Mohegan Lake Legal Defense Fund

History of this site

This site was originally set up to fight 3 of 5 zoning variances proposed by the FBC development at Sagamore Trail and Mohegan Ave that eliminates two single family homes while nearly quadrupling the parking and occupancy loads of the old Lakeland Jewish Center. That effort failed and the application is currently before the Planning Board.

While Save Mohegan Lake will continue to update you on that issue, we are moving on to all issues affecting the lake, such as Mohegan Lake Improvement District (MLID) meetings, agenda and budget. This site is not an official mouthpiece for MLID, but some updates will be provided on this site; the official site is located here.

We do it all here, so long as it's Mohegan Lake related. Feel free to submit comments, content, garage sale notices, police blotters, PSA's, essays on the virtues of our 105 acre ice rink, rants, raves, etc... We love it all.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Save The Date: June 23rd, 2011 @ 7:30PM

A new application will be presented the Yorktown Zoning Board of Appeals on June 23rd, 2011 at the Yorktown Town Hall building. Be there or be square.

It's a new application in that there are two additional variances . My question: was a design change made that warranted the additional variances--major variances, I might add--or were these variances present in the first iteration of the plans and omitted?

If it's the latter, it would be hard for me not to believe that the deficient notifications to many of the legally interested parties, plus the omission of two major variances, may have been an attempt to fly in under the radar--so to speak. Let's give them the benefit of the doubt and I'll reach out to the developer's attorney as recommended in the closing of the letter below; I'll keep you abreast of their response.

Click on the image below to read variance "22" that proposes a retaining wall on the easterly side of the site [that's you, Lakeside Drive!] that would be almost 3 times the legally allowed height allowing them to carve out a huge parking lot; I bet they encounter rock that requires blasting. The other variance is 6 times the legal limit for a retaining wall setback in a side yard. Harrumph.

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