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.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sunday Brunch at the Brays (feat. continuously blaring car alarm)

This video was taken from my front porch last Sunday morning; newborn child in my arms (you can hear her at the end of the video).  You can see my bedroom window (open) and behind the lush screen of trees sits one of the Faith Bible Church parking lots where they triple and quadruple park cars; the town uses the euphemism "stacking" to describe this eyesore and hazard.  The video was cut short because my phone ran out of memory.  All told this went on for 5 minutes.  There are a few things that are troubling about this situation:

  1. There are so many cars parked illegally that it takes 5 minutes for the 200 person church to figure out who's car it is and turn it off.
  2. The lush screen of trees, under the proposed new development, will be cut down and a chain link fence installed.  Chain link fence instead of a screen of tress.  My god, how much more value can my house lose? 
  3. The town refuses to enforce existing laws in spite of years (literally) of written complaints.

I really, really wish Yorktown would start being more friendly and supportive of residents and quit letting developers run roughshod over this town.  It's not only a quality of life issue, it's a public hazard and devalues all homes in the area.

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