Yorktown Town Board Approves New Parking Requirements

Town Board approves fewer parking spaces for commercial zones, except Costco, and sets separate parking requirements for JV Mall. Sets Jan 22 for informational meeting on continued fluoridation.

Town Board
January 8, 2013
Meeting highlights. For a summary of all agenda items, visit ciyinfo.org
1. County Taxes
County Legislator Michael Kaplowitz reported that Yorktown’s county tax will decrease by 2.2% for 2013. Although the county’s tax rate was technically zero, the taxes are apportioned to each municipality based on its assessment roll.
2. Courtesy of the Floor
a. Sultana Ridge Pool Association: The association presented the Board with a check for $2,000 in partial payment of unpaid back taxes.
b. Senior Clubs: The Board postponed taking action on the 2013 agreements that would provide six senior clubs with program funds pending the receipt of additional information.
c. Town Board Minutes: The Town Clerk’s office was asked to update the Town Board minutes page on the Town’s website. It was noted that the last available minutes were for the Oct. 19, 2010 meeting.
3. Appointments
The Board appointed Patricia Caporale to the position of Comptroller. She will serve at the pleasure of the board or until the next town election.
4. Public hearings on changes to the parking requirements for the JV Mall and other commercial zones.
In separate actions, the Board approved amendments to the zoning code that:
a) reduce the minimum number of required parking spaces in all commercial zones, except the JV Mall zone, from 5 spaces/square feet of building to 4 spaces/square feet. Costco was specifically exempted from the law.

b) establish a 4.25/1,000 square feet of gross leasable space parking requirement for the JV Mall zone to replace the existing 30 year old “amorphous” parking requirement.
5. Informational meeting on fluoridation
Set January 22 for an informational meeting on whether the Town should continue adding fluoride to its water supply.

This summary is being provided by Citizens for an Informed Yorktown, a non partisan grassroots organization whose goal it is to inform residents about what's happening in our community and to increase the level of resident participation in town affairs.

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Evan Bray January 10, 2013 at 10:01 PM
Sultana is paying back taxes slower than new taxes are accruing. How long will this madness continue? They hve a private swimming pool at the expense of all Yorktown taxpayers to the tune of 50K now? At this rate they will pay us back (let me do the math. Carry the 1. Add the interest.) NEVER! They should just become a park district so member dues are collected through taxes so member dues aren't an issue. Use the Mohegan Highlands as a model. I don't see how they can operate the pool and pay us back. They may need to shut down operations to make us whole. I'm proposing that if they operate the pool next summer, ALL Yorktown residents (not just the 80 or so Sultana homes) can use it free of charge. When the normals are allowed in, I bet they find the cash post haste. Ridiculous. We have a 1 time savings of 800K on a garbage contract but lax enforcement like this bleeds us dry. Don't hear much from the supervisor on this issue. [crickets chirping]


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