86 Highview Road Photo by Michael D’Onofrio The Journal News
“The Tallman Fire Department has come out against a proposed plan that would install a temporary modular unit and build a permanent school for hundreds of female students in a residential neighborhood on Highview Road because of safety concerns.
Fire Chief Christopher Stevens sent letters to Ramapo’s Chief Building Inspector, Tony Mallia, in June and July objecting to a proposed religious school for 250 female students ages 3-16 at 86 Highview Rd.
Stevens also opposed the proposal to put up a 7,680-square-foot temporary structure at the same site.
“The Tallman Fire Department is unalterably opposed to this proposal moving forward until our concerns are addressed,” Stevens said in one of the letters.
Meanwhile, the land is being cleared even though building approvals have not been granted.
The owner of the property is Congregation Divrei Chaim, according to town documents. Bnos On Highview, a limited-liability company, proposed in a recently revised application the construction of a permanent, two-story building at the property located on the corner of Highview and Pine roads, according to town documents. An earlier proposal called for a three-story building.
The proposal for the permanent 9,600-square-foot building would require a host of variances.
Mallia would not comment about the fire chief’s letters. Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence also would not comment about the project.”
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