The Hezitorial Telling
Donna Nolan has learned to spin a yarn to her family’s personal benefit by keeping her family in the money. Jimmy, her husband, is on disability. James, her oldest son is a custodian employed by Yonkers City Hall, Joe, another son, is employed by the Department of Public Works, and Nick, her other son is employed with Yonkers Parks & Recreation, and Donna, used to be employed by the Yonkers Board of Education as a cafeteria attendant. Tragedy befell the family with the killing of their son and brother Michael Nolan. When employed, as the sons all are, while Donna Nolan may still be, they did not have to take a Civil Service exam. They hold onto their patronage job without anyone questioning why they have not been required to take a Civil Service exam. It seems the family tree has been enabled to suck on the city teats without question. The Nolans are proof that it is not what you know, but who you know, and that they know how to malign the system. And they seem to know many in Yonkers who use them when they can and are likewise used by those who use them.
Donna Nolan first became known to me years ago when she made public her interest to run for public office. Prior to her interest in public service, Donna Nolan was a spokesperson singing the praises of Mike Spano. To legitimize her campaign effort for public office Donna Nolan came to challenge Shelley Meyer for NYS Assemblymember. The process seemed to be above board until Donna Nolan made public that she was withdrawing from her campaign effort because she had realized that her ailing father demanded her undivided attention. Her epiphany came to her the day after any intentioned candidates had to register. Donna Nolan withdrew 24-hours after no other individual could register their interest to enter the race. Her withdrawal from the race permitted Shelley Mayer to continue her campaign effort without opposition. Shelley Meyer was gifted the non-aggression pact by Mayor Mike Spano. Shelley Meyer would become the NYS Assemblymember. Shelley Meyer has in all her years in elected office never had any opposition.
Donna Nolan’s rise worked. It was quickly forgotten by all except the Nolans. Since those formative political years, Donna Nolan learned how to get down and dirty. She would be enabled by many political circles. Her most recent efforts have been on behalf of incumbent Yonkers City Council President Liam Mclaughlin, Esq., who is running for a second term. Donna Nolan has become the stand-in for McLaughlin at his fundraising efforts. Comfortable in her “groupie-like role” at such events, Donna Nolan collects checks and cash on behalf of his campaign functions. When asked, she is quick to satisfy the demands of the McLaughlin Campaign efforts.
Only a few days ago Donna Nolan, the registered Republican filed a petition against McLaughlin’s challenger Mike Khader, Esq., by challenging Khader’s endorsement by the Reform Party. What standing does Donna Nolan, a Republican, have over an issue regarding the Reform Party. It seems Donna Nolan has no fear in crossing lines that she should not have the right to cross. She believes, and seemingly, rightfully so, Mayor Mike Spano, Yonkers City Council President Liam McLaughlin, Esq., will keep her from suffering any legal retribution.
Even the Yonkers Police Department have been told to maintain their silence over what the Nolans have been able to get away with. The Nolans have an annual event they hold at Redmond Field. They were warned that they were not to sell beer at Redmond Field, and that drinking in the park was illegal. They not only sold beer at Redmond Field, but they also got into a fight with some people who were “partying”. When they noticed that quite a few people were videoing what was transpiring using their cell phones to record what was taking place, the Nolans grabbed those cell phones that were recording what was taking place and forced each person videoing to delete the video recording and/or deleted it themselves. the Yonkers Police Department has kept quiet about what had transpired. Then there was the violent incident at Saunders High School. It seems the Nolans have gained a lot of clout, so much so that they can silence the Yonkers Police Department. At issue now is if it is conceivable that all the videos actually recorded have been erased? No evidence has come to light if any said recordings are still available. Time will tell.
It seems in Yonkers the Nolans have learned that they can preach non-violence while the disabled husband and three sons act like the thugs they are. When will Yonkersites say enough is enough and when will all those enabling the Nolans be stopped?
Note: Below please find the city application for outdoor field uses. The language does allow for alcohol, but there is a stipulation of the posting of a certificate of insurance with ‘no less than $2,000,000 per occurrence, in addition to the other certificates of insurance required. Was this obtained for the Nolan event at Cook Field?
City of Yonkers Special Events Policy
MAYOR MIKE SPANO
Thank you for choosing the Historic City of Yonkers, the Friendly City, as the hosting location for the Special Event you are planning. Please complete this application, in its entirety, and return it at least sixty (60) days prior to the event date with the $50.00 nonrefundable processing fee to:
City of Yonkers
Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department
285 Nepperhan Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701-3495
If you have additional questions, please call (914) 377-6441
or email Lisa.Mckay.Harris@YonkersNY.gov
BOE & CITY OUTDOOR FIELD PERMIT REQUEST
Activity: Baseball Softball Football Soccer
PLEASE CHECK DATE(S) AND TIME(S)
Mon. Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun.
