How could the Skaneateles Town Planning Board justify recommending a variance of this magnitude based on that one-sided presentation, which does not qualify as a neighborhood meeting by any standard, and which resulted in limited attendance of the lighting demonstration?
How could they also decide in favor of the developer, based on a non-representative display of two out of 17 proposed light fixtures, set up in a hedge row during full foliage?
How could they ignore the assertion, “lights equal noise” made repeatedly by the few aware neighbors that did attend the lighting demonstration?
The planning board must be reminded this is not a project aimed at benefiting the community they were appointed to represent, and should not be influenced by the possible revenue that this commercial, profit-driven mega enterprise may generate.
This severely flawed recommendation for variance approval, made by the Skaneateles Town Planning Board, is nothing short of irresponsible representation of the community it serves.