Do you remember that property over on Barger Street – the Nathan property. The owner wanted to give it to the town, and Parks and Recreation wanted to build a baseball field there, and the Town Board authorized an appraisal, and the property had wetlands and gravesites, etc?
That property was transferred to a rabbinical society, and they want a cemetery. They were at the March Planning Board meeting.
Cemeteries are not a use that is allowed in our zoning code.
The loss of the property on the tax rolls isn’t particularly significant.
The rabbinical society’s lawyer is Mr. Steinmetz, who you may remember from the 2 incentive zoning projects, the other cemetery and the soccer field, or from the Morrissey Drive stuff or Emerald Ridge aka Marsh Hill Road.
The above linked was contributed by Lynne Rosner.
The Barger Street parcel identified on that site I 85-13-1-33. That is the Larksburg cemetery. It is one of the parcels named in the current Planning Board application for a cemetery by the Rabbinical Seminary represented by Mr. Steinmetz.
I did not locate 2 of the parcels from that application on the county website – 85.9-1-18 and
Two of the parcels are listed as owned by the County of Putnam, 85.13-1-31, .23 acres, assessed at $1100 and 85-13-1-32, zoned R2 but used or recreation (?), 75’X100′ and assessed at $27,300. Both parcels were acquired from Markan Land Development.
The other parcel, assumed to be the one that the town was looking into, 85.13-1-29, 49.2 acres, is listed as owned by Mrs. Nathan, acquired from Sandav in 2010.