Saturday, May 19, 2018

Special Meeting Minutes May 13, 2018


Zoning Board of Appeals
Town of Varick New York

Minutes for May 13, 2018

The Varick ZBA held a special site inspection meeting at 4677 Route 89 on May 13, 2018.

Present: Annie Bachman - Chair, John Keel, Andrew Herkovic, Fred Beary
Absent: Susan Ottenweller

The meeting was convened at 5:15 pm at the suggestion (communicated via email) of the chair. The sole agenda item was to observe the property at 4677 Route 89, subject of an area variance appeal filed by the current owner, Joseph A. Lippert of Erie, PA.

The members noted metal posts marking the property boundaries, and observed and discussed: the non-conformance of the lot, the very close (non-conforming) proximity of the house to the south, the dimensions of the existing structure, the non-conformance of the location of that structure relative to Rt. 89., the height challenge for any new structure (given the level of Rt. 89 relative to mean high water of Cayuga Lake. It was apparent that the “addition,” as proposed in the area variance application, would violate setbacks on both north and south sides, and, coupled with the square footage of the existing structure, would probably exceed the coverage limit of 25% of the total lot (to be calculated later).  It was also observed that the property to the south has had an air-conditioner installed on its north side, further impeding clearance between it and the proposed “addition.”

The owner of the property to the north was able to observe our inspection from the vantage point of his own dock, but did not participate in our discussion.

The meeting ended at ca. 5:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Boardmember Andrew Herkovic

Minutes April 24, 2018

Zoning Board of Appeals
Town of Varick New York

Minutes for April 24, 2018 

The Varick ZBA held a public meeting at the Varick Town Hall on April 24, 2018 at 7pm. Present: Annie Bachman – Chair person, John Keel, Fred Beary, Andrew Herkovic, Susan Ottenweller, Tim Doran- Code Enforcement Officer

Meeting was called to order at 7:01 pm.

Old Business: 
Review of February 2018 minutes. The March 27, 2018 meeting was canceled. Motion to accept the minutes with corrections made by F. Beary 2 nd A. Herkovic Motion approved unanimously.

Code Enforcer Report: 
Alvin Zook on Kings Corner Rd. /Ernsberger at some time had built a building used for storage, and has now opened a horseshoeing/harness shop in that building. There are no permits on record. Is a zoning permit needed?

T. Doran notified Bob Steele from the county who planned to speak with Mr. Zook.

NOTE: There is nothing in the codes that says when or what requires a permit or who to speak to. Basic process- get a town permit first and the form specifies when a county permit is needed. (refer to page 10 of the Zoning Codes under Structure)

Farm stand season is beginning - there is no definition or code requirements listed. Do they need to be regulated? Most common concern is the distance off the edge of the road for safety from passing traffic.

After discussing the incinerator controversy taking place in Romulus, the question of regulation for a business causing poor air quality – what can /should be done when the quality of life downwind of the business is affected.

Solar Farms – Should there be a size restriction? All agree there should be more solar power in the area. Does the Varick Comprehensive Plans include solar or wind farms, incinerator, etc.?

New Business: 
Regulation of dock and mooring – There is no record of Varick ever having been granted the right of home rule. There is work being done at the State level asking to have the right granted.

There is a report of a good conversation between G. Tolomeo and J. Somerville about the Tolomeo entry steps. There is no sign of any actual work yet.

The public hearing for a variance for J. Lippert is scheduled for the May 22, 2018 meeting. Notification letters to all parties to go out ASAP as many of them are not locals.

The variance request asks for relief from the 10ft. setback on both sides of an addition to the existing structure. The drawing included in the application looks to be a sizable addition, so there may need to be discussion on the maximum lot coverage as well.

County requirements for buildings as close as this addition will be to the neighbors will be to make the new structure have a 2 hour burn rating if the ZBA approves the variance request.

