In Matter of Marcus v. Planning Board of the Village of Wesley Hills, et al., the respondent, Rockland Tree Expert, Inc., d/b/a Ira Wickes, Arborist (“Wickes”), sought a special use permit and site plan approval to conduct arborist and landscaping services and to operate a nursery on its property located within the Village of Wesley Hills (the “Village”), in
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 imagesTIZO8UVJOn March 24, 2015, the New York Court of Appeals heard oral argument on a case challenging how municipal separate storm sewer systems (known as MS4s) are regulated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). The Court of Appeals will decide whether the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) is violated by the NYSDEC’s issuance of a general

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