zoning

NEW SCOTLAND — On Aug. 25, the zoning board here took a closer look at the request from Tommell Livestock, LLC to renew a use variance previously granted to the prior owner of the property, Charles Schufelt.

Christmas Land in Guilderland wants to expand its hours for the upcoming holiday season, but the business is being criticized for its noncompliance.

The owner of a New Scotland farm stand was cited and shut down by the town in May for violations of the zoning code. The owner says that her activities predate the zoning code and are therefore exempt from the laws.

After years of being on the market, the Governors Motor Inn has a future. 

After five years, three village boards, two rezones, and one lawsuit, Stewart’s Shops has the approval it needs to build a new shop in Altamont.

Neighbors of the motel at 2019 Western Ave. were worried by “a large police presence” there on June 8, which police say “was a domestic incident with reports of shots fired inside” but investigation found “no evidence of any gunshots.”

Several citizens urged the zoning board not to allow a renovated McDonald’s to have triple the allowed signage.

An Albany County Acting Supreme Court Judge overturned the New Scotland Zoning Board of Appeals this month and told it to take another look at a use-variance application. 

In New Scotland, a 12-unit apartment building is proposed at the site of an already-converted school.

Although the coronavirus has created a lapse in funding for Westerlo’s Comprehensive Plan Committee, Supervisor William Bichteman said that budget transfers will ensure that the $5,000 lost in grant money the state has put on hold will get to the committee with town funds.

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