November 16, 2017

PB Minutes 10/26/2017

Varick Planning Board

October 26, 2017

Present: Linda Mastellar, Rich Olsen, David Kidd, Thomas Björkman (substitute secretary)
Absent: Frankie Long, Barry Somerville, Hershey Sensenig
1.     Minutes of October 4, 2017 Approval moved by Linda Mastellar, Second by David Kidd,  Passed4-0

2.     Carey subdivision at 680 Deal Rd.
Applied to divide a lot to two of 0.5 acres (145 ft on East Lake Rd) and 0.87 acres with 55 ft of frontage on East Lake Rd and >300 ft on Deal Rd. The 100’ minimum frontage requirement on Eastlake Rd and the 0.7-acre minimum is not met on the first lot and the100’ minimum frontage requirement on East Lake Rd. is not met on the second lot. Alternatives were suggested that are compliant.
Motion to deny application as proposed. Moved by Thomas Björkman, Seconded by Linda Mastellar Passed: 4-0.

3.     Proposal for a land transfer on Driftwood Lane from Cool to Sessler.
Discussed these parcels with Michael Karlsen.
Motion: We approve a transfer of two parcels to adjacent lots. These parcels are on the map “Plan of land to be conveyed by Gregory J. Cool”, Job No. 17-510-A by Michael D. Karlsen dated August 7, 2017. We approve the separation of Parcel 1 (0.065 ac) from Tax map#01-3-16.1 to be consolidated with lot 01-3-16.2, and separation of Parcel 2 (0.207 ac) from 01-3-16.1 to be consolidated with lot 01-3-14. If either parcel is not merged as specified, they must be returned to 01-3-16.1. The end result is that no new tax parcels are created.
Moved by Thomas Björkman, Seconded by Rich Olsen Passed: 4-0

Adjourned 8:55 pm.

November 14, 2017

PB Minutes 10/5/17

Varick Planning Board
October 5, 2017
Called to order 7:03 pm
Present: Rich Olsen, Frankie Long, Linda Mastellar, Thomas Björkman, David Kidd, Hershey Sensenig.
August Minutes approved. David Kidd moved, Frankie second, all in favor.
Sarah Haws presented subdivision proposal. For subdividing approx. 1 acre from approx. 50 acres in Parcel 12-1-45.1 at Kings Corners Rd.
Public Hearing opened at 7:15. Nobody was present to comment. Closed at 7:15. 
The board found that all requirements were met, and the proposal had been reviewed and approved by the Seneca County Planning Board with no conditions.
Approval subdivision of Parcel 12-1-45.1 as proposed.
This subdivision is exempt from SEQR approval according to NYS Code of Rules and Regulations – 6CR-NY 617.5 (c) (19).
Moved by Thomas Björkman; Seconded by Rich Olsen. Passed 6-0.
Haws will bring additional copies for filing.
Craig Sessler provided a revised proposal for new subdivision of 1-3-16.1 on map of August 17, 2017. Proposal creates two nonconforming lots and cannot be approved. Recommendation is to join them with two adjacent parcels so that new lots are closer to conforming that the existing ones.
A correspondent raised issues generated by short-term rentals on lakeshore.  The principal issues were noise and parking, which are more disruptive with short-term renters than steady neighbors. The discussion identified excessive noise and parking on the street as the direct issues. There was interest in having ordinances that deal with those issues specifically, rather than having them incidental to rentals. Those may not be zoning issues, but must be separate ordinances that would then be enforced by the Seneca County Sheriff. That would be more efficient for dealing quickly with these issues that require it. It is more likely to be a problem on the lakeshore, but could apply anywhere in the Town. Thus the rules should apply town-wide. See if Harriet Hayne has suggestions. Also ask her whether other towns are developing short-term rental zoning. Linda Mastellar will ask the town board to act on these.
Reviewed subdivision application. A good draft was provided by Rich based on previous discussion, and compared with checklist used by the Town of Conesus.
Motion: Adopt the Subdivision Application form and put it on the web immediately.
Moved by Linda Mastellar Seconded Hershey Sensenig. Approved 6-0.

Linda Mastellar will investigate how the Town organizes filed subdivision maps.
Adjournment: Moved by Hershey Sensenig, Seconded by Linda Mastellar, Approved 6-0.
Adjourned 9:02 pm.

October 07, 2017

PB minutes 8/31/17

PB minutes 8/31/17
Call to order at 7 pm – all present

Previous meeting minutes – motion – Hershey, second - Dave, accepted by all.

Tim Haws presented subdivision map from Sonia Werth property which he purchased. He wants to subdivide house and .83 acres with 232’ of road frontage on Kings Corners Rd. We informed him about sending letter of intent so we can forward to county PB, schedule public hearing and give approval. No  problems except for a fence that is over the property line.

Question on how to follow up on unresolved subdivision issues, i. e. McNeely. Want to make sure nothing illegal is being done without our knowledge or action.

We reviewed minor subdivision application for Ithaca, NY. We completed work on adapting it to make an application for the Town of Varick application. Rich will clean it up for approval at next meeting.

Discussed issue of buying non-conforming property or lot and new owner not able to build on it. We do not have any solutions currently.

Dave made motion to adjourn, second by Hershey at 8:42.

Next meeting 10/5/17.

Respectfully submitted,

Barry Somerville, secretary