Lindley Town Planning Board September 19, 2011


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

Minutes of the August meeting were read; a Motion to accept the Minutes as read was made by Earl, seconded by Pat C. and unanimously passed.

Thomas A. Neitz presented a drawing of a proposed Minor Subdivision for Tax Map #424.00-1-041.200. He proposes to subdivide 40 acres from an original 165 acres North of the new Route 15 (the former Paul Stermer lot).

A Motion to approve the Minor Subdivision as presented was made by Fran W., seconded by Earl and passed unanimously. A short EAF was filed and the $5.00 fee paid.

A Minor Subdivision was requested by Melvin Smith, 8770 Gibson Hill Road, Tax Map #387.00-01-030.110 to separate a 2.2 acre parcel with home from a larger 25 acre lot. The property buyer's bank will only mortgage the 2.2 acre parcel with home; therefore, a 2.2 acre subdivision from the 25 acre lot was requested. Mr. Smith will hold the mortgage on the remaining 22.8 acres. Yorio & Roche presented the application for Mr. Smith via mail.

A Motion to approve the Subdivision as presented was made by Earl, seconded by David and unanimously passed. A short EAF was filed and $5.00 fee paid.

Krystal Butler and Bernice Lauterborn asked the Board what needs to be done to place a single wide manufactured home on 85 acres. The Board indicated that a CUP and Public Hearing are required. All agreed they did not foresee any problems with placing the home on the 85 acre lot since set backs can easily be met. Perk tests are underway and Dave reminded them that the well must be placed at least 100 feet from the leach field. A Public Hearing will be scheduled for October 17, 2011.

Oct. 18 a training session will be held in Big Flats concerning Rural Planning, Revising Zoning, and CUPs. Mary, Pat S., Fran W., Dave Fuller and possibly Pat C. will attend.

Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 pm the League of Women Voters will host the DEC environmental review of the Marcellus Shale at the Steel Memorial Library in Elmira.


The Planning Board received a letter dated August 25, 2011 from Dominion regarding Dominion Transmission, Inc. - Tioga Area Expansion Project Land Use Information Request. As Lindley's involvement was equipment modifications within existing Lindley Gate, no action was required by the Board.

Concerning the Hawbaker Mining property on County Rt. 120 (River Road), copies of the Hawbaker Mining Permit and the records from the previous Mining/CUP issued to Robbins and Tyjor were made available for Board review. The Board agreed since the CUP had not been used for more than a year, Hawbaker must file a new CUP. A stop order was issued in 2005.

Dave reported on his inspection of the Bending Rivers Trailer Park. The NYS Dept. of Health has issued the Trailer Park owners a warning they will be shut down if the State's requirements are not followed. Dave noted there has been an issue with campers placed in the trailer park section and trailers placed in the campground section which is not allowed. They are currently updating the park electric, water, and sewer; no building permit is required for these upgrades.

Campgrounds are licensed by the State. Dave stated the Lindley Zoning Law has minimal regulations regarding campgrounds, no limit on size or number of campers, just the restriction that camper living has a six-month limit. It was determined that the Town needs to regulate camping better and Board members need to determine what areas should be covered.

Kitty Pierce reminded Board of the Historical Society meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22.

Dave gave a permit to replace the burned out trailer on the Herrick property to Jeff and Jessica Neally. In researching the original CUP, Dave discovered the original CUP was issued May 17, 1999 as a temporary second residence to be renewed in two years. It has never been renewed. Dave will consult the Town Attorney for advice on how to proceed.

At 8:25 pm a Motion to adjourn by Earl, seconded by Fran was unanimously passed.

Respectfully submitted,


Janice Oberlander
Recording Clerk

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