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Black River ZBA to continue public hearing on Brown property

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BLACK RIVER — The village Zoning Board of Appeals will continue its public hearing on the Adam Brown property at 7 p.m. Monday.

Mr. Brown requested the variance to divide his property at 187 Maple St. into two properties. Since the road frontage is 132 feet, the division would create two lots with 66 feet along the road. Village code requires 100 feet of road frontage.

Code Enforcement Officer David M. Lachenauer said questions arose at the Jan. 30 meeting that he could not answer, so the matter was held over to consult with Village Attorney Mark G. Gebo.

In question was whether two variances were required, one for each new lot, with concerns about the existing house on the property.

Built in the 1800s, the house was already on a nonconforming lot and the question arose whether the situation should be grandfathered.

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