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A Home Run for ROSA and Patrick Farm Advocates

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Featured, News, News & Events | 2 comments

A Home Run for ROSA and Patrick Farm Advocates

This morning ROSA sent out the following press release. Links to the decisions are at the bottom. NYS Appellate Division, Second Department decides in favor of all the plaintiffs RAMAPO, NY, November 8, 2017: In a stunning win for the rule of law and the environment, the Appellate Division Second Department annulled the Town of Ramapo’s zone change, amendment to the comprehensive plan, and subdivision approvals for Scenic Development’s high density Patrick Farm development. In a series of momentous decisions handed down by the court vacating the Town of Ramapo decisions and approvals for...

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Surprise, the Town Planner was actually trying to plan…

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Surprise, the Town Planner was actually trying to plan…

After all this time, we thought we had seen everything. Boy were we wrong! Little did we know that the Town Planner had actually been doing a great job detailing everything that was wrong with this project. Who would have thought that the town would hide these and other critical reviews from the public and, possibly, from the very boards that were tasked with making the decisions? To get a sense of the magnitude of the suppression of John Lange's original comments versus what he was allowed to keep in the record we invite you to compare his July 14, 2009 document that Town refused to produce...

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2016 Year-in-Review

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016 in Featured, News, News & Events | 0 comments

2016 Year-in-Review

Well its the close of yet another year... As we do each year, we try to recap the year and ask you to remember us when figuring out how you will carve out your end of year tax deductible donations. We hope that you will read on and whether the level of details is too much or too little for you, we hope it will be enough to give you a sense of all that we have accomplished and ad make sure that you realize that although things have been quiet, they have been anything other than inactive. 2016 was one of our busiest years to date! As we enter our seventh year, ROSA volunteer board members and...

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Public Hearing Rescheduled and End of Year News

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Events, News, News & Events | 1 comment

Public Hearing Rescheduled and End of Year News

2016 ROSA KICKOFF NOTICE: TONIGHT'S PLANNING BOARD MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING IS RESCHEDULED! First, we would like to say Happy New Year! Thank you for supporting us throughout 2015. Second, please know there was a tentative planning board meeting schedule for tonight but it has been rescheduled. So please come out on January 26th at 7:30 pm to the Town of Ramapo Planning Board Public Hearing regarding the revised plans for the Patrick Farm Development. The developer is seeking a new final approval on revised plans after the last approvals were suspended by the court. Finally, we want to...

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They’re Ba-ack!

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in News | 1 comment

They’re Ba-ack!

It always seems to happen when we are busy, without notice, and with no time to spare - we get alerted by one of the external agencies that new plans are before the planning board. This is exactly what happened just a week ago. Last Decision: On March 22, 2013 the Town of Ramapo Planning board approved a final subdivision plan and final site plans for the Patrick Farm development with the 497 units knocked down to 495 and still no Army Corps of Engineers Jurisdictional Determination of the wetlands. The evidence amassed by ROSA related to the lack of a federal wetland jurisdictional...

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Town of Ramapo Change to Comp Plan – Pascack Ridge

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Events, Library, News, News & Events | 0 comments

Town of Ramapo Change to Comp Plan – Pascack Ridge

Tonight - February 11th, 2015 - there is a Public Hearing at the Town of Ramapo at 8:00pm regarding a proposed change to the comprehensive plan of the Town of Ramapo to facilitate the rezoning of two properties along Pascack Brook along with a number of other lots in the immediate vicinity. Currently this area of Ramapo was identified  in the comprehensive plan for Medium Density housing (3-4 units/acre) because of environmental concerns and the need to transition between the lower density areas and the higher density areas of Ramapo - It's current zoning is R15. The proposal is to allow for...

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