Million Dollar Dan: Lewisboro Official Approved Sustainable Westchester Deals While on Non-Profit’s Payroll

Written By: Robert Cox

Westchester Power Program Director Dan Welsh routinely violated New York State Law, and state and local ethics law, as a Town Board Member in Lewisboro while paid close to $1,000,000 by Sustainable Westchester

LEWISBORO, NY (May 9, 2024) — In the most glaring example yet of corruption involving the Sustainable Westchester Community Choice Aggregation Program, Lewisboro Town Board Member Dan Welsh has, for years, routinely, and rather obscenely, violated New York State General Municipal Law while being paid close to a-million dollars as Program Director of Westchester Power between 2016 and 2024.

The New York State Department of Public Services is the state regulator which oversees Community Choice Aggregation Programs statewide. Sustainable Westchester is currently under investigation by DPS, an inquiry that began after we emailed questions to the DPS Public Affairs Office about our recent reporting on Sustainable Westchester in New Rochelle and Rye.

READ: New York State Investigating Sustainable Westchester for Defective Contracts with New Rochelle, Rye

“Sustainable Westchester did not inform DPS staff regarding problems with its previous New Rochelle contract and Community Choice Aggregation Program established via local legislation,” said a DPS spokesperson. “DPS staff will review the record to determine what enforcement actions, if any, might be required. DPS staff will also examine any issues regarding Rye’s contracts.”

We will notify DPS today that the Community Choice Aggregation Program in Lewisboro has a similarly defective contract based on far more egregious violations of state law.

Sustainable Westchester officials from New Rochelle and Rye have claimed (falsely) that because they were not paid, they did not have a conflict when promoting and approving deals with Sustainable Westchester. There is no such distinction under New York State law or under their local ethics policies, established under New York State General Municipal Law 18, or Public Officers Law § 74.

READ: Harris Beech Legal Opinion

Welsh Income from Sustainable Westchester

Dan Welsh, who has served as the Program Director of Westchester Power from September 2016 until today, has served as Councilman for the Town of Lewisboro from January 2007 until today, does not even have the excuse he was not paid by Sustainable Westchester.

It appears no person in the history of Sustainable Westchester has squeezed more cash out of the non-profit than Dan Welsh.

2024 – 990 not filed

2023 – 990 not filed

2022 – $126,212 (2nd highest-paid employee)

2021 – $126,106 (2nd highest-paid employee)

2020 – $125,703 (highest-paid employee)

2019 – $100,999 (highest-paid employee)

2018 – $116,417 (highest-paid employee)

2017 – Employee but not listed in 990

2016 – Employee but not listed in 990

2015 – No 990 filed

Welsh’s LinkedIN profile says he was employed by Sustainable Westchester since September 2016, but neither he nor his salary is listed on the Sustainable Westchester 990’s in 2016 and 2017. He told a local newspaper he went to work for Sustainable Westchester in 2016.

Last year, Dan Welsh was faced with a decision that may have been difficult for others to make. Welsh was working in the tech department for the Harrison School District, content with his job, his hours, and benefits. But having been keenly interested in recycling and environmental issues since college, Welsh, 57, didn’t let a special opportunity last summer slip through his fingers. He accepted an offer to become program director of the state’s first Community Choice Aggregation, Westchester Power, a program connected with Sustainable Westchester.

Welsh’s total income reported on Sustainable Westchester 990’s is $595,437. If he was paid a comparable salary with bonus in one-third of 2016 and all of 2017 and the 16 months since the last 990 figures were made available, that would be about an additional $325,000 — or a total of $920,437.

The only person documented in the 990s to have been paid more was former Executive Director Nina Orville. She received the astounding sum of $644,269 over a two-year period. By contrast, current Executive Director Noam Bramson is paid an annual salary of $185,000.

At the time Orville was being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, the total revenue of Sustainable Westchester was $3,989,676; 16% of total revenue was going to Orville — an investigation for another day.

Year / Salary / SW Revenue / Salary as % of Revenue

  • 2022 $205,617 ($1,768,093) 12%
  • 2021 $438,652 ($2,221,583) 20%

Westchester Power, also referred to as the Sustainable Westchester Community Choice Aggregation Program or CCA, is a community-based bulk energy purchasing program. Westchester Power is a program initiated and implemented by Sustainable Westchester, Inc, on behalf of member municipalities that have chosen to participate in the program. Sustainable Westchester is a non-profit organization. Westchester Power provides residents and small business electric customers a locally chosen alternative (known as an Energy Service COmpany or ESCO) to the state-mandated utility. Con Edison for Southern Westchester; NYSEG for Northern Westchester.

Dan Welsh not only runs Westchester Power, he is Westchester Power, according to the DPS:

Lewisboro Legal Opinion

At a Town Board meeting on April 26, 2021, Lewisboro Town Attorney Greg Folchetti described a discussion he had with two board members — Welsh and Richard Sklarin — about concerns raised by Sklarin and members of the public that Welsh had a conflict of interest based on his role as an employee of Sustainable Westchester and a member of the Lewisboro Town Board.

Folchetti said that over a period of years (covering the original Sustainable Westchester agreement and subsequent renewals) Welsh sought and obtained a legal opinion from Folchetti’s predecessor, former Town Attorney Anthony Molé as to whether or not there was a conflict with Welsh voting on Sustainable Westchester agreements. Folchetti said Molé gave those opinions to Welsh and Welsh gave them to Folchetti. They have not been made public. We have asked Welsh for the opinions and all related documents, but he has not replied.

Folchetti said he reviewed the legal opinions provided to him by Welsh and concurred with Molé’s opinion that there is no actual conflict with Welsh voting on any of the future agreements or any past agreements.

Without proving any legal citations, Folchetti asserted that the “standard for conflict is direct financial conflict”. No, it is not.

“For me, it was always going back to the agreements and their renewals and what I have learned from them is what I learned from Dan, with just the structure of the organization, I don’t have a concern about a conflict… it’s not really a standard of an appearance of impropriety, it’s really an actual conflict within your Code of Ethics.”

“And again, you are certainly free to seek any advisory opinions from your board of ethics if you don’t have one, I know you have a couple of members, I don’t know if they’re active. You can always refer it to the County if any board member wanted something other than my opinion on it and the County could do that if you don’t have a duly constituted board which, by the way, you’re not required to have, you’re only required to have a code which you do have.”

