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Front yard parking in Penn Yan spurs variance requests

    PENN YAN—Penn Yan village code does not allow parking in front yards.Parking in front yards produced two referrals for Yates County Planning Board to consider during their meeting on Thursday, July 28.
    Two of the referrals were for Area Variances in Penn Yan that would permit widening of existing driveways into front yards.  Village resident Kelly Dalos was one of two applicants for variances. Dalos told the board the existing driveway at her home requires shifting cars frequently depending on which vehicle is needed. This is made more difficult by the need to back in to the Dalos’ busy street. Board members noted many Penn Yan residents are currently parking in front yards. Planning board chairman Jim Ritter said when many of the homes in Penn Yan were built, few people owned more than one vehicle. On street parking is not allowed at designated times. The board approved the application.
    In other business: The board heard a proposal from the Town of Benton regarding an amendment to the town zoning law. The matter that was referred to the board for their review was an amendment on storage of manure. Regulations cover materials used to construct storage pits. Also covered are setbacks from lot lines and distance from water wells. The amendment was approved as presented.
    Two new members of the planning board were introduced during the meeting. Caryl Sutterby is the new  representative for the Village of Dundee. Dundee has been without a representative for several years.
    Marion Louden represents the Town of Barrington. Louden replaced Marilyn Scharf. Scharf served on the board for 15 years.




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