This post was authored by Tyler Doan, JD

Shelbourne, the prospective purchaser of certain property in the Town of Greenburgh, applied to the Town Board for a special permit in relation to its proposed construction of an assisted living facility on the property they intended to purchase. The local zoning ordinance authorizes the Town Board

This post was authored by Amy Lavine, Esq.

A New York appellate court held in February that a zoning amendment that prohibited concrete plants except in the Industrial-Office-Commercial District was improperly adopted and invalid due to the failure of a conflicted town supervisor to recuse herself from the relevant town board meetings.

The supervisor’s conflict

It starts with tiny deep-sea fragments — shark’s teeth or slivers of shell. Then, in a process thought to span millions of years, they get coated in layers of liquidized metal, eventually becoming solid, lumpy rocks that resemble burnt potatoes. These formations, known as polymetallic nodules, have caught the attention of international mining companies because

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