TOWN OF SANTA CLARA VARIANCE BOARD

PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES - April 10, 2018

PRESENT: Nancy La Bombard - Chairperson, Pat Flath Todd Hall, Judy Meagher.

ABSENT: Beth Hall.

A public hearing before the Variance Board of the Town of Santa Clara, County of Franklin, State of New York was held on Tuesday, April 10, 2017, 7:00 PM at the Santa Clara Town Hall, Route 30, Saranac Inn, New York, to consider the following application.

Application of Kevin Smith would require a variance for a dock extension from the shoreline from 30 ft to 34.35 ft; a variance for the dock area from 500 sq. ft to 719 sq. ft.; and an area variance for a boathouse from 625 sq. ft to 1197 sq. ft. He would like to construct a dock and a boathouse. This variance would be on the applicant's property at 148 Moss Rock Road, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, Town of Santa Clara, Franklin County, New York, Tax Map No. 453.-2-13.

The proposed variances are:

1. A variance for a dock extension from 30 ft. to 34.35 ft.
2. A variance for the dock area from 500 sq. ft. to 719 sq. ft.
3. A variance for the boathouse area from 625 sq. ft to 1197 sq. ft.

The area combination variances would be as follows:

1. The dock from 500 sq, ft. to 719 sq. ft.
2. The boathouse from 625 sq. ft. to 1197 sq. ft.
3. The total area from 875 sq. ft. to 1916 sq. ft.

The Variance Committee Members having taken into consideration the benefit to the applicant, as weighed against the detriment to the health, safety and welfare of the neighborhood or community and having considered the five factors has decided to DENY the following three variances requested by Kevin Smith and Christopher Westbrook, ADK Compliance. Todd Hall recused himself from voting on all three variance requests.

1. A variance for a dock extension from 30 ft. to 34.35 ft.
2. A variance for the dock area from 500 sq. ft. to 719 sq. ft.
3. A variance for the boathouse area from 625 sq. ft to 1197 sq. ft.

The decision does not preclude on our part any AFA or other authoritative approval. It is the responsibility of the applicants or owners to contact other state, county and/or local agencies to secure any necessary permits.

Pam Martin, Secretary


 
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