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Petitioning Sea Cliff ZBA and Planning Board

Sea Cliff Zoning Board of Appeals & Sea Cliff Planning Board: Deny application to sub divide & develop 404 Littleworth Lane


This denial of the current Barnaby application is important because the development of this property will severly damage the Sea Cliff community in multiple ways and is completely unnecessary.

This petition is created by Jerry Simpson & Wendy Rosow

Letter to
Sea Cliff ZBA and Planning Board
Dear ZBA & Planning Board Members:
1. It is our contention that the applicants do not have the right to a subdivision because their current home is a pre-existing non-conforming two family home. Should the applicant desire to subdivide their property, they are intensifying the pre-existing non-conformity.

2. Another objection about this application is that the proclaimed private road “Finch Way” is a substandard road according to Village, Town, County and State standards. The applicant is trying to circumvent all these standards by calling it a private street rather than a public street. It is obvious to us that Finch Way is merely a driveway to access a home on the flag lot called parcel C.

3. Another consideration that has not yet been identified, investigated or discussed is the historic “Bryant Avenue Cemetery”, located off Bryant Avenue just east of Our Lady Of Kazan Church. The cemetery can be found in the booklet: Historic Cemeteries of Oyster Bay - A Guide to their Locations and sources of Transcription Information published by The Town Of Oyster Bay. If you find it you'll see this cemetery site is listed with the New York State Office of Historical Preservation.

4. Other reasons for denial of this application include environmental concerns. The property on the Barnaby application lies within extremely close proximity to: 1. The fragile wetlands near Scudders Pond 2. The fragile eco-system of Hempstead Harbor and 3. A shallow aquifer system running below the property. All three of these environmental concerns are completely legitimate and should be a colossal concern of the board.

5. We oppose this application for many reasons. The granting of this variance will alter the essential character of the neighborhood.

6. We respectfully request that for all these reasons, the application be denied in its’ entirety.