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Regular Meeting – January 24, 2018

  Town of Homer Planning Board

Minutes for Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:30pm

Board Members  (absent *)                                       Others Present

Eugene Wright, Chairman                              Lindsay Andersen, Recording Secretary

Michael McMahon                                         John Daniels, CEO*

Betsy Gray                                                       Pat Snyder, Attorney

Bruce Crandall

Stuart Young

Chad Butts

Michael May

Public Attendance:  Attorney David Ames

Public Hearing

Chairman Wright opened the public hearing for an application by the estate of Helen Vandenburg at 2494 Route 13 for subdivision approval to divide an approximately 60 acre parcel into two parcels of approximately 38 acres and 22 acres.

Attorney Ames was present to represent the estate and stated that the proposed application is to subdivide the parcel into two lots, which will create a lot on each side of the road. The approximately 38 acre parcel is sold pending the subdivision approval and the approximately 22 acre parcel will remain in the family.

With no questions or comments the public hearing was closed.

Regular Meeting

Chairman Wright opened the meeting for discussion of an application by the estate of Helen Vandenburg at 2494 Route 13 for subdivision approval to divide an approximately 60 acre parcel into two parcels of approximately 38 acres and 22 acres.

Attorney Snyder stated he received a letter from the County Planning Department, which stated the request, was technically adequate and had no state or countywide impact. The request was returned for local determination.

Member McMahon requested that the Chairman complete Part 2 of the short environmental assessment form. All questions were answered no.

Member McMahon made the motion to declare a negative declaration under SEQR. Member May seconded the motion. With all members in favor saying “aye”, none opposed and none abstained. The motion was carried unanimous 7,0,0.

Member McMahon made the motion to approve the subdivision. Member Young seconded the motion. With all members in favor saying “aye”, none opposed, and none abstained. The motion was carried unanimous 7,0,0.

Dave Riehlman was present to propose a possible lot line adjustment for two parcels he owns located at 6153 Maxson Road. The current lot located at 6153 Maxson Road is a residential lot with a home, which is on a 3.96-acre lot. Mr. Riehlman stated he would like to consolidate a small tillable field from the 3.96 acre parcel to an adjoin lot that he owns which would leave 2.74 acres with the residence. He stated he has plans to sell his home in the near future. He stated he would be essentially moving a lot line to include the small field with his existing larger parcel.

Attorney Snyder stated that as long as both properties are listed in the same exact name the small piece could be consolidated with the larger parcel with a lot line adjustment.

Member McMahon made the motion to approve a lot line adjustment contingent the piece be combined with the larger parcel. Member Young seconded the motion. With all members in favor saying ”aye”, none opposed and none abstained. The motion was carried unanimous 7,0,0.

The board members recommended presenting an updated map to the Town Clerk once the property is surveyed and the Chairman would sign the updated map.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15pm.

Lindsay M. Andersen, Recording Secretary