October 16, 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 7:10 PM, Judy Watson, Chairman of the Planning Board 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 September 18, 2006 Minutes:

Judy asked the members if they went over the minutes of September 18, 2006, and if there were any corrections. Barry Pritchard wanted to make some changes. On Page 2, second from the last paragraph regarding the Little While opening back up. That was here say, and he thought that paragraph should be deleted. Also, the last paragraph regarding Jeff Draper being in a different location. Again, it was here say, and should be stricken. Barry made a motion we accept the minutes as corrected. Lee Phillips seconded the motion. All Ayes. Motion carried.

New Business:

Application #2006-08 - Thaddeus Moxley - Public Hearing:

Thaddeus Moxley, and his brother Tim Moxley appeared at the hearing. Judy referred to the letter received from the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. The letter stated that no significant county impact is involved, therefore should be decided as a local issue. However, the letter strongly suggested that the applicant resubmit a site plan drawn to scale, showing ingress/egress, site in relation to surrounding properties, site distance, parking and internal circulation. Judy mentioned to Mr. Moxley, that on the Business Permit, he mentioned hours of operation would be 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM oba. She wondered what oba meant. Barry said it means "or by appointment. Thad said if someone wants an appointment on Saturday between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM, he would make one. She asked what days the shop would be open, and Thad said Monday through Friday, and Saturday morning by appointment. Judy commented that no one from the public appeared. Thad said he has lived out there since 1966, and all the neighbors know him, and he has no problem with them. Judy asked if someone brought a motorcycle to him at 10:00 o'clock at night, would he repair it then. Thad said absolutely not. He also explained the map he submitted. He said the sign would be put out in the morning, and brought back in at night. He also explained there is no parking lot, and nothing would be stored outside. If a cycle won't fit in the garage, the customer could not bring it until he can fit it inside the garage. Judy asked if there was room to turn around, if they bring the motorcycles on trailers, and he said yes. Thad said the driveway is 30 feet wide, and from the road to the end of the driveway is 90 feet long.

Jim Finn asked if the two people who did not sign gave a reason. Thad said no, that he gave the letters to all the neighbors and talked to each of them to explain what he wanted to do.

Fran Dellamano had a question for Thad regarding the sign. He asked him why he didn't apply for a permit to put a permanent sign there, instead of bringing the sign in and out every day. Thad said he didn't really want a permanent sign outside at this time. He said he would like to keep it as rural as possible without putting a big ugly sign out there. He said if he does a good business there, he may have to expand and move to a different location. Fran said if he needs a Sign Permit, he will have to come back. Barry said "Unless the size of the sign is 2 feet by 2 feet".

Lee Phillips asked him if he was just going to have motorcycles, or repairing 4-wheelers also. Thad said he will repair 4-wheelers, scooters and snowmobiles. He said he will be getting equipment for his garage, such as a welder, compressor, and he has other tools that he has built up over the years. Lee asked him if he is going to do painting. Thad said he does not plan to paint, nor do any body work, just repairs. To get into body work, he would have to get equipment for that process.

There were no other questions, so Judy entertained a motion for a Special Permit for a New Business. Lee Phillips made a motion that the application be approved. Fran Dellamano seconded the motion. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Judy then opened discussion for the Sign Permit. We had already discussed the sigh; that he was not going to put a permanent sign there at this time. He's putting an A-Frame sign up which can be taken down at the end of each day. The size of the proposed sign is 6 square feet. Judy asked for a motion for the Sign Permit. Fran Dellamano made a motion that the Sign Permit be approved. Jeff Boyer seconded the motion. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Public Comment:

No one from the public was present.

Open Board Discussion:

Judy stated the Committee is still working on the Zoning Regulations, as well as the definitions. When they have it all together, she will share it with the members.

Barry brought up the subject of the property next to the Little While owned by Bob Yurkon. He said there is a new driveway, and the place is landscaped. Fran said we had approved the water flow. He said we should contact the building inspector to find out what is going on. As to the water issue, it came before the Board to be approved. The name of the company that Mr. Yurkon owns is Bear Northern Rental.

Fran Dellamano suggested we look for the minutes, and discuss it at the next meeting. Judy said she would try to find the minutes and discuss it with Theresa and the Code Enforcement Officer. Barry said we should see if we can find a Building Permit. Fran said we approved the design of the driveway and culvert, and that was it. Lee Phillips said if he remembers correctly, Mr. Yurkon didn't even own the property at the time.


At approximately 7:45 PM, Lee Phillips made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Barry Pritchard seconded the motion. All Ayes. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Marjorie Best,
Secretary to Planning Board
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