On Monday, May 20, lawyers for the consortium of municipalities and the nonprofit group Preserve Hudson Valley are expected to file their appeal of a state Supreme Court ruling that dismissed their opposition to the annexation of 164 acres of land in the unincorporated portion of the Town of the Monroe into the Village of Kiryas Joel. The 164 acres are located in "The fingers" that area closest to the village borders. The larger, 507-acre annexation proposal - generally to the west of the village has not been decided yet.