Zoning change in Yates will allow window business to expand

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 March 2019 at 10:52 am

Planners also back allowing private airstrips in Carlton

ALBION – The Orleans County Planning Board is recommending the Town of Yates change the zoning to allow Medina Window to expand at 10708 Millers Rd.

Merle Yoder’s business has been growing. He wants to expand and add a storage building. The site is currently zoned residential-agricultural. The town is considering changing it to industrial.

The land was previous zoned industrial, and was the western edge of a industrial district. Other sites near by fit that use, including a mercantile across the street and a controlled-atmosphere storage building by H.H. Dobbins, said Gary Daum, an Orleans County Planning Board member from Yates.

The Planning Board on Thursday voted in favor of the rezoning, saying it corrects a previous oversight and brings the land back into compliance with the town’s zoning code.

In other action on Thursday, the Planning Board:

• Approved a request from Carlton about amending the town ordinance to allow private airports through a special use permit in rural residental, waterfront residential, waterfront development, and business zoning districts.

The change will allow property owner to establish a private airstrip, for the purpose of landing, takeoff and storage of one, single-engine aircraft. Use of the airstrip will be limited to daylight hours and fair weather conditions.

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