December 13, 2012

Approved Copy PB Minutes 7/26/12


Meeting called to order at 6:55 pm. Members present – Todd H, Phil K, Linda M, Barry S. Todd served as chair in the absence of Bill S.

Jenny McWhorter and Wendy Skowcroft had questions of how to proceed with the land they want to buy for a small dog kennel to be used by SPCA. According to current information they have they will not meet zoning requirements for setbacks. We advised them to obtain a survey of the property so they will have exact figures to approach the ZBA. They may not need an area variance dependant on their findings.

A motion was made to accept the minutes from the 6/28/12 PB meeting by Phil K, seconded by Linda M and approved by all.

Barry S informed the board that Jeff H was notified by email of previous changes to the March minutes in regard to statements he made about definition of structures. If he was in agreement with the changes he did not need to respond to the email. Since there was no response made we assume the issue is resolved to his satisfaction.

We next decided that the language in the Zoning Code is sufficient in regard to dog kennels. No changes are necessary.

It was agreed that the secretary send an email to Bob Hayssen and Donna Karlsen to inform them of the resolution the PB made last month concerning the six month moratorium on PUD’s so the Town Board can act on it at their next meeting.

There was lengthy discussion concerning jurisdiction in the area of issuing special use permits and area variances. It is clear in our code and state town law that the ZBA has authority in the latter. We want to discuss further the current zoning code language and our role in special use permits with the other members of the PB. This will be a topic of discussion at the next PB meeting.

We also expressed concerns about communication between the PB, ZBA, TB, and code enforcement officer. We feel it would be beneficial to devise a means of keeping abreast of business that concerns these boards.

We will continue to collect information from other towns concerning PUD’s for our next meeting.

Our next proposed meeting  August 23, 2012.

A motion was made to adjourn by Linda M, seconded by Phil K at 8:50 pm.

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