October 16, 2003
Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes
Southwest Community Center
Chairman: Randy Pratt
Board Members:
Greg Auleta, Robert Baker,
Brad Livesey, Greg Mills
Call to Order
Randy Pratt called the meeting to order at approximately 7:12 PM.

Those in attendance were:
Randy Pratt, ZBA Chairman
Kevin Caraccioli, Legal Advisor
Greg Auleta, ZBA Member
Robert Baker, ZBA Member
Greg Mills, ZBA Member
Shelley Rahn, ZBA Secretary

Those absent were:
Brad Livesey, ZBA Member

Approval of September 18, 2003 Minutes
At approximately 7:11 PM, Greg Auleta motioned to approve the September 2003 minutes with the amendment to reflect Kevin Caraccioli’s attendance at the meeting. Greg Mills seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

First Order of Business
Public Comment Session

There was no public comment

Second Order of Business
Public Hearing - Oswego Alliance Church/Chris Choate/Skip Taylor.
Tax Mpa #14507-01-12

At approximately 7:15, Randy Prattt called the Public Hearing for Oswego Alliance Church to order. Mr. Chris Choate acted as representative for the Church. Mr. Choate distributed copies of the Septic Plan approved by the Oswego County Health Department. Randy Pratt confirmed that a copy of the Easement was in the official ZBA file. Mr. Choate distributed the Storm Water Plan engineered by Maxian and Horst.

Mr. Choate advised the board that the driveway plans had changed. Randy Pratt asked if the plans submitted to the board were the final plans. Mr. Choate stated that the only change that may occur is the placement of the driveway, it may move by 10-15 feet to match it up to the driveway of the existing Church across the street. Greg Auleta stately Irwin, neighbor to the Oswego Alliance Church property stepped forward.

Ms. Irwin stated she agreed to the terms as outlined in the letter presented to the ZBA. Randy Pratt asked Ms. Irwin about the property line discrepancy presented at the Sept. ZBA meeting. Ms. Irwin stated that the abstract is being drawn up and her lawyer is working to obtain it. At approximately 7:58, the hearing was closed to Public Comment.

At 7:59 PM, Greg Auleta motioned to approve the application as modified by the Oswego Alliance Church to include those documents received this evening regarding the adjacent properties and that the stipulations set forth by the Oswego Town and Oswego County Planning Boards have been satisfied. Greg Mills seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Third Order of Business
Open Board Discussion

Randy Pratt requested a letter drafted to the Town Council to request that the ZBA Secretary position be filled.

Randy Pratt advised ZBA Members that he will be submitting his resignation. Mr. Pratt further stated that he has had a great experience working with the board. When asked, Mr. Pratt stated that he would consider being an alternate for the ZBA in the future.

At approximately 8:15 PM, Greg Auleta motioned that the ZBA express their deep appreciation to Randy Pratt for his guidance during his tenure with ZBA. Mr. Auleta further motioned that ZBA express their deep appreciation to Shelley Rahn for her work as ZBA secretary. Greg Mills seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Kevin Caraccioli stated that he has been in contact with the Oswego Town building inspector with regard to the letter sent to the ZBA in Sept. pertaining to septic system approval. Mr. Caraccioli stated that it was his opinion that the building inspector must have been given some type of directive to write the letter. Greg Auleta felt the letter was potentially misleading.

Randy Pratt presented a letter from the Oswego County Planning Board explaining the 239 referral process. Kevin Caraccioli advised that the OCPB is streamlining the process and taking more in-house with a running deadline.


At approximately 8:45 PM, Greg Auleta motioned to adjourn the October 2003 ZBA meeting. Robert Baker seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted,
Shelley Rahn
OTZBA Secretary
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