Mohegan Lake residents will have to wait a little longer to find out the fate of the Faith Bible Church’s proposed expansion.
Last Thursday, the Zoning Board of Appeals decided to adjourn the church’s application for several variances related to the church’s plans for expansion until an August 11 meeting. The decision came after a three-hour hearing that included arguments from both sides.
Gregg Bucci, a member of the ZBA who is overseeing the application, said members are awaiting referrals from the town engineer and are also going to confer with the building inspector. A referral to the conservation board has also been made.
“We need additional submission material,” Bucci said. “We’re evaluating it like we evaluate any application. We will comply with all of the requirements we would with any application.”
Mohegan Lake residents are concerned that the plans will make the church too big and that its expansion plans are out of character with the neighborhood. Initially the ZBA approved the expansion plans, but the church’s approvals were revoked after it was found that the church didn’t notify enough people about the hearing.
Read more in the June 28 edition of the Northern Westchester Examiner.