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.


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.  

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