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.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Wetland Parking

The panoramas below illustrates the extreme proximity of the illegally paved, and expanded, parking lot. It was paved after 2005, when the developer took title of the property.

We ask that the Zoning Board of Appeals ask Mr. Capellini and the development team to submit a current survey. The survey in the file is more than 7 years old. If they find no difference in the current conditions than those appearing in the signed and sealed survey in the file--WE WILL CONCEDE DEFEAT ON THIS ISSUE.

Click on the images to enlarge them. Click on them again to zoom in.

The lake edge and wetlands have been adversely affected by the illegal paving and expansion of the development site. Any rain event, as seen above and below, results in the lake proper and the wetland outfall connecting. Mohegan lake sits in the middle of these two water bodies and is covered by two to three feet of water. New York State troopers close the road for days or weeks at a time.

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