March 5, 2018 - PB

March 5, 2018

Present: Bob Salmon, Bob Lake, Joyce Newkirk, Scott Pellman, Karl Anderson, Counsel Bell, Andy Busa, Chad Miller, Brandon Regis, Jill Doss

Absent: Andy Jones

Chairman Salmon called the Board meeting to order at 7 p.m.

Andy Busa – Property Boundary Modification

Andy Busa appeared before the Board this evening to discuss a property boundary modification for property he owns on Jay Street. One parcel is vacant land (approximately 4.469 acres) and the second is a parcel with a house (approximately .359 acres) located on it (115 Jay Street), both he purchased in 2015. The house faces Jay Street. The property is located in a low density residential zone. The modification of the boundaries is cited in Chapter 125-7D of the Code, no County referral is required and the Board can waive any and all requirements. This change can be done by the Planning Board as long as there are no utilities impacted or disturbed. Mr. Busa stated he will not be creating a non-conforming lot (s); in fact, he commented that with the addition of land to the property at 115 Jay Street, it will more conforming at the front, due to triangular piece of land on the vacant land that juts into the front yard of 115. He believes, based on what previous owners commented on that this could have been caused when the road was put in and boundaries were changed when that happened. Mr. Busa completed a short form SEQR for this requested modification. The Board members reviewed the form and discussed the requested modification with the Board. Upon the motion made Scott Pellman, seconded by Joyce Newkirk, the Board declares this to be an Unlisted action with a negative declaration for purposes of SEQR, for the lot enlargement at 115 Jay Street, and the property decrease for the vacant land owned by Andy Busa, subject to the filing of a re-combined deed and updated abstract for the properties involved. All members present voting in favor. Counsel Bell instructed Mr. Busa that he will need to get in touch with his attorney and engineer to have the appropriate paperwork completed for the mapping, deed, and abstract update.

Chad Miller & Brandon Regis – Hobbit’s Hole

Mr. Miller and Mr. Regis appeared before the Board this evening to discuss signage they would like to place at their new business, Hobbit’s Hole located at 410 Genesee Street as signs relate to the Comprehensive Plan. They would like to place two A-frame signs at the property, one on Genesee Street and one on Seneca Street (the property is on two road frontages) and also put up an attached sign 4 x 8 in the same space as the barber shop sign was located on the building. The attached sign would be white laminate board with green scrolls design on the sides and black letters. They would frame the sign in with a wooden frame. There are two existing flood lights that would shine onto the sign.

The A-frame signs would be two sided, white background with black letters with dimension of the sign of 4 feet tall x 3 feet wide, letters are 5” high. These would be placed at the front and back of the property during business hours of the shop. The store hours are Monday-Friday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., closed Thursday for tournaments, Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The A-frames would be brought inside when the store was closed. The Board instructed that these signs could not be on the sidewalk or interfere with visibility of drivers of vehicles. Mr. Miller and Mr. Regis submitted a short form SEQR for the signs to have in the file. The Board reviewed the information. Upon the motion made by Karl Anderson, seconded by Scott Pellman, the Board determined this to be an Unlisted action with a negative declaration for the applications submitted for signage, including a 4 x 8 attached sign and two A-frame signs which are approved to be erected outside during business hours as outlined above and put inside at close which meet the requirements of the Comprehensive Plan. All members present voting in favor. Chad and Brandon were advised that they would need to complete the sign permit process with Jeff Geer.


The Board members reviewed the minutes of February 8, 2018. Upon the motion made by Joyce Newkirk, seconded by Bob Lake, minutes of February 8, 2018 approved as written. All members present voting in favor.

Next meeting

The Secretary advised that there is a conflict with the next regular meeting date of April 2. That is the date of the annual organizational meeting. The Board discussed a possible meeting date. It was decided the Board would meet on April 9 at 7 p.m. if there was any business before the Board. If no business, the Board meeting would be cancelled.

April 16, 2018 Training Opportunity

The Secretary advised that Madison County Planning is hosting training on April 16 at Morrisville College if anyone from the Board is interested in attending. Scott Pellman, Bob Lake, Bob Salmon and Joyce Newkirk are interested in attending.

O’Reilly Auto Parts

No additional information this evening.

Upon the motion made by Scott Pellman, seconded by Bob Lake, meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m. All members present voting in favor.

Respectfully submitted,

Jill A. Doss

Secretary to PB