September 21, 2016: Time 7:00PM. PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES (DRAFT)
Members Present: Nancy La Bombard, Chairperson
Absent: Judith Meagher
A public hearing before the Variance Board of the Town of Santa Clara, County of
Franklin, State of New York was held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:00 PM at
the Santa Clara Town Hall, Route 30, Saranac Inn, New York, to consider the
The application of Jeffery Beamish and Nadine Case for an area variance that
would be needed for its proposed dock. The property is located at 73 8 Bartlett
Carry Road, Saranac Lake, NY, Town of Santa Clara, Franklin County, New York.
Property description and Tax Map Number: 474-1-6-100.
Jeffrey Beamish and Nadine Case's variance application seeks the following area
1. A variance for the proposed dock which would need an area variance from
the maximum allowed under the Town's code of 500 sg. ft. to 654 sq. ft.
The existing dock is 414 sq. ft. The existing boathouse is 3 06 sq. ft. The
maximum allowed under the Town's code for the combined areas of a dock and
boathouse is 875 sq. ft.
The chairwoman opened the meeting at 7:00pm and read into the record the public
notice. Nancy read into record the Planning Board recommendations regarding the
Beamish/Case variance. A letter from neighbors was also read into the record. A
discussion about the variance took place with input from Jeffery Beamish, Ed
LaGree and Guy Middleton.
The Variance Committee Members having duly reviewed the particulars of the
petition; 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
grant the variance requested by Jeffrey Beamish and Nadine Case.
The decision does not preclude on our part any APA 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.