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Regular Meeting – July 29, 2015

Town of Homer Planning Board

Minutes for Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 7:30pm

Board Members  (absent *)                                       Others Present

Eugene Wright, Chairman                              Lindsay Andersen, Recording Secretary*

Michael McMahon                                         Kevin McMahon, Deputy CEO*

Betsy Gray                                                       Pat Snyder, Attorney

Bruce Crandall

Stuart Young

Chad Butts*

Michael Park

Public Attendance:  Greg Leach, Gary Sweeney and Gary Lawrence

Regular Meeting

Chairman Wright opened discussion for the application by Gregory Leach to subdivide approximately one acre (the former railroad right-of-way) from land owned by Ashli Baden and Dustin Sweeney at 2057 East River Road.

The applicant stated that he would like to subdivide and purchase 1 acre and add it to his existing property. The 1 acre is former railroad property that divides his existing parcel. He has no plans to build or develop the parcel. There was no one that spoke in opposition to his proposal.

The board members discussed the application and there were no concerns.

Chairman Wright reviewed the environmental assessment form and all questions were answered in the negative.

Member McMahon made the motion to declare a negative declaration under SEQR and 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 6,0,0.

Chairman Wright asked Gary Lawrence to explain his proposal for a lot line adjustment. Mr Lawrence stated that he needs to add 7 feet to his property to be able to move a vehicle down to his well. The Lawrence family owns both lots. The board members discussed the lot line adjustment and no adverse impacts were identified. The lot line adjustment is not subject to SEQR requirements.

Member McMahon made the motion to approve the lot line adjustment. Member Gray seconded the motion. With all members in favor saying “aye”, none opposed and none abstained. The motion was carried unanimous 6,0,0.   

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05pm.

Lindsay M. Andersen, Recording Secretary