City of Cortland Planning, Zoning & Building Commission met on Monday, February 8, 2010 at 7:00 P.M., at the City Administration Building, 400 N. High Street. Members present: Chairman Scott Daffron, Vice-Chairman Bill Sasse, Scott Rowley, Jim Chubb and Charlie Peck. Also present were Mayor Curt Moll, Service Director Don Wittman, and the following individual:

 

              Sharon Hopkins    2544 Niles Cortland Rd

 

Minutes from this meeting are from notes taken by Secretary Dee Daniels due to tape recorder malfunctioning.

 

Scott Daffron:  Today is Monday, February 8th, 2010.  I’d like to call to order the Cortland Planning, Zoning & Building Commission.  Could we have roll?

 

ROLL CALL:  Bill Sasse, here; Scott Rowley, here; Scott Daffron, here; Charles Peck, here; Jim Chubb, here.

 

Scott Daffron:  Can we have approval of Commission minutes for reorganizational meeting held January 11th, 2010?

 

Jim Chubb made a motion for approval of minutes, seconded by Scott Rowley ROLL CALL:  Scott Daffron, yes; Charles Peck, abstain; Scott Rowley, yes; Jim Chub, yes; Bill Sasse, yes.  MOTION APPROVED.

 

Scott Daffron: Can we have approval of Commission minutes for the regular meeting help January 11th, 2010?

 

Bill Sasse made a motion for approval of minutes, seconded by Scott Rowley.  ROLL CALL:  Jim Chubb, yea; Scott Rowley, yes: Bill Sasse, yes; Scott Daffron, yes; Charles Peck, abstain.  MOTION APPROVED.

 

Scott Daffron:  No old business on the agenda tonight.  Under new business, can I have a motion for approval of 02-10 – Lot Split, Consolidation – 353 & 357 N High St – Hopkins to Hodges – replatting three properties into two?

 

Bill Sasse made a motion for approval of 02-10, seconded by Charles Peck.

 

Scott Daffron:  Who do we have to speak on this tonight?

 

Sharon Hopkins:  Sharon Hopkins.

 

Scott Daffron: And can you tell us what you’re doing here?

 

Charles Peck:  Just an overview of what you’re requesting.

 

Sharon Hopkins:  We’re redrawing the lines and deeding it to my daughter and son-in-law so that it is sellable in the future.  Basically their driveway as it is now, I own it.  It’s on my property.

 

Don Wittman: Maybe I can explain it a little further.  On the hand-drawn maps included in your packets you will see lots 1, 2 & 3.  Lot 3 shows a garage and it goes with 353 N High St.  The residence at 353 on Parcel 2 goes with that garage and Parcel 2 also shows a garage that goes with 357.  New parcel will carve out a portion of 2 so that the garage is with the correct house.

 

Scott Daffron:  I have a question about the setbacks then.

 

Don Wittman: There will be no setbacks associated with these parcels. There’s no other way to address this situation.

 

Dee Daniels:  It’s really no different than the older part of town.  How the garages and other buildings are right on a lot of the property lines.

 

Scott Daffron:  Would this require a variance?

 

Mayor Moll:  No because it’s already an existing building.  Anything new would require a variance.

 

Bill Sasse: Is 15 ½’ wide enough for a driveway?

 

Sharon Hopkins:  There’s a driveway already there.

 

Scott Daffron: Any other questions?  Seeing none, Dee can we have vote on 02-10?

 

ROLL CALL:  Scott Daffron, yes; Jim Chubb, yes; Scott Rowley, yes; Charles Peck, yes; Bill Sasse, yes. MOTION APPROVED.

 

Scott Daffron:  Can I have a motion for approval of 03-10 – set date & time for public hearing for variance request – signs – Speedway548 S High St – to exceed the height requirement of 12’, to exceed the number of pole mounted signs and to allow electronically variable message signs.  Set for March 8th, 2010 at 6:45 p.m.?

 

Bill Sasse made a motion to set public hearing for 03-10, seconded by Scott Rowley.  ROLL CALL:   Scott Rowley, yes; Bill Sasse, yes; Jim Chubb, yes; Scott Daffron, yes; Charles Peck, yes.  MOTION APPROVED.

Scott Daffron:  Looking at the city sign on that property who owns that property?

 

Mayor Moll:  Speedway.

 

Scott Daffron:  Is it in the right-of-way or is it on strictly their property?

 

Mayor Moll:  All on Speedway’s property.

 

Don Wittman:  That’s the best I can tell.

 

Commission members asked Don to send letter to Locos Amigos regarding people parking on the north side of the building which was addressed during their new business approval that they could not allow parking there.

 

 

Bill Sasse made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Charles Peck.  ROLL CALL:  Bill Sasse, yes; Scott Rowley, yes; Charles Peck, yes; Jim Chubb, yes; Scott Daffron, yes.  MOTION APPROVED

 

Meeting Adjourned:  _7:27 p.m.

 

 

____________________        ___________       __________________

Scott Daffron, Chairman                      Date           Dee Daniels, Secretary