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Firefighters and housing advocates have voiced concerns about the safety for students at a Route 306 private girls school and camp that continues to operate without town approvals and with fire and safety violations.
While Ramapo’s request for a state judge to order the school closed awaits a decision, Congregation Bais Chinuch Ateres Bnos is running a summer camp and has held classes for more than 300 students in multiple trailer classrooms beyond the expiration of its temporary certificate of occupancy. [Read more…]
Community View first appeared in The Journal News Aug. 20, 2018
The proposed amendment to the Ramapo Comprehensive Plan is a Trojan horse.
The destruction of zoning in Ramapo has been going on for years. Usually the Ramapo Planning Board puts together a list of all of the variances that a well-connected builder needs to build high density housing where it isn’t allowed. Then the Zoning Board of Appeals approves the illegal variances. Finally, the Planning Board gives approval to the development. Since ordinary residents don’t have the resources to sue, the illegal decision is final. [Read more…]
There will be a Public Hearing for the zone change for Pascack Ridge, from R-15 to MR-12, Wednesday, August 15th, 7:00pm at Ramapo Town Hall.
Here are background statements from the CUPON community, and Micheal Miller, followed by the ROSA explanation and documents that explain the critical nature of the changes proposed by the Ramapo Supervisor and Board:
This is the most important assault on Hillcrest and surrounding communities to date. While most communities in the United States are willingly or being forced to integrate housing and most other basic human rights, our elected officials in Ramapo are aiding and abetting segregated housing, here in the middle of Hillcrest, the most diverse community in Rockland county There is nothing wrong with responsible building to enhance and renew a community. That is NOT what this is. This development, and what’s to follow, will displace practically every person of color, and those with different beliefs, in this portion of the unincorporated Town of Ramapo. Regardless of your financial, health, or social status you will not be able to rent, buy or live in these proposed housing units that the town is ready to enable development. [Read more…]