TOWN OF ESOPUS

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES

October 26, 2000

 

 

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:                Marilyn Coffey, Chairperson

                                                                John McMichael

                                                                Russ Shultis 

                                                                Linda Smythe

                                                                Kathy Weitze

                                                                Fred Zimmer

 

ABSENT:                                               Roxanne Pecora

 

ALSO PRESENT:                 Miles Putman, 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. 

 

 

Minutes

 

Russ Shultis had a question concerning the vote from last month on the R & S Enterprises of L.I., Ltd. application.  Chairperson Coffey informed the Board that she spoke with Robert Grieco, the Planning Board’s attorney, about this matter, and since the vote was not for or against the motion by a majority of the Board (4), a revote would have to be taken tonight.  Also, for the record, Miles Putman, the Planning Board’s consultant indicated that the surveyor for the Esopus Fire Dept. subdivision application was Mike Vetere, Jr.    JOHN MCMICHAEL MADE A  MOTION, SECONDED BY KATHY WEITZE, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 28, 2000, PLANNING BOARD MEETING.  ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WHICH CARRIED BY A 6-0 VOTE.

 

Vouchers

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LINDA SMYTHE AND SECONDED BY KATHY WEITZE 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.............(9/23/00 - 10/20/00)........................................................................   14 hrs.

                Daily Freeman.................(Public Hearing - Reis).................................................................   $12.61

                Daily Freeman.................(Public Hearings - R&S Enterprises & Esopus Fire Dept.)........   $25.23
PUBLIC HEARING

 

REIS - (2000-024) - 191 & 195 Salem St., Port Ewen, NY

                                   Lot Line Revision

                                    Tax SBL #56.067-2-2 & 1

 

Mrs. Reis was present at this meeting.  LINDA SMYTHE MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY RUSS SHULTIS, THAT THE PLANNING BOARD OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR REIS.  ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.  Miles Putman of Shuster Associates brought everyone up-to-date on this application.  A copy of his application review for this case is on file and a copy was given to Mrs. Reis.  Chairperson Coffey called for any public comments.  None were made.  In addition, there were no Board comments.  LINDA SMYTHE MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY FRED ZIMMER TO CLOSE THE REIS PUBLIC HEARING.  ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THIS MOTION. 

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

REIS - (2000-024) - 191 & 195 Salem St., Port Ewen, NY

                                   Lot Line Revision

                                    Tax SBL #56.067-2-2 & 1

 

Mrs. Reis was present at this meeting.  LINDA SMYTHE MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY KATHY WEITZE, THAT THE PLANNING BOARD ACCEPT THE REIS APPLICATION, RENDER A DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE (NEGATIVE DECLARATION), 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 6-0 VOTE.  Maps will be signed once the mylar has been submitted. 

 

 

R & S ENTERPRISES OF LI, LTD. - (2000-019) - 201 Swarte Kill Road, West Esopus, NY

                                                                                    Lot Line Revisions

                                                                                    Tax SBL#79.001-1-15 & 16 & 79.002-1-29

 

No representation was present at this meeting.  Chairperson Coffey noted that last month a  motion was made and a vote taken to grant subdivision approval for this application.  The vote was 3-2 on the motion.  Some question was raised regarding whether this was a legal vote.  After checking with Robert Grieco, the Planning Board’s attorney, Chairperson Coffey noted that a majority of the Board vote (4) is required, either for a motion or against it, to make a vote legal so a new motion and vote on this application would be required tonight.  At this time, the minutes from last month regarding this case were reviewed by the Board members.  KATHY WEITZE MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY MARILYN COFFEY, THAT FINDING NO NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT, THE PLANNING BOARD GRANT PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL, WAIVE THE SUBMISSION OF A FINAL PLAT, AND GRANT FINAL PLAT APPROVAL TO R & S ENTERPRISES OF L.I., LTD.  Russ Shultis called for discussion.  Maps were reviewed and discussion was had regarding the 1/3 acre parcel.  The vote on the above motion was as follows:

 

             MARILYN COFFEY ......................YES                       LINDA SMYTHE ...................NO

             JOHN MCMICHAEL .....................NO               KATHY WEITZE ......................YES

             ROXANNE PECORA ....................ABSENT                  FRED ZIMMER ........................NO

             RUSS SHULTIS ..............................NO          

 

MOTION WAS DENIED BY A 2-4 VOTE. 
ABRAMS (CONNELLY VILLAGE, INC.) - (1999-019) - Off James St., Connelly, NY

                                                                                                 Conditional Use Permit w/Site Plan

                                                                                                Tax SBL #56.015-1-1.2

 