It is so hard to imagine how two licensed attorneys could reach such absurd, unfounded conclusions that it’s difficult to know where to begin.

As Folchetti cites two sources for his legal opinion — Dan Welsh and the Lewisboro ethics policy — we will start with what is in the Town Code regarding ethics.

Lewisboro Board of Ethics

The Lewisboro Board of Ethics was established in 1970 under GML 18.

Under the Town Code, Lewisboro has been required to have a Board of Ethics for more than five decades. If the Town Board decides, it can remove the relevant section of the Town Code and eliminate the requirement to have a Board of Ethics, but until then, it is required despite Folchetti’s legal opinion.

It is difficult to know anything about the Lewisboro Board of Ethics because it operates, if it operates at all, shrouded in secrecy. Folchetti describes it as essentially non-functional at the time.

The Town Clerk said Lewisboro Board of Ethics members are not appointed to defined terms of office, that they serve at the pleasure of the Town Board — not the sort of independence constituents concerned with ethical conduct by town officials might want for political appointees who can be removed on a whim if they take action that displeases members of the Town Board.

  • Chairman Lawrence Mandelker was appointed to the Lewisboro Board of Ethics on April 15, 1987.
  • William Schecter was appointed to the Lewisboro Board of Ethics on February 10, 1999.
  • Eileen Nadelson was appointed to the Lewisboro Board of Ethics on December 18, 2023
  • Ciorsdan Conran, a Town Employee, was appointed to the Lewisboro Board of Ethics on January 9, 2024

Board members choose their Chairman.

It is axiomatic that Mandelker and Schecter need to be removed and replaced, given the routine ethical violations by Welsh on their watch.

The Lewisboro Ethics Code contains a laughably hostile, antagonistic, “barbarians at the gate” preamble that appears to sum up nicely Lewisboro’s attitude towards transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct among its employees and elected officials:

In the light of a tendency today on the part of some people to downgrade our local governments and to discredit our public servants and our free institutions generally, it appears necessary that every effort be made to assure the highest caliber of public administration of this Town as part of our state’s important system of local government.

Who precisely Lewisboro officials imagine they are defying with their inflammatory rhetoric or the we-will-show-you tone of what happens when you downgrade and discredit the public servants of the town, Lewisboro makes no effort to assure even the bare minimum of ethical conduct in its public administration as evidenced by allowing a Town Board member to act in his interest for almost a decade while the Board of Ethics sits dormant.

The Lewisboro ethics code applies to any officer or employee of the Town of Lewisboro, whether paid or unpaid, whether serving in a full-time, part-time or advisory capacity — each considered a “town employee”.

The ethics code applies to Dan Welsh.

Dan Welsh has violated every aspect of the town’s conflict of interest rules.

Folchetti claims he concurs with Molé that the standard for conflict in the Lewisboro ethics policy is “direct financial conflict”. No, it is not, and if he actually believes that he did not bother to read § 18-4 of the Town Code.

The standard in Lewisboro is “any interest, financial or otherwise, direct or indirect”.

If you click the link below to § 18-4 and read it, you will have done more legal research on Welsh’s conflict of interest than Folchetti and Molé combined.

§ 18–4 Conflicts of interest: No Town employee shall have any interest, financial or otherwise, direct or indirect or engage in any business or transaction or professional activity or incur any obligation of any nature which is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of his duties in the public interest.

§ 18-5 General standards.

A. No Town employee shall accept other employment which will impair his independence of judgment in the exercise of his official duties.

B. No Town employee shall accept employment or engage in any business or professional activity which will require him to disclose confidential information which he has gained by reason of his official position or authority.

C. No Town employee shall engage in any transaction as representative or agent of the Town with any business entity in which he has a direct or indirect financial interest that might reasonably tend to conflict with the proper discharge of his official duties.

D. A Town employee shall not by his conduct give reasonable basis for the impression that any person can improperly influence him or unduly enjoy his favor in the performance of his official duties or that he is affected by the kinship, rank, position or influence of any party or person.

F. Each Town employee shall endeavor to pursue a course of conduct which will not raise suspicion among the public that he is likely to be engaged in acts that are in violation of his trust.

G. No Town employee employed on a full-time basis nor any firm or association of which such employee is a member nor corporation a substantial portion of the stock of which is owned or controlled directly or indirectly by such employee, shall sell goods or services to any person, firm, corporation, or association which is licensed or whose rates are fixed by the Town in which such employee serves or is employed.

Under § 18-6, Welsh may be fined, suspended or removed from office in the manner provided by law.

Folchetti and Molé did not even mention New York State law, including General Municipal Law 18, which is the basis on which Lewisboro has an ethics code. GML 18 requires Lewisboro to have an ethics code. They likewise ignored New York Public Officers Law.

Under General Municipal Law §803, a Town Board member must publicly disclose his or her interest in a Non-Profit (such as being paid over $100,000 a year) each time it becomes apparent the Town may enter into a contract with the Non-Profit, and that written disclosure must be made part of and set forth in the official record of the proceedings of the Board. Further, the Councilmember shall promptly recuse himself/ herself from acting on a matter before the city when acting on the matter or failing to act on the matter.

In short, a Councilmember must disclose, recuse, and abstain.

The Lewisboro Town Clerk declined to provide dates of meetings where “Sustainable Westchester” appears as a complete phrase in the meeting minutes, so we conducted a manual search of the Town of Lewisboro website. Our search returned dozens of meetings where the Minutes from Town Board meetings have “Sustainable Westchester” as a complete phrase but the database is poorly designed, and not set up for Boolean searches, so it proved impossible to generate a single, comprehensive list of meetings based on only that phrase — finding such meetings is mostly of the needle-haystack variety of searching.

While we most likely did not identify every meeting where Sustainable Westchester was discussed or legislation acted upon, we found many, and more than enough to conclusively demonstrate that Dan Welsh is a serial violator of conflict of interest laws at the state and local level.

We filed a public records request with the Town Clerk for Conflict of Interest Forms filed by Welsh since 2014 and were told that no such records exist because Lewisboro does not require employees or elected officials to file disclosure forms.

There is no record in the meeting minutes we reviewed of Dan Welsh ever disclosing his interest in Sustainable Westchester at Lewisboro Board meetings.

We found no written disclosure “made part of and set forth in the official record of the proceedings” of the Town Board.

