Town of Wilmington Planning and Zoning
Meeting Minutes for December 6, 2022
Minutes of the Town of Wilmington Planning and Zoning Regular Meeting held on the above date at 7:00pm in the Board Room of the Community Center, 7 Community Center Circle, Wilmington, NY 12997
Present: Bob Peters Zoning Board Alternate
Laura HookerZoning Board Alternate
Cliff HolzerZoning Board Member
Bill EatonZoning Board Member
Jerry BottcherZoning Board Member
Doug NemecCode Enforcement Officer
Others: Tim Follos Board Member
Michelle PrestonBoard Member
Darin ForbesBoard Member
Tina PrestonBoard Member
Cliff Holzer called the meeting to order at 7:00pm and opened the public hearing.
Public Hearing: KOA Terramor- Variance, Special Use Permit
As stated in the prior month minutes, Mark Taber presented the following “KOA Terramor Application was submitted. The property will consist of 80 glamping sites. All existing structures will be removed, there will be a dormitory style employee housing structure built with 18 units. There will also be a GM house built with 2 bedrooms and a 2nd access point from the road for maintenance, workers and deliveries to come in. There will be a new lodge built with retail, a restaurant and lounge areas. There will be parking areas throughout the campground so people will walk, not drive to the campsites. There will also be a pavilion set up for weddings and parties. They will be seeking a variance for 6 tents sites with the 200’ setback.” In addition to this he also stated that 40 of the 80 tents will be rented year round and the restaurant on the property will be open to the general public (as long as they have a reservation). There will also be additional screening and vegetation put in on the Pine Ridge side of the property. They will be building a dog park as well. KOA plans to redesign the sewer system from 12 systems down to 3 since there will be a 70% reduction in the number of sites on the property. On a motion by Bob Peter and seconded by Jerry Bottcher it was unanimously voted to close the public hearing at 7:55pm.
Christina Anderson- Area Variance for a garage
As stated in the previous month minutes Ms. Anderson presented for following; “Christina Anderson addressed the board about her application for a variance to build an attached garage with an extension of the top room of her house over the top of the garage. The garage would be 10ft from the property line, which is why she needs the variance. She has approached her neighbor about purchasing a portion of her land so that it would not cause the need for a variance but she has not been successful.” On a motion by Jerry Bottcher and seconded by Bill Eaton the board unanimously voted to approve the variance for the garage. On a motion by Bob Peters and seconded by Jerry Bottcher the board unanimously voted to close the public hearing at 8:07pm.
Approval of Minutes:
On a motion by jerry Bottcher and seconded by Bob Peters, the board unanimously duly resolved as follows:
To approve the minutes of the November 1, 2022 Planning and Zoning Board Meeting. All members voted AYE
- KOA Riverside-Vote for Area Variance and Special Use permit. All variances and permits were tabled until it was determined whether or not KOA would comply with the request for at least an 8ft fence if not a 10ft fence on each side of the campground as privacy for the neighbors. It was previously stated by Jeff Priest that this was not a problem however, he had not yet gotten the permission from KOA and they still need to discuss it. On a motion from Bob Peters and seconded by Laura Hooker all member voted AYE to table the vote.
- Ballen Subdivision- Application. The board accepted the application for the subdivision and on a motion from Jerry Bottcher and seconded by Bob Peters all member voted AYE to set a public hearing for January 3, 2023.
- Holzer Subdivision- Application. The accepted the application to divide the single lot into three and on a motion from Jerry Bottcher and seconded by Bob Peters all members voted AYE to set a public hearing for January 3, 2023.
On a motion by Jerry Bottcher and seconded by Laura Hooker, the board unanimously voted AYE to adjourn the meeting at 8:34pm.