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, September 29, 2011

How You Can Help

If you are opposed to granting 3 of the 5 variances because it makes the development too big without enough parking, then you can:

A) Write a letter to Yorktown's Zoning Board of Appeals urging them to deny the 3 major zoning variances. I'm including contact information below.

B) Sign the paper petition. If you don't know how to get in touch with me, you can email me at

I would prefer that you deliver a physical copy of your letter, notarized; but that's quite a lot to ask. You can email your letter to Maria Ricci at

Ms. Ricci is the legal secretary of Yorktown who receives and distributes comments to the zoning board, BUT, if you do email her, please only email your letter regarding the zoning variances. DO NOT ask her questions about the project or other things that are outside her job description. There are lots of other town officials that can address any questions;
If you're not sure who to talk to, or need any help, email me at Let's respect Ms. Ricci's inbox.

If you do email her, copy me(email address above and below). I am bundling letters for the file. I have to make ten copies, per town rules, of my entire submission so send me your letter sooner rather than later.

If you have a question and are not sure which town official to direct your inquiries to, or if you need any help, email me at

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