We cannot be certain if there were verbal disclosures before 2020. The minutes we reviewed do not reference any verbal disclosures, but the publicly accessible video record is incomplete.

Lewisboro Town Board Meeting Videos

Lewisboro TV, the local cable TV access channel, has a seemingly random assortment of videos online. The Lewisboro YouTube channel operated by Lewisboro TV, created on June 22, 2012, appears to have every Town Board meeting from January 21, 2020, to April 29, 2024, but videos of just 8 meetings between June 22, 2012, and January 21, 2020:

June 25, 2012

June 30, 2012

August 13, 2012

October 9, 2012 (Parts 1 & 2)

November 19, 2012

March 18, 2013

December 15, 2014

March 23, 2015

Welsh not only never recused himself from board discussions of Sustainable Westchester, he was actively involved in discussions of Sustainable Westchester — introducing the discussions, leading the discussions, making motions, casting votes, even making presentations to the Town Board from his seat on the dais but as the Program Director of Westchester Power; he routinely used the term “we” and “us” interchangeably to refer to Lewisboro, the Town Board, Westchester Power, and Sustainable Westchester.

Welsh made presentations as a Sustainable Westchester employee at eight Town Board meetings: January 7, 2019 (new Sustainable Westchester contract); January 22, 2019 (Westchester Power Program Renewal); February 25, 2019 (Westchester Power Bid Results); September 23, 2019 (Sustainable Westchester Solar Programs); January 21, 2020 (Sustainable Westchester Annual Meeting); April 27, 2020 (Sustainable Westchester presentation by Jasmine Graham Westchester Power Program Update); August 31, 2020 (Westchester Power Program Update); April 12, 2021 (Westchester Power Program Update, intro by Welsh followed by Paul Presendian, an Outreach Coordinator with Sustainable Westchester); November 8, 2021 (Nick Tedrow from Westchester Power with Welsh following up).

Welsh voted on Resolutions benefiting Sustainable Westchester five times: July 13, 2015 (public hearing on CCA, enabling legislation); January 8, 2018 (membership in Sustainable Westchester); January 22, 2019 (Westchester Power Program Renewal); September 9, 2019 (Pay as you Throw/Sustainable Westchester); July 13, 2020 (Authorize Supervisor to Sign Sustainable Westchester MOU).

Welsh has never disclosed or recused although the meeting minutes we reviewed indicated he abstained four times: twice on January 22, 2019 (switch to the renewable energy supply with Westchester Power Community Choice Aggregation; authorize the Supervisor to sign a MOU with Westchester Power Community Choice Aggregation); July 26, 2021 (authorize the Supervisor to sign the Westchester Power MOU); November 8, 2021 (authorize the Supervisor to sign the Sustainable Westchester MOU).

Our assessment is that Lewisboro meeting minutes are not reliable, so need to be compared to corresponding meeting videos.

We were unable to confirm Welsh abstained twice on January 22, 2019, as stated in the meeting minutes because there is no publicly accessible video. On July 26, 2021, video shows Welsh voting AYE, but the approved minutes falsely state he abstained. We were able to confirm he did not vote on November 8, 2021, but in the video depicting a roll-call vote, Welsh says “recuse” not “abstain” when his name is called by the Town Clerk. Had Welsh recused, he would not have been in the room at all during the Sustainable Westchester Agenda Item. Had he abstained he would have had to state a reason for abstaining and that reason would have to have been entered into the meeting minutes. None of this happened.

Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

Altogether, based on video on the Town website and public records, Welsh committed dozens of violations of New York State law and committed numerous ethics violations at the state and local level.

Most significantly, on July 13, 2015, Welsh voted to hold the Public Hearing on the Community Choice Aggregation Energy Program then voted in support of a Resolution adopting an amendment to the Town code, referred to as “enabling legislation”, which was submitted by Sustainable Westchester to the Department of Public Service in order for Lewisboro to be part of the Sustainable Westchester Community Choice Aggregation Program.

According to his LinkedIN profile, Welsh was hired by Sustainable Westchester in September 2016. According to his Facebook profile, Welch worked at the Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium.

According to the Sustainable Westchester website, Sustainable Westchester is the successor organization to the Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium, which combined with the Southern Westchester Energy Action Consortium to become Sustainable Westchester.

Dan Welsh has been a core team member with Sustainable Westchester and its predecessor organization, the Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium (NWEAC), since its formation in 2009. He was a part of the original team that created the Energize NY initiative and served as vice-chairman of the NWEAC Executive Committee. Dan then served on the Sustainable Westchester formation steering committee. Since September 2016, as an employee of Sustainable Westchester, Dan’s responsibilities include business operations and program development for Westchester Power, New York State’s first Community Choice Aggregation Program.

Whether by the name Sustainable Westchester or Westchester Power or Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium, the conflict of interest is the same.

This also suggests Welsh had a separate conflict of interest with Lewisboro and the Energize NY (PACE) Loan Program when he voted to authorize Lewisboro membership in the Energize NY (PACE) Loan Program and voted to authorize the Supervisor to sign a municipal agreement with the Energize NY (PACE) Loan Program on March 18, 2013. This line of inquiry is beyond the scope of our current investigation.

In 2015, when Lewisboro initially joined the CCA, it was as part of the pilot program,

The Commission subsequently adopted requirements for filing Implementation Plans, which include all the same information, except the Local Law, which is only required for the initial approval to join. The approved Sustainable Westchester Implementation Plan for the current contract includes details for all participating municipalities, including Lewisboro.

Today, Lewisboro is part of the Sustainable Westchester’s Appendix B NYSEG Aggregation. Linked below are the Appendix B implementation plan, Appendix B notification letters, and subsequent Staff approval for both. Lewisboro is second on the list in the group.

Appendix B (NYSEG) update 2018-12-20

Appendix B (NYSEG) update 2020-07-08

Appendix B (NYSEG) update 2021-08-02

Appendix B (NYSEG) update 2021-12-10

Opt-out letter package 2024

The “enabling legislation” adopted with Welsh’s vote on July 13, 2015, is required by the New York State Public Service Commission to authorize a municipality to participate in a Community Choice Aggregation such as that offered by Sustainable Westchester. As all subsequent CCA agreements are based on Lewisboro’s application packet filed with the PSC in 2015, under the legal doctrine known as fruit of the poisonous tree, all subsequent CCA contracts and Memorandums of Understanding between the Town of Lewisboro and Sustainable Westchester are null, void, and wholly unenforceable.

