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01-18-2017 Planning Board Meeting Minutes

 NEW HAVEN PLANNING BOARD MEETING HELD JANUARY 18, 2017

Call to Order: Linda Bond-Clark called the January 18th meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at the New Haven Town Hall. Roll call: Linda Bond-Clark, Patricia Parkhurst, Robert Parkhurst, Kathy Phelps, and James Searles present. William Calderone and Frederick Wilbur excused. Alternate Sherry Sitch also present.

J&M Warehouse: Christopher & Cimberly Jones of J&M Warehouse, explained there plans to open Oswego County’s largest regional market in one of their warehouses on St Rt 104. The market would be open on Wednesday 11-7 and has room for 40-50 venders inside the building and additional venders outside. They will return with a formal proposal soon.

Election of Officers: Motion by Robert Parkhurst, second by Kathy Phelps to nominate Linda Bond-Clark as Chairman, Frederick Wilbur as vice-Chair and Debra Allen as secretary. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Robert Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; James Searles, Aye. Carried.

By-Laws: The By-Laws were reviewed. Motion by James Searles, second by Robert Parkhurst to accept the By-Laws as presented. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Robert Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; James Searles, Aye. Carried.

Attendance at Meetings: The attendance record for meetings for the past year were reviewed.

Site Plan Review Ordinance: Tabled

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 7:55 by motion of Robert Parkhurst, second by Kathy Phelps. Unanimously carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Debra J. Allen

New Haven Planning Board Secretary

02-15-2017 Planning Board Meeting Minutes

NEW HAVEN PLANNING BOARD MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Call to Order: Linda Bond-Clark called the February 15th meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at the New Haven Town Hall. Roll call: Linda Bond-Clark William Calderone, Robert Parkhurst, and Frederick Wilbur present. Kathy Phelps, Patricia Parkhurst, and James Searles excused.

Site Plan Review Ordinance: The final section of the Site Plan Review Ordinance was reviewed and changes made. Section 5.95A will need to be reviewed again at the next meeting. The secretary will make the changes in the computer and have a print our of the proposed revised law including markups for the next meeting.

Local Government Conference: Anyone wishing to attend the Local Government Conference in Watertown on March 30, 2017 should let Debra Allen know by March 1st.

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 8:58 by motion of Robert Parkhurst, second by William Calderone. Unanimously carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Debra J. Allen

New Haven Planning Board Secretary

04-19-2017 Planning Board Meeting Minutes

NEW HAVEN PLANNING BOARD MEETING HELD APRIL 19, 2017

 

Call to Order: Linda Bond-Clark called the April 19th meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at the New Haven Town Hall. Roll call: Linda Bond-Clark William Calderone, Patricia Parkhurst, Robert Parkhurst, Kathy Phelps, James Searles, and Frederick Wilbur present.

Chris & Cim Jones Site Plan Public Hearing: Chris & Cim Jones have submitted an application for a site plan review for a regional market to be located at 3921 St Rt 104, Tax map #115.00-03-25. There were no comments in favor or opposed to approving the site plan. Motion by Frederick Wilbur, second by James Searles to close the public hearing at 7:08 Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Robert Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; James Searles, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye Carried.

Regular meeting: Called to order at 7:08

Chris & Cim Jones Site Plan:

Approval:

Motion by Robert Parkhurst, second by James Searles, to approve the site plan of Chris & Cim Jones, for a Regional Market located at 3921 St Rt 104., tax map # 115.00-03-25, as presented. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Robert Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye Carried.

Basis for Consideration:

  • County Planning has approved the application.

  • There are pre-existing commercial buildings on the property.

  • There was no negative response to the project from the public.

  • There is positive public interest in the project.

  • There is adequate parking.

  • Involvement of New York Federation of Regional Markets in the project.

  • Signs will meet the requirements of the local law.

  • It is consistent with the character of the neighborhood.

Barbara & Kyle LaTray Variance: Barbra & Kyle LaTray have submitted an application for a variance to build a 40 x 18 addition on their home at 20 Shore Oaks Dr, Tax map # 080.15-01-33.

SEQR Lead Agency: Motion by Frederick Wilbur, second by Robert Parkhurst, to take lead agency for the SEQR on the project. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Robert Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; James Searles, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye Carried.

SEQR Negative Declaration: Motion by William Calderone, second by Kathy Phelps, to declare a negative declaration for the SEQR on the project. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Robert Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; James Searles, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye Carried.

Variances Needed:

  • Less than 20 feet from property line

  • Less than 100 feet from lake

  • Lot size

Basis for Consideration:

Pros:

  • The project does not infringe on rights-of-way on the property.

