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, September 24, 2011

An Ethical Question

Below are two videos from the Yorktown Zoning Board of Appeals' hearing on 8/11/2011. The first one shows the developer's attorney, Mr. Capellini, presenting two zoning variance applications to the ZBA chairman, Mr. Feine.

At the 30 second mark of this video Mr. Capellini remarks that "Mr. Tripodi [another ZBA member]was doing a great job" on a previous hearing. Mr. Feine jokes he could leave; Mr. Capellini says he was only kidding and they continue. There is an interesting exchange at the 1:12 mark as well.

The second video shows Mr. Feine recuses himself for the FBC variance application because he "shares office space" with Mr. Capellini. Sequentially, the following clip occurred minutes before the first one. It is strange that Mr. Feine would only recuse himself for the the FBC application, no?

Points of interest: 16 seconds in, after the recusal, one member says "follow the leader" (nearly inaudible, turn up your speakers). At 20 seconds in, another board member chimes in "coward." It's unclear why Mr. Feine was not recused for the other applications where Mr. Capellini represents the applicant.

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