August 24, 2018

Varick Planning Board August 9, 2018 minutes

Varick Planning Board
August 9, 2018

Present: Frankie Long, Rich Olsen, Hershey Sensenig, Thomas Björkman (secretary and acting chair for the evening). 
Absent: Linda Mastellar, David Kidd, Bill Yale (not yet sworn in)

Public hearing opened on Allen subdivision and SEQR at 7:03 pm. Hearing no comments, the public hearing was closed.

Meeting called to order at 7:04 pm 
The Varick planning board issues Final Approval of the Allen subdivision. This action transfers 40 acres of Lot 40-1-20.11 to Lot 14-1-09.2.
The applicant supplied an Agricultural data statement. The board finds that there will be no impact on adjoining agricultural uses because the land use will remain  agriculture.
The board received the Short Environmental Assessment Form and declared itself the lead agency for State Environmental Quality Review. Upon review of the EAF, the board found no impact because the action will lead to no change in land use, nor creates a condition that would encourage one. The board makes a negative declaration of environmental impact,.
The application was reviewed by the county planning board, which recommended approval with the proviso that no new tax lot be created. This resolution incorporates the restriction that the action create no new tax lot; it may only move the line between the lots.
Moved by Björkman, seconded by Sensenig. 
Passed with all in favor, 4-0

Reviewed Zoning Compliance Officer’s report.

Motion to adjourn by Sensenig, second by Long. Adjourned 7:25 pm

Varick Planning Board July 26, 2018 minutes

Varick Planning Board
July 26, 2018
Called to order at 7:01
Present:  Linda Mastellar (Chair), Rich Olsen, Frankie Long, Hershey Sensenig, Thomas Björkman (secretary).
Absent: David Kidd (excused)
Minutes of June 28 approved.  Moved by Mastellar, Second by Olsen. All in favor.

Somerville subdivision. Divide Lot 06-1-40 consisting of 7 acres on Yale Farm Road into 7 ~1 acre lots of 205 x 220 feet. The number of lots makes it a major subdivision.
Resolved that the Planning board determines that this is major subdivision. Accepted application and preliminary plat, including Environmental Assessment form and Agricultural Data Statement. The scale requirement is waived for the preliminary plat, because scale is appropriate for our purpose.  Moved by Björkman, Second by Sensenig. All in favor.
We will schedule a public hearing through Donna Karlsen. Somerville will provide surveyors plat to county and the contact information for the neighbors.

Allen subdivision. We sent the application to the County Planning Board, and they will . They recommended approval contingent on not creating an additional tax parcel. We need a public hearing. They want to have it before our next meeting so they can close on the sale. We will try for Aug 9thif Hershey is available. 

Filling board vacancy.Bill Yale was appointed by the town board at their last meeting. He will be sworn in by the town clerk. 
Code revision. The county Planning Board recommends approval with one modification. That is to modify the definition of Marketable Recyclable Material to explicitly exclude municipal waste due to the heightened concerns throughout the county and region regarding solid waste disposal. 
The public hearing has been delayed because the town attorney wanted to notify some more agencies and do some steps himself. It is now scheduled for September 4. 
Adjourn.Moved by Long, Second by Sensenig, All in favor.  Adjourned at 8:07.