MARION ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MINUTES
May 26, 2020
Time: 6:33pm. Gregg Bell called the meeting to order.
Present: Gregg Bell, John Lonneville, Daniel Sargent , Zachary Bartlett, Michael Hershelman and Martha Rich
Absent: Andrea Vandergrift
Also present: Matthew Leno
6:36 pm – Gregg Bell announced that the voting members are Gregg Bell, John Lonneville, Michael Hershelman, Zachary
Bartlett and Martha Rich
New Business: Gregg Bell stated that there is one item on tonight’s agenda.
6:36pm – The first item is Application A-3-20: Matthew Leno – Requesting an area variance pole bard in front of the
primary residence at 4977 Owls Nest Rd Marion, NY 14505
Zoning Ordinance: 308-9B
Gregg Bell asked Mr. Leno to explain his request:
Mr. Leno would like to build an accessory building that will sit in front of his residence by 4’-5’. The building will be
16’x38’. He is unable to build behind the primary residence due to location of pool and septic system.
6:38pm –The board was presented with proof of the neighbor notifications and had no questions.
Zachary Bartlett made a motion to approve the neighbor notification as discussed. Martha Rich seconded the
motion. All in favor. None opposed. Motion carried.
6:39pm – Gregg Bell and the board reviewed the Agricultural Data Statement, no significant findings or questions from the
Martha Rich made a motion to approve the Agriculture Data statement. Michael Hershelman seconded the
motion. All in favor.
6:40pm – 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 Agriculture Data statement. John Lonneville seconded the motion. All
6:41pm –Gregg Bell opened the Public Hearing.
6:42pm –Gregg Bell closed the Public Hearing as there were no members of the public with any comments.
6:43pm –Gregg Bell reviewed the Area Variance worksheet with the Board, completed worksheet is available in
6:46pm – Gregg Bell asked the board if they had any additional questions of comments.
Dan Sargent asked how tall the building would be, Mr. Leno stated 12’.
6:48pm – No additional questions at this time.
6:49pm –Martha Rich made a motion to approve the application to build a pole barn in in front of the residence at 4977
Owls Nest Rd Marion, NY 14505
John Lonneville seconded the motion
6:50pm – All approved. None opposed. Motion carried Application A-3-20 approved.
6:53 pm – Gregg asked the board if they had any comments or questions regarding the previous meeting minutes. No
John Lonneville made a motion to approve the minutes from April 28, 2020. Martha Rich seconded the motion. All
in favor. None opposed. Motion carried.
6:54pm – No new business
6:55pm – Martha Rich moved to adjourn the meeting. Michael Hershelman seconded. Meeting adjourned
Angela Patterson, Secretary
Town of Marion Zoning Board of Appeals