Hearing Minutes & Conditional Findings July 5, 2023
Re: Minor subdivision of Tax Lot ID D-001
Permit Application Number: 23-015
Beckley Gaudette (applicant)
David Cotton (DRB Chairman)
Lynn Forrest (DRB Vice Chair)
Erica Walch (DRB Secretary)
Walt Dadik (DRB Member)
David Lucido (DRB Member)
Carleen and Bucky Pelsue (abutters)
Alice Ryan (abutter)
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM and all present were sworn in. The Chairman gave a summary of the application and applicant affirmed that summary was correct. Chairman also noted that once land is subdivided, it cannot be further subdivided in the following five years and applicant acknowledged understanding of that restriction.
Applicant desires to make a minor subdivision of a 102 acre parcel, Tax Lot ID# D-001. Applicant resides on this parcel and will continue to do so while making two new lots on the Otis Lane side of the land. Applicant is not developing the land further but intends to sell undeveloped, unimproved land.
One parcel is irregular and applicant noted that is due to following existing stone walls, which is allowed under Section 5.4.3 of the Subdivision Bylaw.
All DRB members present reviewed Article 4 of the Newfane Subdivision Bylaw and noted that certain components of the Plan were missing and are required to be submitted to the DRB in order for a final decision to be made. Applicant noted that the surveyor cannot be reached, but that all of the missing components are in Town Hall records and can be collected by applicant.
With that noted, Lucido moved to accept the application with the following conditions:
That within 30 days of July 5, 2023, applicant submit a full Subdivision Plan to the DRB which includes the following items:
(1) From Section 4.3 of the Newfane Subdivision Bylaw: “One or more maps or drawings containing or accompanied by typewritten information that contains:
• The number of acres within the original parcel; location of existing property lines; existing easements, deed restrictions, and existing features, including buildings, wooded areas, streets, water courses and wetlands, existing foundations and other existing physical features, including prime and statewide agricultural soils
• All parcels immediately adjacent to the proposed subdivision, including those separated by a public or private right-of-way, with the names and addresses of owners of record of such adjacent acerage.
• Any zoning district boundaries applicable to the proposed subdivision.
• Location and size of any existing individual or community sewage disposal systems, wells, culverts, and drains on the property to be subdivided
• The proposed lot lines.
• A vicinity map drawn at the scale of not over 1,000 feet to the inch showing the relation of the proposed subdivision to the adjacent properties and to the general surrounding area.
• Name and address of the proposed subdivision.
• Name and address of person or firm preparing the map
• Total acerage of the subdivision and each proposed lot with lots numbered and identified.
(2) From Section 3.3.1 of the Newfane Subdivision Bylaw: A copy of the current deed (a required component of all Zoning Permit Applications)
Forrest seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Once the required documentation has been received by the DRB, at least two members will review it and if all conditions are met, the final decision will be issued.
The hearing was closed at 6:45 PM
Erica Walch, DRB Secretary