Despite the illegal votes, the Town of Lewisboro implemented the invalid Sustainable Westchester contracts anyway, which cost Lewisboro ratepayers huge sums of money due to inflated electric bills based on bad fixed rate sustainable energy contracts which proved far more costly than the standard variable rate electric rate from NYSEG, the local regulated utility.

Lohud: Electric customers of Sustainable Westchester pay $48M more with 2-year renewables pact

We have a pending public records request for all MOUs for Sustainable Westchester and the Town of Lewisboro Community Choice Aggregation Program and all other Executed Agreements with Sustainable Westchester.

Tangled Web

The Sustainable Westchester Board is a tangled web of personal relationships, political allies, conflicts, and self-interest.

To take but one example among many, former New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson is the recently hired Executive Director of Sustainable Westchester. Bramson is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Sustainable Westchester. As Mayor, and thus a “Chief Elected Official”, and so a member of the Sustainable Westchester Members Committee, Bramson voted to appoint neighbor and political ally New Rochelle Council Member Sara Kaye to the Sustainable Westchester Board of Directors in February 2021, after he left the Board. Bramson voted to re-appoint Sara Goddard to the Sustainable Westchester Board of Directors. Goddard is a Rye City Council member. Goddard appointed New Rochelle Council Member Sara Kaye to the search committee formed to hire a new Executive Director. Kaye and Goddard — along with other Board members appointed with Bramson’s vote — voted to hire Bramson as Executive Director in May 2023. Kaye and Goddard approved a generous compensation package for Bramson that includes bonuses for revenue from municipal contracts with Sustainable Westchester, including contracts approved by Goddard (Rye) and Bramson and Kaye (New Rochelle) through illegal votes.

On December 1, 2023, the New Rochelle Board of Ethics ruled that both Bramson and Kaye violated New York State Law, the New Rochelle City Charter and state and local ethics laws by failing to disclose their interest in Sustainable Westchester when the non-profit was discussed at New Rochelle City Council meetings. The ethics board determined that all contracts with Sustainable Westchester, all approved by votes from Bramson and/or Kaye, were null, void, and wholly unenforceable.

Ramos-Herbert succeeded Bramson as Mayor, with his support, after Bramson unexpectedly announced he would not run for re-election for Mayor on November 21, 2022, days before Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced on December 19, 2022, she was dropping a criminal investigation of Bramson based on his unlawful attempts to pressure City Manager Charles B. Strome to appoint him New Rochelle Development Commissioner and rescind a promotion of Kathleen Gill to become Deputy City Manager. Rocah did not exonerate Bramson as he sought to portray, but instead decided there was “legally insufficient evidence to support criminal charges”.

Ramos-Herbert failed to disclose her interest in Sustainable Westchester and voted on a replacement contract with Sustainable Westchester on February 20, 2024, resulting in a new ethics complaint filed by Robert Cox. On March 25, 2024, Ramos-Herbert and Noam Bramson conspired with others to “fire” Gill as New Rochelle City Manager to protect the interests of Sustainable Westchester by interfering with an ethics decision against Ramos-Herbert which should have resulted in nullifying the February 20, 2024, replacement contract with Sustainable Westchester.

The February 20, 2024, vote should never have happened because it is predicated on the 2015 enabling legislation previously declared null, void and unenforceable.

Why Noam Bramson Took Out Kathleen Gill as New Rochelle City Manager

Kathleen Gill was removed as City Manager because she became an existential threat to Sustainable Westchester.

She is the only person to ever terminate a municipal contract with Sustainable Westchester, she did so while announcing plans to put any future energy aggregation contracts out to bid — contracts that would be opt-in not opt-out — a death knell for Sustainable Westchester.

As far as Noam Bramson was concerned, she had to go — and fast.

We have called for a criminal investigation based on our reporting above.

Review of Minutes and Video

We compiled a video of every mention of Sustainable Westchester we could locate during Lewisboro Town Board Meetings from January 2020 to the present.

We have asked the Town Clerk if there are more videos of Town Board meetings elsewhere. If so, we will FOIL for every available video not already published online and edit relevant excerpts into a new compilation video.

The video is not intended for the casual viewer/ reader but rather evidence for a future ethics complaint or investigation by an outside agency.

For those who wish to review the video, we have a list of timestamps (and below the relevant sections of the meeting minutes). As you watch, consider that Dan Welsh was never allowed to be in the room when the board was discussing or voting on anything related to Sustainable Westchester, yet he is always present and actively engaged, often leading discussions, asking rhetorical questions, making motions, and voting — all illegal acts.

This includes after a meeting on April 26, 2021, where he states, “in the future, if votes come up, I will recuse myself… I’m happy to recuse myself just so those questions don’t get raised.”

In our review of hundreds of meeting minutes and hours of meeting video from 2015 to the present, there is not a single instance of Welsh recusing himself from a town board meeting where Sustainable Westchester was discussed.

Three months later, on July 26, 2021, the next Board meeting when the Town Board voted on a Resolution to authorize the Town Supervisor to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Sustainable Westchester, Welsh leads the meeting, brings up the Agenda item on the Sustainable Westchester MOU, makes a presentation on what is contained in the MOU, makes the motion to adopt the Resolution, then votes AYE to adopt the Resolution.

The minutes for the meeting do not reflect what is depicted in the video recording of the meeting. Welsh is listed as having abstained. He did not. If he had abstained, he would have been required to give a reason for doing so. As he did not abstain, he offered no explanation, and none is recorded in the official record.

In a March 4, 2024, Welsh is reported to have made more false statements in an article by David McKay Wilson in The Journal News:

Among Sustainable Westchester’s longtime employees is Westchester Power Program Director Dan Welsh, who has served on the Lewisboro Town Board since 2008. Welsh said he abstains from voting on Sustainable Westchester contracts.

What he appears to actually be claiming is he does not vote on board resolutions that empower the Town Supervisor to sign MOUs with Sustainable Westchester. Or, he is claiming that on occasion he abstains.

