Varick Planning Board
October 26, 2019
Present: Linda Mastellar (chair), Thomas Björkman (Secretary), Rich Olsen, Michele Hermann, Frankie Long. Absent: Hershey Sensenig, one vacancy
Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Approval of minutes from September. Moved by Mastellar, second by Hermann. Approved 5-0
Short-term rental issues.
Dogs. Thomas will bring draft revisions next time.
Noise. Who would enforce a Town Noise Ordinance? Björkman will ask Harriet Haynes for guidance. Long will ask McMillan whether Sheriff or State Police, Mastellar will ask Sheriff Tim Luce what other towns do.
Waterloo, Seneca Falls have noise ordinances. County only has construction noise regulation.
Seneca IDA Strategic Plan
We will provide the following points to the IDA
Goal 2-5. We are trying to avoid overly dense housing on the lakeshore.
Improving the housing stock in the hamlets of Romulus and Fayette would be valuable.
Goal 3-1. How can export of solar or other renewable electric power on the ex-Depot be supported?
Goal 3-5 How will broadband be supported to the low density area of Town? Does the concentration of non-users (e.g. Amish farms) affect how it is deployed?
Goal 4-2. Are there any “major development corridors” in the southern half of the county?
Goal 5-3. Please include Fayette and Varick planning boards in planning, since transmission lines would affect those towns considerably.
Goal 6-1. The one-stop-shop should be familiar with the kind of commercial development that is welcome, or unwelcome, in the Town of Varick (as described in the Zoning Code).
Adjourned at 8:33 Moved by Björkman, second by Olsen. Approved 5-0