Penn Yan Village residents will have an opportunity to comment on a proposed change in how property owners are notified about Zoning Board of Appeals hearings and applications at the village board’s next regular meeting in October.
Village officials have proposed a change in procedures to include posting notifications about applications for zoning variances on lawn signs that will be posted on the properties affected.
Currently, the village informs the public about an application through a public notice published in a newspaper — typically The Chronicle-Express. The new village policy will add lawn sign postings to that requirement. Supporters of the lawn signs say the new requirement will be a more reliable way to notify neighboring property owners of proposed changes to property uses.
Also at the October meeting, residents will be able to comment on a proposed amendment to the Preservation of Historic Places Chapter of the village code. The amendment is to the appeal process of the Historic Preservation Commission.
Public hearings for both issues were set for the Oct. 16 village board meeting, at 6 p.m.
Other business at the Sept. 18 regular Penn Yan village board meeting included:
• Facade Improvement: The village board approved a loan and grant totalling $16,592 to Milly’s Pantry for masonry work, repair to bricks, painting, and a new gutter system for the building.
• Bridge: Director of Public Works Brent Bodine reported that the new pedestrian bridge over the Keuka Outlet on the east side of the Main Street bridge will be set into place on Thursday, Sept. 27.