New Zoning Laws Amended at Board Meeting

By Stephen E. Lipken


Village of Larchmont Mayor Sarah Bauer called the Monday, January 9, 2023, Board meeting to order, wishing everyone a Happy New Year.  Next, the Oath of Office was administered to new Police Officer Eduardo Lopez by Police Chief Christopher McNerney. Born in El Salvador, Lopez moved to the United States at age seven. Following in the footsteps of his father Jose who served as a Police Officer in El Salvador, Lopez has worked in the 45th Precinct in the Bronx since 2019.


Next, Trustee Dana Post announced the appointments of Justin O’Leary to Zoning Board of Appeals and Jill Brennick to the Library Board.


Then Mayor Bauer opened a Public Hearing to amend two Local Laws, Chapter 215, “Administration and Enforcement” and Chapter 381, “Zoning.” Chapter 215 requires landlords to register with the Village for up-to-date contact with property owners and occupants in case of an emergency and also requires landlords to register any space that has been vacant for six months with the Building Department to ensure that the property is properly and safely maintained.


The second Local Law concerns change of use in occupancy permits, requiring landlords to register any change in tenants or change in use of commercial property with current contact information so that any proposed use is allowed under Village Code.


With change of “Building Inspector” to “Building Official” and re-arranged sections, Local Law #1 was passed; Local Law #2 was passed as is.


Regarding the Monday, December 19, 2022, Work Session Resolutions, Board resolved to purchase Recycling Bin for Mamaroneck HS Original Civic Research and Action (OCRA) Pilot Program for Constitution Park; set Public Hearings on 2/6/23 for proposed Local Law (L.L.) Board of Architectural Review (BAR) Referrals; proposed L.L. Site Plan Review and set fees for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.