Town Of Mayfield

May 25, 2006: Minutes


At a special meeting of the Mayfield Planning Board, Town of Mayfield, Fulton County, New York, 0held on Thursday May 25, 2006 at the Mayfield Municipal Complex, 28 North School Street at 7:00 pm there were


Arthur Dahl, Chairman

Marilyn Salvione, Board Member

John Vadney, Board Member


Nancy Deitch, Board Member

Robert Cooper, Board Member


OTHERS PRESENT: Michael Stewart CEO, Kathy Canary Planning Board Clerk.

Chairman Arthur Dahl called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES-A motion was made by John Vadney and seconded by Marilyn Salvione to approve the minutes of May 17, 2006 as submitted, ALL IN FAVOR CARRIED 3(three) AYES 0(zero) NAYS. 


The Board addressed various correspondences:

1. Association of Towns NYS Planning and Zoning Summer School 2006, Board Members were advised resources available to attend.

2. Sean Geraghty, County Planning Board RE: Information on Water Wells Standards

3. Letter from the Zoning Board of Appeals dated May 16, 2006 RE: LL 2 of 2005 Section 401:D

3. Copy of Chairman Dahl’s draft of modifications to the zoning laws.



The Board held a discussion on the draft presented by Chairman Dahl.  The Board revisited a number of these laws in the draft with further modifications.

Item number 13   Zoning Law Section 301-5.5  A motion made by John Vadney to reword the section to read additional attached dwelling unit containing not more than one bedroom, seconded by Marilyn Salvione ALL IN FAVOR CARRIED 3(three) AYES 0(zero) NAYS.

Item number 1   Zoning Law Section 301-13  John Vadney made a motion to accept as stated in the draft – We recommend that uses permitted in R-1 and R-2 zones, except for mobile home parks, mobile homes and manufactured homes less than 16 ft. in length or width be allowed in commercial zones, subject to site plan review.  Non-commercial uses should be subject to a 75 ft. front setback (rather than the existing 50 ft. in residential zones and 20 ft. in commercial zones), seconded by Arthur Dahl ALL IN FAVOR CARRIED 3(three) AYES 0(zero) NAYS.

May 25, 2006

Item number 12  Zoning Law Section 803  A motion by Marilyn Salvione and seconded by John Vadney to keep the first revised sentence and to restore Mike Stewart’s, CEO, paragraph with the following revisions – A non conforming structure may not be changed

except to a conforming use.  When so changed, the non conforming use may not be resumed.  The only exception to this provision is in the case of a single mobile home or manufactured home on a single lot.  In this case the existing home may be removed and replaced by a new manufactured home.  Such change shall be subject to site plan review, ALL IN FAVOR CARRIED 3(three) AYES 0(zero) NAYS.  Chairman Dahl will revise the rationale to agree with the new revision.

Item number 14  Section 202.52 Modular Home – Definition  The Board discussed in length how to more fully distinguish modular homes from manufactured homes.  A motion made by John Vadney to replace the current definition with a structure certified as modular by the State of New York, seconded by Marilyn Salvione ALL IN FAVOR CARRIED 3(three) AYES 0(zero) NAYS. 

Item number 15  Section 505  This section deals with Mobile Home Parks.  Currently there is no reference to manufactured homes in this section.  To correct Section 505 the definition of Mobile Home Parks under Section 202 Definitions needs to be revised.  A motion by John Vadney to change the definition of Mobile Home Parks to include the placement of 3 (three) or more mobile homes or manufactured homes in any combination, seconded by Marilyn Salvione ALL IN FAVOR CARRIED 39three) AYES 0(zero) NAYS.

Item number 16  Section 301-1.A.1 (R-1; permitted uses), 301-5.A.1 (R-E permitted uses), 301-8.A.1 (L-1 permitted uses) and 301-9.A.1 (L-2 permitted uses) all list only “one family dwelling”.  The issue of single wides and double wides pertaining to permitted uses was addressed in length.  Some suggestions presented were to add to section 202.26 Definition Dwelling One Family – provided such manufactured homes shall be at least 16 ft. in .length and width and affixed to a permanent foundation, this definition of one family dwelling would essentially preclude single wides, but add in R-E zones single wides less than 15 years olds affixed to a slab foundation with perimeter block.  This modification will allow single wides in R-E, AG, R-2, zones.  Change Section 301-3.A.3 (R-2 permitted uses listing mobile home), to read mobile home and manufactured home not less than 15 years old at date of installation, affixed to a permanent foundation consisting of at a minimum shall be concrete slab with perimeter blocking and also do the same for R-E zone, allowing single wides in R-E, AG, and R-2 zones.  Chairman Dahl will work on the modifications to this law and confer with the Board before June 1, 2006.

A motion to adjourn made by John Vadney and seconded by Marilyn Salvione was made at 8:50 pm ALL IN FAVOR CARRIED 3(three) AYES 0(zero) NAYS.

Next meeting scheduled for June 21, 2006 at 7:00 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathy Canary, Planning Board Clerk