Pomfret Planning Board

James Joy-Chairman
Rob Smith
Heather Lesch
Janet Szymanski
Travis Eckstrom

-The Town Planning Board shall have the following duties with respect to the Town of Pomfret Zoning Law:
   A:  Recommendations
       1.  Optional Recommendations - The Town Planning
            Board shall submit reports within thirty (30) days
            after referral on any "optional" matter referred
            to  it, with respect to the Town of Pomfret Zoning
            Law.
       2.  Mandatory Recommendations - The Town Planning
            Board shall submit recommendations to the
            appropriate Board on all applications for:
               a.  all Special Use Permits under the jurisdiction
                    of the Municipal Board;
               b.  any Special Use Permits which the Zoning
                    Board of Appeals chooses to refer to the
                    Planning Board; and
               c.  Zoning Amendments
  B.  Review of the Zoning Law - To review the Zoning
       Laws at least every five (5) years and make
       written recommendations for amendments,
       should they be necessary.
 

Planning & Zoning Clerk

Teresa Bunge
9 Day Street
Fredonia, NY 14063
Phone:716-672-7496 x7
Email: zoningplanning@townofpomfretny.org

 

Planning  Board Meetings

Town of Pomfret Planning Board meetings for 2023 are scheduled for the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm except where indicated (*):

February 6th
March 6th
*April 10th (Easter Monday is 4/3)
May 1st
June 5th
July 10th  
August 7th
*September 11th
October 2nd
November 6th
December 4th

 

Planning Hearing Resolutions/Minutes

January 3, 2022
WHEREAS
, Susan Abram and Alan Kowlowtiz, owner of property located at 4558 Berry Rd, Fredonia, NY (SBL: 112.00-3-11), did present for approval pursuant to Local Law of the Town of Pomfret an application for a minor subdivision in said Town, and

WHEREAS, the Planning Board of the Town of Pomfret finds that the application for a minor subdivision is complete and that it includes a survey made by, Woodbury Pietro Surveying, 12 E. 5th St. Dunkirk, NY licensed land surveyor in the State of New York showing the proposed subdivision of the lot, and

WHEREAS, the Planning Board of the Town of Pomfret did review said application at a regularly scheduled public meeting of said Board and determined that the subdivision of the 37 acre parcel into two lots; one consisting of 3.56 acres with a dwelling on it, the other consisting of the remaining 33.93 vacant acres was conforming and therefore possible.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the request for minor subdivision of the 37 acre parcel of land owned by Susan Abram & Alan Kowlowitz and located at 4558 Berry Rd, Fredonia, New York with an original SBL of 112.00-3-11, in the Town of Pomfret, County of Chautauqua, into two parcels consisting of 3.56 acres, and the remaining 33.93 acres be and the same is hereby approved.  Motion made by Heather Lesch and seconded by Rob Smith –with the following conditions:
  •  The sub-division of all portions of this land shall be recorded by deed in the County of Chautauqua within 90 days of the date of filing of this resolution

 The resolution passed at a duly called public meeting of the Planning Board of the Town of Pomfret on the 3rd day of January 2022.  By the following roll call vote:

Jim Joy                        YES
Travis Eckstrom        YES
Rob Smith                  YES
Janet Szymanski        YES
Heather Lesch           YES

May 2, 2022
Board members present: Jim Joy, Chair, Travis Eckstrom, Janet Szymanski, Rob Smith, Heather Lesch                                                                                                                                                                            Public present:  Mr. & Mrs. Erbsmehl, Maggie Snyder, Edward Blake, Roxanne Blake Meeting called to order at 6:45 – published legal notice read aloud Brief discussion about the possible effects of water flow into neighboring properties if something is built there. Audience was explained that the Planning Board only deals with the minor sub-division of land regarding the application submitted. Heather Lesch moved to accept the application as proposed with the following conditions  seconded by Rob Smith.  Conditions as follow:  The property being conveyed to neighbors Jason and Danielle Whitfield shall be retired and combined by deed with the adjacent property they currently own and live at
The deed shall be retired and combined with 90 days of the date of filing
Roll Call
Jim Joy                        YES
Travis Eckstrom        YES
Rob Smith                  YES
Janet Szymanski        YES
Heather Lesch           YES
Unanimously Approved

Rob Smith moved to close the public hearing portion of the meeting at 7:15  Seconded by Travis Eckstrom                                      Meeting adjourned at 7:45
Respectfully Submitted, EvaDawn Bashaw



