BAD ZONING CAUSES STRIFE BY PITTING TEMPORARY NEIGHBOR AGAINST SENIOR CITIZEN PERMANENT RESIDENTS

To the Editor,

Last Thursday night, March 15, 2018, I attended a meeting of the Town of Ramapo Zoning Board of Appeals. The second item was a developer who wanted to put a larger multifamily house on a cul de sac that consists of single family homes. Some of the neighbors on the street supported the developer because the values of their houses to sell will go up and they will move. Other residents, mainly senior citizens who want to remain in their homes, opposed the developer and their neighbors.

This scenario of strife between those who want to remain in their homes and those who want to make as much they can selling their houses is being repeated throughout Monsey. High density zoning has brought many new residents to Monsey from Brooklyn who are not aware they have dragged down the quality of life of residents who bought single family homes when they moved here. Traffic has not only become inconvenient it has also become more hazardous.
Those homeowners who resided here before a corrupt town supervisor turned Ramapo into a gold mine for unethical developers and realtors who seek to urbanize Ramapo are being robbed of the peace, comfort, and safety they had when they moved to Rockland County.
Asher Kaufman
Monsey