Prior to the June 27th meeting of the Planning Board the following letter was submitted:
June 25, 2002
This is the petition that accompanied the above letter:
We, the undersigned, are asking the Dobbs Ferry Planning Board to conduct a full Site Plan Review - under Section 300-68 of Article XVll of the Dobbs Ferry code  - of the Virginia Avenue development project currently under consideration, and to ask the applicant to present a site plan that demonstrates that the proposed houses will, without the need for variances, conform to requirements specified under Two Family (TF) zoning.
[This petition was signed by 65 residents living in the neighborhood of the development. Names and addresses, which appear on the original, have been omitted here.]
In a Memo  that Trustee Dengler read to the Planning Board on June 27th she said, "Village attorney Kevin Plunkett told me that you [the Planning Board] have authority to require site plan review," and "Darius [the attorney who was substituting for Plunkett at the June 25th meeting of the Board of Trustees] also said this at the Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night [June 25th]."
Nevertheless, on the night of the June 27th Planning Board Meeting, the latter attorney, referring to Section 300-70  of the Code, advised the Planning Board that the Dobbs Ferry Code does not 'permit' the Planning Board to require a site review plan for the Virginia Avenue development. On the basis of this counsel, the Planning Board elected to NOT make subdivision approval contingent on a site plan review, and to grant the Virginia Avenue project subdivision approval at the June 27th meeting without further conditions. By virtue of stipulations in the Code, had they not granted subdivision approval by July 2nd (60 days after the May 2nd 'public hearing' on the matter) subdivision would have been automatically granted, without conditions, on July 2nd - this would have jeopardized the one existing condition on which the Planning Board wanted subdivision approval to be contingent, the dedication of one parcel of the land in question to the Village. 
For the full text of Trustee Dengler's June 27th MEMO to the Planning Board: