“The Board of Trustees has extended the village’s building moratorium for another three months to allow a committee to finish its review of zoning regulations governing development, businesses and houses of worship.
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The mayor floated the idea of removing the requirement that home-improvement projects greater than 500-square feet obtain a permit. He made the suggestion during a public hearing Tuesday on the moratorium, which drew dozens of residents to Village Hall on Cherry Lane.
More complex projects would continue to require review and permitting by the planning and zoning boards. [Read more…]
“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. [Read more…]
“Village residents will now have more power to determine who can and cannot knock on their doors.
Trustees on Tuesday passed a law creating a “do not knock” registry in Airmont, which reflects a growing trend across Rockland in preventing door-to-door solicitors from rapping on people’s doors.
Airmont follows Clarkstown and Orangetown in passing no-knock laws that proponents say will give residents a tool against aggressive real estate canvassing and solicitors. Some homeowners have used terms like “blockbusting” to describe high-pressure tactics of real estate agents on behalf of the ultra-Orthodox community.”
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“FBI agents and Rockland district attorney’s office investigators fanned out across Ramapo on Wednesday with search warrants demanding that vendors and yeshivas provide records and account for equipment allegedly bought by religious schools with millions in federal education technology dollars. Agents descended around 1:30 p.m. on vendors at 21 and 29 Robert Pitt Drive, Monsey; 161 Route 59, Monsey; and 386 Route 59, Airmont to seize records. The raids began to spread in the late afternoon to yeshivas in the Monsey area. A group of FBI agents were seen outside a yeshiva at 93, 95 and 97 Highview Avenue, all converted single-family homes. They would not comment. [Read more…]
“Yoav Liberman says the solicitations can be relentless.Real estate agents come up to him at his home of two years in Chestnut Ridge. Their question is always the same: Is he interested in selling his house? Liberman, 49, who was raised in Israel, says that, even after he makes it clear he’s not interested, they linger, telling him they have cash buyers ready to snap up the property.“They are just very aggressive. That’s what it comes down to. [Read more…]