TOWN OF ESOPUS
PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
April 26, 2001
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Marilyn Coffey, Chairperson
Linda Smythe (arrived late)
ALSO PRESENT: Miles Putman, Shuster Associates, Planning Board Consultant
At 7:00 pm, Chairperson Marilyn Coffey called the meeting of the Town of Esopus Planning Board to order beginning with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Marilyn then advised the public of the building’s fire exits, and roll call was taken.
ROXANNE PECORA MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY RUSS SHULTIS, THAT THE PLANNING BOARD APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MARCH 22, 2001, PLANNING BOARD MEETINGS AS PREPARED. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WHICH CARRIED BY A 6-0 VOTE.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY KATHY WEITZE AND SECONDED BY ROXANNE PECORA TO ACCEPT ALL VOUCHERS SUBMITTED AND READ. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WHICH PASSED BY A 6-0 VOTE.
The vouchers submitted and read were as follows:
Kristy L. Nelson............(3/17/01 - 4/20/01)........................................................................................ 24.5 hrs.
Freeman...............(Public Hearing Notices - Ford &
Brewer/Gordon)................................... $ 25.71
PUBLIC HEARING & OLD BUSINESS
FORD - (2001-005) - 120 Esopus Ave., 318-320 Union Center Rd., Ulster Park, NY
2 Lot Subdivision
Tax SBL #63.004-6-35
KATHY WEITZE MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY ROXANNE PECORA, TO OPEN THE FORD PUBLIC HEARING. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WHICH CARRIED BY A 6-0 VOTE. Mr. Ford was present for this portion of the meeting. Chairperson Coffey read Shuster Associates’ project review dated April 20, 2001, regarding this application. A copy of the same is on file and a copy was given to the applicant. At this time, Chairperson Coffey called for public comments. None were made. It was noted that the conveyance deed for the street parcel being created for the frontage along proposed Lot 2 on Esopus Avenue has not yet been prepared. FRED ZIMMER MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY JOHN MCMICHAEL, THAT THE FORD PUBLIC HEARING BE CLOSED. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WHICH CARRIED BY A 6-0 VOTE.
JOHN MCMICHAEL MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY KATHY WEITZE, THAT THE PLANNING BOARD RENDER A DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE (NEGATIVE DECLARATION) PURSUANT TO SEQR AND GRANT PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL; WAIVE SUBMISSION OF A FINAL PLAT AND GRANT CONDITIONAL FINAL PLAT APPROVAL SUBJECT TO THE SUBMISSION OF A DRAFT CONVEYANCE DEED FOR THE STREET PARCEL BEING CREATED FOR THE FRONTAGE ALONG PROPOSED LOT 2 ON ESOPUS AVENUE. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WITH THE EXCEPTION OF LINDA SMYTHE WHO ABSTAINED FROM THE VOTE SINCE SHE JUST ARRIVED AT THE MEETING. BY A 6-0-1 VOTE, THE MOTION CARRIED.
Six (6) Zoning Board of Appeals’ case referrals (Woinski, Mignone, Whittaker, Staccio, Braunstein & Iron Mountain) were reviewed by the Planning Board. After much discussion, particularly regarding the Staccio referral and it not having road frontage and just a right of way and a straw poll of 4-3 on whether to send a no comment response back on Staccio, it was decided that a ‘no comment’ response would be forwarded back to the ZBA on all the referrals from this month.
PUBLIC HEARING & OLD BUSINESS
BREWER (GORDON) - (2000-029) - Martin Sweedish Road, West Esopus, NY
7 Lot Subdivision
Tax SBL #71.003-3-33
Surveyor Don Brewer was present at this meeting. Miles Putman of Shuster Associates gave his project review for this case. A copy of the same is on file and a copy was given to Mr. Brewer. It was noted that the conveyance deed for Martin Sweedish Road was received and reviewed by Highway Superintendent Art Cross, and the necessary legal papers for the same were signed by the Town’s Supervisor. At this time, Chairperson Coffey called for public comments. None were made. Roxanne Pecora had a question regarding the wetlands. Miles Putman of Shuster Associates noted that the Planning Board did not feel strongly about wanting to actually get a CORE of Engineers certified delineation of the wetlands bounds because they were comfortable with the surveyor’s delineation on the grounds that the development being proposed was not the minimum one (1) acre lot that the zoning would permit and was designed to provide house sites outside the wet areas. KATHY WEITZE MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY LINDA SMYTHE TO CLOSE THE BREWER/GORDON PUBLIC HEARING. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WHICH CARRIED BY A 7-0 VOTE.
