Meeting Date : February 7, 2022
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Village of Tivoli

Zoning Board of Appeals

Draft Minutes

February 7, 2022




Karen Cleaveland

Mark Bennett

Bob Zises

Ethan Palmer


Also Present

Maria Sonevytsky

Franz Nicolay


Jonathan Trombly; Chairperson

Elizabeth Kiefer, alternate


Call to Order

The meeting was held in the Historic Watts de Peyster Hall. It was opened at 7:08 PM. Karen Cleaveland was acting chair.


New Business

Area Variance – 91 Montgomery St – Minimum Total Side Yard Set-back

The applicants, Maria Sonevytsky and Franz Nicolay, were present to present to present their application for an area variance at 91 Montgomery St. They recently purchased the property and will be renovating the dwelling. It has had several additions over the years and is currently non-conforming for the required minimum total side yard set-back. They plan to remove a portion of the dwelling on the south side that is 10 feet wide and add back two feet of encroachment, effectively reducing the encroachment on the south side by 8 feet. They plan to add a second story addition that will increase the encroachment on the north side by 6 inches. The minimum total side yards is 30 feet and they are requesting a variance of 2’6” to make the total side yard set back 27’6”.


Mark Bennett made a motion to declare SEQR a Type II Action. Bob Zises seconded. All in favor. The action was declared to be Type II and no further review is necessary.


Mark Bennett made a motion to schedule a public hearing on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 7pm. Ethan Palmer seconded. All in favor. The public hearing was scheduled.



The minutes from September 20, 2021 were reviewed.


Bob Zises made a motion to approve the September 20, 2021 minutes. Ethan Palmer seconded. All in favor. The minutes were approved.


Bob Zises made a motion to close the meeting. Ethan Palmer seconded the motion. All in favor. The meeting was closed at 7:41 PM.


Respectfully submitted,


Laura Gail Tyler

Deputy Village Clerk