20180717 Planning Board Public Meeting

The following minutes are a summary of the Planning Board meeting of July 17, 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 7:35 p.m. The following members were present: Mayor Ramon Hache, Joel Torielli, Richard Joel, Deputy Mayor Susan Knudsen, Melanie McWilliams, Debbie Patire, James Van Goor, Debbie Patire, Frances Barto, Ms. Wesner, and Matthew Bandelt. Also present were Attorney Christopher Martin Village Engineer, Christopher Rutishauser, Autumn Sylvester, Planner, and Board Secretary Michael Cafarelli.


Oath of Office was administered to Debbie Patire as a Class IV member, Alysson Wesner, as an Alternate II member, James Van Goor as a Class II member, and Frances Barto as a Class IV member.


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


Committee/Commission/Professional Updates for Non-Agenda Topics – Deputy Mayor Knudsen reported that the Historical Preservation Commission meeting was cancelled. Mr. Torielli reported on the status of the Master Plan Sub-committee's working on a field trip date for NV5 and will have an update at the next Board meeting.

Correspondence Received by the Board – None was received.

Deputy Knudsen reported that there was a vacancy on the Open Space committee. Ms. Barto volunteered to serve on the committee.

Jeanne Burke, Minor Sub-Division, 174 Elmsley Court, Block 2104, Lot 3.01- Execution of Minor Subdivision Deed – The Deed was adopted as written.


Louis J. IV and Stephanie Reynolds, Minor Subdivision, 562 Morningside Road, Block 1313, Lot 18.01 - Mr. Rutherford, Esq., presented the application stating that they seek to restore what previously existed, lot 18.01 was merged with lot 17 in 2016, and applicant is requesting to restore Lot 17 that needs variances for pool. Mr. Reynolds, the property owner testified that dead and dying trees were cleared from lot 17; improvements were made on lot 18.01 including the pool and a retaining wall prior to lots being merged. He testified that lot 17 was purchased and merged to build a two-car garage. He said he and his wife decided not to build the garage because it was overwhelming and was not in keeping with surrounding lots. Mr. Reynold's said they had not finalized the pool permits. He said the driveway was expanded; encroaching into proposed lot 17, the pool and patio did not need variances because they were built after lot merger, curbing was relocated, and they cut back the driveway only on Lot 18.01.

Open to the Public

Terry Cardue, 250 Bedford Road and Jon Taubin, 240 Bedford Road questioned the garage aesthetics and asked the owner review alternatives.


Board Members asked about the driveway width, height of structure for side yard structures,

side yard with chimney, AC unit, pavers, and gross building area coverage. In reviewing the plans, it appeared that and coverage calculations were incorrect.

Applicant will provide corrected building and impervious coverage calculations as the current calculations did not include pool and the Ordinance requires the pool to be calculated. The application was carried to August 21, 2018.


Approval of minutes - The minutes from February 21, 2017 were adopted as written.


The meeting was adjourned 9:10 p.m.

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

                                                                        Michael Cafarelli

                                                                        Board Secretary

Date Approved:          June 4, 2019

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