Present: Robert Whitman, Chairman Tim Young
Also present: Steve Pikna, Ed Pikna, Dan Byers, David Moller.
Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes August 26, 2015
A public hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Busti was held on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Busti Administration Building, 125 Chautauqua Avenue, Lakewood, New York, to consider the following applications:
Application of Steve Pikna, 112 Maple Avenue, Oil City, PA for an area variance for a roof over an existing porch of a home owned by him and known as Section 367.15, Block 2, Lot 39 of the official tax map of the Town of Busti. The home is on property located at 11 Loomis Lane, Ashville, New York, owned by Scorse-Loomis Bay Properties, LLC and known as Section 27, Block 1, Lot 1.15.S001 of the official tax map of the Town of Busti. Property is in the Multi-Family Residential District. The Board reviewed the balancing test for a variance and determined that the benefit to the applicant outweighed any detriment to the neighborhood. Richard Nygren made a motion to grant the application of Steve Pikna for a 14’4” x 6’ roof over an existing porch. Roof will cover the porch with no change to the footprint, and porch will be screened in. Seconded by Tim Young. All aye. Carried.
Application of Patrick Burns, 1230 Big Tree Sugar Grove Road, Jamestown, New York for an area variance for solar panels. Property is owned by him and known as Section 419.00, Block 2, Lot 60 of the official tax map of the Town of Busti. Property is in the Conservation/Agricultural District. Mr. David Moller of Royal Wind and Solar was in attendance on behalf of the applicant and presented the plans for the panels. The Board reviewed the balancing test for a variance and determined that the benefit to the applicant outweighed any detriment to the neighborhood. Doug Hooper made a motion to grant the application of Patrick Burns for a 12’ x 42’ solar panel array, to be no closer than 18’ to the northern property boundary. Seconded by Richard Nygren. All aye. Carried.
Upon motion made by Robert Whitman and seconded by Douglas Hooper, the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
Deputy Town Clerk