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State of New York
County of Fulton
Town of Caroga

Notice of Decision from the Zoning Board of Appeals

Date: October 24, 2019

Notice of Decision in the Matter of a Request for a Variance for

Application Number #Z2019-06

Owner Michael F. Geraghty, PO Box 8, Caroga Lake, NY 12032, of the parcel located at 118 West Stoner Lake Road, Town of Caroga and identified as parcel SBL#24.6-2-56, zoning district LF-1 - Lakefront 1 Acre, for a variance of to the Town of Caroga Zoning Ordinance.

The property owner proposes to build a garage that is 24 feet wide by 40 feet long. Article 4: District Regulations, Section III: Use Table of the Zoning Ordinance lists the uses permitted by right, the uses permitted by site plan review and dimensional requirements for each zoning district established by this section of this ordinance. Article 4, Section IV: Dimensional Standards specifies LF-1 zoning districts have building setbacks of 25 feet for the front and 20 feet from the rear and side lines of the property, 75 feet from the waterfront and 25% lot coverage. Article 9, section VI, subsection A allows one third reduction of all setbacks. The property owner would need a variance for the rear setback which at minimum would be 13 feet. The proposed garage would be 8 feet from the rear property line. A variance of 5 feet for the rear line setback would be required prior to review of any building plans. If the variance is granted by the Zoning Board of Appeals and not reversed by the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), building plans for the garage would then be reviewed and a determination would be made about whether to issue a building permit.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: that a meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Caroga was held on October 24, 2019.

The Zoning Board of Appeals application in the above matter was DENIED.

Zoning Board of Appeals Chair
Douglas Purcell


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