Help Clean Up Hen Island Effluent

We the undersigned summit this petition in opposition to the application presently before the Rye Zoning Board of Appeals as Application #07-61 by Gary Ederer, owner of site #27 on Hen Island requesting to reestablish a non-conforming use under Article VII, 197.5, Par. 4 and 6 and to obtain a building permit for renovation/reconstruction of the site. Our reasons are as follows: 1) Any variances granted to this applicant should be conditoned upon compliance with all current Federal, State, County and City codes regarding building, zoning, water, and sewage. 2) The applicant doesn\'t show proposed treatment of gray water from kitchen and bathroom sinks and shower. 3) The applicant doesn\'t show how he plans to comply with current sanitary codes regarding domestic water. 4) Our additional objection relates to the lawsuit pending in the New York State Supreme Court against Kuder Island Colony and the very serious accusations involved. Kuder Island is involved in litigation for failing to comply with the health, safety and building codes of the State of New York including polluting the waters of the Long Island Sound. It is our belief that regardless of the fact that The City of Rye has not enforced the applicable laws in the past, Kuder Island Colony Inc. the owners of Hen Island are responsible to adhere to them. This proposed structure fails to comply with the present building, health, safety and sanitary codes in place in New York State. For years the City of Rye has not held Hen Island to the same standards as all other residences in Rye or anywhere else in Westchester County. We are concerned that if such practice continues and the Board grants this application the natural values of the Long Island Sound will be diminished on a continual basis.


Ray Tartaglione is the sponsor of this petition and is the plaintiff in the Supreme Court action Tartaglione vs. Kuder Island Colony Inc.


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