January 14, 2014
Members Present: Pat Rice J. Phil Strand Richard Jonson Steve Senske
Louis Rieg Brad Lawson Wally Geist John Warner
Others Present: Dawn Rojek Rev. John Littler Patricia Littler Helen Emick
Clayton Emick Larry Meter Richard Sena Louis Ortman
Mr. Rice opened the meeting, Mr. Lawson, Zoning C.E.O. gave report. See January 14, 2014 minutes.
Mr. Lawson gave his yearend report to the town board.
- 80 permits were given out
- 1.1 million estimated building costs
- 3 new homes on new lots
- 2 new homes on existing lots
One case sited that was supposed to go to the judge was postponed. (Illegal Dumping)
Mr. Lawson commented on the look and feel of the new zoning book. The revised book will be an easier,
and readable document for people. Developers will find it is self explanatory with a great format.
Helen Emick expressed that the “Reverie Creamery” was approved by the ZBA. It was well received and
enthusiastically supported. Helen also commented that Mr. Chandra’s presentation was beautiful.
In February the planning board will meet regarding The Wall Street Dairy. This will reside at the old Sears
Turkey Farm. The existing building will be altered to meet their needs. The cheese will be made from
cow’s milk from the cows on that property.
Mr. Lawson talked about a new home being built in Chautauqua Escapes and a possibility of a new home on Butts Rd.
Brad Lawson and Sally Carlson met with Northwest Savings Bank to discuss the takeover of Booty Bay.
The bank talked about the D.E.C. buying it. Brad expressed that the town wouldn’t be happy because of
its prime, large building lots. The D.E.C. wanted to have access to the lake. Three homes exist there right
now. Northwest said they have to do what is in their best interest, with the towns’ permission. They
were searching for ideas and developers. Richard Sena’s name was given. Brad and Sally basically told
Northwest how it was laid out and approved for. Northwest mentioned that the Power Boat Club was
interested in the property.
Richard Sena received a letter from an anti-fracking group in regards to the dumping of fracking solution on
Chautauqua and Cattaraugus County roads. It was pointed out that spreading fracking solution from PA on
our roads to melt the ice is banned in NY.
Todd Seracki presented his revised sketch plan to the board. He expressed that his new plan would please
the neighbors. The new alternative will be to come off Rt. 394 with one driveway which would access three
properties and he would be pushing the homes back. This would include three lake properties without
access from above. Remaining land would be rural sites. These homes would set back in the 175 ft range
on top of the bank. All homes would have access from Rt. 394, with 175ft. off the lake front. These homes
would have ranch style with a full lower walkout.
Mr. Lawson suggested a storm water plan for the whole project. A site plan approval needs a storm water
plan. Only a sketch plan has been planned thus far. Todd Seracki stated that he will do an easement with a
shared driveway and the existing home would be demoed. Todd also stated that he will need variances for
lot width and side setbacks. The homes would be 30ft. apart and buffer along the lake.
Helen Emick asked if the sewers would change. Todd stated that they would remain the same without
any run off from the septic. Clayton Emick asked what the value on the homes would be? Todd Seracki
answered in the 4-$500,000 range. Garages may also be a possibility but will probably not be attached.
Mr. Lawson advised Mr. Seracki to take this plan back to surveyors and engineers to design it accordingly.
Mr. Seracki will also need to present a storm water plan.
Mr. Seracki will return February 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for February 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.
Planning Board Clerk