Happy New Year everybody!
We had 11 new homes built in the Village in 2012, and 16 house additions, which included seven decks. This was twice as many additions than last year and about same number of new construction. We built half a dozen garages and sheds and four fences (remember the good side faces your neighbor!). Jamestown Tavern put in an outdoor expansion and Bay Point built a new store. There were two Waterfront Development permits and the Planning Commission ruled on seven new cases at public hearings, including two subdivisions representing six new buildable lots. The Planning Commission also held several informal meetings with local developers for upcoming projects.
In addition to being the Zoning Administrator, I am also the Secretary for the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission consists of three citizen members and two members from the village administration (five total). The citizen members are Hal Clagg as the Chair, Terry Glovinsky as the Vice Chair and member Corky Zembala. The members representing the Village are Mayor Jackie Bird and Councilwoman Vickie Kozak. These great people all spend a lot of time and effort to monitor the growth of the Village while still balancing on that tightrope of serving those who want to expand the use of their properties and those who want things to be as undeveloped as possible. As a resident of the Village, no matter which way you think, I would encourage you to let these members know that you appreciate their efforts. If you do not know their individual contact information, you can send messages to the numbers below and I will make sure they get the messages.