authorize the city’s waterfront program (LWRP), it was alarming that the company had yet to comply with conditions it had merely assured the city it would honor. It was finally dawning on those who’d commandeered the LWRP that they’d been hoodwinked, and despite the public’s repeated warnings.

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  • elaine posted at 12:47 pm on Fri, Jan 10, 2014.

    elaine Posts: 379

    How do they find a non biased specialist? It sounds like it would shed light on what has happened, what has not happened and what could be happening. It's time for the public to know the facts.
    I agree @Copake, giving to a private business at the expense of the public is what has happened so far. This was a very cheap lease and the frontage that would have been used for all is now tied up for a private business that has apparently has received preferential treatment. How much is the lease? was there competitive bidding? The Register should take a closer look. Also the signage all over. It's getting cluttered.
    The people are getting turned off and still paying.

  • copake posted at 8:07 am on Thu, Jan 9, 2014.

    copake Posts: 119

    Things will not change in Hudson. The election proved that. The same people that gave Holcim what they needed are still in power. They have no vision of what the people want for a waterfront. You can see that with what they did with the water front park. They give dock space and parking to a private business and take away from the public.

  • Good Ole Gus posted at 11:07 am on Tue, Jan 7, 2014.

    Good Ole Gus Posts: 134

    An excellent letter. I assume that in response we will get the wall of silence that we get time and time again from this administration. Its a "public be damned" attitude they have.