Proposals to change zoning codes concerning residents

first_imgHowever, residents in the village say they don’t believe it is necessary, saying, “I don’t see why this needs to be changed. We have four commercial zones already, and I just think that’s sufficient.” ENDICOTT (WBNG) — During the last Endicott Village board meeting of the 2019 year Tuesday night, a couple of proposals were discussed to change zoning codes in the area. Tuesday’s board meeting was the last one led by current Mayor John Bertoni. The next meeting with hold a public hearing on the proposed changes on Tuesday, January 7 when Village Trustee and mayor-elect, Linda Jackson, takes the seat. Village Trustee, Larry Coppola, proposed to allow property owners on Neighborhood Commercial Zones to request a special permit to have the freedom to do anything they want on the property. The first public hearing at the board meeting discussed proposed changes coming to Local Law #19-03, which is what restricts types of trucks with certain amount of weight to pass through the village. Another proposal, which sparked more feedback from the public attending the meeting, was repealing the zoning code regarding commercial property. Some board members argued the code could not be repealed, as it is a Broome County law. However, Coppola says something should still be done, arguing that a change would, “allow some flexibility in the zoning, so that businesses that cause no harm can open in the zone.last_img read more