Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski and New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials on Friday discussed the status of water quality violations related to the Sky Ridge Development on Overlook Drive in the Town of Ramapo. Alleged violations from construction in this development have caused increased siltation and other water quality problems throughout the watershed known as “Crum Creek” and into Lake Lucille in North New City.
Zebrowski said the DEC is enforcing the violation and directing the deveoper to meet with them At that time, they will review the violations and options to correct them and if that process is not followed, legal steps will be taken.
"Several notices of violation have been issued and the Department feels there is a strong case for Clean Water Act violations regarding storm water requirements and contravention of water quality standards," said Zebrowski. "The Department will be requesting a compliance conference with the developer to address the violations and appropriate remediation measures. This first step will be a full analysis of the extent of the damage to nearby waterways. Should the developer refuse to participate in the compliance conference, the Department is prepared to exercise other legal options.”
The developer of the property, which borders Clarkstown, is due in Ramapo Court on Thursday, Oct. 18.