September 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, Judy Watson, Chairman called the meeting to order.


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

Approval of August 21, 2006 Minutes:

Judy asked the members if they looked over the minutes of August 21, 2006. There were no comments or questions. Lee Phillips made a motion that the minutes be approved. Jeff Boyer seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

New Business:

Public Comment:

No one from the public was present.

Open Board Discussion:

Judy Watson stated she has a letter from the Oswego County Planning Board dated August 17, 2006, that they have accepted the Comprehensive Plan. Lee Phillips asked what we do now? Judy said she, as well as Greg Auleta and Theresa Cooper have been meeting almost every Thursday with Donna Scanlon of the County Planning Board. She said we are definitely going with this map. (She held up a copy of it). Marge had the large map, and spread it out for everyone to view. Barry Pritchard said the Comprehensive Plan Map had nothing to do with Zoning. It is a map for future use down the road. We will have overlay maps in regards to zoning. Judy said we would incorporate the map with the zoning. We must work on the language and definitions. We have to look into the R-2 and R-3 zones to determine what should be allowed in these districts. There was also discussion as to the Open Zones. Donna has gone out and driven around the town to get a flavor.

Another question that had come up was why there was so much area being "Industrial" as there are a lot of homes in there. Barry said because of Niagara Mohawk, and the Tank Farm being in the area. Judy's questions was "Do we want to leave that all Industrial?" Lee said the homes in that area would probably be grandfathered in. Judy said a lot of areas would be residential, but we have to give it a flavor, and figure what restrictions we will have. The R-1 would probably stay with small lots.

Judy said when the time comes that we get this all together, there will be a Public Hearing. The public will have an opportunity to comment. Steve Greene put in his comments, as to what can or should be done with the various zones - Residential, Industrial and Rural Transitional. He stated that 104 has a number of Commercial properties.

Judy said "This is where we are at, and any suggestions would be welcome". Barry said there should be so many houses per mile, and certain acreage of a lot in an R-1 District. Lee mentioned all the yellow being residential. Barry said we would break it down afterwards. Judy said when we get all the zones figured out with definitions, we will have overlay maps. Judy said they also plan on looking at other town zone regulations, and get ideas, such as Hannibal, Granby and Mexico. She also said the Code Enforcement Officer is getting involved, so as to enforce the rules and regulations.

The question was brought up as to when Jim Hull is going to get his property cleaned up on Johnson and Gardenier Roads. Barry said he was supposed to have it completed by September 11th. He said Jim Hull has been in and out of Court several times.

Jim Finn asked Marge about the Public Hearing for next month. Marge explained that Thaddeus Moxley wants to put a motorcycle repair shop in his existing garage. She also says he wants to get a sign permit, but the sign will be an A-frame, and will be taken inside at night.


At approximately 7:30 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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