2011-05-04 / Front Page

Philipstown Zoning Law Unanimously Approved

Decision receives standing ovation; Conservation Advisory Council is now a board
DOUGLAS CUNNINGHAM

In a coda to years of debate and analysis, the Philipstown Town Board has unanimously approved the new zoning law.

The decision Thursday evening was 5-0. In related moves, the Board also voted that the new law would not have any adverse environmental impact (formally known as a negative declaration under the State Environmental Quality Review Act), and decided to transform the Conservation Advisory Council into a Conservation Board. That decision will have the effect of bolstering its role in land-use questions in the town. 
 
A standing ovation by some 45 people at the meeting followed the vote, as well as congratulations among the board members themselves.
 
Check Wednesday's PCN&R for full coverage and photos of this important decision, as well as other news throughout Philipstown.
 
 

 

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