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Greenburgh forms citizens committee

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With many residents without power for almost two weeks, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner is looking for changes at Consolidated Edison Inc.

Feiner announced the formation of a citizens committee to lobby the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to facilitate these changes.

“Our region has had at least one major outage a year for a few years,” Feiner said in an email to residents. “We must make sure that the nightmare which our communities experienced after Hurricane Sandy never happens again.”

The committee’s first meeting will be at Greenburgh Town Hall Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. Residents looking to join the committee should email Feiner at pfeiner@greenburghny.com.

Changes that Feiner is looking for is including having Con Edison work around the clock until power is restored, and to hire licensed electricians to work to restore power.  Feiner would like the PSC to investigate when Con Edison hired out of state crews and how they dealt with the elderly and disabled.

“I received calls from family members who have spouses who depend on oxygen, some who were bedridden, or had surgeries,” Feiner said.

ShopRite will be donating food for a reception that will be held before the meeting.

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