5/15/14 Planning Board Meeting

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Planning Board Meeting Minutes

May 15, 2014


          Chairman Hans Klingzahn opens the meeting at 7:00 pm.                            

Roll call: Present: Hans Klingzahn, Cris Phillips, Bea Lindsay, Theresa Cuchelo, Alternates Reylene VanGeldern and Hilary  Absent: Stephanie Renino

Also present: Peter Phillips, Deputy Mayor and Liaison to the Planning Board, Sarah Brown, Village Planner, Jaime McNiff, representing Larry Paggi, Village Engineer, Victoria Polidoro, Planning Board Attorney, and Angela Arasim, Village Clerk

Chairman Klingzahn established that there is a quorum and that alternate member Hilary Roberto would be a voting member tonight.

Acceptance of the minutes from the meeting held on April 17, 2014. Motion by Bea Lindsay to approve and seconded by Cris Phillips. Votes For: 5 Votes Against: 0 Motion carried.


Public Hearing:

1. None



1.  Donald Spanel                        - 10 Broad Street                 - Certificate of Appropriatenes


     Applicant:                               - Donald Spanel                   - Property Owner


Cris Phillips moves to approve a certifcate of appropriateness for Donald Spanel of 10 Broad Street for a new garage. Motion seconded by Hilary Roberto. Votes for: 5 Votes against: 0 Motion carried.


2. Catania, Mahon,                      - 701-703 Route 9                - Sign Permit Applications

    Milligram & Rider PLLC                      

    Applicant:                                 - Joe Catania                       - Law Firm Pincipal


Chairman Klingzahn reads a memo (on file) from Code Enforcement Officer Tom VanTine stating that the three signs before the board comply with the Village code.

Theresa Cuchelo makes a motion to approve the first sign labeled 2A for 701-703 Route 9 as per application. Motion seconded by Cris Phillips Votes for: 5 Votes against: 0 Motion carried.

Bea Lindsay makes a motion to approve the sign labeled 2B as per specs on file. Motion seconded by Theresa Cuchelo. Votes for: 5 Votes against: 0 Motion carried.

Cris Phillips moves to approve the sign labeled 2C for Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider PLLC. Motion seconded by Hilary Roberto. Votes for: 5 Votes against: 0 Motion carried.


3. Trends Inn Salon                      - 1125 Main Street              - Sign Permit Application

    Applicant:                                  - Rob Hanlon                      - Business Owner                        

Hilary Roberto moves to approve the sign for the Trends Inn Salon located at 1125 Main Street. Motion seconded by Cris Phillips. Votes for: 5 Votes against: 0 Motion carried.


4. Hudson Valley FCU                   - 6 Schuyler Blvd                - Site Plan Application

                                                                                                       - Special Use Permit

    Applicant:                                    - Roger Keating                  - Chazen Company

                                                                                                          Project Representative

Roger Keating updated the board on the progress of the changes made to the site plan based on the Village consultants comments. There will be a lot consolidation of two parcels and at the last meeting there would be a need to do a a subdivision which is in progress. It was requested that the EAF be updated and resubmitted to the board. The next submission to the board will have the detail updated plans.

Sarah Brown, Village Planner covered her comment letter (on file).

Jaime McNiff, Village Engineer Representative covered engineering comment letter. (on file)

Chairman Klingzahn informed the applicants that the Village Board would be meeting on May 19th and would be voting on allowing banking facilities in the PI district. This was an oversight in

the Village Comprehensive Plan.

Victoria Polidoro, Planning Board Attorney informed the board that a resolution has been prepared that would authorize SEQRA circulation as soon as the revised plan has been received.

Chairman Klingzahn reads the resolution (on file) declaring the Planning Board’s intent to serve as Lead Agency on the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union - Designation of Lead Agency in Accordance with SEQRA.

Bea Lindsay makes a motion to approve the resolution for the Planning Board to act as lead agency for the Hudson Valley FCU. Motion seconded by Cris Phillips. Votes for: 5 Votes against: 0 Motion carried.

Roger Keating said he would work towards getting the required documentation to the board prior to the next meeting scheduled for June 19th.


Chairman Klingzahn read a letter (on file) from Kelly Libolt, authorized representative for the Jackson Crossing project requesting that a special public information meeting be held before the planning board makes a SEQRA determination.

Victoria Polidoro, Planning Board Attorney explained that normally the board would need to complete SEQRA before the board could set a public hearing on the application for site plans.

In this case since there is so much public interest on this project, a public comment session would allow the board to solicit public comments on potential environmental impacts that you could then consider when you go to make your positive or negative declaration later in the process. This provides for public comment earlier in the process without violating the rules against holding the public hearing before SEQRA.

Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion to hold a public comment session on SEQRA for Jackson Crossing at a special meeting to be held on June 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

So Moved: Bea Lindsay Motion seconded by Hilary Roberto Votes for: 5 Votes against: 0

Motion carried.


Close Meeting:

Motion by Bea Lindsay Seconded by Cris Phillips

Votes For: 5 Votes against: 0 Motion carried. Meeting adjourned.


Respectfully submitted:

Don Van Nostrand

Planning Board Secretary


Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 19:00


Planning Board

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