MARION PLANNING BOARD MINUTES
July 5, 2016

Time: 7:30pm. Fred Walker called the meeting to order.

Present: Fred Walker, chairman; William VanDeWeghe, David Vinke, David Knight, Dan Brooks and Carrie Deming.

Absent: John Cornell

Also Present: Michael Balch, Julie and Robert Nevelizer

Minutes: Fred Walker asked the board if there was any discussion about the minutes of June 7, 2016.
No discussion.

Dan Brooks moved to approve the minutes. Carrie Deming seconded.

All in favor. None opposed. Motion carried. Minutes approved.

New Business: Fred stated that there are three items on tonight’s agenda.

7:32pmApplication 2-16: Robert Nevelizer—4457 Witherden Rd. Marion, subdividing existing house from 17.8 acres, leaving 16.8 acres for new home to be built. Parcel (1) 1.068 acres; Parcel (2) 16.8 acres.

Fred Walker read through the application and the SEAF. There were no significant findings on the SEA form and the application is complete. Fred Walker stated the folder also contained the map and legal notice for the Public Hearing.

7:36pm – Fred Walker opened, then closed the Public Hearing. There were no members of the public present, only the applicant.

7:37pm – David Vinke states the lines looked straight and he did not see any issues with the subdivision.

7:38pm –Fred Walker made sure Mr. Nevelizer knew, that if approved, the board would only be approving the subdivision, and not a building lot.

7:40pm – Fred Walker asked if the board members had any additional questions or comments.
At this time there are no additional questions or comments.

7:41pm – Dave Vinke moved to approve Application 2-16. William VanDeWeghe seconded the motion.
All approved. None opposed. Application 2-16 approved.

7:42pmApplication 3-16: Michael Balch—Dividing the house lot (2.053 acres) and one vacant lot (1.00 acres) from the farm (83.1 acres) per request of the will of the land owner at 4738 Farnsworth Rd Marion.

Fred Walker read through the application and the SEAF. There were no significant findings on the SEA form and the application is complete. Fred Walker stated the folder also contained the map and legal notice for the Public Hearing.

7:48pm – Fred Walker reviewed the map with Mr. Balch. It is noted that the site location is on the map. Carrie Deming asked if there was any additional access to the fields from the road. Mr. Balch stated the deed will have a licensed agreement with the field’s owner for access. Dan Brooks noted that there is plenty of road frontage to build a driveway if need be.
David Vinke asked what Mr. Balch planned to do with the land. Mr. Balch stated at this point he owns the house and 2 acres and would like to buy the remaining land if it goes up for sale.

7:56pm – Fred Walker opened, then closed the Public Hearing. There were no members of the public present, only the applicant.

7:57pm – David Vinke asked why the boundary lines are not parallel. Mr. Balch stated he would lose a portion of his driveway if the lines were straightened out.

7:59pm –Fred Walker asked if the surveyor used an existing pin. Mr. Balch stated that the surveyor used existing pins farther up the road, from a previous survey, for the measurements.

8:00pm – Fred Walker asked if the board members had any additional questions or comments.
At this time there are no additional questions or comments.

8:01pm – David Knight moved to approve Application 3-16. Dan Brooks seconded the motion.
All approved. None opposed. Application 3-16 approved.

8:08pm – Fred Walker stated the next item on the agenda is Application A-5-16: Planning board recommendation to Zoning Board of Appeals re. Area Variance – Michael Balch, relief of a side setback of 12.1’ to an existing garage, where the required setback is less than the distance from the peak of the roof to the average grade. Fred Walker read through the application.

8:08pm –Fred Walker asked Mr. Balch to explain the need for the area variance to the board. Mr. Balch stated that the existing garage on the property will be too close to the property line, once the subdivision is complete. He showed the board where the garage is located on the map, and stated the land is graded, so the height of the garage roof varies from 12’ to 18’ from the ground.

8:09pm – Fred Walker asked if the board members had any additional questions or comments.
At this time there are no additional questions or comments.

8:10pm – Dave Vinke moved to recommend to the Zoning Board of Appeals that they move forward with Application A-5-16. David Knight seconded the motion.
All approved. None opposed. Motion approved.

8:11pm – Fred Walker asked if there was any additional business to discuss. No additional business.

8:12 pm– William VanDeWeghe moved to adjourn. David Vinke seconded. Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Angela Patterson, Secretary
Town of Marion Planning Board