Town of Lake Luzerne
Special Town Board Meeting
With Comprehensive Plan Update
August 23, 2021
Deputy Supervisor Waterhouse called Special Meeting to order at 6: 00 pm with the following members present: Councilman O’ Neal, Councilman Fazio, Councilman Lewandowski ( 6: 20) . Also present ZEO Karen Putney and Attorney for the Town, David Mitchell, Esq.
The purpose of this first meeting is to formulate a committee to work on the updating of the Town’ s 2010 Comprehensive Plan.
Deputy Supervisor Waterhouse welcomed and thanked the Members of the committee for their commitment to this project, noting a goal of getting more townspeople involved.
Members in attendance were:
Josh Fisher Rod Gardner Tom Reed Barbara Conway Fred Ury Richard Dressner Wayne Allison
John Kurimski Pam Morin John Cerveny
Attorney Mitchell will review the plan approach:
Deputy Supervisor Waterhouse outlined Items the Town Board would like to see addressed:
That the town zoning code be more matched with the Adirondack Park Agency 2. Legislation regarding Short terms rentals which are becoming an issue in Town and across the County. At the Town Board meeting on the 13th a gentleman is coming to discuss some of the issues of short term rental.
Infrastructure work. Old Water lines in the district.
Lake preservation. All the Town’ s lakes. Hiring of a Lake manager to look at the lakes professionally.
Travel trailer issues and proposed legislation that is fair for all.
Councilman O’ Neal spoke about the APA and would like it be where the community can still evolve and keep up with the times without putting huge structures. And septic inspections around the lakes and eliminating fertilizers in the watershed and lake areas.
Councilman Fazio – Thanked the group for having such a melting pot of those in the town. Asked for objectivity in the planning, noting that in his 15 years in snowmobile club who don’ t like snowmobiling but may like to hike so everything having to do with hiking was OK. Some like to ride horses and didn’ t want hiking. So to make this a melting pot so everyone has a voice and can enjoy what our town and area has to offer with no blinders and 180 degrees of peripheral vision for everyone’ s interests.
Councilman Lewandowski would like to discuss structural development, the Air B& B issue, and what is best for the Town. Lake is vital to the community.
Attorney Mitchell— Discussed Time Frame Components
E- Code— which is codifying the codes in the Town online which is beneficial to townspeople and to those who are interested in building and development. Easy access
Redo zoning to coincide with consolidate plan update. This vision for the town should be done every 10 years. It is overdue. Tracy Clothier is the grant writer.
First step is the process of finding a firm. NYupstateplanning.org website to find samples of RFP updates. (request for proposal)
A formal request for proposal is made and an application will be submitted to you to update the comprehensive plan.
Copies of the existing comprehensive plan will be emailed to committee members.