Last Updated On:

Monday, September 10, 2012

Project Summary

Applicant seeks to develop an existing lot in Pioneer Village (lot 15) and requires variances from the Town of Bolton Sanitary Code for a property on Cottage Lane (156.20-1-26).  The property is located in the RCM1.3 Zoning District and is designated as Moderate Intensity on the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Map. A variance is requested for:  1) separation distance from well - 100' required, 56.7' proposed; 2) Grade for absorption bed - 8 maximum, 28% existing; 3) Grade under absorption trenches  - 15% maximum, 20% existing; 4) Side yard setback - 10' required, 1' proposed; and 5) Lot area required for septic system - 20,000 sf required, 9,583 existing.  The applicant proposes to construct a 3 bedroom dwelling on a lot that was approved as part f the Pioneer Village subdivision in the 1970s.  The applicant is proposing a peat filter system with two separate disposal fields - absorption bed under the peat filters and an eljen system trench.  The lot has steep grades present (>20%).

Waterkeeper Perspective

The Waterkeeper expressed concern about the ability of the Town of Bolton Board of Health to grant approvals from the NYSDOH Appendix 75A regulations and the impact of grading and construction on the steep slopes to the soils treatment capacity.

Waterkeeper Comments

See comment letter to the Town of Bolton Board of Health August 2012.

Next Meeting

The Town of Bolton Board of Health placed the application on the August 7 2012 agenda for review.  The Town Board stated the Town Engineer did not recommend approval for the variance request and recommended holding tanks.  The applicant failed to attend the meeting but the Town Board opened the public hearing.  The HOA expressed concern about the placement of the well for the proposed dwelling on common property, historical decisions regarding separation distances to wells, and town engineer's concerns.  The application was tabled pending the applicant to attend a future public meeting.

Related Town

Waterkeeper Comments Document

Project Address

Pioneer Village
Bolton Landing, NY 12814