TOWN OF HALCOTT PLANNING BOARD
Meeting of August 5, 2020
Present: Ted Johnson, Andrew Kelder, Adina Johnson, Mark Vogler, Nancy Reynolds
Public: Peter & Demetra Platis, Samantha Bouton, Matthew Wickham, Paul Tamaccio,
Richard Lombardi, Karl & Bertha Von Hassel, Vickie & Dave Carpenter,
Chuck & Tonia Fronckowiak, Mike Ballard, Lyle Ballard, Pattie George, John Dobsa,
Chris & Judy DiBenedetto, Alan Reynolds, Nick Bouton, Ruth Kelder, Pattie Kelder
Chairman Johnson opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag at 6:00PM.
At 6:05PM Chairman Johnson opened the public hearing for Samantha Bouton, who plans to build a new home at 114 Bouton Road. There were many questions and comments, most of which were the result of a lack of understanding of the Site Plan Review law. Paul Tamaccio requested that outdoor lighting be kept to a minimum as per Section 4.10 and Section 6.4.7 of the Town of Halcott Land Use Code. Both sections specify that ‘all outdoor lighting shall use fixtures to prevent glare and light pollution. Full cut-off fixtures are preferred’. Public hearing was closed at 6:27PM. Motion to approve the application was made by A. Johnson, seconded by M. Vogler, unanimously approved. Sketches were signed and dated; EAF part 2 was completed and signed.
At 6:35 Chairman Johnson opened the public hearing for Peter and Demetra Platis, who would like to replace an existing shack with a new home at 1613 County Route 3. There were no questions from the public; public hearing was closed at 6:45. The Planning Board members discussed the substandard lot size and inability to meet setback requirements. Motion to deny the application was made by M. Vogler, seconded by T. Johnson, unanimously approved. Motion to adopt resolution for denial was made by M. Vogler, seconded by A. Kelder, unanimously approved.
Application was made by R. Lombardi, on behalf of Frank Lombardi, for the construction of a new garage at 871 Silas Lake Road. Site visit was scheduled for August 16 at 10AM; public hearing was scheduled for September 2, 2020.
Motion to accept the minutes of the 7/1/2020 meeting was made by A. Johnson, seconded by
M. Vogler, unanimously approved.
Old Business: The issue of appointing Paul Tamaccio as alternate Planning Board member was brought to the attention of the Town Board by N. Reynolds on July 20, 2020. They would like to have 3 or 4 names to choose from; when we have multiple candidates we will refer them.
Motion to adjourn was made at 7:15 PM by T. Johnson, seconded by N. Reynolds, unanimously approved.
N. Reynolds, Sec.