2011-05-04 / Front Page
Philipstown Zoning Law Unanimously Approved
Decision receives standing ovation; Conservation Advisory Council is now a board
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.