An above ground swimming pool placed inside a garage in Bloomingburg, New York, allegedly by developer Shalom Lamm's company, is allegedly being used as an unapproved mikva by Satmar hasidim who are rushing to move to Bloomingburg in order to flood the tiny 420-person town's upcoming election and take over the local government.
The swimming pool is allegedly being filled with snow, which then melts, allowing the 'mikva" to be used.
However, the Bloomingburg zoning board has only zoned this building for use as a car garage, my source says.
But it is being prayer services in the front of the building and the rear of the building is used as a mikva.
The town's planning board has, I'm told, not granted approval for either use.
Inside the garage before the mikva was installed:
The building from the outside: