February 20, 2003
Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes
Southwest Community Center
Chairman: Randy Pratt
Board Members: Greg Auleta, Robert Baker,
Brad Livesey, Greg Mills
Randy Pratt called the meeting to order at approximately 7:15 P.M.
Those in attendence were
Randy Pratt, Acting ZBA Chairman
Kevin Caraccioli, Legal Advisor
Greg Auleta, ZBA Member
Robert Baker, ZBA Member
Shelley Rahn, ZBA Secretary
Margaret Mahaney, Oswego Town Councilmember
Approval of November 21, 2002 Minutes
Robert Baker motioned to accept the minutes from the November 21, 2002 meeting. Greg Auleta seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
First Order of Business
Public Comment Session
There was none as no one was present.
Second Order of Business
Appointment of Chairman
Randy Pratt opened up the Chair position to anyone who was interested. The member present for the meeting declined the position. Shelley Rahn will email those members not present to open the position up to them.
Randy Pratt also noted that Robert Baker and Brad Livesey's terms on the board expire at the end this year. Shelley Rahn will draft a letter to the Town Council asking for reappointment for these gentlemen. The letter will also request for one person to be reappointed for a four (4) year term and the other to be reappointed for a five (5) year term to maintain an accurate staggering of the ZBA members terms.
Third Order of Business
Open Board Discussion
Review Current Forms/Revise if necessary
Kevin Caraccioli stated that the forms seemed to work well last year. Board members agreed. They did not recommend any changes to the forms.
Margaret Mahaney/Life Safety Consultants
Margaret will obtain a copy of the proposed map for members of the Zoning Board to review.
The Life Safety Consultant appointed to our area has resigned, but a new person was put in his place. Margaret will request a meeting with Life Safety for ZBA, Planning, Town Clerk and Town Council members to discuss the procedures the town will utilize. Randy Pratt stated that he has been asking for this meeting since December 2002. Board members are willing come to next month's meeting early (6:30 pm) for such a meeting to take place.
Randy Pratt stated that the Ordinance Review Committee has not met since late in the year 2002. The review is, for lack of a better term, on hold. Mr. Pratt will update the board when more information is available. It is his hope that the review will continue.
Items needing research and clarification by Legal Advisor
Kevin Caraccioli distributed copies of articles from the Talk of the Towns magazine September/October 2002 issue to each ZBA member. Board members reviewed and discussed the various cases in the article.
Old Business/New Business
Randy Pratt informed members of upcoming training on March 27, 2003 at Jefferson Community College for the Tughill Conference and the Short Course on Land Use Law in Albany. Mr. Pratt reminded members of the limited budget the ZBA has to utilize for 2003, but did
Greg Auleta motioned to adjourn the February 20, 2003 ZBA meeting. Robert Baker seconded the motion. All ayes motion carried. The next ZBA meeting is March 20, 2003. Shelley Rahn will notify members of the start time of the meeting dependent upon Life Safety Consultant's presence.
Shelley Rahn, ZBA Secretary