Planning Board Meeting 1 17 2011

LINDLEY TOWN PLANNING BOARD JANUARY 17. 2011

The regular meeting of the Lindley Town Planning Board was called to order by Chairperson Mary Lentzen at 7:00 pm. Board members present included Fran Woodring, Tim Shaddock, Pat Simcoe, Pat Clark and CEO David Fuller. Two visitors were also present.

Minutes of the December 20, 2010 meeting were read. A Motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Pat S., seconded by Tim and passed unanimously.

Fran W. asked why the Town no longer subscribed to the services of the Southern Tier Regional Planning Board but the Town still receives information and surveys from them? Mary stated the Town could use the services of the STRPB via a contract. Their services were dropped because the Town was given misinformation concerning the Hawbaker Mining application. The Town was told the Lindley Zoning Law addressed the issues concerning the Hawbaker application while in reality it did not.

It was noted that Schuyler County has organized a gas oversight Committee concerning the potential gas drilling in New York State and does Steuben County have a similar Committee in place? Fran W. will contact the STRPB for that information.

The Board began a discussion on Conditional Uses and Their Potential Impact. Pat S. noted the Comprehensive Plan does not align well with the current Zoning Law; needs rewriting and needs to be made more “user friendly”. Last Comprehensive update was 2000. More communication is needed with the Town.

Several questions arose: How can the Town change its tax base; Why are single wides taxed a flat rate; How are mobile home parks taxed?

Mary asked that all members come prepared for discussion on remaining items at next month's meeting.

At 8:50 pm a Motion to adjourn made by Tim, seconded by Pat S. was passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,
Janice Oberlander
Recording Clerk

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