BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Roxanne Pecora
Russ Shultis, Chairman
EXCUSED: John McMichael
ALSO PRESENT: Miles Putman, Shuster Associates, Planning Board
At 7:03 pm, Chairman Russ Shultis called the meeting of the Town of Esopus Planning Board to order beginning with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Russ 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 FROM THE AUGUST 22, 2002 PLANNING BOARD MEETING AS WELL AS THE MINUTES FROM THE SEPTEMBER 5, 2002 WORKSHOP MEETING. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WHICH CARRIED BY A 5-0 VOTE.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY LINDA SMYTHE 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 5-0 VOTE.
The vouchers submitted and read were as follows:
Kristy L. Nelson...................(8/17/02 - 9/20/02)..............................................
Daily Freeman......................(Costello & Gordon Public Hearings)............... $32.98
STEWART’S - (2001-025) - 197 & 199 Broadway, Port Ewen, NY
Tax SBL #56.060-5-2 & 3
Postponed - Still awaiting Zoning Board of Appeals’ decision.
SLEIGHT - (2002-012) - 108 Second Ave. @ Parsell Street, Sleightsburgh,
Lot Line Revision
Tax SBL #56.044-1-8 & 9
Mr. Robert T. Santiago, Nancy Sleight’s husband, represented her at this meeting. Miles Putman of Shuster Associates briefly reviewed this application. It was noted that the Zoning Board of Appeals granted variances to Tax Map Parcel 56.044-1-9 which allows for an 85’ lot width and an 11,500 sq. ft. lot area. Chairman Shultis called for any Board questions. There were none. ROXANNE PECORA MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY LINDA SMYTHE TO SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THIS APPLICATION ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2002 AT 7:10 PM. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WHICH CARRIED BY A 5-0 VOTE.
SCHROETER - (2001-024) - 850 Old Post Road, West Esopus, NY
2 Lot Subdivision
Tax SBL #71.002-1-5
There was no applicant representation at this meeting. Chairman Shultis noted that Mrs. Staccio, the potential purchaser of one lot, called him today and informed him that all the necessary maps and mylar were submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office. Chairperson Shultis believed that everything was as it should be except that the owner did not sign the consent to file block on the maps. RUSS SHULTIS MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY ROXANNE PECORA, THAT THE PLANNING BOARD GRANT CONDITIONAL FINAL APPROVAL SUBJECT TO THE OWNER SIGNING THE MAPS ON THE OWNERS CONSENT TO FILE BLOCK. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WHICH CARRIED BY A 5-0 VOTE.
MAHAIRAS - (2002-010) - 100-120 Carney Road, Rifton, NY
Six Lot Re-Subdivision w/Private Road
Tax SBL #63.003-3-22.4
Mr. Joseph Pisani, Atty., represented the applicant at this meeting. 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. Pisani. Mr. Pisani submitted revised maps to the Board and noted that the only change to the map was the shortening of the road from 1,401 feet to 1,239 feet. He also noted that it was the owner’s intent that this road would be a private road, and he had no plans in the future to turn this road over to the Town. Mr. Pisani stated that the road would not be paved; it would be a private road made out of item 4. Fred Zimmer stated that he would like to see this road built to highway specs. Roxanne Pecora agreed. Fred Zimmer also suggested that the applicant consider putting in a hammer head instead of a cul-de-sac. He also informed Mr. Pisani that the Board would need a profile with cross-sections on the road. Mr. Pisani noted that this was just a sketch plan showing the concept they would like to go forth with and said he would give the Board a complete set of drawings for the Public Hearing.
Chairman Russ Shultis told Mr. Pisani he would like to see confirmation for this proposal from the Health Dept. which says everything meets their specifications. Mr. Pisani asked if this was needed prior to going to Public Hearing. The Board said yes. Roxanne Pecora noted that a notation should be placed on the plat, as per Shuster Associates, Inc.’s project review of Sept. 19, 2002, which clearly states that the proposed road and its right-of-way (easement) is not intended to be dedicated to the Town. Dennis Suraci suggested that the distance between the septics to the wells be checked (uphill vs. downhill). Mr. Pisani noted that when the drawings come in, they will indicate these distances. The Planning Board agreed that an escrow account would need to be established for this application. Mr. Pisani assumed that this would have to be established after a public hearing. Fred Zimmer informed Mr. Pisani that he needed a lot more information submitted before this proposal could go to public hearing; i.e. soil and erosion control, grading plan, road profiles,etc. Chairman Shultis noted that once all the information has been submitted and reviewed to the Board’s satisfaction, it would then be given to the Planning Board’s engineer for her review. Timeframes and deadlines were discussed with Mr. Pisani. Fred Zimmer also noted that a location map and title block should be put on the maps. ROXANNE PECORA MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY DENNIS SURACI, THAT THE PLANNING BOARD APPROVE THE MAHAIRAS APPLICATION FOR SKETCH PLAN WITH THE APPLICANT KNOWING THE CHANGES THAT ARE REQUIRED BASED ON SHUSTER ASSOCIATES, INC.’S RECOMMENDATIONS IN THEIR REPORT OF SEPT. 19, 2002 AND ITEMS DISCUSSED AT THIS MEETING REGARDING THE ROAD AND THAT AN ESCROW ACCOUNT BE ESTABLISHED IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,500. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WHICH CARRIED BY A 5-0 VOTE.
MAISCH/BAKER - (2002-16) - 121 Broadway @ 128-146 Canal Street, Port
2 Lot Subdivision
Tax SBL #56.052-1-15.1 & 15.2
Attorney Mike Moriello represented the applicant at this meeting.
