Yates County Planning Board reviews six applications

The following applications were heard at the March 23 meeting of the Yates County Planning Board.

‒ Walnut Penn Yan LLC, at 200 Walnut Street, received approval of a new Site Plan Review for their project that includes the addition of a two-story townhome with eight units and renovation of existing units with 6 fully handicapped-accessable units, the addition of a common room, and a playground. The new site plan review was for the addition of a retention pond to control runoff onto Collins Ave., and for the relocation of the planned playground nearer the patio of the common room.

‒ YMCA of Greater Rochester (Camp Cory), at 140 Rte. 54 E. Lake Road, received approval for a Special Use Permit to allow the construction of a new restroom building near the Junior Boathouse. The boys and girls restrooms will each have three toilets and three sinks, plus one each in a unisex family restroom, using approximately 300 gallons per day when the camp is in use.

‒ Stephen Weaver, at 3216 Rte. 364, request for a Special Use Permit to operate a kennel in an existing building with a maximum of 15 adult dogs, was tabled because Weaver did not appear to answer questions from the YCPB. His application will be added to next month’s agenda.

‒ Jacob Provost, at 3077 Havens Corners Roadd, received approval for a Special Use Permit, to sell used cars and display a maximum of five vehicles along Havens Corners Road, off the right of way.

‒ The Village of Rushville, at 6 Warehouse Road, was approved for their Waste Water Treatment Plan improvement project in Ontario County within 500′ of the Yates County border. Rushville Mayor and YCPB representative John Sawers explained this was for a new wastewater pond to be built next to the existing pond, which Sawers says has breached. Once the new pond is ready, the older pond will be emptied, rebuilt, and returned to use.

‒ Town of Starkey applicant, Gene Pierce, of Glenora Wine Cellars, at 5435 Rte. 14, was denied approval for a Special Use Permit, to replace an existing sign in front of the winery with a new sign larger than the 36 sq. ft. town code allows. The new sign would be 12′ tall and far larger than the code limit. It was found to have an intermunicipal impact because of other businesses on Rte. 14 that might then apply for large signs along the highway. The YCPB also questioned why an area variance application was not submitted by the town. The Starkey Planning Board may approve the sign by a supermajority vote.

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