September 6, 2022
Planning Board Members present: Jim Joy, Chair, Travis Eckstrom, Janet Szymanski, Rob Smith,  Heather Lesch
Public Present: None
Meeting called to order at 6:35 – published legal notice read aloud
SEQR conducted.
Rob Smith motioned to declare a negative declaration for the environmental review. Seconded by Heather Lesch
Unanimously approved
No further discussion…Heather Lesch moved to approve the minor sub-division of vacant as requested via the application creating a 3.43 acre lot and a 3.23 acre lot with the condition that both newly created parcels be filed with the county within 90 days of the filing of the resolution with the Town Clerk
Roll Call Vote: 
Jim Joy                        YES
Travis Eckstrom        YES
Rob Smith                  YES
Janet Szymanski        YES
Heather Lesch           YES      
Unanimously Approved
Respectfully Submitted, EvaDawn Bashaw


September 6, 2022             
Planning Board Members present: Jim Joy, Chair, Travis Eckstrom, Janet Szymanski, Rob Smith,         Heather Lesch
Public Present: None
Meeting called to order at 6:55 – published legal notice read aloud
SEQR conducted.
Janet Szymanski motioned to declare a negative declaration for the environmental review. Seconded by Heather Lesch
Unanimously approved
No further discussion…Travis Eckstrom moved to approve the minor sub-division as requested via the application with the condition that the paper street known as 111-08-3-9 be retired and combined by deed with the portion divided off the original parcel and be filed with the county within 90 days of the filing of the resolution with the Town Clerk, Seconded by Rob Smith
Roll Call Vote: 
Jim Joy                        YES
Travis Eckstrom        YES
Rob Smith                  YES
Janet Szymanski        YES
Heather Lesch           YES                                       
Unanimously Approved
Respectfully Submitted, EvaDawn Bashaw


September 6, 2022
Planning Board Members present: Jim Joy, Chair, Travis Eckstrom, Janet Szymanski, Rob Smith,         Heather Lesch
Public Present:  Barbara Joy
Meeting called to order at 7:08 – published legal notice read aloud
SEQR conducted by Chairman Joy.
Rob Smith motioned to declare a negative declaration for the environmental review. Seconded by Janet Szymanski
Unanimously approved
Mrs. Joy was asked to explain the reason and need for a division of land in a manner that would create a non-conforming land locked parcel.  Mrs. Joy stated that there was a purchaser of land surrounding the proposed parcel that requested the lot be “squared up” which would require the “split” she is requesting.  Discussion ensued regarding the negative and positive effects of taking such as action.  With the positive outweighing the negative…  
Heather Lesch moved to approve the minor sub-division as requested - NOTING that due to unique circumstances of the parcel location, the formation of a non-conforming, stand alone lot was necessary due to 3 municipalities converging at the desired point. Motion seconded by Jim Joy with the addition that “this circumstance is duly noted and hereby approved” with the condition that the deed for the new parcel be filed with the county within 90 days of the filing of the resolution with the Town Clerk.
Roll Call 
Jim Joy                        YES
Travis Eckstrom        YES
Rob Smith                  YES
Janet Szymanski        YES
Heather Lesch           YES   
Unanimously Approved
Respectfully Submitted, EvaDawn Bashaw                                                                                                         
November 7, 2022
Planning Board Members present: Jim Joy, Chair, Travis Eckstrom, Janet Szymanski, Rob Smith,         Heather Lesch
Public Present:  Scott Aldrich, representing LNG Enterprises, Inc
Meeting called to order at 6:30 – published legal notice read aloud
SEQR conducted by Chairman Joy, found no significant adverse environmental impact
Heather Lesch motioned to find a negative declaration for the environmental review. Seconded by Janet Szymanski
Unanimously approved
Mr. Aldrich was asked to explain the reason and need for a division of land.  Mr. Aldrich stated that these were the two remaining lots that once made up the entire Aldrich farm. He is requesting that the 3.16 acre parcel be divided into 2 lots.  Creating a 2 acre lot (zoned Industrial) and a 1.16 acre wooded lot to be retired and combined by deed with the parcel  (SBL: 114.00-3-70) that contains the house – creating a 1.53 acre lot. 
The need for the subdivision was so that the parcel would conform with the minimum 1 acre requirement (parcel has utilities) and the septic system would sit entirely on the parcel containing the house. The adjacent parcel would consist of the remaining 2 acres (zoned as Industrial) and could be marketed as a conforming lot. 
Jim Joy moved to approve the minor sub-division as requested. Motion seconded by Janet Szymanski with the condition that the deed for the new parcel be filed with the county within 90 days of the filing of the resolution with the Town Clerk.

Roll Call Vote:
Jim Joy                        YES
Travis Eckstrom        YES
Rob Smith                  YES
Janet Szymanski        YES
Heather Lesch           YES     
Motion Unanimously Approved
Respectfully Submitted, EvaDawn Bahsaw