If I read the May 27 Town-Crier correctly, the Planning, Zoning & Adjustment Board (rightly, in my opinion) recommended not approving proposed changes for land use regulations that would make it easier for bed and breakfast facilities to be established in Wellington, specifically, at this time, in the Equestrian Preserve Area. Newly elected Mayor Anne Gerwig and newly elected Councilman Michael Drahos (both of whom received significant campaign funding from Mark Bellissimo and his cronies) urged sending the matter back to planning and zoning for reconsideration. This leads me to ask why bother having the checks and balances of the zoning board when the council can disregard their wishes. Once again, the pro-equestrian council is overriding the good of the community and the recommendations of a far-less-political committee, in order to further their own interests. Hopefully planning and zoning will not allow this to occur, now or in the future.
Pat Keeler, Wellington
Editor’s note: In almost all cases, the decisions of the Planning, Zoning & Adjustment Board are advisory in nature and not binding on the Wellington Village Council.