  • The project meets the setback requirement from the road.

  • The project meets the setback requirement on the western side of the property.

  • The variance on the eastern side is to put the building 15 feet from the property line.

  • The eastern setback is less than a 50% variance

  • The project is 80 feet from the lake, which makes it less than a 50% variance.

  • It is not in an erosion zone.

  • It is consistent with the character of the neighborhood.

  • Letters have been submitted from the immediate neighbors on each side.

Cons:

  • The applicants did not own the property prior to the law being passed.

Complete Application: Motion by Kathy Phelps, second by Frederick Wilbur, to accept the application as complete. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Robert Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; James Searles, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye Carried.

Public Hearing: Motion by James Searles, second by Robert Parkhurst, to hold a public hearing on the variance application of Barbara & Kyle LaTray at 7:00PM on May 18, 2017. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Robert Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; James Searles, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye Carried.

Alan Bassette Variance: Alan Bassette has submitted an application for a variance to install a single wide mobile home on Nine Mile Point Rd, Tax map # 096.00-01-16.03.

SEQR Lead Agency: Motion by Frederick Wilbur, second by James Searles, to take lead agency for the SEQR on the project. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Robert Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; James Searles, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye Carried.

SEQR Negative Declaration: Motion by William Calderone, second by Frederick Wilbur, to declare a negative declaration for the SEQR on the project. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Robert Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; James Searles, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye Carried.

Variance Needed:

  • Road Frontage

Basis for Consideration:

Pros:

  • The applicant’s daughter will occupy the residence.

  • The project meets all setback requirements.

  • The project meets the setback requirement on both sides of the property.

  • The property is 60 feet wide at the road and to a depth of 600 feet at which point it expands to 380 Feet

  • The property is 17.85 acres.

  • There is plenty of room for a septic system.

  • Applicant will be hooking to municipal water.

  • The nearest residence is 80-90 feet from the property line.

  • This will be the only residence on the property.

  • It is consistent with the character of the neighborhood.

Cons:

  • The applicants did not own the property prior to the law being passed.

  • The road frontage is approximately 33% of the required 200 feet.

Complete Application: Motion by Kathy Phelps, second by Frederick Wilbur, to accept the application as complete. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Robert Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; James Searles, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye Carried.

Public Hearing: Motion by Frederick Wilbur, second by Robert Parkhurst, to hold a public hearing on the variance application of Alan Bassette immediately following the public hearing of Barbara and Kyle LaTray which starts at 7:00PM on May 18, 2017. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Robert Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; James Searles, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye Carried.

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 8:45 by motion of William Calderone, second by Robert Parkhurst. Unanimously carried.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Debra J. Allen

New Haven Planning Board Secretary

03-22-2017 Planning Board Meeting Minutes

 NEW HAVEN PLANNING BOARD MEETING HELD MARCH 22, 2017

Call to Order: Linda Bond-Clark called the March 22nd meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at the New Haven Town Hall. Roll call: Linda Bond-Clark William Calderone, Patricia Parkhurst, Robert Parkhurst, Kathy Phelps, James Searles, and Frederick Wilbur present.

Chris & Cim Jones Site Plan: Chris & Cim Jones have submitted an application for a site plan review for a regional market to be located at 3921 St Rt 104, Tax map #115.00-03-25.

SEQR Lead Agency: Motion by James Searles, second by Frederick Wilbur, to take lead agency for the SEQR on the project. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Robert Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; James Searles, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye Carried.

SEQR Negative Declaration: Motion by William Calderone, second by Kathy Phelps, to declare a negative declaration for the SEQR on the project. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Robert Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; James Searles, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye Carried.

Complete Application: Motion by Robert Parkhurst, second by Frederick Wilbur, to accept the application as complete. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Robert Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; James Searles, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye Carried.

Public Hearing: Motion by Frederick Wilbur, second by James Searles, to hold a public hearing on the site plan application of Chris & Cim Jones at 7:00PM on April 19, 2017. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Robert Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; James Searles, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye Carried.

James & Marilyn Kovarik Variance: Linda Bond-Clark reminded the board that the public hearing on the Kovarik variance will be held May 17, 2017 and requested that everybody review the application and take a look at the property.

Site Plan Review Ordinance: copies of the print out of the proposed revised law including markups were distributed to the board members to review for the next meeting.

Comprehensive Plan: Dan Allen invited the planning board members to attend the next comprehensive plan meeting on April 5, 2017 at 7:00.

