“All building has been temporarily banned in the village, but the moratorium may have come too late to impact some developers.
The Village Board voted 3-2 to suspend all residential and non-residential subdivisions and developments for six months. The ban will allow officials time to update its comprehensive plan and make revisions to its planning and zoning regulations in order to curb overdevelopment and preserve the status-quo of the village’s character.
But there are a number of exemptions to the moratorium, which include applications that have been approved by the village and those currently seeking approval.
Mayor Philip Gigante said the the village’s Planning and Zoning boards supported the moratorium, and there were too many contradictions in the current codes.
But the ban was characterized as a “paper tiger” by Trustee Dennis Cohen — who voted against the ban along with Trustee Ralph Bracco.
Trustees also completely scuttled overnight parking on village streets during the entire year, up from a six-month ban that was previously in place.
Trustees voted 3-2 to prevent all-night parking year-round between 2 and 6 a.m. The village of nearly 9,000 residents already had prohibited parking on roads between midnight and 6 a.m. between November and April.
Gigante said the board was moving to an all-year ban to enhance the safety and aesthetics in the village, as well as prevent people from using the “street as their driveways.”
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