Code discussion: 

'Grandfathering' - actually Article V- Nonconforming Uses and Buildings 501.5 (pg 61) the nonconforming building can be rebuilt if it is 50% destroyed, but not if they just 'don't like it'. A board member was was approached with questions about the 'Grandfathering' of a specific property, but there has not been any paperwork submitted needing the ZBA attention.

Next Meeting May 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:48 pm. by S. Ottenweller 2 nd J. Keel

Respectfully Submitted May 15, 2018.

Carol J. Millis, Secretary

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The scheduled meeting of the ZBA for Tuesday, 27 March, has been cancelled. The next meeting is currently scheduled for Tuesday, 24 April.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Meeting November 28, 2017

Due to incomplete notices (mailing), no public hearing was held at this November 28 meeting.  The public hearings are being rescheduled for December 2017 and new notices will be issued as soon as the time and date is confirmed.

These are the notices that were published but not mailed.

PUBLIC HEARING Varick Zoning Board of Appeals will be held on November 28, 2017 at 7pm in the Town Office Building at 4782 Route 96 for a Request for Review of a Code Enforcement Action. A public hearing is requested ​by Becky Little ​to review and appeal action taken by the Varick Code Enforcement Officer to lift a Stop Work Order regarding the construction of stairs at 5626 East Lake Rd in the Town of Varick. The Zoning Board of Appeals will hear and consider the appeal, which seeks enforcement of minimum side setbacks for structures and appeal of the decision to lift the stop work order​. A copy of the request can be obtained from the Zoning Board Chair.

​PUBLIC HEARING Varick Zoning Board of Appeals will be held on November 28, 2017 at 7pm in the Town Office Building at 4782 Route 96 for an Application for an Area Variance filed by Stephen and Dionne Carey . A public hearing for an area variance is requested under Section 306.3 of the Varick Zoning Code for property located at 5445 Deal Road, in the Town of Varick, Lot 10 Section 3, Block 10. The Zoning Board of Appeals will hear and consider the appeal for an area variance which seeks relief from minimum lot size. Said application 'Application for Approval of Minor Subdivision' is on file with the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Town Clerk and is open for inspection.​

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Meeting and Public Hearing October 24, 2017



Meeting and Public Hearing October 24, 2017


Application for Area Variance, Permit Number 17-1716 for 5091 E. Lake Road. A PUBLIC HEARING before the Town of Varick Zoning Board of Appeals will be held on October 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Town Office Building at 4782 Route 96 for an Application for an Area Variance filed by Linda Mastellar. A public hearing for an area variance is requested under Section 603.3 of the Varick Zoning Code for property located at 5091 E. Lake Road, Romulus, parcel 6-2-25, in the Town of Varick. The Zoning Board of Appeals will hear and consider the appeal for an area variance which seeks relief from the minimum set back requirement of 10' for a permanent dock. Said application is on file with the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Town Clerk and is open for inspection. This is an application to expand a previously granted variance by one foot toward each boundary.





Tuesday, October 3, 2017

ZBA Regular Meeting September 26, 2017

The Varick ZBA held a public meeting at the Varick Town Hall on September 26, 2017 at 7pm.
Present: Annie Bachman, John Keel, Andrew Herkovic, Fred Beary, Tim Doran – Zoning Compliance
Officer
Absent: Jeff Hogue- Chairman

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

PUBLIC HEARING Varick Zoning Board of Appeals will be held on July 25, 2017


PUBLIC HEARING Varick Zoning Board of Appeals will be held on July 25, 2017 in the Town Office Building at 4782 Route 96 for an Application for an Area Variance filed by Dwight Lindler . A public hearing for an area variance is requested under Section 306.3 of the Varick Zoning Code for property located at 5519 Route 89, in the Town of Varick, Lot 513 Section 219, Block 2.17.94. The Zoning Board of Appeals will hear and consider the appeal for an area variance which seeks relief from minimum side setbacks for boat hoists. Said application is on file with the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Town Clerk and is open for inspection.