Our Mission

     C.U.P.O.N. of Chestnut Ridge is an inclusive group of concerned residents allied in our shared commitment to keep our community safe and preserve the character of our neighborhood by stopping overdevelopment and illegal building activity in the Village of Chestnut Ridge.   

 Key Objectives:  

 1) Hold Chestnut Ridge elected officials and village administrators accountable for the consistent enforcement of all building codes, zoning laws and permit approval processes   

2) Inform and educate village residents about issues that affect our neighborhood   

3) Keep residents engaged and mobilized for positive change and action   

4) Ensure all residents have a seat at the table and that our voices are heard before village decisions are made    

CUPON Chestnut Ridge News

ROSA 4 Rockland has drafted a petition requesting that the  Town Board of the Town of Ramapo and the committees formed to advise on  strategic and comprehensive planning thoroughly consider and enact a thorough  Comprehensive Plan designed to preserve the environment and community character  of our Town.  Details click here

SEQRA Full Environmental Assessment Form Part 3 narrative

Reasons Supporting This Determination Description of the Proposed Action

The proposed action is to adopt zoning code text amendments that have been prepared to meet the following objectives CLICK HERE 


While CUPON believes that the Village should review and modernize its zoning laws, permitting process and enforcement procedures, it strongly urges the Village Board not to enact the Proposed Zoning Changes. Instead, the Village should go through the process of adopting a formal comprehensive plan, consistent with Federal and New York State law (including RLUIPA) but also consistent with the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution, which prevents local, state or national government from favoring one religion over others or over secular activity.

The comprehensive plan must address the needs of all members of the community, including all religious communities, but it must do so in light of the law and the Constitution. TO READ THE COMPLETE WHITE PAPER CLICK HERE.

CUPON CR ENDORSES Village residents Anthony Shaut and Steven “Jeff” Wasserman who are running for the two Village Trustee seats that are up for election on March 19th. CUPON of Chestnut Ridge finds their platform consistent with our mission  Highlights include:

· Representation for all residents

· Smart planning (comprehensive plan)

· Transparency in government

· Promote a stronger sense of community

· Better code enforcement efforts

· Oversight of building inspections

Anthony Shaut has been a village resident and an active CUPON  member since 2016. He holds and MBA in Accounting and is an Audit Director at an accounting firm. Steven “Jeff” Wasserman has been a Village resident since 2005 and a Village Planning Board member since 2014. He is a Vice President at a global research firm.

Please contact the candidates or CUPON to sign their petition to be placed on the ballot for the March 19th Village Election.

More information can be found on their campaign website

Facebook: Shaut & Wasserman for Village of Chestnut Ridge Trustees 

Phone: (845) 735-5493 


Mail: PO Box 231, Nanuet, NY 10954

CUPON Statement on the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) 

 While CUPON believes that the Village should review and modernize its zoning laws, permitting process and enforcement procedures, it strongly urges the Village Board not to enact the Proposed Zoning Changes.  Read more....

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Upcoming Meetings

CUPON February Meeting


William P. Faist Ambulance Corps. 

3 Red Schoolhouse Rd 

Village Meeting Schedule


Hilda Kogut Chair of CUPON of Chestnut Ridge enthusiastically announced the endorsement of Shaut and Wasserman for Village Trustees, stating:   “Village residents Anthony Shaut and Steven “Jeff” Wasserman are running for the two Village Trustee seats that are up for election on March 19th. Both are excellent choices for Village Trustee and CUPON endorses their candidacy and urges all Village residents to vote for them on March 19th” .  

Come meet the candidates at the next CUPON meeting on January 11 at the William P. Faist Volunteer Ambulance Corps at 3 Red Schoolhouse Rd.

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Efforts by CUPON to obtain the VILLAGE RECORDS  for this drafting process have yielded nothing other than Village claims that no such records exist. During a Planning Board Workshop Meeting attended by NPV and Paul Baum (Assistant Village Attorney), Board Member Anthony Luciano questioned Max Stach from NPV about the drafting meetings and asked specifically if members of the OJC were present at the meetings. After several evasive replies from Max Stach, after more very pointed questions from Anthony Luciano, Max Stach advised that member of OJC were present and participated in the Amendment meetings but .....


important messages to Chestnut Ridge residents


HOT NEW Proposed Zoning Changes For Houses of Worship

After the public hearings a new proposed "Zoning Changes" has been submitted to the Mayor Rosario Presti dated August 28......

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Attorney Review - Zoning Amendments for Places of Worship

Proposed Action affects over 90% of the geographic area of the Village. Given the scale of potential development, the density that would come with it, and the potential for staggering changes in the quality of life in the entire Village, its incumbent upon the Village Board to seek public input through the Scoping process

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How to File a Complaint

Complaints can be filed at the Village Administration in person, by phone or by mail. It is important however to keep a record. CUPON CR recommends to use the official Complaint Form so that there is a formal record and a follow up document.  You can also pick up blank forms at the Village Administration Office. 

Download the Form (pdf)

Open Letter on Proposed Zoning Law Changes

The Open Letter is an exercise of our right to free speech as an informed and engaged citizens’ group which required the purchase of space in the Rockland Journal News. It was not an advertisement and should not be characterized as such.......

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Help Our Cause

We urgently ask for your monetary contribution to continue our mission. Due to rising expenses together with several legal challenges your generous donation  is needed.

You can now use our PayPal account or mail your contribution check to P.O.Box 394 Nanuet NY 10954 attention CUPON Chestnut Ridge. 

Disclaimer: until we obtain our 501c3  tax status your contributions are not tax deductible. 

Thank you for your understanding.

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Contact Us

Email or Write us to the address below about Chestnut Ridge

CUPON of Chestnut Ridge

P.O. Box 394 Nanuet, New York, 10954