ROXANNE PECORA MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY KATHY WEITZE, THAT THE PLANNING BOARD RENDER A DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE (NEGATIVE DECLARATION) PURSUANT TO SEQR AND GRANT PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL, WAIVE SUBMISSION OF A FINAL PLAT AND GRANT FINAL PLAT APPROVAL. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WHICH CARRIED BY A 7-0 VOTE. Maps were signed.
RUTALANTE - (2001-004) - 1-11/2-12 Soper Road @ Old Post Road, West Esopus, NY
2 Lot Subdivision
Tax SBL #71.002-1-11
The applicants and their surveyor were present at this meeting. Miles Putman of Shuster Associates gave his project review for this case. A copy of the same is on file and a copy was given to the applicants as well as their surveyor. It was noted that Mrs. Rutulante did complete Part 1 of the short EAF at last month’s meeting, and the street parcel conveyance deed for Soper Road was submitted and reviewed by Highway Superintendent Art Cross. ROXANNE PECORA MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY KATHY WEITZE, THAT THE PLANNING BOARD SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2001. AT 7:00 PM FOR THE RUTULANTE APPLICATION. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WHICH CARRIED BY A 7-0 VOTE.
WOINOSKI - (2001-009) - 225 & 229 Broadway, Port Ewen, NY
Lot Line Adjustment
Tax SBL #56.068-1-42 & 41
Bruce Woinoski was present at this meeting. Miles Putman of Shuster Associates gave his project review for this case. A copy of the same is on file and a copy was given to Mr. Woinoski. Mr. Woinoski noted for the record that the width of the Tinney parcel would be reduced to 84 feet and not 80 feet as stated in the project review of April 20, 2001. It was also noted that Mr. Woinoski currently has an application before the Town’s Zoning Board of Appeals for an area variance and a public hearing is schedule for May 15 on the same. This application will be placed back on next month’s Planning Board agenda.
HEAVENLY VALLEY - (1988-025) - St. Joseph’s Blvd., Four Sisters Land & Scott St., Port Ewen, NY
Phase 2 of Subdivision
Tax SBL #56.075-3-1
Mr. Joe Grogan and Contractor Tom Daniele were present at this meeting. Chairperson Coffey informed Mr. Grogan that currently there was only approximately $71 in their escrow account, and it would have to be replenished and the balance brought up to $5,000. Mr. Grogan was told that the replenishment should be done through the Town’s Supervisor. Miles Putman of Shuster Associates gave his project review on this application. A copy of the same is on file and a copy was given to Mr. Grogan. It was noted that the Planning Board could not take any further action until the escrow account was replenished and the issues regarding the acquisition of the
sewer easement and conveyance of the Scott Street parcel to the Town have been addressed. Board member Russ
Shultis stated that Mr. Celuch had been contacted and made aware that the Town wants the deed to Scott Street and has been asked to make an appointment to come in and take care of this matter. Regarding the sewer easement, Mr. Grogan noted that he went to the attorney today about all the paper work on the deeds, he has a mylar stamped and signed by a licensed surveyor, and the price and conditions have been agreed upon with the school district. Mr. Grogan felt everything pertaining to the sewer easement should be in place shortly. Chairperson Coffey asked if the applicants felt they have satisfied all of the requirements of the Port Ewen Water & Sewer District. Mr. Grogan said yes, they have been working with Don Kiernan. Mr. Daniele noted that they cleaned all the sewer pipes out, video taped them, and did all the clearing. He added that Superintendent Kiernan would be sending Mr. Sinagra of the school district a letter stating that the district would take over the sewer line. Mr. Grogan also noted that they met with the Town’s Highway Superintendent today who pretty much approved everything. Russ Shultis asked what Art Cross did not like. Mr. Daniele noted that Art wants them to start with swales at the top of the road for about 300’, then do a 12” pipe to the first two sets of catch basins, then go down to a 15” pipe and come out to the main manhole at the bottom with a 24. Chairperson Coffey noted that she had spoken with the Supervisor and asked him to talk to Central Hudson about the lighting district. Mr. Grogan did not think anything further had been done regarding this matter. Marilyn Coffey will remind Supervisor Rice once again about talking with Central Hudson. Russ Shultis had an issue with the runoff and where it would end up since it appeared to him that much of it would end up in the parcel being deeded for recreation purposes. Mr. Daniele stated that they spoke with Art Cross about that issue today, and they would be piping the runoff under the park area and into the stream. Maps were reviewed. The applicants were told to update their maps regarding the drainage proposed and any changes discussed with the Highway Superintendent and submit the same. It was the Planning Board’s feeling that Nancy Clark of Chazen Engineering should review any changes.
