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Notice of Emergency Venue Change for
Zoning Board of Appeals 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 Public Hearing before 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

Application Number Z2020-02, by Lynn Garski, 3474 Woodlands Circle, Macedon, NY 14502 for the property located at 621 South Shore East Caroga and identified as parcel SBL#83.13-7-5 in LF-2.5 zoning district, APA Low Intensity. The property owner proposes to build a new garage. Said property is a legal, noncomplying lot. The property owner had a garage but tore it down because it was in poor condition and the property owner needed that square footage for new front and rear decks for the house. This consideration involves the following sections of the local Zoning Ordinance. Article 4, Section I, Subsection B lists the applicability of regulations and states “No building or structure shall herein be erected, constructed or altered to exceed the dimensional standards of the zoning district said building or structure is located within.” The actual area of the lot is 11,319 square feet. The proposed garage will put the allowed 10 percent coverage over by 248 square feet. Article 9, Section VI, Subsection B discusses noncomplying lots and states “Where 2/3 of current minimum yard setbacks and other dimensional requirements cannot be met, the owner shall have the right to apply for one or more area variances.” The proposed garage is located 10 feet off the western property line. As per the 1/3 allowance of the 20 foot side yard setback, this is encroaching by 3.33 feet.

A Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) variance, if granted, may 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 building plans would 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/z2020-02_garski/ 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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