October 27, 2006

September 2006 Minutes

Town of Varick Planning Board
September 28, 2006

The Varick Town Planning Board met September 28, 2006 at 7 PM at the Varick Firehouse. Attending the meeting were Chairman Thomas Bjorkman, Larry Peterson, Kevin Swartley, Frankie Long, Bob Kayser, and Bill Larzelere. Annie Bachman was absent. Also attending the meeting were two members of the community: Linda Mastellar and Lisa Sadlik.

Minutes. Three minor typos were noted in the minutes from the meeting of August 24, 2006. Bill Larzelere made a motion that the minutes be approved as amended. Frankie Long seconded the motion and they were carried.

Information items. Bill Larzelere reported on an illegal dumping incident that he discovered last Sunday on the Kuney road. Fifteen loads of construction material from a house in Seneca Falls that had been torn down had been dumped on a vacant lot with the intention of burning it. Bill got Sara Ryan involved from the Seneca County Health Department who in turn got the state DEC involved. The DEC issued a citation to the individuals who had dumped the material there.

Chairman Bjorkman reported that he had received a phone call from an individual who wished to remain anonymous at this time but had expressed an interest in opening a banquet hall and conference center on the East Lake Road in Varick. Thomas told him about the concern of the East Lake Road residents about traffic congestion. Kevin Swartley pointed out how there is no zoning now and anyone could do this that really wanted to. It will be another 12-18 months before we have zoning. It is like the wild west now.

Thomas Bjorkman said Seneca County has updated their web site and our planning board minutes are no longer on there. He is going to research the best way for our mintues to be placed online for all who want to read them.

Old business. We discussed the lakeshore and whether we should have one zone or two. We discussed how deep the zone or zones should be. We discussed height of buildings, noise, septic tank cleaning, lot size, house size on lot size, footprint, multi-family dwellings, drainage plans, etc.

It was decided that Thomas Bjorkman would develop a strawman so we would have a starting point to discuss all of these topics further.

Bill Larzelere will research DEC code assignments that we can tie into our plans.

Linda Mastellar thinks that Mendon has plans that may benefit us to look at and she will check into this for us.

Lisa Sadlik will check into septic tank inspections as far as who might do the inspecting and other considerations.

Next Meeting. The next meeting will be October 26, 2006 at 7 PM at the Varick Firehouse. Chairman Bjorkman suggested Halloween costumes would be appropriate attire.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.


Larry Peterson

Acting Secretary

Approved October 26, 2006

October 26, 2006

October 2006 Agenda

Varick Planning Board
October 26, 2006

Approve minutes
September 28, 2006

Committee reports: none

Information items:
New Website: varickny.miniurl.org

Discussion items: none

Old business:
  1. Lakeshore District. Permitted uses; building envelope, congestion
  2. Septic inspection

New Business
  1. Flag lot for farms, not residences
  2. Temporary personal property sale, vs indefinite business.

New subdivision proposals: None

Set next meeting time: Currently scheduled for November 16, 2006