December 18, 2006
Planning Board Minutes
Oswego Town Hall
Chair: Judy Sabin-Watson
Town Board Members: Francis Dellamano, Lee Phillips,
Barry Pritchard, Jeffrey Boyer, James Finn
Attorney To The Board: Stephen Greene, Jr.
Call to Order:

At approximately 7:05 PM, Chairman Judy Watson called the meeting to order.


Those in attendance were:
Judy Sabin-Watson
Francis Dellamano
Lee Phillips
Barry Pritchard
Jeffrey Boyer
James Finn
Stephen Greene, Jr.
Marjorie Best
Old Business:

Approval of November 20, 2006 Minutes:

Judy asked if there are any comments on the November 20, 2006 Minutes. Lee Phillips said he had made a motion to adjourn the meeting, but it was 7:20 PM, not 8:20 PM. Lee made a motion to approve the minutes as corrected. Jeff Boyer seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

New Business:

Judy stated while waiting for Mr. Shaver for the Public Hearing set at 7:10 PM, she wanted to go over a communication from the New York Planning Federation. In the summer of 2006, the New York Legislature approved a bill establishing minimum training requirements for municipal planning and zoning officials of four hours annually. It was signed into law by Governor Pataki as Chapter 662 of the Laws of 2006. The training bill takes effect January 1, 2007. Every town must comply.

Fran Dellamano stated we should write a letter to the County Planning Board requesting they participate in holding the four hour sessions for the towns in Oswego County. Judy asked Marge to draft a letter for her approval. Fran then entertained a motion to write the letter. Jeff Boyer seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Application #2006-10 - Daniel Shaver - Special Permit - New Business Permit - Sign Permit - Public Hearing - 7:10 PM

Judy stated an application was submitted to us for a Special Permit for a New Business and a Sign Permit. She asked Dan if he brought some sort of Site Plan. Dan did not bring one with him. Fran said the Site Plan is the most important document, which shows the distances from the road; the property lines; where the business is going to be; parking; how far from the road the business is. Dan said the business will be in his garage. Judy asked Mr. Shaver if he has a survey, which he stated he does. She asked if he is within 500 feet of Route 104, and he stated he is. Judy said this would have to go to the County Planning Board, and they will not accept it without a Site Plan. Dan assured her he would get a Site Plan completed and bring it to Marge tomorrow.

Judy asked what type of power equipment he would sell, and Dan said lawn mowers, weed eaters and generators. She asked if there would be enough parking, and would customers have to back out onto the road. Dan said there is plenty of turn around room, and that there is room to park about 5 vehicles in his driveway.

Judy said we will continue the Public Hearing at the next meeting, which will be January 15, 2007 on the Special Permit for the New Business.

Judy then opened the hearing for the Sign Permit. She asked if it would be a permanent sign, and Dan said it would. Fran asked if it would have a light on it, and Dan said a light would be put over the top of the sign. He was then asked if the sign would obstruct traffic, and he said it would be 25 feet off the shoulder of the road.

Jim Finn made a motion that the Sign Permit be approved. Jeff Boyer seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Fran suggested we change the hours of business, so there won't be any problems if customers pull in and out of there all hours of the day. Jim Finn made a motion that the hours on the application be changed to 6:00 am to 8:00 pm - 7 days a week. Dan changed the hours of the New Business Permit application. Barry Pritchard seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Public Comment:

No one from the public present

Open Board Discussion:



At approximately 7:30 PM, Lee Phillips made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Jeff Boyer seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Marjorie Best,
Secretary to Planning Board
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