July 18, 2012 —
Proposed zoning changes discussed last Tuesday at the Town of Mamakating Town Board meeting would expand the type of commercial activities allowed in four Planned Office Zoning Districts (POs). Although new uses would be allowed, any developers would have to go before the town’s planning board to get a special use permit.
Some of the new uses allowed under the permit would be convenience stores, banks, restaurants and gas stations.
Opponents charged that the proposed changes would destroy the rural character of the town.
They have hired an attorney and are circulating a petition.
As of press time, any actions taken at the meeting were still unkown.