Planning Board Meeting Minutes
August 21, 2014
Chairman Hans Klingzahn opens the meeting at 7:00 pm.
Roll call: Present: Hans Klingzahn, Cris Phillips, Theresa Cuchelo, Stephanie Renino, Alternate Reylene VanGeldern and Hilary Roberto. Absent: Bea Lindsay. Also present: Peter Phillips, Deputy Mayor and Liaison to the Planning Board, Sarah Brown, Village Planner, Larry Paggi, Village Engineer, Victoria Polidoro, Planning Board Attorney, Tom VanTine, Building Inspector and Don Van Nostrand, Secretary
Chairman Klingzahn established that there is a quorum and he makes an anouncement that there are two public hearings tonight and if anyone would like to speak at either hearing to please sign up at the sheets at the podium if you would like to be heard this evening.
Acceptance of the minutes from the meeting held on July 21, 2014. Motion by Cris Phillips to approve and seconded by Theresa Cuchelo. Votes For: 5 Votes Against: 0 Motion carried.
1. Dance Design School - 738 Route 9 - Sign Permit Application
Jeffery Kimple - Dance Design School Management
Cris Phillips moves to approve the sign permit application for Dance Design School located at
738 Route 9. Motion seconded by Theresa Cuchelo. Votes for: 5 Votes against: 0 Motion carried.
2. Uncle Bob’s Self Storage - 35 Merritt Blvd - Sign Permit Application
Joe Migneco - Uncle Bob’s Area Manager
Ronald Franco - Cad Signs
Theresa Cuchelo makes a motion to approve the free standing sign (designated as 2A) for Uncle
Bob’ located at 35 Merritt Blvd. Motion seconded by Cris Phillips. Votes for: 5 Votes against: 0
Cris Phillips moves to approve the building mounted sign (designated as 2B) for Uncle Bob’s
Located at 35 Merritt Blvd. Motion seconded by Stephanie Renino. Votes for: 5 Votes against: 0
3. Wendy’s - 25 Elm Street - Sign Permit Application
Shannon Mulcahy - TJM Associates Property Owner
Stephanie Renino moves to approve the sign application for the pylon sign (designated as #1)
for Wendy’s at 25 Elm Street. Motion seconded by Theresa Cuchelo. Votes for: 5 Votes against: 0
Cris Phillips moves to approve the sign application for the channel letters (designated as #2) at the
Elm Street entrance of Wendy’s. Motion seconded by Theresa Cuchelo. Votes for: 5 Votes against:
0: Motion carried.
Cris Phillips moves to approve the sign application for the channel letters (designated as #3)
which will face Route 9 as presented. Motion seconded by Theresa Cuchelo. Votes for: 5 Votes
against: 0 Motion carried.
Theresa Cuchelo moves to accept the front drive thru sign at Elm Street (designated as #4) as
per application. Motion seconded by Cris Phillips. Votes for: 5 Votes against: 0 Motion carried.
Cris Phillips moves to approve the building mounted sign (designated as #5) contingent upon the
approval of the color sample by the building inspector. Motion seconded by Stephanie Renino.
Votes for: 5 Votes against: 0 Motion carried.
Cris Phillips moves to approve the black and medium gray letters (designated as #6) which must
be approved by the zoning inspector prior to installation as presented. Motion seconded by
Stephanie Renino. Votes for: 5 Votes against:0 Motion carried.
Theresa Cuchelo moves to accept the Thank You sign for 25 Elm Street (designated as #7) as
presented. Motion seconded by Stephanie Renino. Votes for: 5 Votes against:0 Motion carried.
Chairman Klingzahn reviews signs designated #8 and #9 and states that board approval is not
required since the signs are directional signs.
Chairman Klingzahn announces that all the applications for review are complete and that before the public hearings are opened that if anyone would like to speak please come forward and sign in at the podium.
Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion to open a public hearing for the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union located on Route 9.
Cris Phillips moves to open the public hearing and Stephanie Renino seconds the motion. Votes for 5. Votes against: 0 Motion carried.
Chairman Klingzahn announces that after the applicant has made their presentation he will read the names of the people who have signed up and you will be given three minutes to make your statement. Comments should be made to me as chairman and not to the board members, consultants or applicants. No questions will be answered tonight. At the September meeting questions will be addressed at that time. The public hearing will remain open until the September meeting at which time it may or may not be closed depending on the amount of feedback the board receives from letters or communication coming from now until the September meeting. At this time I would like the representative of the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union to introduce himself and make a presention on the project.
1. Hudson Valley FCU - Route 9 - Site Plan Application
Applicant: - Roger Keating - Chazen Company
- Jay Diesing - Mauri Architects, PC
- Scott Bridie - Turner Construction Co.
Roger Keating of the Chazen Company representing the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union presented the proposed Fishkill branch to be located at the intersection of Schuyler Boulevard and Route 9. The property consists of two parcels which will be combined and the new parcel will be 1.56 acres in size. The existing restaurant located on the property will be demolished to make room for a new 5000 square foot branch with associated drive thru.
Jay Diesing of Mauri Architects presented the design of the new building to be constructed on the site.
Chairman Klingzahn read the public notice (on file) that was published in the Poughkeespie Journal on August 14, 2014. The Chairman also read the referral response (on file) from the Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development. The Department recommends that the Board rely upon its own study of the facts in the case with due consideration of the County’s comments.
Public Comment: Martin Byster commented on the Sprout Creek aquifer. Since this property is over the aquifer he would like to know what precautions were being taken to protect it from contamination.
Chairman Klingzahn said the comment would be taken into consideration and stated that the public hearing would remain open since the board was waiting for responses back from other agencies.
