Planning Board Minutes - March 7, 2017

The following minutes are a summary of the Planning Board meeting of March 7, 2017. 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 7:35 p.m. Following members were present: Mayor Knudsen, Mr. Joel, Joel Torielli, Councilman Jeff Voigt, Isabella Altano, Melanie McWilliams, David Scheibner, Carrie Giordano, Frances Barto, and Debbie Patire. Also present were Christopher Martin, Esq., Board Attorney; Village Engineer Chris Rutishauser; and Board Secretary Michael Cafarelli.

Swearing in of New Planning Board members – Mayor Knudsen swore in Ms. Barto as an Alternate 2 Board member, Ms. Giordano as an Alternate 1 Board member and Ms. McWilliams as a Class IV member.

Public Comments on Topics not Pending Before the Board – Ms. Knudsen reported the Historic Preservation Commission was meeting on March 9, 2017. She also reported that the Village Council can now approve funding for the Master Plan and they approved Ms. Bogart and Ms. McManus as Planners for the Village.

Correspondence received by the Board – Mr. Cafarelli reported a letter from The Village Engineer to Thomas Wells requesting he conduct a more detailed analysis of the proposed retaining wall and a letter from Bruinooge Associates representing 257 Ridgewood Avenue asking to have their application carried to May 16, 2016.

257 Ridgewood Avenue, LLC, Block 3703, Lot 4, 6, & 8.01, Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan – The application was carried to May 16, 2017 without notice and without prejudice to the Board.

KS Broad Street, Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan, 76 & 80 Chestnut Street and 25-27 Franklin Avenue, Block 2005, Lots 11,12,13,14,15 - Public Hearing continued from January 17, 2017 – to be carried to March 21, 2017 without further notice. The application was carried to March 21, 2017 without notice and without prejudice to the Board.

Adoption of Minutes: The minutes from August 4, 2015 and June 16, 2015 were adopted as written.

Other Business – Ms. Knudsen reported that Ms. Scribner would be retiring from the Village in June and asked to remain on the Board as a resident. Ms. Knudsen said he could remain on the Board as a Class IV member.

The status of outstanding minutes were discussed. Mr. Cafarelli said he reviewed the minutes and agreed to complete the majority of 2016 minutes within the next two months leaving only four sets to be subcontracted.

Executive Session – The Board went into Executive Session at 7:55 p.m., returned to open session at 8:35 p.m. and the meeting was adjourned.                                                                                   


                                                                                                Michael Cafarelli                                                                                               

                                                                                                Board Secretary

Date Approved: February 6, 2018

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