My fellow Rye Brook neighbors:
I am absolutely thrilled to be able to report to you that we have reached a settlement with Port Chester regarding the fire services contract dispute. The settlement will allow us to cover our costs for providing overnight coverage of the Rye Brook firehouse.
I want to take a moment to thank my fellow Village Board members, Village Administrator Chris Bradbury, and our legal team of Ed Beane and Craig Benson. I would also like to say a special thank you to the Port Chester Board of Trustees. I know that they are as eager as I am to put this dispute behind us and to rebuild our relationship.
The settlement between Rye Brook and Port Chester also allows us to immediately settle our contract dispute with the Rye Brook Professional Firefighters union. They have been working a lot of overtime since this dispute arose, and we really appreciate their efforts.
Finally, thank you to the Port Chester volunteer firefighters, who have continued their response to Rye Brook fire calls alongside the Rye Brook firefighters. We truly appreciate their service.
Paul S. Rosenberg
Mayor, Village of Rye Brook