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 8:59 by motion of Frederick Wilbur, second by James Searles. Unanimously carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Debra J. Allen

New Haven Planning Board Secretary

05-17-2017 Planning Board Meeting Minutes

NEW HAVEN PLANNING BOARD MEETING HELD MAY 17, 2017

 

Call to Order: Linda Bond-Clark called the May 17th meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at the New Haven Town Hall. Roll call: Linda Bond-Clark William Calderone, Patricia Parkhurst, Kathy Phelps, James Searles, Frederick Wilbur, Josh Downing and Sherrie Sitch present. Robert Parkhurst absent

 

James & Marilyn Kovarik Variance: 298 Shore Oaks, Tax map # 080.19-02-01, Seasonal storage building 10 feet from property line and less than 100 feet from the lake on less than 1.5 acres.

Public Hearing:

Ken Bogart: expressed concerns including:

  • The distance from the residence to the west.

  • Fire safety, with both the residence to the west and the Kovariks so close. The collapse area in a fire is 2.5 times the height of the building.

  • Accessibility of the fire hydrant.

  • The property was this size when they built on it.

  • He stated that the codes are there to protect us from the mistakes made in the past.

  • He is worried about drainage problems.

Alan Baldwin: expressed concerns including:

  • The project would impair the existing beauty of the neighborhood.

  • The building would block the view of the lake from his residence.

  • He stated that the Kovariks do not own the land in front of their house. He stated that Jacobs owns the land in front of Kovariks.

  • The property is not large enough.

Joe Corbett: expressed concerns including:

  • Many of the same concerns as previous speakers.

  • Residents of the area would lose the view of the lake.

  • He stated that the town gave away the right of way to the lake.

  • There would be no access to the lake to put out fires.

  • He asked if the Kovariks own the property where the right of way was.

Answer to concerns:

  • The Town’s Attorney answered that the court says the Kovariks own the land where everyone believed the Town had a right of way.

  • Kovarik’s deed shows that they have purchased the property in front of their property from Jacobs.

  • Kovarik’s deed shows that they have acquired a portion of the McAuley’s property.

Close Public Hearing: Having no further comments, the public hearing was closed at 7:27.

Open Regular Session: Linda Bond-Clark called the regular session of the planning board to order at 7:27.

Variances to be Considered:

  • Less than 1.5 aces

  • 10 feet from western property line

  • Less than 100 feet from the lake

Basis for Consideration:

  • A new septic system was installed to the east of the house after the property was purchased.

  • There is an underground propane tank on the west side of the property to the east of the telephone pole, by the guide wire. The tank was installed by Johnston and runs north to south. It is at least 30 feet from the proposed building.

  • The applicant wants to put the building near the property line in order to leave a wide enough access to the lake for emergencies Because of concern for public safety.

  • When the house was placed the applicant didn’t anticipate the need for the proposed building.

  • The proposed building will be at least 25 feet from the front of the property due to a court order allowing the Town to plow snow from the end of the Town road onto the property.

  • The house was placed where it is due to the space required for the septic on the east side of the house.

  • The applicants own a 28 x 34 pole barn across from 20 West Shore Oaks Dr. They have made a deal to sell it to the owner of 18 West Shore Oaks Drive because it is too big and too far away. They need a smaller building closer to them.

  • There will be no plumbing or electricity in the proposed building.

  • The proposed building will have a pored pad and will be stick built.

  • The proposed building will be constructed of wood with vinyl siding matching the house.

  • The proposed building will be a one story structure with a 8/12 pitch and no loft.

  • The property is mostly sand and drains well. Run off from plowed snow is not anticipated to be a problem.

  • It has not been determined yet if there will be gutters on the proposed building.

  • There is a retaining wall with a second retaining wall at the lake.

  • There was a sea wall there before the house was built.

  • When asked about the possibility of a smaller building the applicant said it would have one car bay for a boat.

  • Fire loading is a concern.

  • The existing house has a 2 car garage.

  • The applicant started with vacant land when building the house.

  • There is a tree by the sea wall.

Special Meeting: Motion by Fred Wilbur, second by William Calderone to hold a special meeting on May 31st at 7:00 to take action on the application. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; Josh Downing, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; James Searles, Aye; Fred Wilbur, Aye. Carried. On May 19th Fred Wilbur, Bill Calderone and Josh Downing will meet with the Kovariks at 3:00 to look at the property and the proposed placement of the building.

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 8:22 by motion of James Searles, second by Frederick Wilbur. Unanimously carried.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Debra J. Allen

New Haven Planning Board Secretary