May 21, 2014

PB minutes 4/24/14



Draft Copy PB minutes, 4/24/14

Meeting called to order at 7:04, Todd, Bill, Tom, Hershey, and Barry present.

PB minutes for February meeting were reviewed and accepted – motion made by Bill, second by Hershey.

We briefly reviewed the Existing and Proposed Special Permit and Other Criteria Applied to Specific Uses forwarded to us by Barbara Johnston. We agreed to drop green energy as a separate category from the Conservation/Recreation area.

We also reviewed the Proposed Revisions to the Town of Varick Zoning Regulations. A column was added to the current zoning code for the WITE (warehouse, industrial, transportation, energy) area in the depot. We discussed each item tagged for special permit and referenced each section to our current code where possible. There were only a few areas that we will need further help in defining, such as cemeteries and large businesses and warehouses. Todd is going to contact Harriet for input.

Two new special uses were developed, S311.18 – medium sized businesses, and S311.19 – large business on depot.

It was agreed to send this work on to the Town Board for review. Any input from them will be helpful. Only small revisions should be necessary once we receive final recommendations from Barbara.

We closed the meeting with a discussion about the AR section in the depot. It was suggested that we make this whole region WITE to encourage more growth in these areas. Some feel we should leave the zoning the way it is, others are open to changing the AR portion south of East-West Base Line Rd to WITE. We are considering if the AR area north of this road should be included as CR.

Our meeting closed at 8:55, motion made by Bill, seconded by Hershey. The next meeting is 5/22/14.

Respectfully submitted,

Barry Somerville, secretary

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