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Zoning Board of Appeals – August 2023

Clermont Zoning Board of Appeals
1795 Route 9
Germantown, New York 12526

August 23, 2023

The Clermont ZBA held its regular meeting on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 7:30pm at the Town Hall. The meeting started with a salute to the flag. Members attending were Hank Himelright, Luke Kumburis, Ben Peacock, Don Van Wagner, and Lee Gallant.

Hank Himelright asked if anyone had any additions, corrections or omissions to the minutes of the last meeting, July 26, 2023. A motion was made by Luke Kumburis, seconded by Lee Gallant, to approve the July 2023 minutes. All in favor. So carried.

Motion was made to by Lee Gallant, seconded by Luke Kumburis, to close the regular meeting and open the Public Hearing for Colin Brown. All in favor. So carried. Colin Brown, 73 Trout Creek, Tax ID #192-00-01-96, is seeking an Area Variance for the side setback in order to construct an addition to his house. There was no public input or correspondence. After discussion by the Board, motion was made by Don Van Wagner, seconded by Ben Peacock, to close the Public Hearing and return to the regular meeting. All in favor. So carried. Motion to approve the Area Variance was made by Ben Peacock, seconded by Luke Kumburis. All in favor. So carried. Vote was held with all Board members approving the Area Variance.

Daric Schlessman, Van Burnt Stillhouse, 1931 Route 9, TAX ID#181-1-12, was unable to attend the meeting. his Public Hearing will be continued at the September 2023 meeting. Discussion was held regarding the letter sent to the Town Board in
reference to the modifications made by the Planning Board for Southward Event Venue’s Special Use Permit. It was determined the Planning Board is not involved in a variance request or interpretations.

With no other business, motion was made by Don Van Wagner, seconded by Ben Peacock, to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 8:05pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Desiree M. Webber, Secretary