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Notice of Emergency Venue Change for
Zoning Board of Appeals
Reopening of Tabled Hearing

Date: March 13, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 National Emergency, Zoning Board of Appeals Chair Douglas H. Purcell, Jr. has declared that the venue for the meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Caroga will be via Conference Call only on March 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The public may join this Public Hearing conference call by dialing (toll free) 1(866)899-4679 or (long distance) 1(571)317-3117 and then entering access code 870205333 followed by the "#" key. Applicants and the public may first want to browse the application materials online before joining the Public Hearing conference call.

The meeting agenda includes a reopening of a tabled public hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Caroga to consider

Application Number Z2019-07,

by John & Lenore Bellinger, 492 Crooks Grove Road, Ballston Spa NY 12020,

for the property located at 325 East Stoner Lake Road

and identified as parcel SBL#24.7-1-41 in R-10 zoning district, APA Low Intensity.

The applicant proposes to build a new dock in a zoning district that prohibits docks per Article 4, Section II, Subsection D of the Zoning Ordinance. Article 4, Section III lists the uses permitted by right, by site plan review, and by special use permit for each zoning district. A Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) variance, if granted, will then be referred by the ZBA to the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). The APA has 30 days after it receives a complete referral to reverse the granting of the variance. If the variance is granted by the ZBA and not reversed by the APA, then the applicant must further obtain approvals from the other regulatory agencies required for permitting of docks. Only then would building plans be reviewed and a determination made about whether to issue a building permit.

The above application is open to inspection online at TownOfCaroga.com/apa/z2019-07_bellinger/ and at the Code Office, Town of Caroga Municipal Building, 1840 State Highway 10, Caroga Lake NY 12032. Persons wishing to appear at such hearing may do so in person or by attorney or other representative. Communications in writing in relation thereto may be filed with the Board at such hearing.

James McMartin Long
Zoning Board of Appeals Clerk
Town Board Member
PO Box 328
Caroga Lake NY 12032
(518)835-3734 (home)

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