TOWN OF SARATOGA
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MINUTES
May 22, 2006
Vice-Chairman Clifford Hanehan called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m., and led the flag salute.
Town Supervisor Tom Wood explained the Rules of the Board.
Zoning Clerk Catherine Cicero called the roll: Chairman Stephen Bodnar absent [Chairman Stephen Bodnar joined the Board at 7:48 p.m.], Vice-Chairman Clifford Hanehan present, Thomas Carringi present, Barbara Faraone absent, Joyce Waldinger present, Bill Moreau present, James Burke absent, and alternate Robert McConnell present. Vice-Chairman Clifford Hanehan recognized alternate Robert McConnell as a voting member of the Zoning Board of Appeals due to the absence of Barbara Faraone and James Burke.
Also present: Zoning Officer Robert Hathaway and Town Supervisor Tom Wood.
Approval of Minutes: All board members present had read the minutes of the April 24, 2006 meeting. A motion was made by Joyce Waldinger, and seconded by Robert McConnell, to accept the minutes of the April 24, 2006 meeting as written. Vice-Chairman Clifford Hanehan aye, Bill Moreau aye, Thomas Carringi aye, Joyce Waldinger aye, and Robert McConnell aye.
Carried 5 0
Order of Business:
Darren & Lisa Tracy, Applicants #06-08
130 Rte 4 North
Schuylerville, NY 12871
S/B/L 157-1-21.11 Rural Residential
Applicants are seeking an area variance of 8922 square feet in order to meet zoning requirements to add a one bedroom, artists loft apartment to the existing three bedroom apartment in the barn.
Darren Tracy explained to the Board that the property is located north of the Village of Schuylerville across from Lock 5, and that it is commonly know as Bullard Barns. He said that the current apartment is occupied, and that he needs income from a second apartment in order to maintain the property. He does not live on the property, and does not intend to do so.
Mr. Tracy said that he has only two neighbors to the parcel: Mr. T. David Bullard, and the Schuylerville School District. Mr. Tracy presented letters from Mr. Bullard and from
Dr. Leon Reed on behalf of the school district stating that they had no objection to his plan for the barn.
In response to a question from William Moreau, Mr. Tracy said that the only other structures on the property are two other barns. He has no current plans for using either of the other barns.
In response to a request for comments from Vice-Chairman Clifford Hanehan, Zoning Officer Robert Hathaway said that he saw no problems with granting the variance.
Proof of notice having been furnished by newspaper on May 12, 2006, Vice-Chairman Clifford Hanehan opened the Public Hearing at 7:50p.m. for public comment. There were no interested parties; the Public Hearing was closed.
Vice-Chairman Clifford Hanehan asked the Board members if they had any further questions. They did not.
Chairman Stephen Bodnar commented that the barns are a long way from the road and that the improvement would not have any impact on the surrounding area. He added that there wouldnt be any impact on the Town at all.
Chairman Stephen Bodnar made a motion, seconded by Robert McConnell, to grant the area variance as presented in the application. Chairman Stephen Bodnar aye, Bill Moreau aye, Vice-Chairman Clifford Hanehan aye, Thomas Carringi aye, Joyce Waldinger aye, and Robert McConnell aye.
Carried 6 0 GRANTED
Old Business: None
Town Supervisor Tom Wood summarized the actions taken at the last Town Board meeting for the Board.
Chairman Stephen Bodnar gave an update on the progress of the new fire station.
The next regular meeting will be June 26, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
Thomas Carringi made a motion to adjourn at 8:10 p.m. The motion was seconded by William Moreau. Chairman Stephen Bodnar aye, Bill Moreau aye, Vice-Chairman Clifford Hanehan aye, Thomas Carringi aye, Joyce Waldinger aye, and Robert McConnell aye.
Carried 6 0
Catherine E. Cicero