Planning Board - Minutes

Meeting date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017


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

Roll call: Present: Hans Klingzahn, Cris Phillips, Theresa Cuchelo, Matt Vetare, Reylene VanGeldern. Alternates: Steve Brown and Caitlin Brozier. Also present: Pete Phillips, Deputy Mayor and Liaison to the Planning Board, Brandon Knapp, Fire Chief of the Village of Fishkill Sarah Brown, Village Planner, Larry Paggi, Village Engineer, Victoria Polidoro, Planning Board Attorney and Don Van Nostrand, Board Secretary.

Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion to accept the minutes for the meeting held on April 20,  2017. Motion made by Cris Phillips to approve. Motion seconded by, Reylene VanGeldern Discussion none, all in favor, Aye. Motion carried.



          1. The Finer Things Boutique     - 1119 Main Street          - Sign Permit Application

               Applicants:                               - Alexis Scofield              - Business Owner

                                                                  - Krish Dillon                  - Business Owner

             Chairman Klingzahn reads a memo from Building Inspector, Tom VanTine stating that

             the sign complies with the Village sign regulations. Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion.

             Cris Phillips moves to approve a sign permit for The Finer Things Boutiques as per the

             application. Motion seconded by Reylene VanGeldern. Discussion none, all in favor. Aye.

             Motion carried.                           


         2. Alan V Tapp, Ph.D.                  - 1012 Main Street         - Sign Permit Application

             Applicant:                                  - Alan V Tapp, Ph.D.    - Business Owner

                                                                 - Jessica Mckeon            - Fast Signs

                                                                                                            1839 South Road

                                                                                                            Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

             Chairman Klingzahn reads a memo from Building Inspector, Tom VanTine stating

             that the sign complies providing that the signage on the front of the building and window

             are removed.

             Jessica McKeon of Fast Signs explains that another tenant will be sharing the space and

             will be putting a sign on the building.

             Theresa Cuchelo moves to accept the sign for Alan V Tapp as per application. Motion

            seconded by Cris Phillips. Discussion none, all in favor. Aye. Motion carried.


           3. Ouart Residence                      - 25 Broad Street          - Certificate of Appropriateness

                Applicant:                               - David & Margaret     - Property Owners 25 Broad Street


           Chairman Klingzahn reads Building Inspector, Tom VanTine’s memo to the board stating

           that the proposed iron hand rails are code compliant and defer to the board on the color

           change to the front door.

           Matt Vetare moves to accept the Certificate of Appropriateness for David and Margaret

           Ouart as presented. Motion seconded by Theresa Cuchelo. Discussion none, all in favor. Aye.

           Motion carried.


           4. Stephanos Restaurant              - 1053 Main Street       - Certificate of Appropriatenss

               Applicants:                                - Carmine Mazzola      - Business Owner

                                                                   - Patricio Patino           - Business Owner

            Business Owner Carmine Mazzola presented the color samples of the pavers to be installed

            on the new proposed patio to be constructed in front of the restaurant as well as the black

            iron fencing surrounding the patio. The patio would include 9 post with lights and 1 gate.

            Chairman Klingzahn reads Building Inspector, Tom VanTine’s comment letter (on file)

            on the proposed patio.

            Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion.

             Reylene VanGeldern makes a motion to approve a Certificate of Appropriateness for

             a patio in front of the building for Stephanos Restaurant. Motion seconded by Matt Vetare.

             Discussion none, all in favor. Aye. Motion carried.


             5. Ram Hospitality                         - 21 Schuyler Blvd          - Site Plan Application

                 Applicant:                                   - Raksha Patel                - Business Owner

                                                                      - Tom DePuy                     T.M. DePuy Engineering and

                                                                                                                  Land Surveying, P.C.

                                                                                                                  2656 Route 302

                                                                                                                  Middletown, NY 10941

             Tom DePuy representing the business owners presented the plans to add an addition to both

             ends of the building to add rooms. It will add 20 additional rooms and enlarge public area.

             A concern of the number of parking spaces shown on the plans were voiced as a concern by

             the board.

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

             Village Engineer, Larry Paggi covered his comment letter (on file).

             Brandon Knapp, Village of Fishkill Fire Chief voiced a concern on the plans showing the

             stairwells not being located at the end of the hallways. He said that the stairwells should be

             relocated to the end of the buildings.

             Victoria Polidoro stated that if a variance is required for parking a co-ordinated review

             would be required between the planning and zoning boards. A motion would be required

             for an unlisted and co-ordinated review.

             So moved, Cris Phillips. Motion seconded by Theresa Cuchelo. Discussion none. All in favor.

             Aye. Motion carried.    


              Close Meeting:

              Motion by: Theresa Cuchelo; Seconded by: Reylene Van Geldern

              Votes for: 5; Votes against: 0 Motion carried. Meeting adjourned.       


              Respectfully submitted:

              Don Van Nostrand

              Planning Board Secretary