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1142 Route 311
Patterson, NY 12563
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7:00 PM Meeting Time

Rich Williams, Town Planner (845) 878-6500 ext 23
Sarah Mayes, Secretary (845) 878-6500 ext 22
Mary Schartau, Secretary (845) 878-6500 ext 29
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Meeting Schedule is subject to change by the Zoning Board of Appeals

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Agenda for 09/16/2020 meeting

Meeting Schedule:
12/30/2019submission deadline (Monday)
1/15/2020regular meeting

2/04/2020submission deadline
2/19/2020regular meeting

3/03/2020submission deadline
3/18/2020regular meeting (canceled)

3/31/2020submission deadline
4/15/2020regular meeting (canceled)

5/05/2020submission deadline
5/20/2020regular meeting (canceled)

6/02/2020submission deadline
6/17/2020regular meeting

6/30/2020submission deadline
7/15/2020regular meeting

8/04/2020submission deadline
8/19/2020regular meeting

9/01/2020submission deadline
9/16/2020regular meeting

9/29/2020submission deadline
10/14/2020regular meeting

11/03/2020submission deadline
11/17/2020regular meeting (Tuesday)

12/01/2020submission deadline
12/16/2020regular meeting

Meeting Schedule is subject to change by the Zoning Board of Appeals


Agenda for 09/16/2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY THE TOWN OF PATTERSON BOARD OF APPEALS of a public
hearing to be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Patterson Town Hall, 1142 Route 311,
Patterson, Putnam County, New York to consider the following applications:

1. Rita Herman (Herman’s Automotive & Marine, Inc.): Case #32-19 – Area Variance: Sign (Held Over
from 9/24/2019) – Applicant is requesting an area variance pursuant to §154-68.1B(2) of the Patterson Town
Code: Signs in business districts, in order to legalize an existing freestanding business sign. Town Code limits
freestanding signs to a maximum size of 25 sq. ft.; existing sign is 46.33 sq. ft. in size; variance requested is
for 21.33 sq. ft. of signage. This property is located at 2249 Route 22 (C-1 Zoning District).

2. George Downes, Jr.: Case #09-20 – Special Use Permit: Accessory Apartment – Applicant is requesting
a special use permit pursuant to §154-105 of the Patterson Town Code: Accessory apartments, in order to
operate an accessory apartment in an existing single-family dwelling. This property is located at 314 Fair
Street (R-4 Zoning District).

3. Janet Tropea: Case #10-20 – Area Variance: Shed – Applicant is requesting an area variance pursuant to
Patterson Town Code §154-7: Schedule of regulations, in order to legalize a 12.25ft. x 10.1ft. shed. Town
Code requires accessory structures to meet a minimum side yard setback of 20 ft.; shed exists on the side
property line; variance requested is for 20 ft. This property is located at 20 Cushman Road (R-4 Zoning
District).

4. KT Herman Group, LLC: Case #11-20 – Area Variances: Porch – Applicant is requesting two area
variances pursuant to Patterson Town Code §154-7: Schedule of regulations and §154-58: Enlargement of
nonconforming buildings, in order to construct a 26ft. x 8ft. front porch. Code requires principal structures to
meet a minimum front yard setback of 35ft.; porch will be 32ft. from the front property line; variance
requested is for 3ft. Code also requires principal structures to meet a minimum side yard setback of 30ft.;
dwelling exists approximately 19ft. from the side property line; variance requested is to enlarge a
nonconforming structure. This property is located at 932 Route 311 (R-1 Zoning District).

5. Ron Unson: Case #12-20 – Area Variance: Barn/Garage – Applicant is requesting an area variance
pursuant to §154-7 of the Patterson Town Code: Schedule of regulations, in order to bring an existing
barn/garage structure into conformance. Code requires accessory structures to meet a minimum side yard
setback of 20ft.; barn/garage was built 10ft. from the side property line; variance requested is for 10ft. This
property is located at 124 Big Elm Road (R-4 Zoning District).

6. East Branch Hollow, LLC: Case #13-20 – Area Variance: Garage – Applicant is requesting an area
variance to construct a 36ft. x 24ft. garage in the footprint of a previously-existing barn. Code limits accessory
structures to a bulk area ratio of up to 50% of the size of the primary dwelling; bulk area of the garage will be
62% of that of the principal dwelling; variance requested is 12% of bulk area over the 50% permitted. This
property is located at 758 East Branch Road (R-2 Zoning District).

7. Paul & Lynne Cabiati: Case #14-20 – Area Variance: Pool – Applicant is requesting an area variance
pursuant to Patterson Town Code §154-7: Schedule of regulations, in order to construct a 32ft. x 16ft. in-
ground swimming pool. Code forbids accessory structures from being located in the front yard; applicants’
property is a corner lot with frontage on two streets, and, therefore, has two front yards; pool will be located
in the front yard; variance requested is to allow an accessory structure to be located in the front yard. This
property is located at 17 Indian Hill Road (R-4 Zoning District).

8. Jonathan O’Hara: Case #15-20 – Area Variance: Observatory – Applicant is requesting an area variance
pursuant to Patterson Town Code §154-7: Schedule of regulations, in order to install a manufactured
observatory structure on the second story of an existing single-family home. Code limits building height to
38ft.; addition of the observatory will extend the building height to 45ft.; variance requested is for 7ft.This
property is located at 500-502 Cornwall Hill Road (R-1 Zoning District).

By Order of the ZBA
Lars Olenius, Chairman


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(PLANNING2@PATTERSONNY.ORG). ALL MEETING ATTENDANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR
FACE COVERINGS & PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES WHEN INSIDE THE BUILDING.

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1142 Route 311
Patterson, New York 12563
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