9 TO 12
12 TO 3
3 TO 6
6 TO Dusk
8:30 TO 10:30
10:30 TO 12:30
12:30 TO 2:30
2:30 TO 4:30
4:30 TO 6:30
6:30 TO DUSK
8:30 TO 10:30
10:30 TO 12:30
12:30 TO 2:30
2:30 TO 4:30
4:30 TO 6:30
6:30 TO DUSK
PLEASE LIST DATES BELOW
*EVENTS HELD AT ANY OF YONKERS SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES*
Is this a school sponsored event or activity?
Will an Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D) trained individual be present?
(Note: this is mandatory for all school sponsored events or activities)
Caution: If the A.E.D trained individual is not present at the event or activity, then the event or activity must be cancelled.
Yonkers Public Schools delegates to the Superintendent of Schools or designee, full authority to
implement these policies and pass upon all requests for use of facilities. The decision to grant or deny
a request for use of the district facilities shall remain, at all times, in the discretion of the Superintendent of schools or designee. However, use of school facilities for meetings sponsored by political organizations must be authorized by a vote of the Board of Education.
1. During those seasons when heat is supplied, building heat during the day will be maintained at 68 degrees. The temperature will be reduced to 55 degrees in each building on all days that schools are not in session and on school days at a time in the afternoon to be established annually by the Superintendent of Schools.
2. Afternoon activities (e.g., clubs, Brownies, Cub Scouts) may be conducted in each of the schools, with the heat remaining on night controls.
3. Requests for the use of facilities by a non-profit resident organization on days other than those provided under item 2 above may be accommodated, provided such use does not require an additional identifiable expense to the school district. Any additional cost, e.g., custodial and supervisory expenses, must be borne by the organization requesting the use of the buildings. Night controls will be maintained for any additional days that a school building is open to outside groups.
4. It should be understood clearly by the representative of the resident organization requesting the use of school facilities that:
a) He is responsible for the supervision of the particular activities and of the participants therein;
b) The facilities to be used must be left in the same condition of cleanliness and repair as existed prior to the activities. In the event that facilities are damaged or vandalized, the cost to repair will be borne by the person requesting the use of the building;
c) The school district retains the right to deny future use of school buildings in consideration of the failure to meet the conditions of a. and b. above
5. Schools sponsored activities, such as concerts and interscholastic events will be reviewed on an individual basis.
6. No school equipment, except pianos, shall be loaned to or used by non-school organizations unless such equipment is operated by an employee at no cost to the district. Whenever a cafeteria is to be used for food preparation, a member of the cafeteria staff shall be employed by the organization requesting its use.
7. Buildings of the District are to be made available for election purposes.
8. Security of the facility (including parking areas) will be the sole responsibility of the organization requesting its use.
9. One microphone will be supplied with each sound system in auditoriums. No AV or film equipment will be supplied under the renting application.
10. The hourly rate to be charged for custodial services, cafeteria worker, and pool safety and operational workers shall be determined annually by using the median hourly rate of such employees scheduled at time-and-a-half and allowing for variations of the personnel working time as to their standing on that schedule. The rate is subject to change as district costs change.
11. Smoking, the use of intoxicants or profane or indecent language or conduct shall positively be prohibited in any and all parts of the school building.
12. The undersigned agrees to be responsible for the payment of all changers, fixed by the Board of Education, and also guarantees to protect the building and equipment against damage. The undersigned also agrees to repair or pay for any and all damages which may result from the use of the school building or grounds and further agrees that all the rules and regulations of the board of education will be strictly complied with.
CITY OF YONKERS
LEAVE NO TRACE PLEDGE
I promise to apply the following Leave No Trace principles wherever I go within the Yonkers Parks. On this day and every day after, I pledge to…
• Plan ahead & prepare.
• Take out what I take in – Leave the Park the way I found it.
• Dispose of waste properly -Manage and curb my pet.
• Unless specifically designated, I will not barbeque or start campfires.
• Take special care of the outdoor area.
• Respect wildlife and the ecosystems.
• Remember that I am a visitor and will travel lightly on the land and abide by Park rules.
• Be considerate of other visitors.
