Planning Board Meeting Minutes 20180403

The following minutes are a summary of the Planning Board meeting of April 3, 2018. 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 7:40 p.m. Following members were present: Mayor Knudsen, Joel Torielli, Richard Joel, Councilman Jeff Voigt, Chief Van Goor, Melanie McWilliams, Francis Barto, and David Scheibner. Also present were Board Attorney, Christopher Martin, Esq., Village Planner, Brigette Bogart and Village Engineer, Christopher Rutishauser. Michael Cafarelli was not present.
Public Comments on Topics not Pending Before the Board – None were reported
Committee/Commission/Professional Updates for Non Agenda Topics – Mr. Scheibner reported on three Site Plan Exemption Committee applications. 
Correspondence received by the Board – None were reported
Jeanne Burke, Minor Sub-Division, 174 Elmsley Court, Block 2104, Lot 3.01 -Adoption of Memorializing Resolution of Approval – The resolution was adopted with two corrections.
Calbi, Minor Subdivision and Permit for not Abutting Street, 315 East Glen Avenue, Block 2106, Lot 20. Public Hearing continued from February 6, 2018 without further notice and without prejudice to the Board – Mr. Delia testified he completed his portion of the hearing and submitted the deed of easements. He said the October 29, 2003 prior Planning Board application described the proposed application and the 1987 deed indicates the lot is 150 feet in width. Board members questioned the lot size from the deed presented by Mr. Delia.
Open to the Public
Denise Lima, 18 East Glen Avenue, said the Easement is not in the underwriting from the Title Company and insurance company. She said residents believe the easement is owned by everyone and it was once a single property owned by the Phillips that was later subdivided. Mayor Knudsen asked Ms. Lima if the insurance company insured the easement and if Ms. Lima had documentation. Ms. Lima said she did not. Mr. Delia asked Ms. Lima if she ordered a title search and she said she did approximately ten days prior to last hearing. MS Lima was asked if she payed taxes on the easement and she said she did but did not have any documentation. Mr. Rutishauser testified that the Planning Board did not receive any correspondence and Ms. Bogart confirmed.
Frances Monton, 323 East Glen Avenue, said she was pleased with the project because the wall needs work and tree roots have destroyed her driveway.
Mary Lou Posten, 418 Sterling Place, asked about the trees and damage to the root system, drainage, and where the trench drain will be constructed. She also recommended that additional bushes be planted.
Toni Thomas, 317 East Glen Avenue, stated her concerns about the conflict in a two-way driveway, blocking of the easement, driveway used as a parking lot, and did not see the benefit of the application.
Mr. Delia, Esq., presented his closing statement stating the application is a two lot subdivision with some associated variances, it is the largest property in this neighborhood, they have reduced the easement as requested by the neighbors, saved trees and will add a conduit under the road for adjacent neighbors and for future use if warranted. He said it was C 1 Hardship variance with extraordinary and unique situation.  He said the subdivision was compliant with Zoning regulations, the Fire department approved the application, and there would be a one for one tree replacement.
The hearing was closed and following Board deliberation Mr. Voigt made a motion to approve, Mr. Scheibner seconded, the application was approved on a vote of four to three.
Adoption of Minutes: The minutes from May 2, 2017 were adopted with one correction.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.      
Michael Cafarelli
      Board Secretary
Date approved:  February 5, 2019
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