9/18/14 Planning Board Meeting

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Planning Board Meeting Minutes

September 18, 2014                                                     


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

Roll call: Present: Hans Klingzahn, Cris Phillips and Reylene VanGeldern. Absent: Theresa Cuchelo, Bea Lindsay, Hilary Roberto and Stephanie Renino. Also present: Peter Phillips, Deputy Mayor and Liaison to the Planning Board, Sarah Brown, Village Planner, Victoria Polidoro, Planning Board Attorney, Tom VanTine, Building Inspector and Don Van Nostrand, Secretary

Chairman Klingzahn established that there is a voting quorum tonight. He informed the board members and others present that board member Bea Lindsay was admitted to the hospital and had to under go emergency surgery. No further information was available.

Acceptance of the minutes from the meeting held on August 21, 2014. Motion by Cris Phillips to approve and seconded by Reylene VanGeldern. Votes For: 3 Votes Against: 0 Motion carried.



            1. Golden Budha Thai               - 985 Main Street               - Sign Permit Application

               Jitlada Korsangwichai                                                        - Business Owner


            Cris Phillips moves to approve the sign permit application for Golden Budha Thai located at 985                 

            Main Street. Motion seconded by Reylene VanGeldern. Votes for: 3 Votes against: 0 Motion



           2. Fishkill Tire/Auto Repair      - 1103 Main Street             - Sign Permit Application

               Bill Ross Jr                                                                           - Business Owner

               Tom Walsh                                                                           - Sign Language


Cris Phillips moves to approve the free standing sign (designated as 2A) for Fishkill Tire located at 1103 Main Street. Motion seconded by Reylene VanGeldern. Votes for: 3 Votes against: Motion carried.

Cris Phillips moves to approve the building mounted sign (designated as 2B) for Fishkill Tire located at 1103 Main 35 Merritt Blvd. Motion seconded by Reylene VanGeldern. Votes for: 3 Votes against: 0. Motion carried.


Public Hearing Continuation :


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 which is currently developed as an existing restaurant. The credit union will be looking to do a new 5000 square foot building branch with associated drive thru and associated parking. He also adressed a public comment made at the previous public hearing on storm water management and what the plans were to control waste water and the run off water on the site.

Chairman Klingzahn entertains any comments from the public on the project.

No public comments were made on the project.

Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion to close the public hearing on the Hudson Valleyt FCU.

Cris Phillips moves to approve the motion. Reylene VanGeldern seconds the motion. Votes for: 3 Votes against: 0 Motion carried.

The applicants will be scheduled to appear at the next meeting which will be held on October 30th.    


Chairman Klingzahn announces to the public that if you have not signed up to speak on the Jackson Crossing, LLC public hearing to please do so.

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 new buildings located on the property and proposing to maintain the Carriage House and the existing single family house. In total the proposal is to add 24 apartment units which are three story structures. The entrance stays basically the same as the existing parking lot and a proposed emergency exit to Rosilia which is a privately owned road and we are working with the owners on an easement.

Chairman Klingzahn reads six letters (on file) which were sent into the board with comments on the project since the last meeting.

Chairman Klingzahn announces that the people who have signed up to speak will be given three minutes to make their comments on the proposed project. This is not a question and answer period and is being held for comment only. The board will not answer any questions. Questions will be answered after the public hearing has been closed.

Public Comment: Martin Byster commented on the Sprout Creek aquifer, flood plain concerns and documents  availability by the Village and Town on this project.

Francis Szenser commented on flooding problems, potenetial contamination of dirt being brought in and empty apartments on Merritt Boulevard.

Theresa Craft commented on green space, inadequate parking space, design of the buildings.

Candace Coates commented on size of the buidlings, need to downsize.

Marilyn Coates commented on size of the buildings and two stories should be sufficient.

Anthony Kalbos concerned about the potential impact to the schools, school taxes, impact to water and sewer, traffic congestion.

Reed Scott concerned about traffic, parking and water drainage.

Jennifer VanTuyl  comments were in support of project, improve the character of the neighbor hood placing housing close to Main Street is keeping with the Villages Master Plan and the Village needs more housing.

Colleen Hardman concerned about traffic, school impact, flood plain and greenspace.

Dorinda Sheveck commented on the design of buildings and conerned about flooding.

Mara Farrell concerned about the size of the project and environmental impacts.

Brian Wrye concerned about traffic, pedestrian traffic, high density project and water run off.

Chairman Klingzahn informed the audience that the board appreciated the comments made on this project and the board take the comments very seriously. The comments will be adressed by the applicant.

Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion to close the public hearing.

Cris Phillips moves to approve the motion. Reylene VanGeldern seconds the motion. Votes for: 3 Votes against: 0 Motion carried.


Chairman Klingzahn announces that the next meeting of the board will be held on October 30, 2014.

Close Meeting: 

Motion by: Cris Phillips; Seconded by: Reylene VanGeldern

Votes for: 3 Votes: against: 0 Motion carried. Meeting adjourned.


Respectfully submitted:

Don Van Nostrand

Planning Board Secretary


Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 19:00


Planning Board

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