Marathon zoning produces marathon discussions
The discussion over updates to Chapter 134 of the Cold Spring Village Code, which deals with zoning, continued at a public hearing on Oct. 21.
Much of the debate has centered on how the nearly 12-acre former Marathon Battery Co. property on Kemble Avenue, zoned Light Industry, should be reclassified to accommodate development.
After another lengthy hearing on Tuesday (Oct. 26), it appears the board has narrowed the options to two variations of Mixed Use — designated MU1 and PMU2.
A sticking point has been whether any preliminary concept drawings for a proposed development should be submitted first to the Planning Board or the Village Board.
Village attorney John Furst and planner Ted Fink are expected to make their recommendation at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday (Nov. 4).
In other business…
- In a unanimous vote on Oct. 26, the board denied a request by David and Melia Marzollo for a one-year exemption from Chapter 100 of the village code, which regulates short-term rentals such as those booked through Airbnb.
- The village received a favorable financial report card for the fiscal year ending May 31 after an audit by the EFPR Group.
- As it does each year, the board approved the suspension of on-street parking for the dead-end portion of Marion Avenue from Nov. 15 to April 15 to facilitate snow removal.
- The board approved hiring Robert Newhall as a seasonal laborer with the Highway Department at a rate of $19 per hour.