Attend hearing in Rotterdam tonight
I am writing this letter in opposition to the Rotterdam Town Board advancing a spot-zone change at 2625 Curry Road in Rotterdam to permit the construction of 182 apartments.
This apartment complex, if approved, will add hundreds of cars to a roadway that’s already at capacity. Additionally, the vast majority of the residents in Rotterdam feel that the town already has enough apartment units and is opposed to any additional apartment developments in town.
In July, the Rotterdam Town Planning Commission voted overwhelmingly 6-1 against this proposed project.
Planning Commission members noted in their opposition to the project that the addition of these apartments would make a chronically bad traffic situation worse and create safety issues for surrounding neighborhoods.
In every way imaginable, this proposed apartment project is exactly the type of project that the residents of Rotterdam do not want. A survey of town residents by the Rotterdam Town Comprehensive Plan Committee this year showed that 77% of the respondents indicated they are opposed to high density/apartment development; 88% of the respondents indicated they would like the town to encourage single-family homes.
The town of Rotterdam mantra is, “A Nice Place to Live.”
There will be a public hearing on this matter at the Rotterdam Town Hall on Sunrise Boulevard tonight (Thursday, Sept. 23) at 7 p.m.
I encourage those who wish Rotterdam to remain “A Nice Place to Live” to attend this meeting and encourage the town board to vote against this spot -zone change.
Niskayuna needs to get different results
Fellow Niskayuna residents: the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.
So here we are, less than two months away from the election, and one incumbent is looking for her fourth term and the other his third. What have we received from these politicians?
We have our fourth police chief within 12 months, the last three clouded in unrest, allegations and a year-long investigation dropped with no explanation hours before a public hearing was to take place.
Chief Wall, a 36-year veteran, cited lack of board support, amongst other issues, as her reason for retirement.
The former controller, who allegedly was involved in racially insensitive behavior, was allowed to collect his full pension, as well as vacation and sick time, even though the board was advised not to. Again, no explanation.
Where are our town leaders?
Our supervisor, after being constantly pushed around by the Democrats at the table, seemingly has given up the fight and hides behind the cover of “personnel matters.”
The others are too busy discussing “doggy day” at the splash pad or their next photo op with Biden, Cuomo or Tonko.
Choose wisely Niskayuna.
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