Governor Cuomo’s executive budget has proposed a change to General Municipal Law to allow “Micro Wireless Facilities” to be placed on any utility, signal or directional pole in a community and exempt this placement from any local zoning control whatsoever.
These boxes (24”x15”x12”) need fairly short distances between them to be effective so their visual impact may be significant. Home rule and local resident control of their own zoning regulations has been enshrined in NYS since its inception. The issue is clearly stated in an article at www.njslom.org/white-papers/BMI.wp_2016_1.pdf.
I urge you to write to Governor Cuomo, Senator Bonacic and Assemblyman Brabenec asking them to oppose the State of New York’s latest effort to destroy local municipalities’ right to control their communities’ development.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo,NYS State Capitol Building, Albany, NY 12224; (518)-474-8390; www.governor.ny.gov
Senator John J. Bonacic,201 Dolson Ave., Suite F,Middletown, NY 10940; (845)-344-3311; firstname.lastname@example.org
Assemblyman Karl Brabenec, 28 North Main St., Suite 2, Florida, NY 10921; (845)-544-7551; email@example.com
A public hearing entitled “Chapter 73 Carry-out Bags” will be continued on Thurs., Mar. 22 at 7:15 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall. The local law can be viewed at www.townofwarwick.org.
A public hearing entitled “Community Development HUD Grant Project Solicitation” will be held on Thurs., Mar. 22 at 7:15 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Mar. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick NY.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the Mar. 14 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.