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, August 16, 2012


I lost my lawsuit.  Details to come soon.  I'll scan and post the decision.

It reminds me of the first time I lost a wrestling match.  No one to blame but myself.  I got tossed on a technicality.  Lesson learned.

Gotta stay positive.  We have an exciting challenge coming up next month with the planning board.

Monday, August 13, 2012

A Good Sense of Humor

The Yorktown Planning Board conducted a great meeting tonight.  Not to be overly dramatic, but planning and zoning issues can be quite emotional.  I truly respect the care and consideration the board takes in their decisions.

The IBM Helipad issue, for example, shows the thin line these gracious volunteers have to navigate: concerned citizens who live literally a stone's throw from a proposed helipad v. keeping good relations with IBM who is a very decent corporate citizen.  

Planning board members have a tough job and offer up their expertise (and take classes, and things) to ensure we have a decent town.  From what I saw tonight, we're in good hands.  This video shows an--obviously joking--planning board member commenting that what we really need on the proposed FBC development site is an Amish church (no car traffic, get it? horse and buggies).  Obviously we love all churches, mosques, temples, etc..., and do not discriminate.  It's still funny though, because traffic and parking are of serious, serious concern.  It's funny cause it's true.  

The End Times Are Upon Us: September 10, 2012

Mark your calendars. Tonight there was a meeting at the Yorktown Planning Board regarding Faith Bible Church.  There will be a public hearing to approve over "344" people (on the 2nd floor) and "63" or "86 [note: they already park 90+ there already!] parking spaces, not to mention the school for troubled youths (114 classroom seats on the first floor, with the 344 aforementioned occupants on the second floor).

We are certainly not opposed to the church, nor their plans to build a new church.  A school for troubled youths, not so much.  Scale it down, considering they park more cars on site than is proposed under the new development (which eliminates two single family homes).

Please, expand your church, but please acknowledge that you've already done so without approval of the Yorktown Planning Board, nor the permit of the Building Department.  That has to be a part of the equation.

Please make sure you listen to this video of the pastor explaining about the "Youth Center" he plans to build here.  When a group of us met with him last April, he explained the program of the school to us as primarily music oriented for youths to get them away from drug and gang violence.  An honorable idea, but not right for this residential area of Mohegan Lake.