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Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing Notice

March 14, 2021

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 March 30, 2021 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 Z2021-02 by Brian O’Connor, 357 South Greenhaven Road, Stormville NY 12582, is for the property located at 273 Fisher Road and identified as parcel 83.-1-15.5 in Caroga R-15 zoning district, APA Rural Use land use classification.

The applicant would like to demolish and rebuild an existing 120 square foot porch. Additionally, the applicant would like to extend said porch 25.5 feet, along the front side of the camp.

Article 4, Section I, Subsection B; District Regulations governs. A variance to the Zoning Ordinance is needed for the following two reasons:

  1. Porch would be placed within the required front yard setback. Setback requirement is 50 feet; porch is setback at 5 feet, which would be over by 45 feet.

  2. Porch would be placed within the required side yard setback. Setback requirement is 25 feet (corner lot); porch is setback at 8 feet, which would be over by 17 feet.

The above application is open to inspection online at TownOfCaroga.com/apa/z2021-02_oconnor/ 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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