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.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

A School For 172 People

Perhaps the large swath of land being cleared toward Lakeside Drive will be used as a recreation area for the new, proposed occupancy for a school for a 172 people? Based on the sewer design criteria the school would be able to operate daily (I'll get to the sewer issues, shortly). Mohegan Avenue is already deficient in clear width--not to mention sidewalks--to accept the added traffic load to support such an operation.

Mohegan Avenue runs directly through the outfall of Mohegan Lake. This spring it was actually shut down by State Trooper's for about a week because the lake and wetland merged and the road was under more than 2 feet of water. Without significant upgrades to the existing road infrastructure, it is irresponsible to approve such a major new development.

Click on the image below to view Site Deign Consultants' engineer's report for FBC.
Not much has been discussed about the new school use. It's important to note that a school has never been established as a legal use or occupancy. The current legal occupancies and uses are two single family residential homes and small house of worship. We can glean some details in the Youtube video below.

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