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Hearing on Whiteface Resort project draws a crowd

The board opted to conclude the public hearing and allow the developers to respond to concerns in the coming days. In the meantime, Board Chairman Bill Hurley asked for an independent civil engineer to conduct a stormwater management review.

In other business, the board approved a conditional use permit for Judy Nisson, owner of Wood's Good Foood. In year's past, the village board granted Nisson a temporary vendors permit for her hot dog stand in the parking lot of Cunningham's Ski Barn

But this year Nisson was sent to the review board because of a change in policy that considered the seasonal hot dog stand a conditional use that required a joint review board permit.

On June 4, Nisson's permit application was turned down because zoning codes required her to secure variances for parking. But review board member Chip Bissell said last night the board should vote to approve the permit.

"We shouldn't be playing hot potato with her livelihood," he said. "Maybe it's not in our code what we should do in this instance, but common sense dictates we should approve this."

Nisson was grateful after the board approved the permit four to nothing with board member Olga Krone abstaining.

"Jeff and I are very excited to be able to be open," she said. "We're very happy that the board has approved our conditional use and very happy they saw the fairness and common sense in the matter."

The review board meets next on July 1.

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