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Trustees Take Code Back For 2nd Look


Facing Pushback, Trustees

Adjust New Zoning Code

County Judge John Lambert tells the Cooperstown Village Board to listen to their constituents, who shared concerns about changes to housing regulations within the village. Many voiced disapproval of the proposal to allow dormitories as a special use within the residential district, a use that was, true to Lambert’s suggestion, removed from the law. The Village Board voted to make several changes and open a second public hearing on the revised law at their meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25. (Libby Cudmore/
Landmark Inn Wedding Permit Pulled By Owner

Landmark Wedding Permit

Pulled By Owner

By PARKER FISH • Special to

COOPERSTOWN – In an effort to increase their revenue stream, Robin and Fred Schneider, owners of the Landmark Inn on Chestnut St. in Cooperstown, applied for a special use permit to hold weddings at the Inn. Fred Schneider, pictured at right, was present at the April 23 Board of Trustees meeting to discuss the couple’s newly proposed wedding venue.

“We’re here today to petition our ability to have our special permit changed to allow a limited number of weddings in the backyard of the Landmark Inn,” said Schneider.

Cooperstown ‘Hospital Zone’ Task Force May East Regulation On New Buildings

Cooperstown ‘Hospital Zone’ Task Force

May Ease Regulations On New Buildings

Cindy Falk
Cindy Falk


Zoning revisions that creates a “hospital zone” in the vicinity of Bassett Healthcare but will also allow buildings up to 4,000-square-feet anywhere in the village to avoid site-development review will be presented to the public at an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 16, at the fire hall on Chestnut Street.

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