Spafford Town Board to discuss Otisco Lake development application

Proposed development would include cabins, pavilion

— A potential development project is in the works for property bordering The Overlook Restaurant on Route 174 in Marietta.

The town board was presented with a planned development district application and heard from property owner Anthony Dubar during the board’s Oct. 11 meeting.

Dubar, a Camillus resident, said he grew up in Marcellus and his parents had property on Otisco Lake where he has fond childhood memories. Now a business and property owner, Dubar is hopeful he can bring some additional commerce to the area.

“I am solely looking to bring business to the town of Spafford,” he said.

Dubar said that in the last two years he has made dramatic changes to the property the restaurant sits on, including moving the septic system to a different location on the land so he is in compliance with the New York State Health Department.

His planned development district application for a 2.67-acre lot adjacent to The Overlook Restaurant includes tearing down a house currently on the property and in turn keeping a portion of the existing foundation in order to build a pavilion structure. The pavilion would be available for picnics, family reunions and other gatherings, Dubar said. The structure would also house groundskeeping equipment.

The development project also includes placing three cabins on the property. According to Dubar, the cabins are prefabricated and will sit on crush stone pads.

“It would not be a long building process,” he said, as there will be no digging for foundations at the three cabin sites.

He also plans to place a septic system on the property rather than using holding tanks, which was his original plan.

Parking on the property would be constructed with spots to accommodate vehicles with boat or snowmobile trailers attached. Dubar said there is a snowmobile trail available and in close proximity to the cabins.

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