Marina plans improvements in Kendall, including restaurant by the lake

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 March 2017 at 9:21 am

ALBION – The Bald Eagle Marina, a site with grand plans about a decade ago, will see some dramatic improvements this year.

A restaurant planned for the second story of the clubhouse will finally be finished this year with the restaurant to open at the site at Lakeland Beach Drive.

The marina has a new owner, John Tsyupa of Webster. He is committed to making the site a destination, including dredging the harbor to bring in larger boats.

The Orleans County Planning Board approved the site plan for the marina in 2007. Many of the improvements a decade ago haven’t been completed.

The new owner is amending the site plan, and it went before the Planning Board on Thursday evening, gaining unanimous approval.

“We’d love to see the business flourish because it has been in an up and down state,” said Dan Strong, a Planning Board member and code enforcement officer.

The new owner has proposed some changes to the original plan put forward in 2007. The parking spaces will be reduced by 14 from the original plan of 264. The 250 is still more than enough to meet the town code of 187 for the site, town officials said.

A 20-by-30-foot structure originally proposed for the wastewater treatment plant has been eliminated with the wastewater equipment now to be located within an existing 100-by-200-foot structure to the west.

The final site plan amendment includes a 25-by-40-foot open pavilion on the westerly side of the peninsula at the marina.

In other referrals, the Planning Board:

• Recommended the Town of Carlton approve a special use permit for Sue and Cyril Fetzner, who want to start the Lake Country Barn for outdoor weddings and other events at 1678 Oak Orchard Rd.

The Fetzners would have tents for the events, and would be working with a caterer for food and beverage services.

The Fetzners are hoping to start in June. Most of the events are expected to be on weekends, with music and bar activities ending by 10 p.m. and all people off the site by midnight.

The Fetzners won’t be using the barn on site for weddings or events. The barn provides a rustic feel, which Mrs. Fetzner said is currently popular for weddings.

• Backed the Town of Kendall’s push to extend a moratorium another six months for industrial solar energy projects in the town.

The town is working to address large-scale solar projects. The town’s zoning ordinance currently doesn’t address industrial-scale solar projects.

The Town Board received draft zoning regulations for large-scale solar on Tuesday. The town would like additional to determine how to best site the projects in Kendall, including height exemptions, access, and what zoning districts would allow the projects.

• Recommended the Town of Shelby approve a site plan and special use permit for a farm pond at 11205 West Shelby Rd., where Haleigh Clarke wants a duck pond that would be approximately 50 by 50 feet and 12 to 15 feet deep.

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