An applicant seeking a landscaping change to his furniture store abruptly walked out of his Mount Kisco Planning Board application with choice words.
In a profanity-laced exit, Tim Mallon, of The Village Shop of Westchester at 91 E. Main St., blasted board member Ralph Vigliotti for his questioning of the proposal, which includes landscaping and the placing of furniture outside.
“I think there’s a little prejudice here, from you mostly as the chairperson or whatever you are," he said.
Vigliotti was filling in as chair for the Tuesday meeting, with Chairman Joseph Cosentino and Vice Chairman Anthony Sturniolo being absent.
Vigliotti started off by telling Mallon that the board has "a number of concerns" and questions for him to answer. He told Mallon that while he liked his proposed landscaping - it includes dwarf shurbs - he voice skepticism over his proposal to place furniture outside
Mallon replied that another business in the village, Patio.com, already does it. Replying, Vigliotti explained that they were talking about his application.
The dialogue then switched to parking. Mallon, beginning to get upset, told Vigliotti that he was asking how many parking spaces he had when he already knows the answer.
“You started out this kind of with an attitude with me, and I’m very upset about it," he said.
The dialogue turned to Vigliotti mentioning that he knows there are questions from staff and other board members, and talked about working through.
Enraged, Mallon said, “You know something? Just forget it.”
At that point, Mallon proceeded to exit.
Mallon felt that he was being treated unfairly compared to another applicant.
“You’re a jerk," he told Vigliotti. "By your opening statement you are a jerk. So you let this guy up the road tie up the whole town with traffic and you give me some bull about my furniture across the street, the shrubs, will the wind blow them away.”
Alluding to the concern locally about vacant spaces, Mallon blamed people like Vigliotti for the situation.
After Mallon exited, the board suspended review of his application and moved on down its agenda.
With the discussion shifting down the agenda, board member Stanley Bernstein said it is “one project we don’t have to worry about anymore."
Mallon did not respond to a request for a follow up comment.