TOWN OF MACEDON

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

June 21, 2017

 

 

The Town of Macedon Zoning Board of Appeals meeting was held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m., at the Town Complex, 32 Main Street, Macedon, NY. Present were Chairman Warren Jeffries and Board members Carl Eligh, Brian Frey, Anthony Rosati and Ronald Santovito. Also present were Town Councilman Bruce Babcock and Board Clerk Brandi Schutt. Absent was Town Engineer/CEO Scott Allen.

 

Chairman Jeffries called the meeting to order at 7:31 p.m. He then explained the purpose for which the Board serves and read the Legal Notice as it appeared in the Times.

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

Z-03-17 Oehlbeck 1344 Alderman Road Area Variance Sections 135-61-B-3 Accessory structure larger than principal structure Home owner Nathan Oehlbeck was present to address the Board. Mr. Oehlbeck described the project as being a forty by sixty foot pole barn in his back yard. Mr. Oehlbeck plans to use two thirds of the new structure as a garage holding items such as; a boat, car, and a trailer or two, as well as storage. The other one third of the pole barn will be used as his personal shop for his tools. Mr. Oehlbeck stated that the personal shop will not be used for commercial endeavors.

 

Mr. Oehlbeck addressed questions from the board about the potential driveway, whether or not his neighbors got letters, and if the structure would be 15 feet off the property line. Mr. Oehlbeck described that the driveway would be stone and go down from his existing driveway. Mr Oehlbeck walked around to talk to his neighbors about this variance and he guaranteed the structure would be a minimum of 20 feet off of the property line to be on the safe side.

 

       Wayne County Planning Board Returned to the Town to be handled as a local matter

       Planning Board No comment

       Town Board No comment

       SEQR Not required at Appeals level

 

There was no one else to speak for or against the granting of these variances. The public hearing was closed at 7:42 p.m.

 

BOARD DISCUSSION:

 

Z-03-17 Oehlbeck 1344 Alderman Road Area Variance Section 135-61-B-3 Accessory structure larger than principal structure A motion was made by Carl Eligh, seconded by Anthony Rosati , to approve the variance as submitted in the application. Board members felt that this variance was not out of character, they referenced the indoor horse stable on Wilkinson Road.

 

The five factors were reviewed: There would be no undesirable change in the character of the neighborhood; benefit sought could be achieved by another method; variance was substantial; there would be no adverse impact on the physical or environmental conditions in the neighborhood; difficulty was self-created.

 

Roll Vote: Eligh yes; Frey yes; Rosati yes; Santovito yes; Jeffries yes. Therefore, this variance is granted.

 

MINUTES:

 

A motion to approve the 6-21-17 minutes was made by Carl Eligh, seconded by Brian Frey. All in favor; minutes approved.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Board member Anthony Rosati will be resigning as of July 1st; he will be relocating. Clerk to the Board, Susan Bush has retired, and board members welcomed her replacement, Brandi Schutt.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Ronald Santovito, seconded by Carl Eligh. All in favor; meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Brandi Schutt

Clerk to the Board