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. Moriello.
Mr. Moriello did not think there would be any problem with the items mentioned
in Shuster Associates review, however, he asked the Board if he could run
them by Attorney Richard Riseley tomorrow since this was actually his case
and he was on vacation until then. Chairman Shultis noted that he
had a question about the notation restricting the use of Parcel I which
he would check into. Russ also asked Miles Putman if he felt the
access to Parcel II was real critical. Miles felt it was good planning.
It was agreed that an access to Parcel II should be shown. ROXANNE
PECORA MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY LINDA SMYTHE, THAT THE PLANNING BOARD
APPROVE THE MAISCH/BAKER APPLICATION AS A SKETCH PLAN AND SCHEDULE A PUBLIC
HEARING FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2002 AT 7:25 PM SUBJECT TO THE SUBMISSION
OF A REVISED PLAT THAT SHOWS THE RESTRICTED USE OF PARCEL I TO RESIDENCES
ONLY, A DRIVEWAY ACCESS LOCATION FOR PARCEL II AND CONCEPTUAL SEWER AND
WATER LINE SERVICE CONNECTION LOCATIONS FOR BOTH LOTS, ALONG “BUILDING
ENVELOPES” (SETBACK LINES) FOR EACH LOT, A “ZONING BLOCK” (TABULAR SUMMARY
OF AREA AND BULK REQUIREMENTS) AND A SIGNATURE BLOCK FOR THE PLANNING BOARD
MEMBERS’ SIGNATURES. IN ADDITION, THE APPLICATION BE REFERRED TO
THE TOWN’S WATERFRONT ADVISORY BOARD FOR THEIR REVIEW AND COMMENTS.
ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WHICH CARRIED BY A 5-0
BOEHMLER - (2002-17) - 734 Old Post Road, West Esopus, NY
Lot Line Adjustment
Tax SBL #71.002-2-42.1 & 42.2
Mr. Boehmler was present at this meeting. 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. Boehmler. Miles Putman noted in his review that the lot lines to be deleted and the proposed lot line are drawn similarly. He suggested dashing one of the two lines. ROXANNE PECORA MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY LINDA SMYTHE, THAT THE PLANNING BOARD GRANT SKETCH PLAN APPROVAL AND SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THIS APPLICATION ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2002 AT 7:40 PM SUBJECT TO THE SUBMISSION OF A REVISED PLAT THAT DELETES “LOT 3” (A/K/A LOTS 3A, 3B & 3C) FROM THE LOT AREA TOTALS, SHOWS THE LOT LINES TO BE DELETED AS DASHED LINES, AND HAS A SIGNATURE BLOCK AND ZONING BLOCK LISTING THE BULK ZONING REQUIREMENTS. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WHICH CARRIED BY A 5-0 VOTE.
SWARTHOUT - (2002-18) - 443 Broadway, Port Ewen, NY
Site Plan Approval
Tax SBL #64.001-1-28
Mr. Swarthout was present at this meeting. 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. Swarthout. Board Member Dennis Suraci asked about the car sales display areas. Mr. Swarthout stated that there would be one (1) spot on the top of the hill on the right side of the driveway where it meets 9W and the rest would be down in the back (2-3). Chairman Shultis noted that he was not happy with what the applicant had given the Board, especially since there have been prior applications like this who were required to provide a lot more detail than Mr. Swarthout provided. It was noted that Mr. Swarthout was shown one of these other application site plan drawings for an establishment along 9W as an example at last month’s meeting. Board Member Linda Smythe agreed with Russ. She stated that she would like to see a plan that shows parking, lighting, display areas, landscaping, signage, etc. Mr. Swarthout was advised to submit a more detailed site plan. He was also informed that this application would have to be referred to the Ulster County Planning Board for their review and comments once it is deemed complete. Signatures of the applicant and property owner on the original application were also required. Mr. Swarthout did sign the application as the applicant. He was also informed of the Oct. 10 submission deadline in order to be on the Oct. 24th Planning Board agenda.
ZBA Referrals - None
Procedure Discussion - Discussion was had with Miles Putman, the Planning Board’s consultant, to clarify sketch plan, preliminary plats, and final plats on minor and major subdivisions.
Nov./Dec. Meeting Dates - Due to the Thanksgiving & Christmas, the Planning Board scheduled their November and December meetings for the following dates:
Tuesday, November 26, 2002
Wednesday, December 18, 2002
A list of monthly correspondence received by the Planning Board was given to each Board member.
Art Cross’ letter to the Planning Board dated Sept. 9, 2002, regarding the Crane property was read into the minutes. A copy of the same is on file in the Crane folder. Discussion was had.
Board members received the revised draft of the proposed Subdivision Regulations from Shuster Associates. ROXANNE PECORA MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY LINDA SMYTHE, THAT THE PLANNING BOARD SEND THE REVISED DRAFT OF THE PROPOSED SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS DATED SEPTEMBER 2002 TO THE TOWN BOARD FOR THEIR REVIEW AND ADOPTION. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WHICH CARRIED BY A 5-0 VOTE. It should be noted in the Town Board referral that there are two (2) errors which need to be corrected through Shuster Associates. They are as follows:
· Page 13, Subsection 332, Item E., 3rd sentence - the word lease
should be least
· Page 24, Subsection 418, Item E., 2nd sentence - should read The Planning Board Engineer, Town Superintendent of............, not Town Engineer.
WITH NO OTHER BUSINESS PENDING, LINDA SMYTHE MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY RUSS SHULTIS, TO CLOSE THE MEETING. ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. MEETING ADJOURNED.
Kristy L. Nelson