From 2015 until today, Welsh may have “not voted” on three such resolutions, but we could only confirm one, on November 8, 2021. During that meeting he said he would be recusing himself but remained throughout the entire Sustainable Westchester discussion and vote. When there was a roll-call vote by the Town Clerk — not done for any other votes on resolutions involving Sustainable Westchester — Welsh said “recuse” not “abstain” which is nonsensical because recuse means to leave the room for the entire Agenda item not remain for the entire discussion then not vote AYE or NAY. Had he actually abstained by saying “abstain” he was required to provide a reason which he did not provide. Had he stated his reason was his having a conflict of interest it would highlight his failure to remove himself from the room for the board discussion and vote. The minutes for the meeting state Welsh abstained, but no explanation is provided as to why.

Along with the video, we reviewed the Minutes of every Lewisboro Board Meeting we could find which references Sustainable Westchester and excerpted the relevant sections. We then compiled the video clips into a single video of 2 hours and 12 minutes.

January 21, 2020 (0:00)

February 11, 2020 (0:47)

February 24, 2020 (1:55)

April 27, 2020 (2:11)

May 11, 2020 (20:37)

July 13, 2020 (22:33)

August 31, 2020 (27:44)

September 14, 2020 (28:30)

September 28, 2020 (37:36)

October 26, 2020 (42:04)

April 12, 2021 (45:36)

April 26, 2021 (47:15)

July 26, 2021 (1:33:37)

October 25, 2021 (1:38:56)

November 8, 2021 (1:39:25)

January 24, 2022

March 14, 2022 (2:07:08)

Given the limitations of the search capability of the Lewisboro website, we expect there may be meetings — minutes and possibly video — that we did not locate and review. Below is a list of the meetings we did find. In each case, there were meeting minutes, not always entirely accurate, and we carefully reviewed those minutes.

July 13, 2015

October 23, 2017

January 8, 2018

February 12, 2018

August 27, 2018

January 7, 2019

January 12, 2019

January 22, 2019

February 25, 2019

March 6, 2019

April 22, 2019

August 26, 2019

September 9, 2019

September 23, 2019

January 21, 2020

February 11, 2020

February 24, 2020

April 27, 2020

May 11, 2020

July 13, 2020

August 31, 2020

September 14, 2020

September 28, 2020

October 26, 2020

April 12, 2021

April 26, 2021

July 26, 2021

October 25, 2021

November 8, 2021

January 24, 2022

March 14, 2022

We excerpted the relevant portion of the minutes for each of the meetings listed above.

July 13, 2015

Minutes

PUBLIC HEARING – Community Choice Aggregation Energy Program

Mr. Parsons called the public hearing to order.

There was no objection to the time or form of the public notice (attached). Mr. Parsons called for comments from the public.

On motion by Mr. Parsons, seconded by Mr. Kelly, the Board voted as follows:

THE VOTE:

Yes – Parsons, DeLucia, Kelly, Pappalardo, Welsh (5)

No – None (0)

Absent – None (0)

RESOLUTION

RESOLVED, that the public hearing for the proposed local law amending Chapter 107, to add Article Il entitled “Community Choice Aggregation (Energy) Program”, is closed.

COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION ENERGY PROGRAM – Revised Local Law

Adopted

On motion by Mr. Parsons, seconded by Mr. Welsh, the Board voted as follows:

THE VOTE:

Yes – Parsons, DeLucia, Kelly, Pappalardo, Welsh (5)

No – None (0)

Absent – None (0)

RESOLUTION

RESOLVED, that Chapter 107, to add Article Il entitled Community Choice Aggregation (Energy) Program” of the Town Code of the Town of Lewisboro, has been amended as follows:

October 23, 2017

Minutes

SUSTAINABLE WESTCHESTER – Electric Machinery

Mr. Welsh stated that Sustainable Westchester held a workshop on electric commercial machinery such as tractors, stand on mowers, etc. About 20 people from various highway and department of public works departments were in attendance.

January 8, 2018

Minutes

MEMBERSHIPS – Authority to Join Organizations and Pay Dues

On motion by Mr. Pappalardo, seconded by Mr. Welsh, the Board voted as follows:

THE VOTE:

Yes – Parsons, Crimmins, Gonçalves, Pappalardo, Welsh (5)

No – None (0)

Absent – None (0)

RESOLUTION

RESOLVED, that memberships in the following professional organizations for 2018 are approved, and the required 2018 dues be paid:

Association of Towns of NYS

New York Planning Federation

Sustainable Westchester

Westchester Municipal Officials Association

Westchester Putnam Association of Town Supervisors

Westchester Municipal Planning Federation

February 12, 2018

Minutes

ELECTRIC LEAF BLOWERS – Comment

Ms. Crimmins stated that she is happy that the discussion of electric leaf blowers has been brought up as she has received many comments from residents that not only are the gas leaf blowers noisy but they are bad for the environment. Mr. Welsh also added that with recent power outages comes the noise and pollution from generators. Sustainable Westchester is working on solutions that would help alleviate this.

August 27, 2018

Minutes

CLEAN HEAT – Request for Information (RFI)

On motion by Mr. Welsh, seconded by Mr. Gonçalves, the Board voted as follows:

THE VOTE:

Yes – Parsons, Crimmins, Gonçalves, Welsh (4)

No – None (0)

Absent – Pappalardo (1)

RESOLUTION

Clean Heat Campaign Endorsement Resolution

WHEREAS, the reduction in the use of fossil fuels and increase in energy efficiency has environmental and economic benefits both locally and globally; and

WHEREAS, energy used for heating and cooling buildings accounts for about 60% of energy used in New York State; and

WHEREAS, high efficiency heat pump technologies are becoming more affordable and widespread; and

WHEREAS, energy efficiency measures can be beneficially combined with heat pump technologies to maximize economic and environmental benefits; and

WHEREAS, the building energy efficiency project “soft costs” such as customer acquisition and sales can be reduced by trusted brokers such as community based organizations and local governments through public education; and

WHEREAS, the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is encouraging the adoption of renewable, clean heating and cooling technologies through it’s Clean Heating and Cooling Initiative; and

WHEREAS, the Solarize model for “soft cost” reduction has been highly successful in Lewisboro and elsewhere in New York and

WHEREAS, Sustainable Westchester has been awarded funding from NYSERDA to administer “HeatSmart” campaigns modeled after Solarize to assist communities to bringing “clean heating and cooling” technologies to Westchester communities; and

WHEREAS, Sustainable Westchester has issued a “Request for Information” (RFI), soliciting interest from communities which wish to participate in a clean heat campaign; and

WHEREAS, The Town of Lewisboro’s Sustainability Advisory Committee has indicated an interest in joining in the RFI submission being organized by Bedford 2020; now,

THEREFORE, be it RESOLVED, that the Town of Lewisboro endorses the goals of the NYSERDA Clean Heating and Cooling initiative and Town’s participation in the Bedford 2020/Town of Bedford submission.

