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Rye Brook Village Board Awards $80k Contract

RYE BROOK, N.Y. -- The Rye Brook village board awarded low bidder Landi Contractors, Inc. an $80,152 contract Wednesday night to install a drainage system that will run through a private residence on Bell Place near Crawford Park.

The resident at 2 Bell Place agreed to allow the village to perform the work on the property, which will ease the potential of flooding in the area. The board also entered into an agreement with the Westchester County Taxi and Limousine Commission to enforce regulation on for-hire vehicles licensed by the TLC. In exchange, the village will receive 25 percent of the revenue from any fines given.

"It's a win for us," said Village Administrator Christopher Bradbury. "It's additional revenue." The village has no taxi companies of its own and is primarily serviced by Port Chester taxis and TLC-licensed vehicles. Rye Brook Police will not be able to impose fines on Port Chester taxis as they are not regulated by the TLC, but by the Village of Port Chester. Port Chester Mayor Dennis Pilla has supported transferring regulation of Port Chester taxis over to the TLC, which the companies and drivers are opposed to. If the TLC were to takeover regulation, Port Chester taxis would be subject to enforcement by Rye Brook Police. As it stands, all vehicles, whether regulated by the TLC or Port Chester, are subject to standard traffic enforcement. Other items of note: - The board appointed a new police officer at a starting salary of $46,972. - A three-year contract with Rye Brook Police Department was approved. - Sunflower seeds were banned at Rye Brook Athletic Fields. How do you think the village board and Mayor Feinstein has been performing?

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