October 26, 2018

Varick Planning Board September 27, 2018 minutes

Meeting called to order at 7:02 p.m.

Members Present:  Linda Mastellar, Bill Yale, Rich Olsen (acting secretary) and Frankie Long.  Also present were Thomas Karlsen, Gideon Stoltzfus, and Susan Ottenweller.

Absent:  Hershey Sensenig, Thomas Bjorkman and David Kidd

Previous meeting notes reviewed and motion by Bill Yale, seconded by Frankie Long and so carried unanimously to approve the minutes of August 30, 2018.

The board reviewed an application submitted by the Allen’s who 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 unconditional approval. 

A motion by Richard Olsen, seconded by Linda Mastellar and so carried unanimously that the Varick Planning Board issues final approval of the Allen sub-division.  The action transfers 29.042 acres of Lot 12-1-44.211 to a new lot number to be determined by Seneca County.

A motion by Linda Mastellar, seconded by Frankie Long and so carried unanimously to open the public hearings at 7:05 p.m. regarding an application for approval of a major subdivision of property located on Yale Farm Road, Parcel Number 06-1-10 submitted by Barry Somerville as POA for James O. Somerville and a minor subdivision of property located on Ernsberger Road, parcel number 12-1-44.21 submitted by Gideon Z. Stoltzfus.

Mr. Somerville was not present for the public hearing for this sub-division request. Seneca County Planning Board recommended preliminary approval of their request contingent on certain requirements as outline in their resolution.  The Varick planning board tabled Somerville’s major subdivision request until further documentation of completion of requested work is submitted by Mr. Somerville.   

The Planning Board considered the Gedeon Stoltzfus’s appeal for subdivision into two lots, one lot is 44 acres and the second lot is 30 acres.  Mr. Stoltzfus presented a survey map to be signed by Linda Mastellar. 

A motion by Linda Mastellar, seconded by Frankie Long and so carried unanimously to close the public hearings at 7:40 p.m.

Mr. Thomas Karlsen requested an application for subdivision of property located on Yale Farm Road, agricultural lot number 1-2-16.1 to be added to lot number 1-2-31 which they are in the process of purchasing.  They would like to have access to the pond and gas well. 

A motion by Bill Yale, seconded by Linda Mastellar and so carried to hold a public hearing on October 27th at 7:00 on a minor sub-division of parcel number 1-2-16.1 located on Yale Farm Road owned by the estate of Mary Alice Karlsen. 
Roll Call:
Linda Mastellar           Yes
Frankie Long              Yes
Bill Yale                      Yes
Rich Olsen                  Abstain
Yes– 3 No-1

Susan Ottenweller, ZBA requested a joint meeting in February to review codes and revise if necessary to clarify vacation rentals, campers, etc.

A motion by Rich Olsen, seconded by Linda Mastellar and so carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m.


October 24, 2018

Varick Planning Board August 23, 2018 minutes

Varick Planning Board
August 23, 2018
Present: Linda Mastellar, Hershey Sensenig, Frankie Long, Rich Olsen, Bill Yale, Thomas Björkman
Absent: David Kidd
Visitors: Barry Somerville, Michelle Hermann
Called to order at 7:08 pm
Approved minutes of July 26, 2018. Moved by Olsen, Second by Long. All in favor
Approved minutes of Aug. 9, 2018. Moved by Olsen, Second by Sensenig. All in favor
New member. We welcomed Bill Yale to the Planning Board. 
Somerville subdivision. County Planning office asked us to add information to the preliminary plat for the subdivision application. Mr. Somerville will address each of the items in Article V, Section 3 of the Varick Subdivision code. We had discussed each of them at the last meeting, but need documentation.
The preliminary plat application also needs approval by the Seneca County Health Department. Mr. Somerville reports that he has contacted them to do the relevant water and percolation tests. They are currently dealing with the flooding damage in the southern part of the county.
The county will want a survey map and engineering drawings with the Plat.  (Article V, Section 4.)
Stolzfus subdivision.We took an initial look at initial Gideon Stolzfus application that was received today. We need to determine whether a new tax lot will be created. Mastellar will discuss that question with applicant, and obtain an Agricultural Data Statement and Environmental Assessment Form. Once she has those, she will send them to the county planning department for review. 
Code revision.The public hearing for zoning code revision will be held at the beginning of the September 4 Town Board meeting (7:00 pm).
Adjourn.Moved by Sensenig, Second by Björkman. All in Favor. Adjourned 8:30 pm