TOWN OF MARBLETOWN PLANNING BOARD MINUTES

Date: December 11, 2013

Download These Minutes:  PB MINUTES 12/11/13

Vice Chairman: Steve Wood called the meeting to order at 6:40pm at

Town of Marbletown Town Hall, 3775 Main Street, Stone Ridge, NY 12484

 

 

ROLL CALL & PLEDGE

Richard Lanzarone                          Absent

Steve Wood                                       Present

Todd Natale                                       Absent

Kathleen Hawk                                  Present

Kris Lovelett (Alternate)                   Absent

Sylvia Ricci                                           Present

Larry Ricci                                            Present

Mary Collins                                         Absent

 

Also Present: Planner Bonnie Franson of H2M engineering

 

Vice Chairman, Steve Wood was instructed via telephone call with Chairman Lanzarone, to begin the meeting with the ‘new application’ in his absence.

 

New Application:

Applicant Application Location Zoning Dist. SBL Status
Wetzel, Ruth Lot Line Adjustment 4018 US Hwy 209 R-3 69.2-3-13 Submitted Application

11-20-13

 

Applicant Ruth Wetzel was present as well as Caroline Berninger and Maggie Colan on behalf of the Rondout Valley United Methodist Church.

Discussion:

Applicant-Ruth Wetzel Rondout Valley United Methodist Church Board Response Bonnie Franson
Clarifies   certain wording with in the review and asks question to Bonnie Share of   the Property Stewardship Committee for the RVUMC-Maggie Colan presents the   application to the Board

-after   reassessing the church’s property they decided they wanted to sell part of   the property /reached out to bordering neighbors

-negotiated   a price with Applicant and proceeded to move forward w/LLA application

-it is   explained that the land is shrubs and to no use to the church

 

-Steve   Wood asks the Board if they agree this application should be classified as an   ‘unlisted action’ under SEQRA

-they   agree

-in   response to Bonnies review, Todd Natale requests to view the map

-The Board   votes to approve the LLA subject to the earlier mentioned conditions   regarding copies of deeds as well as the surveyor tweaking the map

-Larry   reads part 2 of the EAF form to all

Bonnie   explains her review and discusses it with the Applicant as well as the Board

-indicates   that she did not have the existing deeds to the properties involved

-informs   the Applicant that LLA does not need to go to the County for further review

-Bonnie   states to the Board that she believes this to be an ‘unlisted action’ and to   please discuss the matter further

-minor   adjustments need to be done  to the   short form

-Bonnies   asks the Board if they have any comments regarding her review and the EAF   form

-Bonnie   indicates that there is a part 2 of the EAF form and it is reviewed

Official Actions:

Vice Chairman Wood entertains a motion to classify Wetzel LLA as an unlisted action.

 

Moved By: Sylvia Ricci

Seconded By: Kathleen Hawk

Vote: All Aye

Rich Lanzarone: Absent

Mary Collins: Absent

Kris Lovelett (Alternate): Absent

Steve Wood: Aye

Kathleen Hawk: Aye

Sylvia Ricci: Aye

Todd Natale: Aye

Larry Ricci: Aye

 

The action was thereupon adopted by a vote of 5 Ayes, zero Nays, zero Abstentions and 3 Absent.

 

Todd Natale indicates that the LLA can be approved subject to previously listed and discussed conditions.

 

Moved By: Todd Natale

Vote: All Aye

Rich Lanzarone: Absent

Mary Collins: Absent

Kris Lovelett (Alternate): Absent

Steve Wood: Aye

Kathleen Hawk: Aye

Sylvia Ricci: Aye

Todd Natale: Aye

Larry Ricci: Aye

 

The action was thereupon adopted by a vote of 5 Ayes, zero Nays, zero Abstentions and 3 Absent.

 

 

Discussion:

Chairman Rich Lanzarone entered the meeting via telephone call on speaker for all to hear.

 

 

The Woodman, LLC Site Plan   Amendment to change use from Solarium manufacturing to firewood   processing/fuel dealer/ Property is located at 2453 Lucas Turnpike in the I-1   zoning district with a tax map number of 69.4-1-58.110.

 

Chairman Lanzarone indicated that the Board has not sent a letter to   Applicant Ted Whitehead. He explains that a letter will be completed prior to   the next meeting.

 

 

 

Jasinski, John, 2 Lot   Subdivision located on Aqueduct Way in an R-1 Zoning District with a tax map   number of 70.3-3-31.110. Status: Had a daytime review on 6/19/13.

 

Chairman Lanzarone indicated that following the Board’s referral of   Mr. Jasinski to the ZBA requesting an Area Variance. (Recording Unclear) A   series of conference calls, emails and conversations surrounding this   application ensued between himself, Attorney Shannon LaFrance and ZBA Chairman   Will Husta. The Planning Board received a letter from the ZBA stating that   they did not see the need for a variance. Chairman Lanzarone explains that   the ZBA indicates that the Applicant can achieve the desired outcome by an   average density sub-division. “From the ZBA’s perspective, if there is a   code-conforming way to achieve what the Applicant wants, then they don’t have   the justification for issuing a variance.” If all the remaining heirs of the   property agreed to sub-divide right now, they all come up short but the ZBA   could, in fact be sympathetic to the situation since there is really no practical   way to achieve what they would like to do. Chairman Lanzarone explains brief   history and states that the Jasinski family came before the Planning Board 20   years ago and wanted to do the sub-division and split the property up amongst   the children but the Board talked them out of this and convinced the family   to only divide one or two lots. It is possible that Mr. Jasinski could   present a case to be granted a variance. Chairman indicates that there needs   to be a conference with Mr. Jasinski, Will and Bonnie to explain what his   options are. Larry Ricci comments on the matter stating that it was perfectly   clear at the time that the parents wanted to sub-divide the property amongst   their children. During the time, zoning has changed but it was clear what the   desired outcome was. Steve Wood indicates to Chairman Lanzarone that a   meeting will be set up regarding the matter. Chairman Lanzarone signs off at   this time.

 

 

Discussion regarding the Jasinski application ensues between the Board and Will Husta of the Zoning Board of Appeals. A meeting will be scheduled for Tuesday December 17th at 9:30am. Secretary will organize this so the Applicant or someone representing the family can be present.

 

The Board also discusses the matter of the Woodman, LLC application.

 

Action Items: Approve Minutes from 11-13-13 meeting

 

Minutes were not approved at this time since there was not a quorum and Steve Wood

 

 

Correspondence:

 

  1. Letter from Town of Hurley regarding      balloon test.

No discussion necessary since the test already occurred.

 

 

 

 

 

At this time, Vice Chairman Steve Wood requests a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

Moved By: Sylvia Ricci

Seconded by: Larry Ricci

Vote: All Aye

Rich Lanzarone: Absent

Mary Collins: Absent

Kris Lovelett (Alternate): Absent

Steve Wood: Aye

Kathleen Hawk: Aye

Sylvia Ricci: Aye

Todd Natale: Aye

Larry Ricci: Aye

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Holly Behnke, Planning Board Secretary