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, January 12, 2012

A Little Backround On The Issue At Hand

Today I [technically not "I"] served an article 78 petition in New York State Supreme Court against the Yorktown Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA); I am the petitioner.  I'm doing it "pro se (pro-say)," meaning without an attorney.  I'm going to document it for you, gentle reader, so that if--in the future--you find yourself in similar situation, you can save yourself a bit of time researching what recourse you may have if you disagree with a decision the ZBA makes.  This assumes you can't afford a preeminent attorney to represent you in the matter and have to do the leg work yourself.  Harrumph.  

The whole process is a bit opaque, but I'll do my best to make it clear.  What is clear is that the odds are decidedly stacked against me.  However, I'd like to note that I was born and raised in south central Colorado; Colorado state law mandates all children born in the state become devout Broncos fans (that is an NFL team, for those not in-the-know).  Our current quarterback--Tim Tebow--has proven that even when people say you can't--when they say things like "Tim Tebow couldn't beat an egg with that arm," or  "you're screwed, you're not an attorney; you'll get thrown out of court on some dumb technicality before a judge ever hears it"--I say there might be hope.

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