TOWN OF SARATOGA
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MINUTES
October 12, 2004
Chairman Stephen Bodnar called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
Clerk Ruth Drumm called the roll: Chairman Stephen Bodnar – present, Thomas Carringi – present, Barbara Faraone – absent, Clifford Hanehan – present, Joyce Waldinger – present, David Hall – present, and Alternate James Burke – present.
Also present: Jeanine Stancanelli and Rich Humowitz
Order of Business:
97 Lakeview Lane
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
S/B/L 193.6-1-37 Lake Commercial District
Jeanine Stancanelli addressed the board requesting an area variance in order to meet the FEMA base floodplain level at 97 Lakeview Lane, Saratoga Lake. Base flood plain elevation required is 210.1’ and 207.9’ exists. She stated that the variance would enable her to obtain and keep flood insurance on the residence. Chairman Stephen Bodnar asked Jeanine Stancanelli to provide the board with a copy of the letter from her insurance company, Allstate, that states her insurance would be cancelled if a variance were not obtained. After some board discussion, Tom Carringi introduced a motion to grant the variance of 2.2’ because the failure to grant the variance would result in an exceptional hardship. The hardship resulted because the prior owners were issued a Certificate of Occupancy in 1986, due to a misinterpretation of the floodplain regulation at that time, and today it does not meet the base floodplain requirement. David Hall seconded this. Chairman Stephen Bodnar – aye, Joyce Waldinger – aye, Thomas Carringi – aye, David Hall – aye, Barbara Faraone – absent, Clifford Hanehan – aye, Alternate James Burke - aye. Carried 6– 0 GRANTED
Old Business: None
New Business: Chairman Stephen Bodnar informed the board that Bill Schutz gave his resignation from the board effective October 1, 2004. He noted that the Town Board is requesting the names of any interested persons. Joyce Waldinger added that John Deyoe has mentioned an interest in the position in the past. This information will be passed on to Supervisor Thomas Wood. Chairman Stephen Bodnar also noted that the board would need to designate a new vice-chairman also.
The next regular meeting will be October 25, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.
A motion to adjourn was made at 7:50 p.m. by Joyce Waldinger and seconded by Clifford Hanehan. Chairman Stephen Bodnar – aye, Joyce Waldinger – aye, Thomas Carringi – aye, David Hall – aye, Barbara Faraone – absent, Clifford Hanehan – aye, and Alternate James Burke - aye. Carried 6 - 0
Ruth L. Drumm
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