Planning Board Public Meeting Minutes July 19, 2016


The following minutes are a summary of the Planning Board meeting of July 19, 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: Mr. Joel called the meeting to order at 7:38 p.m. The following members were present: Mr. Joel, Mr. Scheibner, Mr. Reilly, Mr. Torielli, Mayor Knudsen, Councilman Voigt, Mr. Thurston, Ms. Patire, Ms. Altano and Ms. McWilliams. Also present were: Christopher Rutishauser, Village Engineer; Board Secretary Michael Cafarelli, and Blais Brancheau, Village Planner.


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


Committee/Commission/Professional Updates for Non-Agenda Topics, Correspondence Received by the Board – Mr. Cafarelli reported two emails one from the Concerned Residents of Ridgewood action taken against the Planning Board and Action taken in response their claim.


World Mission Society, Church of God Status Update – Mr. Brancheau reported that a meeting was scheduled with the Church of God on Wednesday July 20, 2016 to review the issues, impress upon them the Planning Board's unhappiness with the delay and discuss what work was done. He said if any work was completed it was done without approval. The Board asked if anyone heard from the neighbors and Mr. Rutishauser said he spoke with them and they indicated they had not heard anything from the Church. He said he would keep them appraised as to what is going on.

Discussion of Action Items from Reexamination Report – Mr. Brancheau discussed the list of action items he distributed to the Board by topic. He said the items colored in grey would take longer than others to complete. Mr. Brancheau said he wanted to update Board members on the work he has done on Reexamination Report. He discussed the sections Board members wanted him to begin to prioritize.


Mr. Brancheau said he received an email from the Zoning Officer with several items that he believes need to be included in the review process. Mr. Brancheau said some of the items such as solar panels would need Board discussion and others could be included in the reexamination report.

Scheduling of Hearings for Upcoming Development Applications – Mr. Brancheau said there are five development applications pending and four are multifamily housing applications. He suggested the multifamily applications be heard on a rotating basis and Board Members agreed.

Approval of minutes: - The minutes from July 21, 2015 were adopted as written.


Executive Session – The Board moved to executive session at 9:00 p.m. reconvened and adjourned at 10:25 p.m.

                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Michael Cafarelli

                                                                                                Board Secretary

Date approved: July 18, 2017


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