Planning Board meeting, 7 October, 2020 6:00pm

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

The Town of Halcott Planning Board will conduct 2 public hearings on Wednesday October 7, 2020 beginning at 6:00PM at the Town Grange, 264 Route 3, Halcott Center, NY. The purpose of the first hearing is for the Site Plan Review application of James Zampino, 245 Turkey Ridge Road, Halcott Center, NY, for the construction of a garage. Tax Map ID #158-4-34. All persons wishing to speak upon this matter shall be heard at this time. Immediately following, there will be a public hearing for the Site Plan Review application of Harry Johnston, 460 Turkey Ridge Road, Halcott Center, NY, for a mobile home. Tax ID #158-5-23. All persons wishing to speak upon this matter shall be heard at this time. A regular Planning Board meeting will follow the public hearings.

Ted Johnson, Chairman

Minutes, Planning Board 5 August, 2020

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.

Correspondence:  None

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.

Submitted: ___________________

N. Reynolds, Sec.

8/17/2020

Agenda, Town Board Meeting 21 September, 2020, 7:15pm

Town of Halcott
Agenda
7:15 Monday,
September 21 , 2020
Town Grange, all are welcome

Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance
Budget discussion
Regular Meeting
Approval of minutes: August 17, 2020
Highway Superintendent Report
Voucher Vote
Finance Report:
Clerk’s Report
Public Comment
Other Business: Executive Session for Fire Contract Negotiation
Next Meeting: October 19, regular meeting

Adjourn

Town Board Minutes, 17 August, 2020

Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange
August 17, 2020 7:15 pm

Present: Town Supervisor Alan White, Council Members Yukari Day, Judy DiBenedetto, Innes Kasanof, Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton, Town Clerk Patricia Warfield. Absent: Councilman Alan Reynolds.

Call to Order at 7:15 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approval of the minutes of the July 20, 2020 meeting: Motion to approve by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilwoman Yukari Day, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Highway Superintendent’s Report: (A) The Highway Department has finished putting down stone and oil on town roads. Highway Superintendent Bouton will try to get a definitive answer from the State on CHIPS reimbursement to the Town, he will also work with Finance Chair Innes Kasanof this week to finalize the amount of money spent on road repair and maintenance for reimbursement purposes. (B)TheTown has been hauling stone for the Town of Middletown, part of a reciprocal agreement, in exchange for brush trimming work performed by the Middletown Highway Department on Halcott roads. (C) Road improvements are ongoing on Townsend Hollow Rd. The removal of additional trees is necessary to widen the road, and an improved turn around is in the works to help facilitate the snow plowing done for Halcott by the Town of Middletown. (D)Greene County has been out of Halcott, taking care of complaints elsewhere in the County. While they are still short of help, they have plans to be back in Town mowing this week and will help mow town roads as well.

Voucher vote: (A) General Abstract #G0820 – vouchers #119 – 123 = $2,171.71. Highway Abstract #H0820 – vouchers #124 – 129 = $8,148.82. Motion to pay bills by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2nd by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Finance Chair Report: (A) Finance Chair Innes Kasanof presently the July 2020 monthly finance report. (B)The 2021 Tentative Budget will be presented to the Board at the September Regular Town Board meeting. With state finances questionable going forward into next year due to COVID-19, the Board will work towards trying to keep a flat budget increase for 2021. (C ) The new fire budget has not yet been presented to the Town Board. The Town would like to have a more formal fire budget discussion than has occurred in previous years, and would also like to discuss having the ability to vote on capital purchases for the fire department with an amount over $10,000.00.

Clerk’s Report: Building Permit: 1 @ $50.00, Certificate of Occupancy Search: 5 $ $25.00 each, Billy Haynes (Aug.-Oct.): $600.00, Transfer Station(garbage) money: $339.00. The Town collected and disbursed $1,114.00 for the month of July.

Other Business: (A) There has been an issue with hikers parking cars at the end of Johnson Hollow road, blocking the road and additionally, access to the truck turn around creating a dangerous situation should an emergency arise. The Town will look to see if there is state owned land on County Route 3 where a safer parking area could be created for day hikers looking to access state land.(B) Community Bank will be closing the Fleischmanns branch in November. Due to this decision, the Town will close out any remaining accounts at Community Bank and exclusively use the Bank of Greene County.

Next Meeting: Regular Town Board Meeting: September 21, 2020, 7:15 pm.

Motion to Adjourn at 8:18 pm by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilwoman Yukari Day, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Planning Board minutes for July 1, 2020

TOWN OF HALCOTT PLANNING BOARD

Meeting of July 1, 2020

Present:  Ted Johnson, Andrew Kelder, Adina Johnson, Mark Vogler, Nancy Reynolds

Public:    Peter & Demetra Platis, Samantha Bouton, Matthew Wickham, Paul Tamaccio

Chairman Johnson opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag at 6:05PM.

Application and sketches were presented by S. Bouton for a new home on her property at 110 Bouton Road. Site visit was held after the meeting was adjourned. Public hearing was scheduled for August 5, 2020, at 6PM.

Application and sketches were presented by P. & D. Platis for the replacement of an existing house with a new modular home at 1613 County Route 3. Site visit will be made prior to the next meeting. Public hearing was scheduled for August 5, 2020, directly following the Bouton public hearing.

Motion to accept the minutes of the 1/8/2020 meeting was made by M. Vogler, seconded by A. Johnson, unanimously approved.

Correspondence:  None

New Business:  The Board discussed the possibility of having an alternate member.

N. Reynolds mentioned that P. Tamaccio is interested and will bring it to the attention of the Town Board for consideration.

Motion to adjourn was made at 6:30 PM by T. Johnson, seconded by N. Reynolds, unanimously approved.

Submitted:  N. Reynolds, Sec. 7/10/2020