MARION ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MINUTES

September 24, 2019

 

Time:  6:32pm.  Gregg Bell called the meeting to order.

 

Present:  Gregg Bell; Michael Hershelman, Dan Sargent, and Martha Rich

Absent: John Lonneville, Zachary Bartlett and Andrea Vandergrift

 

Also Present: Aaron Lewis, Richard Streeter, Tim Stanton

 

6:33 pm – Gregg Bell announced that the voting members are Gregg Bell, Michael Hershelman, Martha Rich and Dan Sargent

 

6:34 pm – Gregg asked the board if they had any comments or questions regarding the previous meeting minutes. No comments.

 

Martha Rich made a motion to approve the minutes from August 27, 2019. Dan Sargent seconded the motion. All in favor.   None opposed.  Motion carried.

 

New Business:  Gregg Bell stated that there are two items on tonight’s agenda.

 

6:35pm – The first item is Application A-6-19:  Richard Streeter: Requesting an area variance to build a pole barn in front of the principal building at 3393 Maple Ave.

6:36pm –Mr. Streeter explained he owns an 8-acre lot on a hill and would like a pole barn for storage of a boat and truck. The proposed area is where the hill flattens out in front of the residence. He is unable to build behind the primary residence due to the leach field.

 

Dan Sargent asked the applicant if the pole bard would be visible from the road, Mr. Streeter stated it would not be.

 

6:43pm – Gregg Bell and the board completed/reviewed Section II of the SEAF which is on file in the applicant’s folder. Gregg Bell stated part III is N/A.

 

                Martha Rich made a motion to approve the SEAF as discussed. Michael Hershelman seconded the motion. All in favor.   None opposed.  Motion carried.

 

6:45pm – Gregg Bell and the board reviewed the Agricultural Data Statement, no significant findings or questions from the board.

 

                Martha Rich made a motion to approve the Agriculture Data statement. Dan Sargent seconded the motion. All in favor.   None opposed.  Motion carried.

 

6:51pm –Gregg Bell opened the Public Hearing.

 

6:52pm –Gregg Bell closed the Public Hearing as there were no members of the public with any comments.

 

6:53pm –Gregg Bell reviewed the Area Variance worksheet with the Board, completed worksheet is available in applicant’s folder.

 

6:58pm Gregg Bell asked the board if they had any additional questions of comments. There were no neighbor notifications completed due to a mailing error by the Town so it was agreed upon that after neighbor notification the neighbors would be given 15 days for comments and concerns.

 

6:59pm –Michael Hershelman moved to approve the Application A-6-19 to build a pole barn in front of the primary residence at 3393 Maple Ave Walworth, NY contingent upon neighbor notification and comment period of 15 days. The pole barn will be maintaining a 200ft setback from the road and 20ft side setback. Martha Rich seconded the motion.

7:01pm – Gregg Bell asked if there was any other questions or comment from the board. None at this time.

 

7:02pm – All approved. None opposed. Motion carried as read above Application A-6-19 approved with contingencies.

 

7:03pm – The second item on the agenda is Application A-5-19:  Tim Stanton: Requesting an area variance to add 24’ to the existing office at 3993 North Main St. This would be closer than the required 75’ set back from the street required.

7:04pm –Mr. Stanton stated that Nutrien AG Solutions would like to move the office out 24ft which would be 7ft over the 75ft setback

Dan Sargent asked if this would match the profile of the existing building, Mr. Lewis said yes that is the plan.

 

7:05pm –The board reviewed the neighbor notifications and had no questions.

 

                Michael Hershelman made a motion to approve the neighbor notification as discussed. Martha Rich seconded the motion. All in favor.   None opposed.  Motion carried.

 

7:06pm – Gregg Bell and the board completed/reviewed Section II of the SEAF which is on file in the applicant’s folder. Gregg Bell stated part III is N/A.

 

                Michael Hershelman made a motion to approve the SEAF as discussed. Martha Rich seconded the motion. All in favor.   None opposed.  Motion carried.

 

7:09pm – Gregg Bell and the board reviewed the Agricultural Data Statement, no significant findings or questions from the board.

 

                Michael Hershelman made a motion to approve the Agriculture Data statement. Martha Rich seconded the motion. All in favor.   None opposed.  Motion carried.

 

7:11pm –Gregg Bell opened the Public Hearing.

 

7:12pm –Gregg Bell closed the Public Hearing as there were no members of the public with any comments.

 

7:13pm –Gregg Bell reviewed the Area Variance worksheet with the Board, completed worksheet is available in applicant’s folder.

 

7:17pm Gregg Bell asked the board if they had any additional questions of comments

 

7:18pm –Martha Rich moved to approve the Application A-5-19 to add 24’ to the existing office at 3993 North Main St. Dan Sargent seconded the motion.

7:19pm – Gregg Bell asked if there was any other questions or comment from the board. None at this time.

 

7:20pm – All approved. None opposed. Motion carried Application A-5-19 approved.

 

7:23pm – No old business

 

7:25pm – Martha Rich moved to adjourn the meeting.  Michael Hershelman seconded.  Meeting adjourned

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Angela Patterson, Secretary

Town of Marion Zoning Board of Appeals