No representation was present at this meeting.  Miles Putman of Shuster Associates noted that he received a new set of six drawings of which only one (Sheet 6) had the correction showing the three-foot wide pedestrian walkway that was requested by the ZBA.  It was noted that the Full Environmental Assessment Form, as requested from the applicant previously, was received on October 25.  A copy of the same along with the new set of plans mentioned by Miles Putman was forwarded to Nancy Clark of Chazen Engineering, the Planning Board’s engineer.  Kristy Nelson, the Planning Board’s secretary, also noted that Nancy Clark had called and was looking for a drainage report regarding this application as well as had questions about access.  Nancy was going to speak with Miles Putman directly regarding her access question and call Brinnier & Larios about a drainage report.  Regarding the variance discrepancy as discussed last month, Kristy Nelson, the Planning Board’s secretary, learned after speaking with the ZBA’s secretary that the motion made on the variance for the pavement was misstated by the ZBA as being reduced from 25’ to 20’  when it should have been 30’ to 20’.  The application and the Public Hearing announcement was for the 30’ to 20’.  This application will be placed back on next month’s Planning Board agenda. 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

SCHROETER - (2000-022) - 20-26 Rousner Lane, 999-1003 Old Post Road, West Esopus, NY

                                                      3 Lot Subdivision

                                                        Tax SBL #71.003-4-10 & 71.004-1-29

 

Mr. Schroeter was present at this meeting.  Miles Putman of Shuster Associates gave his application review on this case.  A copy of the same is on file and a copy was given to Mr. Schroeter.  Four minor amendments were requested of the applicant.  They were as follows:

 

1.  A road reservation area or street parcel be established along the applicant’s portion of Rousner Lane.

 

2.  The applicant obtain approval from the Ulster County Dept. of Highways and Bridges for the location of access

     for Lot 1 onto Old Post Road.

 

3.  The complete subdivision application include not only the plat for the Schroeter property but also that for the

     Michael property and be combined onto one sheet. 

 

4.  The map be updated to label the existing lot lines to be deleted as dash marks and the new proposed lot lines as

     solid lines. 

 

Discussion was had regarding a brook, spring, and runoff from a pond and whether they should be shown on the map.  Miles Putman noted that he was satisfied with the wet areas as shown on the existing map. 

 

At this time, it was decided by the Planning Board members that their November meeting would be held on November 30, 2000, and the December meeting on December 28, 2000.

 

MARILYN COFFEY MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY LINDA SMYTHE, THAT THE PLANNING BOARD SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE SCHROETER APPLICATION FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2000, AT 7:00 PM.  ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. 
RELSON & ANDERSON - (2000-026) - 5 Rose Lane @ Hussey Hill Road, Union Center, NY

                                                                           Conditional Use Permit - 1 family to 2

                                                                             Tax SBL #63.003-5-17.1

 

Mr. Relson & Ms. Anderson were present at this meeting.  Miles Putman of Shuster Associates gave his application review on this case.  A copy of the same is on file and a copy was given to the applicants.  It was suggested that the ownership status of the strip of land delineated by an apparent boundary line, located between the house and Rose Lane, which bears a note that reads “extant of Lot 2” be clarified.  Mr. Relson indicated that this land was a part of their lot, the subject lot.  He also noted, for the Planning Board’s information, that the driveway and parking areas are now totally blacktopped.  KATHY WEITZE MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY LINDA SMYTHE, THAT A PUBLIC HEARING BE SCHEDULED ON THE RELSON/ANDERSON APPLICATION FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2000, AT 7:15 PM, AND THE APPLICATION BE REFERRED TO THE ULSTER COUNTY PLANNING BOARD FOR THEIR REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION.  ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED BY A 6-0 VOTE. 

 

 

BRAUNSTEIN - (2000-027) - 1764-1770 Route 213; 19-25 Suominen Lane, Rifton, NY

                                                          Lot Line Revision

                                                          Tax SBL #71.001-2-1.12 & 1.13

 

No representation was present at this meeting.  Miles Putman of Shuster Associates gave his application review on this case.  A copy of the same is on file.  No further action was taken on this application.  (Note:  A copy of Miles’ application review was given to Mr. Braunstein by Planning Board secretary Kristy Nelson when Mr. Braunstein arrived at the Town Hall around 9 pm after the meeting was over.)

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

 

Miles Putman reviewed with the Board members information obtained from the meeting regarding roads and highways held by Brooks & Brooks Surveying.  He will be writing up a brief overview on this meeting and copying the Planning Board and Town Board on the same. 

 

 

Adjournment

 

WITH NO OTHER BUSINESS PENDING, LINDA SMYTHE MADE A MOTION, SECONDED BY JOHN MCMICHAEL,  TO CLOSE THE MEETING.  ALL MEMBERS PRESENT WERE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION AND THE MEETING ADJOURNED.

 

                                                                                                                 Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                                                                 Kristy L. Nelson

                                                                                                                                Secretary