Partial Town Board resolution quote:
rezone from General Business (GB) to Multi-Family Residential District Four (MFR-4) for the purpose of developing a rental apartment complex. (Transit & William)
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,
That based on the testimony and evidence presented at the Public Hearing and based upon the forgoing findings, the Petition of 81 & 3 of Florida be and hereby is denied.
The resolution was offered by Council Member Donna Stempniak. A motion for a second was called for. No second was offered by Council Members John Abraham, Ronald Ruffino, Dan Amatura, or Supervisor Robert Giza
(Who's gonna bite the hand that feeds them???)
First the Town Board rezones this land - despite taxpayers concerns and destruction of wetlands. Council Member Stempniak (acting as "Liaison") was instrumental in stalling residents while the project moved forward.
However she did get light shields and proper lamp post heights.
Lets look close at this "Rezone - Rezone Denial Resolution":
It wasn't meant to pass -
it is merely a resolution to create campaign material.
FACT: Council Member Stempniak has approved more rezones and building permits then any other Council Member in Lancaster's Recent History -
Excluding Supervisor Giza and Lancaster's past Town Supervisor & now head of Lancaster's Planning Board Mr.Stan Keysa (Erie County Control Board Member)
See, this is another off shoot of having new residents - history is lost. In Lancaster NY, history is written to serve those who record it.
Most people will forget or don't know the past dealings of those who hold Local public office. New residents only see what is meant to be presented: They see events subsidized by major companies - Boys Club partly Funded by Generous Local Developers -
They don't understand that those generous "gifts" as well as local "Political Support" are pay backs.
The new residents don't have a clue that the Council Member Proposing the "Re-Rezone" - most likely helped create the first "Rezone"
As witnessed by Council Member Stempniak - "Resignation - Resigning - Retiring - Rehiring" of her self on the Town Board ?????????????
She quit the Town Board - used the "Retirement Credits" from Lancaster to "Enhance" her NYS Funded Teachers Pension from the City of Buffalo - then returned within days to Lancaster's Town Board at full pay and benefits.
Wow - I just wrote this and I'm confused - how do they keep track of their deals? Just think how slick you'd have to be to pull that off.