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Ellen Joseph April 17, 2014 at 05:55 PM
I attended that Planning Board meeting and was cheered to hear a Planning Board member mention that Read Morenow that spring is here and the ground has thawed, a more definitive map of the wetland areas could more accurately be prepared. Also, when the developer allows the Town of Ossining EAC to walk the property, they will be able to make a more definitive assessment of the property. Their initial report is based on the developer's incomplete application. But once the developer allows access to the property and once he completes his application, a more precise and accurate assessment will benefit the community in that a more thorough environmental assessment will be available to everyone. Ellen Joseph
Wendy Masserman April 20, 2014 at 03:18 PM
It is disconcerting that both consultants for the Town (planning and engineering) seem to beRead Moreunconce rned about the environmental issues raised by both the EAC and the residents. The planner is willing to "float" a number of houses out there and narrow it down later. I thought that the applicants 1st have to prove that 24 lots are viable. With basins in steep slopes and houses placed over the aqueduct, how is that possible. Thanks to Howard for recording this. Wendy Masserman
Ellen Joseph April 14, 2014 at 08:04 PM
The Zappico application for the Brann property includes environmentally sensitive land as the EACRead Morere port makes clear. Before any wetlands are destroyed, let's have the State Environmental Quality Review process determine to what extent building on that property is viable and where such building might occur in order to safeguard the wetlands and established habitats. Ellen Joseph
Howard Fleischer April 15, 2014 at 09:15 AM
I drove down Barnes Road and spoke to a few neighbors who abut the Brann property. One individual,Read Mores aid that his house has annual problems of flooding, especially in the spring. He noted that it was much more in the past year and questioned whether it was due to recent changes to the Brann/ZappiCo property. I have heard similar concerns from other residents on Morningside drive and Morningside court. If any resident has noticed an increase of flooding on their property in proximity to the proposed development site, i would highly encourage you to document your concerns and forward them to the town with photos and letters ASAP!
Ellen Joseph April 15, 2014 at 10:55 AM
In regard to possible flooding, The EAC committee for the Town of Ossining has identified 5 acresRead Moreof wetlands on High View Farm, the property Zappico plans to develop. The disturbance of those wetlands would have a significant impact on the potential flooding of neighborhoods along Morningside Court, Morningside Drive, Barnes Road, Tavano Road, and North State Road, among other areas identified in the EAC report. Ellen Joseph
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