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Yonkers Mayor Vetoes Bedbug Bill

Says mattresses would end up in "empty lots all over city"



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    The main branch of the Huntington library was closed Friday after a routine inspection resulted in the identification of bedbugs in the facility, said the library's website.

    The mayor of Yonkers has vetoed a bedbug-control bill that would have required old mattresses to be wrapped in plastic bags.

    Mayor Phil Amicone says the legislation made "a mountain out of a mole hill.''

    He questioned whether people would buy large plastic bags for the mattresses and whether they would instead wind up "in empty lots all over the city.''

    The City Council adopted the ordinance last month to protect the city's sanitation workers from taking bedbugs home in their uniforms. It does not have the votes to override Amicone's veto.