July 21, 2005
Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes
Oswego Town Hall
Chairman: Greg Auleta
Board Members: Robert Baker, Timothy Anderson,
Patty Blackwell, Debra Shoenfelt-Jaskula
Attorney to the Board: Kevin Caraccioli
Call To Order:

At approximately 7:07 PM, Greg Auleta, Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals called the meeting to order.


Those in attendance were:
Greg Auleta, Chairman
Robert Baker, Member
Timothy Anderson, Member
Patty Blackwell, Member
Debra Jaskula, Member
Allison Nelson - Filled in for Kevin Caraccioli, Legal Advisor
Marjorie Best, Secretary

Acceptance of Agenda:

Greg Auleta stated he would like to amend the Agenda, as there is a statement he would like put into the record regarding Brad Livesey, following the approval of the minutes. He asked for a motion to accept the agenda with the addition. Tim Anderson made a Motion to accept the agenda. Patty Blackwell seconded the Motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Approval of June 16, 2005 Minutes:

Tim Anderson made a motion that the June 16, 2005 Minutes be approved. Patty Blackwell seconded the Motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Greg Auleta welcomed Patty Blackwell, and Debra Jaskula as members of the Zoning Board of Appeals. He also thanked Allison Nelson for sitting in for Kevin Caraccioli.

Greg Auleta read the following statement into the record.

"For more than ten years, Brad Livesey served the residents of the Town of Oswego by his membership on the Zoning Board of Appeals. All of us depended on his common sense, his wisdom, and his invaluable knowledge of the Town and its citizens. Such a commitment to citizenship is consistent with the values and dedication of this well-known and well-loved member of our community. He is a man who will be truly irreplaceable. Our appreciation for his work on our behalf is unqualified. Our sympathies go out to his wife Carol and her family".

Patty Blackwell made a Motion that we accept the Statement as read, and Deb Jaskula seconded the Motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

New Business:

Application #2005-06 - Mark Wallace - Area Variance:

Mark Wallace's Public Hearing was scheduled for 7:10 PM. At 7:25 PM, Greg felt that was a reasonable time to wait, as Mr. Wallace did not appear for the hearing. He asked Allison Nelson if she felt it was ample time to wait, and she stated it was. Greg asked for a Motion to table the hearing until next month's meeting, August 18, 2005. Deb Jaskula entertained the Motion, and Tim Anderson seconded it. All ayes. Motion carried.

Old Business:

There were no items of old business with the exception of the committee updating the Ordinance. Since Greg Mills was on the Committee, and has now resigned, Greg Auleta said he would be very happy to work with Brian Frazier, of the County Planning Board, as well as the others on the committee to revamp the Ordinance. Greg explained to the two new members that our present Ordinance does not have regulations on signage, fencing, or coastal erosion.

As to the zoning map, it is very difficult to read. The members had tried various times to obtain the original map with no luck. Patty Blackwell said she may have resources to get an original map.

Public Comment:

No one from the public appeared at the meeting.

Open Board Discussion:

Greg said we had discussed continued improvements on the regulations of the Ordinance under Old Business.


At approximately 7:45, Tim Anderson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Debra Jaskula seconded the Motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Marjorie Best,
ZBA Secretary
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