VICTORIAN ASSOCIATES - (2000-030) - Rondout Hills, Connelly Road, Port Ewen, NY
Final Plat & Site Plan Amendment - Phases A & B
Tax SBL #56.051-8-1+
No representation. Board member Russ Shultis did submit for the file records a copy of an unsigned settlement agreement pertaining to Rondout Hills.
TRENHOLM - (2001-010) - 310 James Street, Connelly, NY
Lot Line Adjustment
Tax SBL #56.015-1-1.13 & 56.050-4-27
Mr. Trenholm was
present at this meeting. Miles Putman
of Shuster Associates gave his project review for this case. A copy of the same is on file and a copy was
given to the applicant. Mr. Trenholm
stated that he was combining the two lots so he could put up a 24’ x 36’ two
(2) car garage. He showed the Board
members pictures of what he was proposing.
The Planning Board directed the applicant to obtain an approved access
location for the site onto James Street from the Town Highway
Superintendent. In addition, Mr.
Trenholm was told to have his plat revised to include a zoning block, a
signature block, a location map inset, the location of an approved access onto
James Street, and revisions to the names of abutting landowners. Mr. Trenholm’s wife’s signature was also
needed on the application. KATHY WEITZE
MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY LINDA SMYTHE, THAT THE PLANNING BOARD
SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE TRENHOLM APPLICATION FOR THURSDAY, MAY 24,
2001, AT 7:15 PM. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT
WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WHICH CARRIED BY A 7-0 VOTE.
BRAUNSTEIN - (2001-011) - 34 Maple Street, Rifton, NY
Conditional Use Permit
Tax SBL #70.030-1-9
Mr. Braunstein was present at the meeting. Miles Putman of Shuster Associates gave his project review for this application. A copy of the same is on file and a copy was given to the applicant. It was the Planning Board’s consultant’s feeling as well as the Board that two-family dwellings are permitted as-of-right in the NC District with no site plan or conditional use permit approval required, therefore, the Planning Board has no approval authority in this matter.
HAMILTON - (2001-012) - 179 & 173 Horton Lane, Port Ewen, NY
Lot Line Revision
Tax SBL #56.059-2-17 & 18
Mr. & Mrs. Hamilton & Mr. Motrie were present at this meeting. Miles Putman of Shuster Associates gave his project review for this application. A copy of the same is on file and a copy was given to the Hamiltons. The Planning Board indicated its agreement with the sketch plan, and requested submission of a surveyed plat, depicting both lots and the locations of buildings, other structural improvements, driveways and sewer and water connections.
Presubmission Conf. - Citivision, Carney Road, Rifton, NY
Citivision was represented at this presubmission conference by attorney, J. Pisani. Mr. Pisani noted that they have submitted a site plan map showing several of their future proposals, however, he stated that each proposal would be presented as separate applications. The map was reviewed. What Citivision was proposing, at this time, was a roof enclosure over 1 of 9 basketball courts, the southwesterly court. This court would also have an 8’ skirt on the side to the nearest residential neighbor as well as a curtain to screen any noise or lighting. Miles Putman of Shuster Associates gave his project review for this presubmission conf. A copy of the same is on file and a copy was given to Mr. Pisani. Miles also advised the Planning Board that there was a strong case for segmentation under SEQR here since what Citivision was asking for in the application was the approval of a roofed basketball court, but what the Board had been given, thanks to the ZBA’s agreement, was something that resembled a master plan for this site. The Planning Board advised Citivision that a formal application should be made with a site plan plat that includes just the basketball court proposal, as well as lighting, landscaping, etc. Mr. Pisani stated that they would leave the site plan submitted this evening for the Town’s records and they will have Brinnier & Larios exclude the other proposals that are not part of this application and only include this application on a supplemental site plan. The Board did note, however, that they felt they would require a public hearing for such a submission even though it was optional. John McMichael asked why only one (1) basketball court was being covered. Mr. Pisani stated they felt there was no need to put a roof over all of them and the basic fundamental purpose for the roof was that if there was inclement weather at least they would be able to keep the young boys occupied by using this one court for that purpose.
A list of monthly
correspondence received by the Planning Board was given to each Board
Chairperson Coffey reminded the Planning Board members that a Planning Board Workshop meeting with Shuster Associates has been scheduled for Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 7 pm at the Town Hall in Port Ewen, NY, to further discuss the Town’s zoning and subdivision regulations.
WITH NO OTHER BUSINESS PENDING, LINDA SMYTHE MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY ROXANNE PECORA, TO CLOSE THE MEETING. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MEETING ADJOURNED.
Kristy L. Nelson