Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City) announced that a housing crisis was avoided at Hyenga Lake Development in Clarkstown. Zebrowski requested an expedited waiver by the Public Service Commission to ensure that Hyenga Lake residents would be able to move-in by their scheduled lease date. A waiver from the PSC was needed to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy in order for residents to move into their new homes. Unfortunately, the PSC was slated to approve the waiver on August 18th, well past the scheduled move-in date of August 1st.
"There were dozens of residents who would have been homeless if this waiver was not approved. We were able to facilitate an expedited approval through an emergency meeting by the PSC to avoid any housing hardships on Rockland residents," said Zebrowski.
Assemblyman Zebrowski submitted public comment on July 27, 2011 requesting expeditious treatment of this urgent matter. The Public Service Commission subsequently held an emergency meeting and approved the waiver for United Water to install a master meter which was needed to obtain a certificate of occupancy. This opened the door for residents to occupy their homes in a timely manner.
"The priority here was to make sure people had a roof over their heads. I want to thank the PSC for their cooperation and for expediting the waiver approval," Zebrowski said.