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, September 26, 2013

Wowzer: "It's a procedural issue"

I really didn't expect this.  I skipped what I thought would be a Zoning Board of Appeals rubber stamp to attend the most important meeting of the year.  That didn't happen.   Much more analysis of the ZBA hearing to come. You are encouraged to watch the whole thing. The FBC hearing starts at about the 8:40pm mark during the hearing.  They deliberate for over an hour.  And actually suggest that perhaps the proposal should be scaled back a bit.  Surprisingly reasoning has slowly started to emerge.  I take back all those mean things I said about the ZBA. 

I'm truly at a loss of words.  The first minute of the hearing confirmed that I'm not (totally) crazy.  Let's go to the video tape:


Dr.Lynn said...

What happened? I'm totally flummoxed.

Evan Bray said...

Nothing, which was surprising. They had two public hearings and at both of them, I got the impression that they thought my objection and comments were unfounded, wrong and directed at the wrong board (they love to punt to the planning board). Apparently 6 weeks after they closed it for public comments, I raised enough valid questions that it's adjourned until the last Thursday of October.