Hundreds of heated residents packed Village Hall in Bloomingburg Thursday night, all to listen in on a controversial proposed school for girls. But the meeting was cut short and this wasn't the first time. YNN's Jessica Chen was there and has the details.
BLOOMINGBURG, N.Y. – Bloomingburg residents were outraged that another planning board meeting was cut short Thursday night.
More than 200 people packed Village Hall to listen in on a proposed private school for girls in the town. The school would serve the residents of the 396 townhouses being built by developer Shalom Lamm.
"I almost feel like it's some sort of stall tactic or something," said Bloomingburg resident Kimberely Romer.
The meeting was cut short because not everyone could hear the proposed project being presented. Residents, though, said they're frustrated because they said no clear information is being released about the project.
"How much of a tax base is it going to bring to the community? We don't know. Is it going to be weighing on the community? We have no idea," said Brenda Giraldi, Vice President of the Rural Community Coalition Board.
Village Trustee Joseph Gotthardt said he agrees.
"There are a lot of questions that are unanswered and no matter who you ask, whether it's the builder, the developer or village officials, they will not answer those questions," said Gotthardt.
The angered crowd spilled outside and police were called in.
Russell Wood, Bloomingburg's Planning Board Chairman, said he's already submitted a letter to the firehouse to hold its next meeting.
"The letter has been sent to the fire district of the Commissioner of the Bloomingburg fire district to use that, but look at what people did tonight, I don't know how they're going to want that in their firehouse," said Wood.
The next meeting date has not been set yet.