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.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Stuck Between A Rock and A Wetland

The State's environmental concerns have disappeared from the Town's Planning and Conservation Boards' records for the FBC application.

I have a request in with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation engineer who is reviewing FBC's application. Their most recent comment to the applicant came in the form of a 3 page "Notice of Incomplete Application." In Yorktown Planning and Conservation Board records, only pages 1 and 3 are present. Since page two would seemingly have nearly all of the recommendations, it is imperative that Yorktown's files be made whole. I hope that serious errors and omissions do not become a recurring theme with this application.

Below are the two pages that are in the file. I underlined a couple items; let's discuss:

The DEC is concerned with the wetland parking area. We are also. Considering the applicant is proposing 27 cars to be parked on this lot and in light of the fact that the applicant consistently uses the same lot for about 40 cars already[!], it's hard for me to contemplate how more than tripling the legal occupant load of the current development while decreasing the actual amount of parking makes any sense.

It's especially disturbing that the applicant is the one who paved the wetlands in the first place. Now they are taking credit for returning it to an impervious state? I believe that would be considered buttering your bread on both sides and completely contrary to our environmental laws.

I will share page two of the document below as soon as it is made available.

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