CERTIFICATION BY APPLICANT
I certify that I have read this application and that all information contained in this application is true and correct. NOTICE: By signing below you are certifying that the information you are providing is true and complete, any false statements or deliberate misinformation are punishable under 210.45 of the Penal Law. I agree to comply with and be bound by any and all applicable provisions of the city code. I understand the event may be cancelled by the Commissioners of Police, Fire, and/or Parks should any conditions/stipulations of the permit or city ordinance or state statute be violated. I certify that I am authorized by the organization named herein to act as its agent for the herein described activity. I also have received the special event guidelines informing me of my responsibilities and obligations should I cancel the event. By filing this application, I, and the organization on whose behalf I make this application, contract and agree that we will jointly and severally indemnify and hold the city harmless against liability, including court costs and attorneys’ fees for trial and on appeal, for any and all claims for damage to property or injury to, or death of persons arising out of or resulting from the issuance of the permit or the conduct of the activity or any of its participants.
Signature of Applicant
INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS: The applicant will supply Certificate of Insurance(s) naming the City of Yonkers as additionally insured with waiver of subrogation in the following manner: “the City of Yonkers, its agents, officers, officials, employees and volunteers are hereby named as additional insured as their interest may appear with waiver of subrogation”. The Certificate of Insurance must also state the name of the event, its location, and duration. The applicant will also ensure that the City of Yonkers, as the certificate holder, is provided a 30-day written notice if the insurance policy is cancelled or modified before the expiration date. All insurance policies provided shall be issued by insurance companies licensed to do business in the State of New York and shall be rated with an A- or better rating in the most current edition of A.M. Best’s Key Rating. The City of Yonkers shall be listed as certificate holder in the following manner:
City of Yonkers
40 South Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701-3495
All applicants must obtain Commercial General Liability insurance with limits of no less than $2,000,000 per occurrence to protect the City of Yonkers, its agents, officers, officials, employees and volunteers, the Lessee, and any subcontractor from claims for damages for personal injury, including accidental death, and from claims for property damage that may arise from the Lessee’s operations, whether performed by Lessee itself, any subcontractor, or anyone directly or indirectly employed by either of them. If the applicant, or any of its vendors, offers for sale or distribution any products (food, beverages, souvenirs, etc.), then Product Liability insurance with limits of no less than $2,000,000 per occurrence will be required. Vendors will also be required to afford the statutory limits of worker’s compensation insurance protection to its employees. If the vendor is the holder or sponsor of the event, the vendor will afford worker’s compensation insurance protection to any City of Yonkers off duty employees hired by the event. If automobiles or any other licensed motor vehicles are used as part of the event, Automobile Liability insurance with limits of no less than $2,000,000 per occurrence will also be required. If the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages at the event is authorized, then Liquor Liability insurance with limits of no less than $2,000,000 per occurrence is required. Other types of coverage and limits may be required by the City of Yonkers, depending upon exposure as assessed by the Corporation Counsel.
COPYRIGHT LAW: Licensee assumes all costs arising from the use of patented, trademarked or copyrighted materials, equipment, devices, processes, or dramatic rights used on or incorporated in the conduct of any event covered under the agreement and licensee agrees to indemnify and hold harmless devices, processes or dramatic rights furnished or used by licensee in connection with the agreement and will defend the City from any such suit or action, regardless of whether it is groundless or fraudulent.
AGREES TO PROTECT, DEFEND, INDEMNIFY
AND HOLD THE CITY OF YONKERS AND ITS EMPLOYEES FREE AND HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LOSSES, CLAIMS, LIENS, DEMANDS AND CAUSES OF ACTION OF EVERY KIND AND CHARACTER, INCLUDING THE AMOUNT OF JUDGEMENTS, PENALTIES, INTEREST COURT COST AND LEGAL FEES INCURRED BY THE CITY IN DEFENSE OF SAME ARISING IN FAVOR OF CLAIMS, LIENS, DEBTS, PERSONAL INJURIES, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURIES SUSTAINED BY EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY, DEATH OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, INCLUDING PROPERTY OF THE CITY, AND WITHOUT LIMITATION BY ENUMERATION, ALL OTHER CLAIMS OR DEMANDS OF EVERY CHARACTER OCCURRING OR IN ANY WAY INCIDENT TO THE ACTIVITY BEING HELD AT
AT ITS EXPENSE, AGREES TO, INVESTIGATE,
HANDLE RESPOND TO, PROVIDE DEFENSE FOR AND DEFEND ANY CLAIM MADE AGAINST THE CITY
FOR WHICH CLAIMS
IN WHOLE OR PART, LIABLE AND
AGREES TO BEAR ALL COST AND EXPENSES RELATED THERETO, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES
AND COSTS EVEN IF SUCH CLAIM IS GROUNDLESS, FALSE OR FRAUDULENT.
Print Name of Representative
Signature of Representative
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this
who is personally known to me or has produced
as identification and who did not take an oath.
My Commission Expires
MAYOR MIKE SPANO
HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
CITY OF YONKERS
City of Yonkers Special Event Application: Outdoor Field Permits 1 | Page
Revised: August 2015