The owner of the Winery at St. George in Mohegan Lake requested from Yorktown town board members earlier this week to receive a new temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO).
Tom DeChiaro was issued a temporary certificate of occupancy in February, but it has now expired. A temporary certificate of occupancy certifies a building's compliance with the town's applicable building codes and indicates it's in a condition suitable for occupancy.
The business owner said he wanted the new TCO to run until Dec. 31, 2013, so he has enough time to complete all the necessary work on the property.
The reason why he hadn't been able to complete the work was because he was awaiting wetlands permits from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), he said.
"I couldn't do anything because of the wetlands permits," he told board members. DeChiaro said he received the DEC permits just two weeks ago.
DeChiaro needs to also receive a wetlands permit from the town.
In March, Yorktown town board members agreed to extend the time period during which a temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) is valid from 90 to 180 days. The extension was approved after DeChiaro had already received his 90-day temporary certificate of occupancy.
Yorktown town board members would have to hold a public hearing before issuing a temporary certificate of occupancy to DeChiaro.
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