TOWN OF SANTA CLARA VARAINCE BOARD MEETINGS

Meeting of the Santa Clara Variance Board held on May 18, 2021

PRESENT: Board Members: Nancy La Bombard, Chairperson Todd Hall, Judy Meagher, Pat Flath, Cindy Watson

OTHERS PRESENT: Maria Gsell. applicant, Jeffrey Beamish. contractor, Guy Middleton. Upper Saranac Lake Foundation

The Variance Board of the Town of Santa Clara, County of Franklin, State of New York held a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 7:00 PM at the Santa Clara Town Hall, Route 30, Saranac Inn, New York, to hear comments on the following application:

Application of Michael and Maria Gsell would require a variance for an extension from the shoreline from 30 to 39 feet to allow for a 9-foot-long connector to proposed boathouse and dock.

The proposed variance is:

1. Consideration of a 9-foot-long connector from the mean high-water mark to a proposed open boathouse and dock structure which meet the square footage and 30-foot length requirements. This is requested to allow for a 22-foot bow rider motorboat to not make contact with the lakebed.

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 variance. 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.


PRESENT: Board Members: Nancy La Bombard, Chairperson Todd Hall, Judy Meagher, Pat Flath, Cindy Watson

OTHERS PRESENT: Craig Kominoski, Variance applicant

The Variance Board of the Town of Santa Clara, County of Franklin, State of New York held a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 7:00 PM at the Santa Clara Town Hall, Route 30, Saranac Inn, New York, to hear comments on the following application:

Application of Sandra Kominoski and Heather Volyanik would require a variance for a structure setback from a body of water and lot line to allow placement of a storage shed on the property.

The proposed variance is:

1. A structure setback from water from 75 ft to 59 ft (NE corner) and from 75 ft to 72 ft (SE corner) and a lot line setback from 25 ft to 16 ft on the south side of property. This is requested for the installation of a storage shed. The shed dimensions are L 16 ft, W 12 ft, H 10 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 variance. 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.

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