PRESERVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

NEXT TOWN BOARD MEETING - WEDNESDAY, JULY 13TH

KEEP 546 HOOPER RD RESIDENTIAL !

DO NOT LET YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT TAKE AWAY YOUR PRIVATE PROPERTY AND HAND IT OVER TO RICH DEVELOPERS!!

More than once, have the residents and neighbors of Hooper Rd expressed their desire to keep our neighborhood residential. The Town Board and business owners need to respect our wishes and not allow the rezoning proposal to pass.

Below is a map of the residents and neighbors of Hooper Rd who have signed the petition AGAINST the proposed rezoning so far

(LOT 25 is 546 Hooper RD)

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIGN THE PETITION, SEND AN EMAIL TO petition@hooperroadneighborhood.com AND WE CAN SEND SOMEONE WITH A COPY OF THE PETITION TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.


Call and Email the Town Board Members and let them know you do NOT want 546 Hooper Rd to become a commercial zoned lot.

John M. Bernardo  :
OFFICE : (607) 786-2995  
supervisor@townofunion.com
HOME : (607) 757-0111

Michael Arcangeli  :
OFFICE : (607) 786-2995 
Marcangeli@townofunion.com
HOME - (607) 797-0324

Louis Caforio :
OFFICE: (607) 786-2930
lcaforio@townofunion.com
HOME - (607) 785-9259

John Greene :
OFFICE: (607) 786-2930
jgreene@townofunion.com
HOME - (607) 768-3978

Rose Sotak :
OFFICE : (607) 786-2930
rsotak@townofunion.com
HOME - (607) 748-6824

Brian Brunza : (607) 862 - 4606 - bbrunza@co.broome.ny.us  (Legislative District 16 – Brian is willing to stand up with us at the Town Board meeting on Wednesday night and give his support)

Brian recommended that we send letters to the Town Board, make phone calls to the town board members, and send emails.

IF YOU ARE GOING TO SEND AN EMAIL, SEND A COPY TO norezone@hooperroadneighborhood.com (also indicate if you would like your letter published on hooperroadneighborhood.com). We have discoverd that not all of the emails and letters are making it into the file at the Town Office. We recommended you send a copy of any letter to the following address:

Town of Union Council
3111 East Main St
Endwell, NY 13760

Phone: 607-786-2900 • Fax: 607-786-2998

Write a LETTER TO THE EDITOR!

Write a Letter to the Editor of the Press & Sun Bulletin by using their ONLINE FORM or by sending it to the following address.

Letters
c/o Press & Sun-Bulletin
P.O. Box 1270
Binghamton, NY 13902

Your letter must include your name, address and day and evening phone numbers and should be 200 words or less.


THINGS TO PONDER ....

Why was the hardware store on Hooper Rd in business less than a year, and why does the store front remain empty?
Why does the former Ames store front on Hooper Rd remain empty?
Why are there two other empty store fronts in the same plaza?
Why is there only one bridge crossing over the railroad tracks from Main St into Endwell?
Why didn't the business owners who want to rezone 546 Hooper Rd approach any of the neighbors about their plans? (The dentist on Hooper Rd who has a 'Use Variance' - NOT A REZONE for his practice, went to every single neighbor and asked for their approval)
Why are two dozen families in the Hooper Rd neighborhood being asked to accomodate one business that purchased a clearly residential lot?

DID YOU KNOW THAT....

...546 Hooper Rd is zoned residential and shares a border with 4 other residential properties?
...once the lot is rezoned Commercial, any other type of commercial business could be put there at any point in the future? (dollar store, drug store, bank, etc)
...546 Hooper Rd is within a few hundred feet of Jonathan's Bar?
...the lot where the Partners Trust Bank sits was once residential and was rezoned for the bank?
...there are no crossing lights or crossing guards at the corner of Hooper Rd and Pruyne?
...children who live on Hooper Rd, some less than 2 blocks from Homer Brink, are still bussed to school because of safety concerns over the heavy traffic on Hooper Rd?
...the proposed business to be located at 546 Hooper Rd is planning to put in a building that would be 2000 sq feet larger than their current 4200 sq foot location?
...there is a proposal before the Town Board for the construction of an Over-55 community off of Struble Rd in Endwell? (Think about how much traffic this will generate on Hooper Rd)
...
some of the residents who would be most profoundly affected by the proposed rezoning have lived on Hooper Rd for over 45 YEARS?
...
town and county respresentatives met today (6/22) to discuss the traffic situation on Hooper Rd, but any implementation of possible solutions won't occur for 1 1/2 to 2 years?
...THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES JUST RULED THAT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS CAN LEGALLY TAKE AWAY YOUR PRIVATE PROPERTY AND HAND IT OVER TO RICH DEVELOPERS VIA 'EMINENT DOMAIN'
?


TRAFFIC

During the morning, afternoon (after the elementary and high school recess), and evening commutes, traffic on Hoooper Rd is horrendous. Cars are often at a standstill starting at the corner of Pruyne and Hooper, with southbound traffic backed up past the Pheasant and Hooper Rd intersection. And this is during clear weather. When it is raining or snowing, the traffic is intolerable. The following photos show exactly how far traffic is backed up at 7:40 in the morning. This is the time specifically mentioned by the daycare owners at the planning hearing on June 1st as when most parents are dropping off their children.