DRAFT

TOWN OF SARATOGA

SPECIAL MEETING

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MINUTES

October 12, 2004

7:00 PM

 

 

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:

Area Variance

Case # 04-16 Jeanine Stancanelli

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

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Ruth L. Drumm

Clerk

 

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