Yates Planning Board approves variances in area towns and Penn Yan

John Christensen

At their regular meeting July 27, the Yates County Planning board approved the following applications:

• A special use permit to operate a dog kennel in Potter by Harvey Martin at 1126 Voak Road. It was noted that the application involves moving an existing kennel in a rented facility to the applicant’s own property.

• A special use permit for an autobody shop and boat/machinery storage in Starkey by Darrell Campbell at 736 Old Glenora Road. The board voted to approve with the recommendation the town restrict to a low number how many unlicensed vehicles would be allowed on the property at any one time.

• Multiple area variances for additional signage in Penn Yan by HEP Sales at 225 East Elm St. The approval was granted in a role call vote.

• Two area variances for setbacks for the construction of a home addition in Milo by Ellen Martin at 612 East Lake Road. The board approved setbacks of 18 feet from the new East Lake Road and 13.82 feet from the Old East Lake Road. It was noted that there may be a discrepancy in the application, but the board will defer to Milo’s Code Enforcement Officer if the variance lengths need to be adjusted down.

• An area variance for an additional dwelling unit on one property in Rushville by Anne Grover at 59 Gilbert St. The board voted approval with the restriction that once the additional unit is vacated by the family member for whom it is intended, it shall not be used as a for-profit rental unit.

• A special use permit for the repair and sale of lawn mowers and farm machinery in Starkey by Melvin Wenger at 1130 Chambers Road.