Chestnut Ridge CUPON MEETING tonight (Tuesday Aug 14) at 7:00pm Faist ambulance building. Please park across the street in the strip mall parking lot.
“Neighbors are infuriated by the dismissal of a lawsuit over a three-car garage they claim is a being used as a synagogue.
A lawsuit filed by the religious educational center has been dropped with the village’s support that challenged a Zoning Board Appeals ruling voiding the building inspector’s original certificate of occupancy for the structure on Spring Hill Terrace. [Read more…]
The same spirit that inspired more than a dozen villages to break from the Town of Ramapo has now created the formation of seven CUPON organizations. The initials stand for Citizens United to Protect Our Neighborhoods, and the unifying motivation is to prevent the uncontrolled development and disregard for the law ongoing in the Town of Ramapo.
To find and get in touch with the CUPON in your neighborhood, here are the websites to visit: [Read more…]
This meeting is the continuation of the June special hearing on proposed large scale zoning changes.
We want to thank everyone who attended last month, we had a tremendous turnout at the June meeting, almost 1000 people showed up to express our concerns about this poorly conceived zoning law. [Read more…]
Double-barreled legal actions seeking to void a high-density development accuse the town of bypassing a legally mandated county planning review and allowing the Union Road project to move toward final approval without an approved zone change.
The legal actions are asking a state judge to void or block plans for 10 townhouses with 15 to 20 units on 1.05 acres down a narrow driveway behind a four-story building and a single-family house. [Read more…]
The Chestnut Ridge CUPON Monthly Meeting will be held Monday, April 9th @7PM at the Finkelstein Library, 24 Chestnut St, Spring Valley, NY 10977
We apologize for the location change, at this time the Firehouse is no longer available to our group—we are working on a closer, more suitable location. [Read more…]
An important Chestnut Ridge Zoning Board of Appeals meeting will be held at the Chestnut Ridge Middle School at 7:30 Monday night March 19. Here’s the message from CUPON: [Read more…]
The state has proposed creating a cease-and-desist zone in the village of Chestnut Ridge to protect homeowners from overly aggressive real estate sellers and home buyers.
A ruling from New York State’s Department of State comes more than a year after a hearing at which dozens of residents complained of being harassed and threatened to sell their homes. Some cited the rapid expansion of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community as a driving force behind the pressure they felt to sell.
Some speakers described the tactics as “blockbusting,” the practice of pressuring homeowners to sell by threatening that home values will drop as their neighborhoods change. [Read more…]
The first CUPON meeting of the new year will be held tonight, Wednesday Jan. 31 at 7pm at the Hillcrest Firehouse, 374 North Main Street, Hillcrest.
Items on tonight’s agenda include:
1. Overdevelopment— Bluefield Extension, 9 Northbrook Rd. Updates
2. Illegal housing and Code enforcement—updates
3. In the news, items of interest
4. Look ahead for 2018