Just do it an to hell with the village. If you aren't adding a second story or changing the footprint, F them! Do it, then go to court and pay the 100 dollar fine for not begging Gary for permission first. What can they do, make you remove it all? Hardly.I just purchased a home on Monroe Dr down by the water, I plan on mkaing it my permanent residence, The home is in need a some repair, which I had planned on doing before the new year, Unfortunatly I did not realize being in the Village meant a lot of different rules. I now had to hire an Architect to have buidling plans drawn up , I then have to apply to the village board for a permit...then I can't hire any Suffolk County Licensed Contractor , They have to be registered in the village . All this is TAKING TIME !!! with any luck I hope to be in by the summer... So what started out as a simple remodelis becoming a time consuing project,, I can only hope in the end it is all worth it ,Too all my new neighbors near Monroe & Forrest I apologize I have not been able to do with the house as of yet, But work will begin soon,( I hope )
If you are "remodeling", new interior, windows, bath, kitchen, you don't need permission or permits. They have NO RIGHT to come into your house or tell you to stop working on your own house. Put up "no trespassing" signs and that ends it. If you hire a contractor that isn't licensed to work in the village, tell them that he is your brother-in-law and he is just "helping" you. Thats what I do and they have no proof to the contrary. Technically, you don't NEED to hire a licensed contractor anyways!
Keep the government out of our lives!