TOWN OF MACEDON

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

May 21, 2008

 

 

The Town of Macedon Zoning Board of Appeals meeting was held on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at the Town Complex, 32 Main Street, Macedon, NY. Present were Chairman Warren Jeffries, members John Gravino and Charles Packard. Also present were Councilman David McEwen, Code Enforcement Officer Michael Nelson and Board Clerk Susan Bush. Absent were Carl Eligh and Ronald Santovito.

 

Mr. Jeffries called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. He then explained the purpose for which this Board serves and read the Legal Notice as it appeared in the Times.

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

Z-01-08 Pride Signs 1900 Route 31 (West Wayne Plaza) Area Variance Sections 135-190-E & 135-191-B Ground sign larger than allowed & multiple businesses on one sign Nick Johnson of Pride Signs was present to explain this application. As part of plaza renovations (paint, landscaping, parking lot), the owners would like to replace the pylon sign, which is outdated and in disrepair. The proposed sign would be smaller than the existing pylon (139 sq. ft. vs. 665 sq. ft.) and allow for easier tenant identification. Mr. Johnson stated it is difficult for passing vehicles to see the building-mounted signs identifying the individual tenants. The new pylon would correct this situation as well as make the plaza more attractive for prospective tenants. After discussion about applicable Code sections, Mr. Johnson amended his application to include Sections 135-191-A & D for square footage.

 

        Planning Board Positive referral (They will review for design

prior to permit issuance.)

        Town Board Concurred with Planning Board recommendation

        Wayne County Planning Board Did not require referral

        SEQR Not required at Appeals level

 

There was no one else present to speak for or against the granting of these variances.

 

BOARD DISCUSSION:

 

Z-01-08 Pride Signs 1900 Route 31 (West Wayne Plaza) Area Variance Sections 135-190-E & 135-191-A, B & D Ground sign larger than allowed & multiple businesses on one sign A motion was made by John Gravino, seconded by Charles Packard, to grant these variances as submitted and amended. Board members felt this request was consistent with other signs in the Town and would be an improvement for the plaza and its tenants. The five factors were reviewed.

 

Roll Vote: Eligh absent; Gravino yes; Packard yes; Santovito absent; Jeffries - yes. Therefore, these variances are granted.

 

 

MINUTES:

 

The 02-20-08 minutes could not be approved due to absences.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

A motion to adjourn was made by Charles Packard, seconded by Warren Jeffries. All in favor; meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Susan Bush

Clerk to the Board