July 24, 2020

Varick Planning Board July 23, 2020

Varick Planning Board

July 23, 2020


Varick winery. Prospective buyer of a local business wants to talk about potential uses.


Church on 414 appears to be sold. Construction across the street.

February 27, 2020 minutes approved. Moved by Herman. Second Long. All in favor.

June 25, 2020 minutes, as amended, approved.  Moved by Olsen Second by Hermann.

Discussed edits to Noise ordinance.

Move to discuss the Proposed noise ordinance be shown to sheriff and those adjustment and the draft ordinance be presented to the Town Board.  Moved by Olsen Second by Sensenig Approved 6-0.


Discussed solar development proposed by NextEra (Declaration Energy Center) on Depot.   Make sure the developer knows the current solar code from 2019. We will find out the status at the next Town Board meeting, and how it will match the zoning code for the area.


Adjournment Moved by Sensenig Second by Long. 8:45

Varick Planning Board June 25, 2020

Varick Planning Board

June 25, 2020 

Meeting called to order at 7:07 p.m. on site and via Zoom


Present: Linda Mastellar (chair), Rich Olsen (via Zoom), Frankie Long, Thomas Björkman (Secretary, via Zoom), Michele Hermann (via Zoom), Hershey Sensenig, one vacancy.


Minutes from May, with amendments accepted. Moved by Olsen, Second by Hermann, passed 5-0

Noise. Discussed draft noise ordinance language.

For next time

·      Board members will use smartphone apps to measure sound levels, and report back on the sound level of actual nuisance and non-nuisance noises in our environments.

·      Have sheriff check the Noise ordinance draft language for enforceability. Chair Mastellar will call Undersheriff Cleere to find out whether they will evaluate that.

Adjourn at 8:33 p.m.

Moved by Sensenig, second by Hermann.

Varick Planning Board February 27, 2020

Varick Planning Board

February 27, 2020

Minutes taken by Linda Mastellar, transcribed by Thomas Björkman

Present: Linda Mastellar (chair), Frankie Long, Michele Hermann, Hershey Sensenig. Absent: Rich Olsen, Thomas Björkman (Secretary), one vacancy.


Parella subdivision

We accepted the preliminary plat in January. The action is a lot-line move on two properties on East Lake Rd. This is a proposal to enlarge parcel 10-3-2A (5487 East Lake Rd.) by taking about 9.4 acres from 10-3-25.111.

Opened public hearing

No comments

Closed public hearing Moved by Hermann, second by Sensenig. All in Favor

Motion to approve subdivision.

The Varick planning board issues Final Approval of the Parella subdivision. This action transfers 9.4 acres of Lot 10-3-25.111 to Lot 10-3-2A.

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 the same and contains no agricultural use. 

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 create 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.

Moved by Sensenig, seconded by Long

Passed with 5-0

Dog ordinance.


Noise ordinance. Dave McMillan (State Trooper) says that calling 911 will result in sending someone.

Undersheriff says that the ordinance needs to be enforceable. Waterloo has an enforceable noise ordinance. It would be valuable to have a consistent rule with Fayette and Romulus.

Vacation rental. Ask owners to post a chart of the regulations. Annie Bachman provided a sample. Any vacation-rental regulations need the intent clearly stated.

Close the meeting. Moved by Hermann, second by Long.