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.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Recapping The Holland Club Proposal

  •  Michael Grace, Yorktown supervisor has proposed using 86,000 cubic yards (about "6,000 dump trucks worth," according to planning director, John Tegeder).
  •  There is no site plan for the proposal.
  • This work has to begin when the widening of route 202 begins in April; the state has offered the fill and labor to "back blade and roll" the dirt around. 
  • The Holland Club Property is one of the most beautiful properties in Yorktown, if not the count, according to supervisor Grace.  Yet we should dump 6,000 dump trucks worth of "clean" fill to clear cut huge swaths of trees, negate the steep slopes and cover the natural beauty of the rock on the site? 
Will they plant it?  If not, how badly will the sediment runoff affect the trouble Mohegan Lake?   Can we promise not to fertilize the fields so that we don't exacerbate the perennial blue-green algae bloom that closed the lake to swimming for the season beginning in July?

Below is a photo of Mohegan Avenue where the lake outflow is taken tonight on my way to George Washington's K-2 open house with the family.  Please note that the lake edge extends over the double yellow line dividing the two, tight driving lanes.  Can we use 1 thousand of the 86,000 cubic yards of fill to create a berm and repave the road so we don't have to drive through 1-2 feet of water in the eastbound lane?

If you want to stay apprised of the goings on, like our facebook page: Friends of The Holland Club.

I know you already like Save Mohegan Lake's page, right?

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