January 7, 2020


The Town of Macedon Zoning Board of Appeals meeting was held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at the Town Complex, 32 Main Street, Macedon, NY Present were Chairman Warren Jeffries, members Mike Mosher, Ronald Santovito, Brian Frey, and Deborah McEwen.  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 6:15 p.m. 




Z-08-19 – Vega – 240 Route 31– Area Variance – Section 135-62-B – A nonconforming building shall not be enlarged, extended or increased – Chairman Warren Jeffries handed out paperwork relating to whether or not a SEQR was applicable to the application. He explained that there are two types of actions the Zoning Board handles, type one actions require a SEQR and type two actions do not.


A motion that the application falls under a type two action was made by Brian Frey, seconded by Ronald Santovito.  All in favor;


A motion to approve the application as submitted was made by Ronald Santovito, seconded by Mike Mosher.


The board discussed that the application is seeking a variance to enlarge the building and that the parking spaces and driveway easement would be handled by the Planning Board at a later meeting.


The five factors were reviewed:  There would be no undesirable change in the character of the neighborhood; benefit sought could not be achieved by another method; variance was substantial; there would be no adverse impact on the physical or environmental conditions in the neighborhood; difficulty is self-created


Roll Vote:  Mosher– yes; Santovito – yes; McEwen – yes; Frey – yes; Jeffries – yes.  Therefore, this variance was granted.



A motion to approve the 12-18-19 minutes was made by Mike Mosher, seconded by Deborah McEwen.  All in favor; minutes approved.




A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Deborah McEwen, seconded by Ronald Santovito.  All in favor; meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Brandi Schutt

Clerk to the Board