January 7, 2019

Minutes

WESTCHESTER POWER PROGRAM – Renewal

Mr. Welsh stated that the Westchester Power Program contract is coming up for renewal in April and he sent a red lined contract to the Supervisor to forward on to the town attorney. Mr. Welsh stated there are two material differences in this contract. They are not including the time of use customers as part of the automatic enrollment and they will be purchasing the renewable energy component through New York State sources.

Mr. Welsh also stated he will give a presentation/update about the program at the Lewisboro Library conference room at 2PM on Saturday January 12th.

January 12, 2019

Presentation on the Westchester Power Program

Dan Welsh, Sustainable Westchester’s Program Director (and Lewisboro Town Councilman), will give a presentation/update about the program as well as the other SW environmental initiatives at the Lewisboro Library conference room at 2 PM on Saturday January 12th.

Following the session Mr. Welsh will be available for the remainder of the afternoon (till library closing at 4) to answer questions or to help residents understand the components of their bill (please bring a copy if you have specific issues you’d like help with).

Contact Mr. Welsh at dan@westchesterpower.org with any questions or if you can’t make it but would like additional information.

The supply contract for the 5 towns in the NYSEG territory ends on April 30, 2019 and Sustainable Westchester is organizing bidding for the new contract.

January 22, 2019

Minutes

WESTCHESTER POWER PROGRAM – Renewal (8:22 – 8:50 p.m.)

Mr. Welsh gave a presentation on the Westchester Power 2019, which is a community bulk electricity purchasing program (see the attached presentation).

On motion by Ms. Crimmins, seconded by Mr. Gonçalves, the Board voted as follows:

THE VOTE:

Yes – Parsons, Crimmins, Gonçalves, Pappalardo (4)

Abstain – Welsh (1)

Absent – None (0)

RESOLUTION

RESOLVED, that the Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Westchester Power Community Choice Aggregation.

On motion by Mr. Pappalardo, seconded by Mr. Gonçalves, the Board voted as follows:

THE VOTE:

Yes – Parsons, Crimmins, Gonçalves, Pappalardo (4)

Abstain – Welsh (1)

Absent – None (0)

RESOLUTION

RESOLVED, that the Town Board does authorize the switch to the renewable energy supply with Westchester Power Community Choice Aggregation.

February 25, 2019

Minutes

WESTCHESTER POWER PROGRAM – Bid Results (10:12 – 10:17 p.m.)

Dan Welsh informed the Board that an award was made on the NYSEG bid results and a new contract would begin on May 1. Details from Westchester Power and Sustainable Westchester are as follows:

March 6, 2019

Heat Smart Lewisboro program

HeatSmart Westchester is a program of Sustainable Westchester and Energize NY, and sponsored by NYSERDA.

April 22, 2019

Minutes

SUSTAINABILITY – Energize NY and Heat Smart Campaign

Mr. Welsh reminded everyone that Energize has the homeowner energy efficiency program along with the HeatSmart Campaign. More information can be found at Heatsmartwestchester.org and

energizeny.org.

August 26, 2019

Minutes

GLOBAL WARMING – Discussion (8:08 – 8:38 p.m.)

Mr. Welsh stated another idea he would like to reintroduce would be the pay-as-you-throw trash program. He explained that a few years back a few carters sent out a scare letter saying that garbage would be all over the streets and that there would be curbside pick-up only.

back to the Town Board with some very specific items.

The Board and Ms. Harckham feel that the Lewisboro Sustainability Committee should come back to the Town Board with some very specific items.

September 9, 2019

PAY AS YOU THROW – Discussion

Mr. Welsh stated that at the last meeting they again briefly discussed the idea of “Pay As Yo Throw” garbage removal. Mr. Welsh stated that the Board seemed agreeable to looking into again so he wanted to get their approval for a resolution to express interest. This program can be can based or bag based and garage pick up would be possible. This would mean the Town would go out for a request for proposal (RFP) and the Town would eventually move to municipal garbage.

On motion by Mr. Welsh, seconded by Ms. Crimmins, the Board voted as follows:

THE VOTE:

Yes – Crimmins, Parsons, Gonçalves, Pappalardo, Welsh (5)

No – None (0)

Absent – None (0)

RESOLUTION

Whereas Pay As You Throw (PAYT) trash collection is utilized in many communities in the North East and elsewhere to achieve better environmental results and lower costs, therefore,

Resolved, that the Town Of Lewisboro is interested in exploring the possibility of instituting As You Throw garbage collection and requests Sustainable Westchester to develop a propos review.

September 23, 2019

Minutes

SUSTAINABLE WESTCHESTER – Solar Programs (8:42 – 8:53 p.m.)

Dan Welsh made a presentation on the Sustainable Westchester Solar Programs (see attached)

January 21, 2020

Minutes

SUSTAINABLE WESTCHESTER – Annual Meeting

Supervisor Parsons thanked Mr. Welsh along with Sustainable Westchester for holding a very informative annual meeting for Sustainable Westchester.

February 11, 2020

Minutes

SUSTAINABLE WESTCHESTER- Community Solar Workshop

Mr. Welsh stated that the Lewisboro Sustainability Committee will host an informational forum on solar options for savings on your electric bills. The forum will be held at the Lewisboro Library on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

February 24, 2020

Minutes

SUSTAINABLE WESTCHESTER- Community Solar Workshop

Mr. Welsh stated that the Lewisboro Sustainability Committee hosted an informational forum on solar options for savings on your electric bills. The forum was held at the Lewisboro Library on Saturday, February 22 and approximately 25 people were in attendance.

April 27, 2020

WESTCHESTER POWER PROGRAM – Update (7:42 – 8:00 p.m.)

Dan Welsh introduced Jasmine Graham from Westchester Power who made a presentation regarding the updates with the Westchester Power Program. (see attached).

Supervisor Parsons asked Ms. Graham if Westchester Power would be offering day/night rates.

Ms. Graham stated that the suppliers were able to provide them with day/night rates however they were not favorable. They will continue to ask suppliers for this and if they become financially favorable, they certainly will include them.

