Monday night at a meeting of the Chestnut Ridge Zoning Board of Appeals (Jan. 29), the board voted 5-0 to revoke the C/O (certificate of occupancy) that had been granted by the Village’s building inspector to an oversized, two-story 3-car garage at 3 Spring Hill Terrace. This was the second meeting about the garage, and both sessions lasted almost three hours and had to be held at the Chestnut Ridge Middle School due to an overflow of those attending. The difficulty of arriving at a conclusion was not due to the facts but rather a Catch 22 in the state’s zoning law. [Read more…]
“The continuation of the ZBA hearing for 3 Spring Hill Terr and the illegal apartment at 10 Pine Knoll Ct will be held this Monday 1/29/18 @ 7:30 PM at the Chestnut Ridge Middle school Auditorium. [Read more…]
NOTE: A special meeting of the Zoning Board of appeals will address the matter in today’s JN story–Meeting is Monday, December 18, 2017, 7:30 PM Please note Meeting will take place at the Chestnut Ridge Middle School Auditorium, 892 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Chestnut Ridge NY
“When is a garage not used to house cars? Neighbors of a Spring Hill Terrace property say when the garage is a synagogue.
While the congregation denies holding services in the three-car garage, neighbors are asking the village zoning board of appeals to revoke the structure’s certificate of occupancy and issue a stop work order.
“They lied,” Hilda Kogut said Friday, standing with neighbor Carole Goodman on a chilly morning outside the house owned by the Brooklyn-based Kedishas Aharon D’Hadas. “This is a shul, not a three-car garage. We kept telling the village what’s going on there. The village is turning a blind eye.” [Read more…]
The monthly meeting of the Chestnut Ridge CUPON will take place Monday, June 12, at 7 pm at 26 Red Schoolhouse Road.
The agenda includes discussions of:
The upcoming ERCSD school budge vote;
Petitions for the Village;
Ongoing construction and properly licensed contractors performing the construction;
Increasing member and citizen participation in the Village;
and November Elections.
“Owners of the property where a religious school began operating without village approvals in 2016 has come to an agreement with Rockland County over fines, inspections and the use of dormitories.
But the school still lacks approvals and permits as it continues to operate, and the village maintains it should be shuttered until they are granted.
Chestnut Ridge Ventures, the owner of the former Edwin Gould property where Bais Yaakov Elementary School of Rockland County operates, agreed to a $1,000 fine and a timetable to complete inspections, among other things, Rockland Executive Ed Day said in a statement released Monday. [Read more…]
“The new owner of the Jade Village restaurant and the historic property it sits on plans to demolish the building, which retains little of its original features, and restore the land to a natural state.
Robert Asselbergs said Friday that his review of the three-story structure determined almost nothing remained of the circa 1780 one-story Dutch sandstone dwelling, known as the Haring Homestead. [Read more…]
“County officials say they found what may be asbestos inside a now-sealed utility closet at the recently opened girls elementary school on the grounds of the former Edwin Gould property.
However, officials said the representatives for the property owner, Chestnut Ridge Ventures, LLC, refused to let an inspector representing the Rockland Health Department sample the material for testing after it was found during a Feb. 2 inspection.
A spokesman for the school and the property owner’s lawyer denied the material found posed a danger to students, faculty and administrators. [Read more…]
CHESTNUT RIDGE —”The owners of the former Edwin Gould property are being taken to state Supreme Court by the village and county over a school that officials charge opened there without proper inspections and permits.
Village officials asked a state judge on Wednesday to close down the private girls school operating inside a building on the sprawling 145-acre campus along Chestnut Ridge Road, saying it had been operating since early December without those clearances and site plan approval.
“We’ve asked the court to basically close down the school until they comply with our building and zoning regulations,” Mayor Rosario “Sam” Presti said Friday. “Anything and everything that’s been going on there has been done without applying for our permits. We’d like to ensure the building is safe.” [Read more…]
“A private elementary school for girls on the grounds of the former Edwin Gould property opened last month without permits and is not in compliance with zoning and fire code regulations, according to village officials. [Read more…]