UPS Car Rally – Round 2

THIS RALLY WAS POSTPONED.
It has been rescheduled—see this announcement.

Anthony J. Merante Council Member, 6th District

Budget & Finance Committee Chair Committee Member Rules Labor Education Environmental Policy & Protection Community & Mental Health Legislation & Codes

Date: July 23, 2020

To: Grassy Sprain Civic Association Sprain Lake Village Co-op Apartments Sprain Lake Knolls Civic Association Winchester Village Any other Concerned Area Neighbors

From: Council Member Anthony J. Merante

Neighbors:

Last Saturday, July 18, 2020, I had the honor to lead a very successful car rally with residents living around the new UPS distribution center at 555 Tuckahoe Road. In short notice, 45-50 cars participated. This Saturday, July 25, 2020 we will have our second rally. Please give us 15-20 minutes. Help me help us. The rally will start at 10:15am on Mountaindale Road. Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic a car rally is the safest way to reach out to the UPS management and Yonkers Planning Board.

The rally was organized to let UPS and the Yonkers Planning Board know that we live here. We are not virtual residents. We must let UPS know they are welcome in our neighborhood but under our reasonable conditions. This is a residential neighborhood not an industrial park where their other facilities are located. This proposed distribution center, before the Planning Board, is twice the size of their other local facilities.

We want UPS to: PREPARE AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY (this will answer many community concerns), NOT INCLUDE FUEL TANKS, REDUCE DELIVERY TRUCKS AND TRACTOR TRAILERS, NOT INCLUDE A SECOND PARKING LOT OR ADDITIONAL EXITS ON EAST GRASSY SPRAIN ROAD, CONTROLL DEPLOYMENT, NO 24-HOUR OPERATION.

Neighbors, I respectfully request your attendance at this Saturday’s rally. Help ensure our neighborhood’s quality of life is not negatively impacted by this project. Rally participants can line-up on Mountaindale Road at Tuckahoe Road and go back to Bonnie Briar Road to Gailmor Drive straight through and connect back to the other end of Mountaindale Road. Avoid making a U turn. Arrive from Mountaindale and Gailmor Drive and head to Bonnie Briar Road. Put your hazard lights on.

The procession will make all right turns. Tuckahoe Road to East Grassy Sprain Road to Hickory Lane to Gailmor Drive then head left up Bonnie Briar Road and right again onto Mountaindale Road. We will circle around a few times. Please wear masks. See you Saturday! Remember, It’s all about you!