Supervisor Parsons suggested that Mr. Welsh reach out specifically to smaller neighborhood groups such as Oakridge, the garden club, etc. to inform them about community solar. Mr. Welsh will continue to set up workshops.

The Board thanked Ms. Graham for a very informative presentation.

May 11, 2020

Minutes

SUSTAINABLE WESTCHESTER – Community Solar

Mr. Welsh stated that he received information back about the community solar potential for the Town accounts. Some are small accounts and they can be signed up in the same way as residential. There is 10% in solar credits, which would equate to about $400. There are other anchor accounts that would qualify for discounts and that could save the town as much as $6,000 per year.

July 13, 2020

Minutes

WESTCHESTER POWER PROGRAM – Authorize Supervisor to Sign MOU

On motion by Mr. Welsh, seconded by Ms. Crimmins, the Board voted as follows:

THE VOTE:

Yes – Parsons, Castelhano, Crimmins, Gonçalves, Welsh (5)

No – None (0)

Absent – None (0)

RESOLUTION

RESOLVED, that the Town Board does approve the Westchester Power Participatio

Memorandum of Understanding and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Town Board does authorize the Supervisor to sign the MOU.

COMMUNITY SOLAR – Authorize Letter to be signed by Supervisor and Mailed to Residents

On motion by Mr. Welsh, seconded by Ms. Crimmins, the Board voted as follows:

THE VOTE:

Yes – Parsons, Castelhano, Crimmins, Gonçalves, Welsh (5)

No – None (0)

Absent – None (0)

RESOLUTION

RESOLVED, that the Town Board does approve the Community Solar Letter to be sent out t residents stating that they can save up to 10% on their electric bill with Westchester Power and b it further

RESOLVED, that the Town Board does authorize the Supervisor to sign said letter.

August 31, 2020

Minutes

WESTCHESTER POWER PROGRAM – Update

Mr. Welsh stated that about 115 residents have signed up for the solar program so he feels this is a good response to the latest letter that was sent by the Town. He stated that is a lot of clean energy on the grid and he thanked all the residents who are in that program and saving money.

September 14, 2020

WESTCHESTER POWER PROGRAM – Update (8:03 – 8:11 p.m.)

Mr. Welsh introduced Jasmine Graham, from Westchester Power who made a presentation to the Board regarding bid results and 2021 contracts (see attached). The Board thanked Ms. Graham for a thorough presentation.

September 28, 2020

Minutes

PUBLIC COMMENT I

SUSTAINABLE WESTCHESTER – Pricing

Tim Cronin, South Salem resident, stated that he believes, based on the information that is being presented by the town, that the average NYSEG bill for a Lewisboro resident will go up $30 per month. Mr. Cronin stated that looking at his bill over the past year, the kilowatt hour charge is 5.1 cents per kilowatt hour and the program that the town is signing its residents up for is going to charge anywhere from 6.7 to 7.1 cents per kilowatt hour. Mr. Cronin feels that for Supervisor Parsons to make a statement to residents that they will be saving 10% on their electric bill, he should be taking a closer look at that.

Mr. Welsh stated that those are two separate programs; the power supply program is Westchester Power and the 10% savings is the Community Solar subscription. If you sign up for that you are guaranteed 10% savings on your entire bill, including the delivery. Mr. Welsh invited Mr. Cronin to reach out to him via email or phone to discuss this further.

Jim O’Connor, Vista resident, stated that Dan Welsh is a program director for Sustainable Westchester who made approximately $115,000 in 2018 and their website has not been updated to reflect 2019. Mr. O’Connor feels that there is something ethically wrong with this and he would like the Town Board to investigate.

He invited town residents to look at Sustainable Westchester’s website and to look at the Form 990.

SUSTAINABLE WESTCHESTER’S OPT-OUT COMMUNITY SOLAR PROGRAM –

Authorize Supervisor to Sign Letter

On motion by Mr. Welsh, seconded by Ms. Crimmins, the Board voted as follows:

THE VOTE:

Yes – Parsons, Castelhano, Crimmins, Gonçalves, Welsh (5)

No – None (0)

Absent – None (0)

RESOLUTION

RESOLVED, that the Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign a letter of support for Sustainable Westchester’s Opt-Out Community Solar Program.

October 26, 2020

Minutes

SUSTAINABLE WESTCHESTER –

Jim O’Connor, Vista resident, again questioned Mr. Welsh about his position and salary with

Sustainable Westchester.

April 12, 2021

Minutes

WESTCHESTER POWER PROGRAM – Update (8:10 – 8:49 p.m.)

Mr. Welch introded Paul Presendian, an Outreach Coordinator with Sustainable Westchester who gave an update / presentation on the Community Aggregation Program (see attached).

April 26, 2021

Minutes

ETHICS BOARD – Reconvene

Bill Bongiorno, South Salem resident feels that the town needs to reconvene the ethics board and revise the town’s code of ethics to require public disclosure of all advisory opinions that concern potential conflicts of our elected officials.

July 26, 2021

Minutes

WESTCHESTER POWER PROGRAM – Renewal (9:11 – 9:16 p.m.)

Mr. Welsh briefly went through what is included in the Westchester Power Memorandum of Understanding. They started in 2015 with 20 municipalities and they are now up to 28. He also talked about the new innovations and the bidding process.

On motion by Mr. Gonçalves, seconded by Supervisor Parsons, the Board voted as follows:

THE VOTE:

Yes – Parsons, Crimmins, Gonçalves, Sklarin (4)

No – None (0)

Abstain – Welsh (1)

RESOLUTION

RESOLVED, that the Town Board does approve the Westchester Power Participation

Memorandum of Understanding and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Town Board does authorize the Supervisor to sign the MOU.

October 25, 2021

Minutes

SUSTAINABLE WESTCHESTER

Mr. Welsh would like to propose a policy which would have the town opting in for the energy efficient options in purchasing when there is a better return. He has put together a draft that he has presented to the Sustainability Committee for their comments and then to the Town Board.

November 8, 2021

Minutes

SUSTAINABLE WESTCHESTER – Presentation (8:24 – 8:51 p.m.)

Nick Tedrow, from Westchester Power, Sustainable Westchester, made a presentation (see attached). Mr. Welsh followed up by stating that Supervisor Parsons signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) early this year however the energy supply price was not to exceed 8.78 cents. However, the rates for renewable energy have risen which forced the company to rebid for a contract with higher maximum supply price. A new MOU with Sustainable Westchester now needs to be signed by the Supervisor with a price not to exceed 10.2 cents.

