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Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing Notice

August 6, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 National Emergency, Zoning Board of Appeals Chair Douglas Purcell 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 August 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm. All attendees may join this meeting via any computer or smartphone with internet access at


Attendees will be able to hear and be heard more clearly if they are able to join the meeting via the above web link. Attendees may also join meetings by dialing 1(866)899-4679 and entering access code 870205333#. Attendees joining by dialing in will not be heard or hear as clearly as when they join via the web link. The public hearing is for the following application.

Application Number Z2020-06 by Irene Sweet, PO Box 442, Caroga Lake NY 12032, is for the property located at 2304 State Highway 10 and identified as parcels 83.9-4-6 in LF-2.5 zoning district, APA Low Intensity.

The property owner placed an unpermitted 10 foot by 12 foot gazebo in place of a previous unpermitted screened in structure. The square footage has been exceeded as well as an encroachment of the north side yard setback. This consideration involves the following section(s) of the local zoning ordinance. Article 4, Section I, Subsection B; District Regulations. This section lists the Applicability of Regulations and states (B) No building or structure shall hereinafter be erected, constructed or altered to exceed the dimensional standards of the zoning district said building or structure is located within.

  1. A variance is being requested because max square footage allowed is 755 square feet, actual preexisting non-conforming square footage is 968 square feet, proposed gazebo is 120 square foot for a grand total of 1088 square feet. Total of 333 square feet over the allowed square foot allowance in said zoning district
  2. Side yard relief as per Article 9, Section VI, Subsection A equates to 13 foot 3 inches. The gazebo is placed 18 inches away from property line so an encroachment of 11-foot 7-inch variance is being requested.
  3. If a variance is granted, the APA will review. Permit issuance will be determined after all things are considered.

The above application is open to inspection online at Z2020-06
TownOfCaroga.com/apa/z2020-06_sweet/ 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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