Bramson says affordable housing does not mean overriding local zoning or large
buildings. Is he for real ? Someone should clue him in on the Conifer project in New Castle, the creation of his biggest backers, Barbara Gerrard, Nita Lowey and Mike Kaplowitz. View Comment
Nothing moderate about Bramson, he champions the fiasco Conifer development in New Castle which provides a great case study of how the moralizing philosophy of a few in power can override or prevent a full and honest review of site conditions, land use planning best practices, and fiscal responsibility. The implementation of this law is clearly waste, fraud and abuse.
Barbara Gerrard, the disastrous former New Castle Supervisor put together this dirty "deal". She is a prominent player in Bramson's campaign. That alone is reason enough to vote against him. View Comment
Branson is wrong. The ideological war is being waged against communities to impose unsafe zoning changes to localities as they did in Chappaqua . I understand that Barbara Gerrard is prominent in Branson's campaign . She is responsible for the Conifer development, an egregious boondoggle and tax rape of the residents. Branson does not deserve our vote. View Comment
This law provides a great case study of how the moralizing philosophy of a few in power can override or prevent a full and honest review of site conditions, land use planning best practices, and fiscal responsibility. The implementation of this law is clearly waste, fraud and abuse.
Bull. It was never Greenstein's petition, Lisa Katz wrote it and she spoke to what it said and why, if you had listened to the entire meeting you would have heard it all. You are wrong but think what you will. It is you who is deliberately spreading lies. View Comment
Bull. It was never Greenstein's petition, Lisa Katz wrote it and she spoke to what it said and why, if you had listened to the entire meeting you would have heard it all. You are wrong but think what you will. I have no interest in your bull. View Comment
It is you. I found John Buckly to be the only member on the board with an open mind. What you should be questioning is Jason Chapin's pathetic and misinformed opening comment and his unfounded charge about the petition with 800 signatures against the supermarket retail development at CC.
Or Susan Carpenters usual unprofessional behavior as Supervisor. Is it not possible for her to conduct one meeting in a professional manner and to not raise her voice at the residents. View Comment
With the FAR legislation that permits a 4,500 square foot home on a half acre it is not surprising that the Town's stock of smaller homes has been depleted. There was a time that they were in abundance. They were the starter homes. When a family wished for a substantially larger home they moved to a larger home. Unfortunately with the encouragement of the Zoning Board and the blessing of the Town Board for years homeowners have been building outsized houses completely altering the nature of neighborhoods with smaller homes and lots. Now we need more starter homes.
Once again, an example of very poor planning from the Town. View Comment
It is not the town that will be spending the 40 million. The town already employs a fine town planner and planning consultants are at every zoning and planning board meeting, as well as town board meetings as necessary.
The School Board, this one and previous ones are complicit in the tax situation that the town is in. They have done a poor job managing going back at least 15 years. If these boards had better managed their purview we would not be where we are. I speak as one who supports a strong school system.
The numbers are in the materials from the Town Board and were discussed in the last Planning Board meeting, no mystery.
This is solely about settling the suit and since it supports your , in my view very selfish interests that do not serve the town as a whole of course you are for it. What is clear from your contributions is that you with the exception of your personal wants regarding this discussion, do not know what you are talking about. View Comment
Tina, you are so right. The secretive way that the Town Board has been conducting business is disgraceful.
Now what I see is that the town is being run by lawyers, not as representatives who were elected to serve their constituents , not by planners who do the work to understand what would be best for the town as a whole now and in the years to come, but by lawyers.
Anyone who thinks that this development will reduce their taxes is in error.
Perhaps this is the wrong town for you., knshriber.
The Chamber has made a huge difference in town for the better. I have seen nowhere that they profess to speak for all.
If you believe that you and your side have the numbers, then do the work and organize .
I am sure that you know the high taxes we pay are the school taxes.
If that is your concern you should educate yourself on the poor job the School Board has done to manage the schools and their budget. Alyson Kiesel
was on the Board for the last giveaway to the teachers. She does not have a leg to stand on. Any fair analysis of their work going back 15 years shows their poor decisions. I speak as one who supports a strong school system.
In my opinion, there is much more that can be done to broaden the tax base within the existing hamlets.
It would be a huge overreach to create a third hamlet without an updated Master Plan which would surely show along with other pertinent information whether the majority of the town's residents approve this idea.
There you go again. I am dead set against a third hamlet without the complete, careful study that an updated Master Plan would provide.
Wonder if you have been following or even have a clue to the myriad of serious concerns the Planning Board has spoken to.
You are the one who has made up your mind on as far as I have read from your posts, very selfish wants. What is clear, again from your many posts, is that you do not care about the character of the community. Too bad that you have never been to the site. It is a treasure, albeit one that holds no interest for you. View Comment
Thank goodness for the smart, thoughtful input from the Planning Board.
I have been following their meetings on this subject and each member of this board has spoken substantively against this proposal.
The Town Board does not seem to be really listening to the hundreds of residents who oppose this. Let us hope that they do listen to our Planning Board. View Comment