SUSTAINABLE WESTCHESTER – Authorize Supervisor to Sign MOU

On motion by Supervisor Parsons, seconded by Mr. Sklarin, the Board voted as follows:

THE VOTE:

Yes – Parsons, Crimmins, Gonçalves, Sklarin (4)

No – None (0)

Abstain – Welsh (1)

RESOLUTION

RESOLVED, that the Town Board does authorize the Supervisor to sign the Sustainable Westchester Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

January 24, 2022

Minutes

WESTCHESTER POWER

Councilman Welsh stated that notification letters for the Westchester Power electricity supply program restart are arriving in mailboxes. The letter contains all of the details about the new contract; people can contact Sustainable Westchester if they have questions.

March 14, 2022

Minutes

WESTCHESTER POWER PROGRAM

A resident questioned a Board member and his involvement with Westchester Power which she feels is collusion. Another resident also feels that this is a conflict of interest. She also asked about our Board of Ethics and who the members are.

Conclusion

The actions of Dan Welsh raise grave questions of whether he may have knowingly and deliberately violated the Lewisboro Town Charter, the Lewisboro Code of Ethics, New York State law, in particular Article 18 of the General Municipal Law, and/or other applicable laws, or policies, or aspects of the above by using his elected office to discuss, promote, advocate for or otherwise bring into being contracts with or involving Sustainable Westchester while he had a prohibited interest in Sustainable Westchester and failing to disclose that prohibited interest to his Town Board colleagues and to the public, in public meetings and failing to enter that disclosure into the official record of its proceedings at times when such contracts were discussed or voted on, failing to abstain from the discussion or vote on a matter involving Sustainable Westchester; failing to state the reason for recusing himself from such discussion or abstaining from such votes; failing to recuse himself from such discussions; and, failing to abstain from such votes.

As we wrote on February 19, 2024, we put government officials in White Plains, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Rye, Bedford, North Salem, Town of Rye, Town of Mamaroneck, Port Chester, Westchester and the New York State Assembly on our radar. The FOILs started coming back and now we are digging in.

First it was New Rochelle. Then Rye. Now it’s Lewisboro. Who’s next?

Investigation of Sustainable Westchester Expands to Cover 16 Government Officials

NOTE: We intend to support any effort by a Lewisboro resident to pursue an ethics complaint against Dan Welsh. The ethics complaint drafted against Sara Goddard for Rye is a readymade template.

Raw notes:

  • SW presenters always say ratepayers can opt-out at any time but rarely mention there is a two month delay.
  • SW presenters say their fixed price protects you from price spikes but never mention that there is no downside protection if there are price decreases
  • Dan apologizes for mistake in PPT over Pound Ridge, that he wrote it.
  • On April 12 2021 Dan Welsh and Paul Presendian present Westchester Power Program Update. After Welsh interrupts, Paul says “It sorta helps to have your boss as a sitting councilman I guess sometimes.”
  • Dan regularly uses “us” and “we” interchangeably to refer to Lewisboro, the Lewisboro Board, Westchester Power and Sustainable Westchester.
  • The absurd claims by New Rochelle Councilmember Sara Kaye who simultaneously sits on the Sustainable Westchester Board of Directors echoes the legal opinion Dan Welsh claims to have received (but has yet to produce) from former Lewisboro Town Attorney Anthony Molé. It seems possible, if not probable, than Dan Welsh is the source for the bogus legal arguments made to excuse rather blatant conflicts of interest among SW board members.
  • SW Presenter Jasmine Graham says going from one contract to another is seamless — until it was not. On November 8, 2021, SW Presenter Nick Tedrow says current contract ends Nov 30 and there will be a gap until March during which all Appendix B ratepayers revert to NYSEG, same thing happen on June 30, 2022 when Appendix A ratepayers reverted to Con Edison.
  • Nick Tedrow says natural gas is primary driver of electricity prices then attributes price increases that left SW unable to get a price below the Price to Exceed price in the Appendix B MOUs to Hurricane IDA taking Gulf Coast natural gas production offline, low storage in Europe and Asia due to 2 cold winters, LNG exports with prices in Europe 10x the U.S. price.
  • Lewisboro Town Board voted on November 8, 2021 to authorize the Supervisor to sign an MOU with a Price-not-to-Exceed of 10.2 cents per kWh.
  • Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
  • April 12, 2022, Dan Welsh makes presentation to New Rochelle City Council seeking a 6 month extension based on an MOU with a price-not-to-exceed of 12.5 cents kWh. I guess what happened is that WP did not get any bids below 12.5 cents so on June 30, 2022 the 2020 contract expired and everyone in Appendix A CCA was reverted to ConEd hence that August 2022 letter like what happened to Appendix B CCA reverting to NYSEG on November 30, 2022.
  • David McKay Wilson wrote an article published in The Journal News on March 20, 2024 in which now SW Executive Director Noam Bramson blames Ukraine War for bad fixed rate contract. Electric customers of Sustainable Westchester pay $48M more with 2-year renewables pact
  • Timing of Russian war hurt contract
  • (Sustainable Westchester Executive Director Noam) Bramson acknowledged that Sustainable Westchester’s two-year contract with customers served by Con Edison, struck at the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, soured after predictions of rising energy costs proved inaccurate.
  • Sustainable Westchester was negotiating the contract in the spring of 2022 when energy suppliers kept rates high as they braced for projected price hikes that did not materialize.
  • “This was a very challenging contract,” said Bramson, the former New Rochelle mayor. “There are risks associated with fixed-rate contracts.”
  • Dan has other sustainability topics that may or actually do entail COI: leaf blowers, pay as you throw, solarize, buy electric, PACE Loan
  • Lawrence Mandelker appeared at a Town Board meeting to support Dan Welsh on SW / COI issue. I want to get the video. I need a date. I have no details on when.
  • Lewisboro residents who were right to be concerned about Dan Welsh’s Sustainable Westchester COI (and got their hands slapped as a result)
    • Jim “Jimbo” O’Connor
      • Tim Cronin
      • Bill Bongiorno
      • Carol Cernick
      • Richard Sklarin.

If you are a Sustainable Westchester customer concerned about the ethical and legal conduct of those associated with Sustainable Westchester, you will want to consider opting-out: How to Opt-Out of Sustainable Westchester — and save big money.

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