June 21, 2018

PRESENT: Board Members: Scottie Adams, John LaHart, Bill Young, Mike Ritchie and Code Enforcement Officer, Ed Lagree.

ABSENT: Beth Hall

The meeting was called to order by Chair, Scottie Adams at 2:00 PM.

The main topic for the meeting was a variance request.

Site Plan Application:

Variance Application:

APPLICANT: Krystyna Houser, Summer Vibes, LLC
PARCEL ID: 454-1-1
LOCATION: 3 Dunlop Road, Upper Saranac Lake

Application of Krystyna Houser, Summer Vibes, LLC would require a variance from the sideline-edge of the water. The distance change requested would be from 75 feet to 55.4 feet for the construction to extend an existing front porch to connect to a new deck to use as an outdoor dining/social area off of the kitchen of the primary residence (Main Lodge). The building is at an angle to the water. The point of the existing front porch that is closest to the water edge is 55.4 ft. The point of the proposed new deck that is closest to the waters edge is 53.4 ft. (no increase to the existing non-compliant condition). This variance would be on the applicant’s property at 3 Dunlap Road, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, Town of Santa Clara, Franklin County, New York Tax Map 454-1-1.

The proposed variances is:

1. A variance from the sideline-edge of the water from 75 ft. to 55.4 ft. for the construction to extend an existing front porch.

Members of the Planning Board discussed the proposed variance. The application was complete and provided a detailed description and drawings of the project. Considerable concern was expressed by all members of the Board over the number of trees to be cut down (16/23). Section 7.26 of the Town of Santa Clara Land Use Code concerning cutting restrictions on waterfront was reviewed. Ed Lagree reported that the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) was reviewing the project. John LaHart made a motion that the Planning Board report to the Variance Board that the Planning Board has no major objections to the variance if there are screening trees left in place to minimize the view of the addition from the water. Bill Young seconded the motion. All members present voted to approve the motion. Scottie will forward a copy of the meeting minutes to the Variance Board Chair and Secretary before the public hearing on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

Mike Ritchie moved that the meeting be adjourned. John LaHart seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Meeting was adjourned 2:20 AM.


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