November 17, 2016
Chairman Hans Klingzahn opens the meeting at 7:00 pm.
Roll call: Present: Hans Klingzahn, Cris Phillips, Matt Vetare, Alternates Caitlin Brozier and Stephen Brown. Theresa Cuchelo arrived at 7:05 pm. Absent: Reylene VanGeldern Also present: Pete Phillips: Deputy Mayor and Liaison to the Planning Board, Sarah Brown , Village Planner, Larry Paggi, Village Engineer and Don Van Nostrand, Board Secretary.
Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion to accept the minutes for the meeting held on October 27, 2016. Motion made by Cris Phillips to approve. Motion seconded by, Matt Vetare. Discussion none, all in favor, Aye. Motion carried.
1. Caliber Home Loans - 1012 Main Street - Sign Permit Application
Applicant: - Jessica Mckeon - Fast Signs ( Authorized Representative)
1839 South Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Chairman Klingzahn reads a letter (on file) from Tom VanTine, Code Enforcement Officer
stating that both signs being presented are in compliance with Village code and entertains
a motion on the sign designated as 1A.
Cris Phillips moves to approve the wall mounted sign for Caliber Home Loans as per the
application. Motion seconded by Matt Vetare. Discussion none, all in favor. Aye. Motion carried.
Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion on the monument sign.
Matt Vetare makes a motion to approve the Caliber Home Loans sign designated as 1B for the
directory sign as per application. Motion seconded by Cris Phillips. Discussion none, all in favor.
Aye, motion carried.
2. Mattress Firm - 11 Merritt Blvd - Sign Permit Application
Applicant: - Grace Ruseskas - Gloede Neon Signs
97 N Clinton St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Chairman Klingzahn stated that the original application submitted for the building mounted sign
was for 49 square feet and was denied by the Code Enforcement Officer, Tom VanTine.
The application was revised to 44.5 square feet which is in compliance with the Village code
and is now submitted to the board for review. Both signs labeled A&B are in compliance.
Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion on the building mounted sign.
Cris Phillips moves to approve signage for Mattress Firm, application 2A at 11 Merritt Blvd
as presented. Motion seconded a motion to accept the monument sign for 584 Route 9 as per
application. Motion seconded by Matt Vetare. Discussion none, all in favor, Aye. Motion carried.
Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion on the second sign which is a double sided free
Matt Vetare moves to approve the application 2B for Mattress Firm. Motion seconded by
Cris Phillips. Discussion none, all in favor, Aye. Motion carried.
3. Dutchess Biercafé - 1097-1099 Main St - Site Plan
Applicant: - Areyh Siegel - Areyh Siegel, Architect
514 Main Street
- Nick Fortunno - Business Owner
Architect Areyh Siegel updated the board on the progress of the planning process since
the last meeting held on October 27, 2016. Revised plans were submitted based on the
comments received from the board meeting last month.
Chairman Klingzahn reads a letter (on file) from Board Attorney Victoria Polidoro on
easements and stating the legal obligations of the property owner prior to the planning
board approving the application.
Sara Brown reviewed her comment letter (on file) on the project and addressed the easement
concerns and the letter from Code Enforcement Officer Tom VanTine that because of the
outdoor sales law the food truck is not allowed in the VCBD district.
Larry Paggi reviewed his comment letter (on file) with concerns on delivery trucks and
verifying that the pavers are suitable for the traffic. No major problems identified at this
Chairman Klingzahn stated that the legal documents have to be taken care of before the
application process can be moved forward.
4. Promenade Senior Living - 542 Route 9 - Discussion
Steven M. Lautner, Chief Executive Officer of Promenade Senior Living and Attorney
Jennifer Vantuyl presented an overview of a proposed Senior Assisted Living project
located at 542 Route 9. Plans were to submit applications to the board in the near
Motion by: Theresa Cuchelo
Seconded by: Cris Phillips
Votes for: 5 Votes against: 0 Motion carried. Meeting adjourned.
Don Van Nostrand
Planning Board Secretary