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Yorktown Town Board Discusses Affordable Housing Ordinance

The Yorktown Town Board recently had a work session.
The Yorktown Town Board recently had a work session. Photo Credit: File

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- In a change of plans, the Town Board will have a regular meeting June 21 and a work session June 28.

Below are the meeting highlights from the June 14 meeting. For a summary of all agenda items, visit this link .

  • Affordable Housing Ordinance: The board met with two representatives of HUD and two members of the Community Housing Board to discuss the proposed repeal of the current ordinance. The discussion, which was a follow up to a two-hour meeting the representatives had with Supervisor Michael Grace about two to three weeks ago in his office, lasted more than an hour and touched on many different aspects of the law and affordable housing in general.
  • Yorktown Stage: Saying he “needed help,” Barry Liebman, owner of the Yorktown Stage, requested town money to offset the $130,000 he said he had to borrow to pay to replace the theater’s sound and lighting system in April
  • Puppy Hill Legislation: Town Attorney Michael McDermott and Grace said more work needed to be done on the proposed law.
  • Rezoning 3561 and 3563 (Ellis Street): There was a brief discussion of the request of two homeowners to rezone their property for multi-family housing after the abutting property on Lexington Avenue was rezoned for multi-family housing.
  • Mohegan Avenue Retaining Wall & Old Crompond Road Bridge Culvert: Town Engineer Michael Quinn and Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli gave the board a status report on the need to proceed with two infrastructure projects -- replacement of the Mohegan Avenue retaining wall, located on the lake side in the vicinity of Sagamore, and the bridge culvert on Old Crompond Road behind McDonald's. Together, the two projects cost could approximately $1 million.
  • Commercial and Industrial Incentive Board: Grace asked each board member to submit three names for potential members of the new board.

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