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Catskill Village Board approves zoning amendments

Nov 22, 2020 6:00 am
Sarah Trafton is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the Catskill Village Board November 18, adopted amendments in an effort to align the existing zoning law with the comprehensive plan. The approved amendments address building conformity, billboards and owning livestock in the village. One of the changes would return West Main Street to residential zoning, Village Trustee Joseph Kozloski said. Zoning Board Chairman Patrick McCulloch said the topic of livestock was likely the biggest issue raised during the public hearings. “People care deeply on that issue, so we are concentrating on addressing that for them,” he said. The amendments include a requirement that a property owner have at least two acres of land to keep livestock and all livestock fences and structures must conform to a 20-foot setback. The proposed amendments do not permit a landlord to place the personal property of tenants or former tenants on public streets or sidewalks. Personal property that has been placed in these areas for more than 24 hours would be subject to removal by the village. Vegetation or debris in a front yard cannot inhibit emergency access and vegetation or structures cannot interfere with pedestrian traffic; and, no building can be more than one story taller than an adjoining building. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.