The Planning Board is responsible for creating a list of acceptable materials and colors within the Historic Overlay District. Generally speaking any color within the “historic palette” of most commercial paint manufacturers would likely be acceptable.
Yes, there are not setbacks for fences/walls, however, our Zoning Law requires that the finished side shall face outward, there are height and material restrictions, and fencing cannot be constructed in manner that can constitute a hazard. Generally speaking it is advised that fencing not be placed within easements or right-of-ways or closer than 10 feet from the road edge.
Sheds require the same setbacks as the principal structure, except that accessory structures not used for human habitation, having a footprint less than 120 square feet, do not exceed 12 feet in height, or are not used for the housing of animals may encroach halfway into the required setbacks.
In addition to the standard Zoning Permit Application a NYS Long-form SEQR (State Environmental Quality Review) form (Part 1) is required. Additional materials like elevations, catalog cuts of materials used are advised and may be required.
Permits are required for the construction, enlargement, demolition of any structure or for a change of use of a property within the Village. A “structure” essentially is anything constructed and attached to or on-top of the ground. This can be a building, shed, pool, wall/fence etc. Structures and uses within the Historic Overlay District carry some additional requirements for a permit and review. Essentially any exterior change will require Historic Review to make sure the work is compatible with the structure and surrounding structures within the district. Zoning Applications are available from the Village office.