Yesterday Oct. 17th the Cafe had its biggest day : 945 page turns, 175 unique visitors, at least 120 returning visitors
The public hearing on the Application for work along Puplit Rock Road has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 26 at 7:30pm. This was due to a production error by the Villager that resulted in the required legal notice not being printed in time to hold the hearing on the 19th.
The Planning & Zoning Commission wants to hear from the public on this Application, as well as the other items on our agenda. We take citizen concerns and comments very seriously, and incorporate them into our decision-making within the constraints of state law and our regulations.
Ken Goldsmith, PZC Chairman
Woodstock’s Scenic Road Ordinance
1. Jean Pillo of the Woodstock Conservation Commission conducted a Walking Weekend program focusing on Woodstock’s Scenic Roads on October 7, 2006. The walk was videotaped and will appear on Charter Cable Television Channel 14 on Thursday, October 19 and Thursday, October 26 at 8:30 PM.
2. Earlier this month, residents and landowners on Pulpit Rock Road, a Designated Scenic Road in Woodstock received notification by certified letter from John W. Beck, Attorney for James Scott and Lorna McWilliam, pursuant to Woodstock’s Scenic Road Ordinance, that a public hearing will be held on October 19, 2006 at 7:30 PM at Woodstock Town Hall to consider an Application by James Scott and Lorna McWilliam for an Activity on a Scenic Road. The full application is available for review in the Woodstock Planning Office.
This Application follows a cease and desist action taken by the Zoning Enforcement Officer of Woodstock against Scott and McWilliam who own property in the Fort Hill location off Pulpit Rock Road, near Taylor Brook. This property is close to the property that is the subject matter of pending lawsuits between Douglas Builders, Ken Rapoport and the Town of Woodstock. It has been reported that agents of Scott/McWilliam cleared trees, removed existing stone walls and constructed a new wall, without having applied for authorization and without first presenting the intended activity in a public hearing as required under Woodstock’s Scenic Road Ordinance. Given the apparent concern that town officials have for Woodstock Scenic Roads, as evidenced by Ms. Pillo’s recent program, as well as the intense discussions that occurred before the Planning and Zoning Commission when Douglas Builders proposed their Weavers Woods subdivision off Pulpit Rock Road, it will be very interesting to see how the Scott/McWilliams hearing proceeds on October 19.
A Concerned Citizen For Preservation of Woodstock