No parking tickets, please; Also, Smallwood golf course project moves forward
Van Zandt sued the town over the zoning change but lost the case both in Supreme Court and Appellate Court. He then stopped paying taxes and the county foreclosed. The county later sold the property to the Bethel Local Development Corporation.
In September 2011, according to the New York Daily News, Van Zandt was discovered dead in his pool at his home in Scarsdale with a bullet wound in his head.
It’s not yet clear what the future will hold for the 75 acres that may be developed.