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, June 28, 2012

Slackin' On My Bloggin'

The Westchester Supreme court is honorable and just.  They also have a huge back-log of cases, I imagine, with budget cuts [or do we call them austerity measures?] and the like.  I was hoping to have a decision 60 days or so after April 24th date the judge set for final submissions (there is never an in-person hearing with article 78 petitions, it is completely a written argument).

In the meantime, I've been slackin' on my bloggin'.  I aim to change that.

I think it would be wise for us to gear up for the public hearings for Faith Bible Church's development plans at various boards that will likely start back up again this fall.  To date, they have not authorized a contract with the town's traffic consultant to do the requisite traffic study.  Oh, hey, speaking of traffic studies, it just so happens that my neighbor just happened to sit on the town traffic board for a few years and actually has an historic traffic study of the intersection of Sagamore Trail and Mohegan Avenue. That's certainly a happy coincidence; I think I'll hold that card to my chest until we see the new traffic study.  Can't wait to share and compare though.

For today's discussion, please note the following:

1) Faith Bible Church illegally converted [editor's note: very un-churchly] two legal single family homes.  The tax assessor (see the Yorktown tax assessment records, below) and building department records support that assertion. 

Legal single family house occupied as such up until 5 years ago.

Legal single family house that a single family lived in until about 5 years ago after FBC took title.

Legal house of worship for 100 people 3 times a year, for 3 hours a day supported by 23 cars.  That's what the last Yorktown approval for FBC allows.  It's insane that Yorktown is so spineless they won't enforce this egregious infraction of the law after having it brought to their attention multiple times.

2)  Faith Bible Church is a great congregation of people.  All of the ones that park without permission on Shrub Oak Lake Estates' beach and walk by my house are beautiful people.  I always say hi and chat if they seem inclined. 

That is all for today.  I promise to quit slackin' on my bloggin'.  I leave you with this classic video from Jay-Z (featuring Jumain Dupri) which was the inspiration for the title of this post..."turn it up."

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mohegan Lake Day Is Going To Rock Your World [figuratively speaking]

Mohegan Lake Day is Sunday, July 15th, 2012 starting at 1pm on the MHPOA beach.  Please check out the tentative details by clicking on these ridiculously over-sized words to be transported to the MLID blog.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mohegan Lake Day: Sunday July 15th, 2012

Has it already been another year?  My goodness, it has.

Mohegan Lake is great lake, worthy of celebration.  On Sunday July 15th, 2012--beginning at 1pm on the Mohegan Highlands beach we will kick off this year's festivities with a special guest speaker.  Refreshments?  Oh yes.  There are activities at nearly every beach association on the lake throughout the day.

I was at the Mohegan Lake Improvement District (MLID) meeting tonight and we are laying out a great itinerary.  There is a regatta (boat races!) for all different vessel classifications.  Wind permitting, we'll even have a sail boat class.  Live Music.  A kid friendly movie night?  You bet.  Lots more too.

You'll be receiving a mailing or seeing a poster here or there soon.  And of course, you can get information here.  In the meantime, let's revisit this video about how to save snapping turtles from getting hit on the road from a Will Ferrel doppelganger.  It's genuinely heart-warming.