The board discussed traffic flow on the site, entrances and exits, parking requirements, sidewalks and the comment letter (on file) from Dutchess County Planning.
Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion to open the public hearing for Jackson Crossing, LLC.
Cris Phillips moves to open the public hearing and Theresa Cuchelo seconds the motion. Votes for: 5 Votes against: 0 Motion carried.
Chairman Klingzahn reads the public hearing notice (on file) that was published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on August 11, 2014 and states that there is a correction to the notice. The number of dwelling units are 26 instead of 27 as published in the notice. The applicant representative can now make their presentation on the project.
2. Jackson Crossing, LLC - 71 & 75 Jackson Street - Site Plan Application
Applicant: - Kelly Libolt - KARC Planning Consultants
Kelly Libolt representative for the Jackson Crossing, LLC project presented an overview stating that the project consists of three separate parcels. Two of the parcels are located in the Village of Fishkill and one parcel is located in the Town of Fishkill. The property is located on Jackson Street and the Town parcel is on Rosilia Lane which is a private road and the total property is 1.95 acres.
Chairman Klingzahn read the following comment letters received by the Planning Board on this project.
1. Penelopes Pit Stop (on file) - in favor of the project since it would bring more residents into the Village which would sustain the current business base.
2. Locanda, 1105 Main Street (on file) - in favor of the project - same comment as number 1
3. Land owner of 1006 and 1108 Main Street (on file) - in favor of the project - new housing would benefit both the local retail business and retaurants on Main Street.
4. Ariana Berisha - Local Restaurant Waitress (on file) - in favor of the project - new housing would increase business in restaurants which would increase wages for workers.
5. Serge and Helen Cryoff, 91 Jackson Street (on file) - voiced a concern about potential flooding to their property which is adjacent to the proposed project.
6. Anthony Kalbus, 34 Jackson Street (on file) - opposed the project - concerned about the increased traffic from the multple rental units which would add to the traffic problem on Jackson Street.
7. Dorinda Sheveck (on file) - concerned about traffic on Jackson Street - attached a copy of the Fishkill Traffic Analysis from the Poughkeepsi County Transportation Council by Wilbur Smith Associates, dated December 2005 to be put into the record on the two site plan applications.
Chairman Klingzahn stated that this was all of the written comments that have been submitted to the Planning Board at this time. Again, the public hearing will remain open and if necessary even longer.
The chairman entertains the first speaker on the sign up list to come forward and make their comments on the proposed project.
1. Tom Knips - 6 Overlook Court, Fishkill - concerned gated access on town parcel which is land locked and gate may not be needed through an easement process and would help with snow removal. Also, concerned about lot coverage between the town and village and that village engineering should look more closely at flood plain issues.
2. Martin Byster - 58 Highview Road, Fishkill - I find that in the full environmental assessment form that it is in two phases. It is not clear to me, are there going to be large building on the other side of the street? I also find that the final assessment form is incorrect. This property is over an aquifer. I wonder why this was not picked up. I am concerned about protecting the Fishkill Creek aquifer. I would also like to see the clculations for the flood storage on the plans. I also sent a letter to the Dutchess County Board of Health on the protection of the aquifer because of possible contamination.
3. Thomas Adams - 76 Jackson Street - comment on the looks of the proposed builings, thought that the buildings should have more of a colonial look, not opposed to the project concerned about the design of the buildings
4. Theresa Kraft - 315 Liberty Street, Beacon - Urged the Planning Board to reconsider thes proposed project since since the overall scope of this project will forever impact the Village of Fishkill Historical District. It will overshadow any old or new structures in the historic district. This project would be better situated on properties not located in the center of the historic village.
5. Dorinda Sheveck - 37 Weston Ave, Fishkill - Concerned about the looks of the building and the traffic impacts on Jackson Street as the result of this project.
6. Loretta Adams - 76 Jackson Street - commented on the length of time speakers were allowed to speak, she thought additional time should be allowed.
7. Besy Toledo - 25 Elm Street - Signed to speak but left the meeting early.
8. Visari Lekic - 1106 Main Street, Fishkill - supported the project and said the Village of Fishkill needs apartments like this.
9. Shannon Mulcahy - 25 Elm Street, Fishkill - Signed to speak but left meeting early.
10. Craig O’Donnell - 36 Cary Ave, Fishkill - excited about the improvements that have been made in the Village lately and I know the builder on this project and he is resident of the area and will do a great job. Our family is in favor of this project.
11. Candace Coates - 22 West Ave, Fishkill - opposed to the project, the buildings do not fit into the neighborhood, the houses are all single family homes, the proposed buildings are too tall, the amount of green spaces is being lost, it is over an aquifer and there will be water polution. I stongly recommend you reconsider this proposal.
12. Mara Farrell - 98 Jackson Street, Fishkill - As a resident of Jackson Street I ask the Village of Fishkill further examine the impacts that Jackson Crossing will have to other municipalities. It would be more preferable to scale back the project. She also talked about environmental concerns.
Chairman Klingzahn stated that was the last person who signed up to speak and offered Tom Knips more time to speak since he ran out of time. Mr Knips declined the offer. Martin Byster was also offered more time.
Mr Byster said he would like to see the analysis for the sub service flood storage area.
Chairman Klingzahn stated that all comments will be addressed and the public hearing will remain open if necessary. The Chairman read the response letter (on file) from the Dutchess County Planning Referral Notice. The next meeting will be held on September 18th at which time the public hearing will remain open and comments can be made at that meeting.
Motion by Theresa Cuchelo; Seconded by Stephanie Renino; Votes for: 5 Votes: against: 0 Motion carried. Meeting adjourned.
Don Van Nostrand
Planning Board Secretary