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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Planning Board meeting Wednesday May 22, 2013
It pains me to have to write of another unhappy episode whereby our land, our town was abused again.
Developers want to build that is a no brainer, but that our appointed residents serving as volunteers on our boards that are supposed to protect us, cannot do their job is sad, very sad.
Why is there a hearing, if they cannot act on input by the residents ? Why are they saying " Is there anyone wishing to be heard, if they will not listen to us ? " I cannot bear to witness such abuse night after night at Rutherford Hall.
I hope all members of the Planning Board will attend the meetings on May 28th and May 29th of the Village Board as they and we ( I hope ) discuss this development issue, which is now full blown abuse of our natural resources..
Three of the four applications were for permits on wetlands. Yes, you heard right, they are applying to build on wetlands when we are already up to our necks in water with basins being built everywhere: Cooper Green, George Field and now Sheldrake in the works as well.
I asked that question once more to the Chair, Mr. Seth Ross. He said he " heard " me...
We'll learn their decisions when we call Janet at Planning after 9:00 a.m. his morning. I left at about 10:30 p.m. last night. They refused to hold open meetings, again. What do they have to hide, I do not know. If they have nothing to hide, why can't they have open meetings, like every other board in this town, including the board of trustees ?
Why are they serving on these boards, if they are unhappy with the laws, who is forcing them to do this ? I can't understand any of this. If you know the answers to any of this, please contact me ASAP.
The first application KOS was held over, the other three approved per Janet, as of 9:44 a.m. The meeting of the PB lasted till 11:25 p.m., again per Janet of the Planning Department.