Friday, 06 April 2012 00:00Zoning is one of the most critical decisions a village board can make regarding the welfare of its residents. In Manorhaven, homes are situated in the residential district, commercial buildings in the commercial district and “telecommunications facilities” only in the government, not-for-profit, G-1 district.
The 41 Pequot Ave cell tower is in the G-2 district, a complete disregard of the village zoning. Zoning can only be changed by a public hearing. There were no public hearings to change this zoning; one of the numerous errors made in granting A. G. Towers, Inc. the cell tower application.
I do not believe this fact was stated to the United States District Judge Hurley. If I am correct, the tower should be removed or the village needs to give the residents due process by holding a public hearing to change the zone.
Victoria F. Spielman