The Satmar Hasidic sect brought hundreds of people to the village of Airmont board of Trustees meeting to protest the proposed building moratorium, thereby shutting down the meeting (due to lack of space). UTA has an application to build two school buildings on the old Regesh property on Cherry Lane Road. Because it’s 20 acres, it doesn’t need a variance, only CDRC approval.
After executive session, the Airmont attorney gave Satmar a letter that exempts their project from the building moratorium. The meeting was postponed until January 9, when they expect far less opposition to the controversial proposal.