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, January 27, 2014

MLID Meeting Thursday 1/30/13

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A Message from Mohegan Lake Improvement District president, hope to see you there:

Happy New Year everyone!  Hope you are surviving the cold.  Despite the cold white environs, there is a summer season approaching.  Let's get back to work to make sure we are doing whatever we can as a community to help improve the lake.  We will be meeting this Thursday January 30 at 7:30 P.M. at the Mohegan Colony schoolhouse kitchen at 99 Baron de Hirsch Road in Crompond.  Among other things, we will be discussing our application to apply Alum to the lake to bind the excessive phosphorous which has been causing our algae blooms, our plan for this season's work, Lake Day 2014, and scheduling a date in February to have the Town Comptroller attend a meeting to answer questions for the Mohegan Lake park districts about Town procurement policies and procedures.  Hope to see you there!    Ken

Friday, January 10, 2014

It's On! (Again)

Today I served an article 78 petition challenging the Zoning Board's final determination.  I named The Town of Yorktown Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Board, Town Board, Faith Bible Church, and the Hudson Valley Teachers Federal Credit Union.  FBC is on the working session agenda for Monday, January 13th, 2014.  We should get a good indication of when the public hearing will be when they put up the requisite Planning Board Application signage on the all five properties (they only have two up now--so keep an eye out).

It's weird they are still pretending it's an addition, as opposed to a new development.  But this is Yorktown and they retained a great attorney, so it seems like it's anything goes.  By the way, if you live in Yorktown and own a home, it's also a church.  The Zoning Board, for the first time ever, ruled that a "place of religious worship is a residential use."  If you want a church at your house, you can have it.  It's as of right and you don't have to make application to add that use to your house.  Set up a 501(c)(3) and you don't even have to pay taxes anymore on you house/church.  It's a windfall--for us religious types.

So in summary, stayed tuned for many more juicy details, including the petition filed today and all the exhibits.  The Sheriff should be serving the papers to all parties by Monday or Tuesday next week.