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MEETING SCHEDULE

7:00 PM Meeting Time

Agendas for meetings change frequently and occasionally are not published until shortly before the start of a meeting. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM unless otherwise posted.

Agenda for 02/21/2024 meeting

Meeting Schedule:
1/02/2024submission deadline
1/17/2024regular meeting - cancelled

2/05/2024submission deadline
2/21/2024regular meeting

3/04/2024submission deadline
3/20/2024regular meeting

4/01/2024submission deadline
4/17/2024regular meeting

4/29/2024submission deadline
5/15/2024regular meeting

6/03/2024submission deadline
6/19/2024regular meeting

7/01/2024submission deadline
7/17/2024regular meeting

8/05/2024submission deadline
8/21/2024regular meeting

9/03/2024submission deadline
9/18/2024regular meeting

9/30/2024submission deadline
10/16/2024regular meeting

11/04/2024submission deadline
11/19/2024regular meeting

12/02/2024submission deadline
12/17/2024regular meeting

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


Agenda for 02/21/2024

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY THE TOWN OF PATTERSON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS of a public hearing to be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Patterson Town Hall, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, Putnam County, New York to consider the following applications:

1. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Inc.: Case #23-23 – Special Use Permit and Area Variances (Held over since December 20, 2023): Applicant is requesting a special use permit pursuant to §154-96 of the Patterson Town Code: Churches, parish houses and convents to operate a Church/Religious center on five parcels in a residential zoning district. These properties are located at 12, 43, 46 & 58 Nosh Kola Lane and 429 Ice Pond Road. Tax Maps #34.-4-15.5, 34.-4-15.4, 34.-4-15.3, 34.-4-15.2, 34.-4-15.1 (R-4 Zoning District). This application includes a request for three area variances as follows:
• Town Code §154-96(B)(1) states that the lot area size and setbacks shall conform to the requirements of the district in which it is located. The minimum front yard setback in the R-4 Zoning District is 40 ft. The existing Caretaker’s Cottage has a front yard setback of 19.34 ft.; variance requested is for 20.66 ft.
• Town Code§154-96(B)(3) states that the frontage and access for the lot shall be on a state or county road. The lot has frontage on a Town Road; variance requested is to allow 0 ft. of frontage on a state or county road.
• Town Code §154-96(B)(5) states that any parking areas and access drives shall be suitably screened from any adjacent residential areas with a vegetative buffer of no less than 50 ft. The parking area closest to Ice Pond Road has approximately 10 ft. of vegetative buffer; variance requested is for 40 ft. of vegetative buffer.

2. Nicholas Fusco (SUCA Real Estate Company, LLC): Case #01-24 – Area Variance: Applicant is requesting an area variance pursuant to §154-7 of the Patterson Town Code: Schedule of regulations in order to construct a 62 ft. x 14.5 ft. rear deck attached to a single-family dwelling currently under construction. The previously approved 281 Cluster Bulk Standards of the Victorian Heights subdivision (formerly Chestnut Knolls) restricts lots to a maximum impervious surface coverage level of 15%. Proposed deck will result in an impervious surface coverage level of 20.5%; variance requested is for 5.5.%. This property is located at 1 Sophia Lane. Tax Map 34.-4-77 (R-4 Zoning District).

3. Grant Amato: Case #02-24 – Area Variances: Applicant is requesting two area variances pursuant to §154-7 of the Patterson Town Code: Schedule of regulations in order to construct an 8 ft. x 12.5 ft. storage shed. Town Code §154-7 requires accessory structures to meet a minimum side yard setback of 10 ft. Shed will be 1 ft. from the side property line; variance requested is for 9 ft. Town Code also requires accessory structures to meet a minimum rear yard setback of 10 ft. Shed will be 3 ft. from the rear property line; variance requested is for 7 ft. This property is located at 6 Academy Road. Tax Map 36.40-1-41 (RPL-10 Zoning District).

4. Graham and Bambi Lawson: Case #03-24– Area Variances: Applicant is requesting two area variances pursuant to §154-7 of the Patterson Town Code: Schedule of regulations in order to construct a 40 ft. x 40 ft. detached garage. Town Code §154-7 requires accessory structures to meet a minimum rear yard setback of 25 ft. Garage will be 10 ft. from the rear property line; variance requested is for 15 ft. Town Code also limits impervious surface coverage levels to a maximum of 10% of the lot. Proposed garage will increase the impervious surface coverage levels on the site to 27%; variance requested is for 17%. This property is located at 859 East Branch Road. Tax Map 24.-2-36 (R-4 Zoning District).

5. Sophie Luo/Diamond Mountain, LLC/ Willton Brewster, LLC: Case #04-24– Area Variance: Applicant is requesting an area variance pursuant to §154-27A(2) of the Patterson Town Code: Permitted accessory uses in order to legalize a 72 ft. x 30 ft. greenhouse located in the front yard of the property. Town Code §154-27A(2) forbids noncommercial greenhouses to be located anywhere other than a rear yard. Greenhouse exists forward the dwelling, and is therefore located in the front yard; variance requested is to allow for a noncommercial greenhouse to be located in a front yard. This property is located at 78-80 Big Elm Road. Tax Map 24.-1-1 (R-4 Zoning District).

6. John Gamby: Case #05-24 – Special Use Permit and Area Variance – Accessory Apartment: Applicant is requesting a special use permit pursuant to §154-105 of the Patterson Town Code: Accessory apartments, in order to construct an accessory apartment in the basement of an existing, single-family dwelling. Additionally, the proposed apartment will be 1,073 sq. ft. Patterson Town Code §154-105A (3) limits accessory apartments to a maximum floor area of 600 sq. ft; variance requested is for 473 sq. ft. over the 600 sq. ft. maximum permitted. This property is located at 27 Somerset Drive. Tax Map 23.-1-51 (R-4 Zoning District).



By Order of the ZBA
Robert Schmitt, Chairman

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