New Sunoco station gets sign approval, plus other planning and zoning updates

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A sign permit was granted at the Nov. 6 planning board meeting for the new Gasland Petroleum Sunoco station at 4299 Albany Post Road, diagonally across from the Fire Station on Route 9. Planning board chairman Michael Dupree said that the board had worked closely with the engineers of the project to get a design similar to the Carriage House at the Vanderbilt Estate, down to the shade of yellow used on the sign, which is now code-compliant.

New signs at Rock Ledge Plaza set for hearing

Planners issued a positive recommendation Nov. 6 for a permit application in front of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) for three signs at the recently renovated Rock Ledge Plaza at 1164 Route 9G, north of Rite-Aid. The signs are for Best Pals Pet Grooming, Dutchess Scuba Diving, and Elite Martial Arts.
The ZBA met on Nov. 13 to review the application, which requested a change in sign letter height from 10 inches to 12 inches. The ZBA told the owner, Christian Meyer, that the county planning department would need to review the request before the ZBA could make a decision. A public hearing was set for the ZBA’s Dec. 11 meeting.

Lot line alteration sought on Shadow Lane

A public hearing was held at the Nov. 6 planning meeting on a lot line alteration between the properties at 19 and 55 Shadow Lane, bordering Val-Kill, comprising 4.2 acres. The application by owners Debbie Dalbo and Shelly Viani will be back before the board on Nov. 20 for a vote.

Phillips Drive property line changes gets public hearing

An application for a lot line alteration involving 5, 7, and 9 Phillips Drive and an adjoining landlocked parcel was reviewed Nov. 6. The stated purpose of the change is to transfer enough land to the 2.2 acre parcel located behind those properties to provide room for a driveway and road frontage. Andrew and Krista Dahowski own the property at 9 Phillips Drive; Joan and Lloyd Quick own the three other properties involved in the application. The board requested that a dam on the rear parcel be labeled a B-Hazard on the survey as a safety warning and set a public hearing for Dec. 4.

HYDE PARK ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Setbacks on Creek Road home sought

Gail Rugar appeared before the ZBA on Nov. 13 seeking a variance in order to construct a deck on the front of a single-family home at 516 Creek Road. The variance would change the front setback from 50 feet to 38 feet and the side yard setback from 25 feet to 18 feet. A setback restricts how close to a property line someone can build a permanent structure. At the meeting, which was also a public hearing, Rugar requested a change in her front setback request to 27 feet, which then required the public hearing to be continued to the Dec. 11 meeting.

Addition setback amended for Matuk Drive

Roy Hall appeared before the ZBA on Nov. 13 at a public hearing on his application for a variance to change his front yard setback from 50 feet to 46 feet to provide room for an addition to the single-family home at 9 Matuk Drive. Hall asked to change the application to request a 40-foot setback, which required the ZBA to continue the public hearing to the Dec. 11 meeting.

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