Residential Zoning Moratorium Extended in Mt. Pleasant

The Mount Pleasant Town Board voted to extend its residential zoning moratorium until summer but may end some of the restrictions after this Tuesday’s public hearing.

The board voted unanimously on Jan. 26 to extend the original six-month prohibition until July for building department approvals for sheds, storage bins, generators, windmills, fences, motor homes, recreational vehicles, boats, retaining walls, commercial vehicles, portable storage pods and clothing bins,

The board enacted the moratorium last summer because of ambiguities in the current town code, Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi said. The code was last revised in the 1990s.

Planning consultant Pat Cleary, Town Engineer David Smyth and Building Inspector Sal Pennelle are working to clarify the code’s language, Fulgenzi said.

While the moratorium will continue, restrictions on two categories may soon be lifted. The board will hold a public hearing this Tuesday evening on potential revisions regarding walls and fences and emergency electrical generators. Following the hearing, if any language is changed, residents will be able to seek approvals in those two areas, Fulgenzi said.

Despite the moratorium, residents are permitted to apply for a waiver.

The Feb. 9 hearing is during the regularly scheduled town board meeting at Mount Pleasant Town Hall in Valhalla at 8 p.m.

 

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