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Yellow Barn opened Saturday. It has architectural items such as hardware and shutters, antique furniture, glassware, vintage, collectibles, clothing and much more. Lake Pleasant is in the background. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

The furniture for sale at Yellow Barn includes these pieces. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

There is a nice selection of silverplate and glassware at Yellow Barn. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)


Yellow Barn antiques shop opens

Monday, May 26, 2014 - Updated: 8:22 AM



LAKE PLEASANT -- The Lake Pleasant Planning Board has approved new guest quarters over a garage and a new shop.

A Special Use Permit was issued to Beverly Bell, who opened a shop Saturday in the yellow garage apartment across S. Shore Rd. from her home. Bell and her partner, Jane Zarecki, are selling family antiques and collectables in the shop called Yellow Barn.

This use falls within current land use zoning requirements and the property has plenty of parking. The shop will be open weekends to Columbus Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an ever-changing inventory.

In other action May 7, the board also approved the site plan for guest quarters above the garage at William and Carol Waller's home at 2672 State Route 8.

The guest quarters may be no more than half the size in livable square footage of the main house. It meets this requirement, as the house is 2,100 square feet and the garage apartment will be 864 square feet.

The Wallers will be required to add an additional septic system for the additional bedrooms. It was noted the project meets all requirements of the regional land use authority, the Adirondack Park Agency.


Hamilton County Clerk Jane Zarecki spoke about properties within the town that are divided by a road. The APA considers such a road as a natural subdivision boundary line.

Zarecki wanted to know how the Town of Lake Pleasant treats these parcels. Currently the town does not consider a road a natural subdivision boundary line.

The Planning Board will review the APA regulations on this and discuss it at a later date.

In other business, the Planning Board will request that the Town Board approve a $50 fee to cover expenses for future Special Use Permit and Site Plan Approval applications.

The ongoing project of sign regulations was discussed. The board members agreed to do some research and discuss the matter at a later date.

Note: This article is partially based on draft minutes of the Lake Pleasant Planning Board meeting of May 7, 2014, as provided by Secretary Nancy Seifts.


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