March 07, 2021

Varick Planning Board January 28, 2021

 

Varick Planning Board

January 28, 2021 


Present: Linda Mastellar (chair), Hershey Sensenig (7:30), Rich Olsen (via Zoom), Michele Hermann (via Zoom), Frankie Long (via Zoom), Thomas Björkman (Secretary, via Zoom), one vacancy. 

Visitors: Tom Karlsen, Lauren Berling (via Zoom), Levi Stolzfus

Called to order 7:08 pm

Approval of minutes from December 2020.  Moved by Olsen, Second by Hermann Approved 5-0

Opened public hearing for two Karlsen subdivisions (below) at 7:12.

No comments received.

Public hearing closed at 7:13.

Tom Karlsen, executor of Mary-Alice Karlsen’s estate, appeared with two items.

Resolution. The board issues a final approval for a lot line move that would take 6.54 acres from lot 01-2-16.1 (86 ac) to 01-2-16.2 (42.6 ac) in order for the lot to reach a laneway and conform with natural features. Lot 16.1 is part of the Mary-Alice Karlsen estate, Lot 16.2 is owned by Kristen and Jaqueline Karlsen.

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 in 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 county Planning Board reviewed this application and recommended the condition that the 6.54 acres be added to an existing parcel. This resolution incorporates the restriction.

The approval is contingent on both parties filing the new plat with the county.

 

Moved by Olsen Second by Hermann  Approved 5-0.

 

The second item is a subdivision of a parcel on Yale Farm and Secor Rds.


 

Resolution. The board issues a final approval to subdivide Lot 08-1-01.1 to create a new lot (B) of 12.394 ac of woods in the southwest part of the lot, with the residual 37.102 ac (A) being agricultural land. The new lot will have at least 800 feet of frontage on Secor Rd.

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 in 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 county Planning Board reviewed this application and recommended approval.

Moved by Olsen, Second by Mastellar  Approved 6-0.

We received no information back from the sheriff for comment on how they would enforce the noise ordinance despite a couple more inquiries.

We will add Ms. Burling to the email announcing the Feb 25 meeting.

Subdivision form 8Supdated so that in a lot line move, each party must provide a form, though only one fee is needed. Björkman will edit and upload to website.

Mastellar will call the county clerk to identify the best procedure for confirming that subdivisions were executed as approved by this board. The Brandow subdivision of Sept 2019 is one example where the current tax map and tax record do not reflect the approved action. The tax map is not dated.

Levi Stoltzfus subdivision application. We had a preliminary discussion about the subdivision of a parcel of farmland that he wants to purchase and then divide with a neighbor. We identified resulting lots and lines that would meet the subdivision requirements. We anticipate a preliminary plat soon.

Adjourn. Moved by Sensenig, second Olsen (Passed 6-0).

Adjourned at 8:49