Here is the agenda as posted on the Village website for Tuesday August 13th, meeting of the Law and Land Use Committees of the Village Board:
I was expecting a healthy dialogue, resident participation and all...Instead we had Liz Marrinan, the Village Planner, lecture us, trustees ask a couple of questions and residents make a couple of comments. It was very disappointing to say the least.
Residents from Herkimer Road, Dell Road were in attendance in full force. Ms. Marrinan dismissed their concerns saying " It is only a couple of homes"... Why does she not want to understand if it is a couple of homes now, it will be much worse, later. We have to stop this now. We do not want those couple of homes either.
She seems to approve of all this McMansiom craze implicitly. Further she seems totally callous to residents' needs... We do not want huge homes, nor no land left.. She seems to bury us in numbers, and regulations whereas what we see plain and simple is a degradation of our life-style and our Village as we have known it gone forever.
Where is the setback at 8 Kent ? Or One Rectory Lane ? Or the huge homes on Crane Road ?
All of those are a slap in the face of FAR or any other so called "regulation" we have....Here on Lockwood Road, I have neighbors building on an already small lot, up the road on Lockwood Road there is more building again on a small lot. If it goes like this, there will be no land left. Nor any place for my rabbits to live !
Ms. Marrinan is always very accommodating, and nice but she fails to understand the problem over and over again.
The Trustees have volunteered and accepted a job far too big for them to handle. They are crushed under the burden. They do not want to accept that. They can change the regulations so that they have less of a responsiblity, no they are not doing that either.
They serve as trustees, they are on special committees: Look at all that they have to do:
No, instead all we have been seeing board after board, is delay and delay and do nothing.
A new board comes on board and then the scenario repeats itself. At least let us not be delusional and keep telling ourselves " This is great "... No, nothing is great...Our system has been broken for a long, long time.
It is a sorry state. The developers, the real estate agents are all taking advantage of this black hole in our Village...
All years and years of planning, hours of resident volunteer service all going to nothing as we helplessly look on... When will this change ?