Planning Board Meeting Minutes 20160202

The following minutes are a summary of the Planning Board meeting of February 2, 2016. Interested parties may request an audio recording of the meeting from the Board Secretary for a fee.

Call to Order & Statement of Compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act: Chairman Nalbantian called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m. The following members were present: Mr. Nalbantian, Ms. Bigos, Mr. Thurston, Mr. Reilly, Ms. Altano, Mr. Joel, Ms. Dockray, Ms. Patire, and Mr. Abdalla. Also present were: Gail Price, Esq., Board Attorney; Blais Brancheau, Village Planner; and Board Secretary Michael Cafarelli. Christopher Rutishauser, Village Engineer, Mayor Aronsohn, and Councilwoman Knudsen were not present.


Committee/Professional Updates – Ms. Bigos shared community survey

Correspondence received by the Board – Michael Cafarelli said there was none.

Public Comments on Topics not Pending Before the Board – No one came forward.

Reexamination of the Master Plan and Development Regulations – Adoption of Final Report – Mr. Brancheau said many of the items on the list were not as straight forward as they appeared and were codependent on other items. Mr. Nalbantian asked Mr. Brancheau to go through all of the items on the list providing a brief overview.  Mr. Brancheau went through his report, discussed each section and item in detail, and explained the rationale for his recommended zoning changes.

Board members asked about the zone changes, the recommendation to move churches out of the R Zone, if there would be a public hearing before adoption, and other questions about his final report. Mr. Brancheau said there would be a public hearing. Members suggested that parking be adopted in the ordinance. There was a discussion about adding Mt. Carmel property in the P Zone.

Mr. Brancheau said what was proposed will be impacted by the housing plan, Valley Hospital, and other Village matters. He said there were three errors, one page 24 that he would delete, move Mt. Carmel to the P Zone, and  change the P, Q to the R -1 Zone in the final report.

Mr. Joel motioned to move forward with the final report. The motion was seconded by Mr. Thurston and all approved.

Approval of MinutesThe minutes from August 5, 2014 were adopted as written.

Executive Session – 9:08 p.m. the Board went into executive session and the meeting adjourned at 11:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Michael Cafarelli

                                                                                                Board Secretary

Date approved: March 21, 2017

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