August 15, 2017

PB minutes 6/23/17



Approved Copy PB minutes 6/23/17

Meeting called to order at 7:05 pm. All members present except Linda. Tom was chair in her absence.

Previous meeting minutes read and approved – motion made by Dave, second by Tom.

Public hearing was called to order regarding Cornerstone Mennonite Church and school. Nobody present with any concerns.

Cornerstone Mennonite Church presented their application for subdivision and special use permit with sketch of changes. They talked to neighbors, Witmer’s and Swartley’s, and said there were no objections to building. The following motion was made by Hershey, seconded by Dave: We move to forward the application for a subdivision and special use permit presented by Cornerstone Mennonite Church to the Seneca County Planning Board for review to build a church, school for no more than 42 students, and cemetery. Motion was passed.

Greg McNeeley presented a map showing a proposed moving of his property line. The property in view did not meet the 100’ wide lot size so we suggested that he either go to the Zoning Board of Appeals or see Mike Karlsen about changing the property pin to meet the 100’ width.

Tim Dorn, our new code enforcement officer, came to the meeting and had a few questions about signing off for zoning permit. He presented the application for Cornerstone Mennonite Church.

Rich Olsen informed us that the county is proposing to post online town applications for solar and wind use permits.

Hershey moved to adjourn the meeting, second by Frankie, approved. Next meeting will be on 7/27/17.

Respectfully submitted,

Barry Somerville, secretary

June 23, 2017

PB minutes 4/27/17



PB Meeting Minutes 4/27/17

Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm. Members present were Linda, Tom, Rich, Frankie, Hershey, and Barry.

March meeting minutes were read and approved, motion made by Linda, second by Rich.

Members from Cornerstone Mennonite Church attended our meeting and presented tentative plans for building a church, school, and cemetery on McGrane Rd. Plot is 400’ square and does not meet setbacks for construction. There is no problem with subdivision code but we discussed the issue of granting a special use permit rather than conditional use. We suggested that they increase the setback on the south side from 50’ to 100’ and provide reasonable green space between parking lot and property line. They also could increase the lot on the north side by 50’. Future screening needs to be considered if land to the south is developed for residences. Parking spaces must also be farther from the road than drawn on the plan.

Linda will send them an email or letter informing them of our suggestions and refer them to zoning code for special use permit application (404.2). We are hoping to expedite procedures so they can open the school by September 1.

Earl Martin attended our meeting and presented a map of the depot property that he has purchased. He shared with us some of his development plans which we appreciated. Of most concern to him were the building of an agricultural fence and opening old county road 135 between Routes 96 and 96A.

Tom entered two items into Google Docs that should be changed in the next code revision:
404.2 – the special use procedure mentions “large business.” We do not designate “large business” any more. It should be changed to “special use” or something similar.
310.2 – should read “under 35” rather than “over 35” as specified in the Use Table.

Next meeting is May 25th. Motion to adjourn made by Hershey, second by Rich at 9:35.

Respectfully submitted,

Barry Somerville, secretary

March 23, 2017

PB minutes 2/23/17



2/23/17 - Draft Copy PB Minutes

Meeting called to order at 7:05. All members present including our new member Frankie Long.

Minutes to previous meeting were read and amended by striking “and will be approved at next meeting” from the second sentence of the second paragraph. Motion made by Tom, seconded by Hershey, approved by all.

A public hearing was held but nobody was present other than Mike Karlsen. A motion was made by Tom to approve the Dinsmore subdivision reviewed at the last meeting. This subdivision is exempt from SEQR approval according to NYS Code of Rules and Regulations – 6CR-NY 617.5 (c) (19). The motion was seconded by Barry and approved. Linda stamped and signed several copies of the map.

Kathy Hudson submitted a subdivision application and map for property between E Lake Rd, 96a, and portions of Kennedy Rd. The lot will be divided into four sections. Although it is nonconforming property according to current code no access will be changed. Each plot will have access to 96a or E Lake Rd. Dave made a motion to schedule a public hearing to be held on March 23, 2017 for discussion on this subdivision and to forward it for review and recommendations to the Seneca County Planning Board. Tom seconded the motion which was carried with one abstention.

Harriet Haynes attended our meeting and provided some training on steps that should be taken to review subdivisions and special/conditional zoning uses. She also provided a memorandum of understanding that gives guidelines as to what does not need to be reviewed by the Seneca County Planning Board. We are going to compile this information into a guide that we can refer to in making zoning, SEQR, and subdivision decisions and what needs to be reviewed by the county. Harriet gave us 1 ½ hours of training time for this session.

Next meeting is March 23. Motion to adjourn was made by Hershey, seconded by Dave at 9:25 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Barry Somerville, secretary