Real Estate Blog
Wednesday, January 07 2009
I have been paying close attention to the proposed Port Jefferson Village Moratorium and received this most recent update that I wanted to share with you:
Port Jefferson has proposed village wide moratorium. This effects both residential and commercial properties. If approved, it will suspend the right of property owners to obtain building department approvals (i.e. building permits) for a period of one year from its enactment.
As it is currently worded, ."for any use other than one single or two family residential use where currently authorized by law." Worded this way would restrict permits for pools, fences, garages, retaining walls, decks, etc. As these are structures outside the footprint of an existing structure.
As stated by the Suffolk County Planning Commission, "A moratorium is from one perspective the most extreme land use action that a municipality can take because it suspends completely the rights of owners to use their property".
We are facing the worst financial crisis our country has seen in decades. Locally, the real estate market is struggling to recover right now as we face questionable levels of unemployment.
Visit www.pjvresidents.com for more information and alert your friends and family. If a resident, please sign the petition available on the website. If you are not a resident, feel free to contact me for a non-resident petition.
**The village meeting has been postponed until the beginning of February and has been moved to the Port Jeff HS Auditorium as the attendance levels at the Jan 5th meeting well exceeded the Village Hall capacity.