HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – People were up in arms Thursday night after a meeting was unexpectedly cancelled in Hoosick Falls.
The crowd became aggressive and demanded the meeting still go on. People started shouting at the board members, and police had to step in.
“It’s really, really sad to be treated this way; it’s disappointing,” Michele Baker, of Hoosick Falls, said.
In January, the board voted to table the settlement after people spoke out against it saying the deal was too rushed. A letter was sent to Borge on Thursday that urged him not to accept the new deal because it would free the three companies from any future liabilities.
The agenda for Thursday’s meeting stated board members were going to vote on the revised settlement. There were no plans for public comment on the agenda.
“You know, they got to do it right,” Donald Smith, of Hoosick Falls, said. “You can’t push things. You can’t. It’s a bad situation. We went through hell. There was many nights I couldn’t even sleep at night because I was worried about it.”
The mayor left within seconds after the meeting was adjourned. But those in attendance felt strongly about the meeting being adjourned and felt they should’ve at least gotten the chance to speak about the settlement.