Dear Friends: Ruth Kelder passed away on Friday. Ruth led the Halcott United Methodist Church for many years and is known for her great bake sales which she and her daughter Pattie held at every election and Halcott Fair until earlier this year when public gatherings were discouraged. There will be a viewing at Gormley’s Funeral Home in Phoenicia on Friday October 23 from 7 to 9PM and on Saturday, October 24 between 11 and 1. The funeral home practices social distancing; the number of visitors will be limited to 50% of their capacity at a time. Because of the danger of large gatherings, there will be only a small private funeral for Ruth on Saturday.
TOWN OF HALCOTT PLANNING BOARD
Meeting of September 2, 2020
Present: Adina Johnson, Andrew Kelder, Mark Vogler, Nancy Reynolds
Absent: Ted Johnson
Public: Frank Lombardi, Catalina Lombardi, James Zampino, A. Dunn,
Peter & Demetra Platis, Harry Johnston
Chairman Johnson was unable to attend the meeting; co-chair Adina Johnson opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag at 6:05PM.
Public hearing for a new garage proposed by F. Lombardi was opened at 6:07PM. There were no public comments or concerns. The hearing was closed at 6:15 PM. Motion to approve the application was made by A. Johnson, seconded by N. Reynolds, unanimously approved. Sketches were signed and dated and part 2 of the EAF from was completed and signed. Site visit had been done on August 16, 2020, by A. Johnson, A. Kelder and N. Reynolds.
P. Platis, whose application to replace an existing structure with a larger new home had been denied due to setback issues on August 5, 2020, proposed replacing the old structure with one in the same footprint. After review and consideration of Land Use Code Sections #6.1.2b and #9.5.8 the Board determined that the proposed replacement is exempt from site plan approval. Motion to exempt was made by A. Kelder, seconded by A. Johnson, unanimously approved. The Board referred the matter back to the Code Enforcement Officer and the ZBA.
Application and sketches were presented by J. Zampino for a new garage on his property at
245 Turkey Ridge Road. Site visit was scheduled for September 6, 2020; public hearing was scheduled for October 7, 2020, at 6PM.
Application and sketches were presented by H. Johnston for a mobile home on Turkey Ridge Road. The 911 number had not been established at that time. Site visit was scheduled for September 6, 2020; public hearing was scheduled for October 7, 2020, directly following the Zampino public hearing.
Motion to accept the minutes of the 8/5/2020 meeting was made by A. Johnson, seconded by
M. Vogler, unanimously approved.
New Business: Updating the 4 hour course requirement was discussed. A. Johnson will look into possibilities for internet courses.
Old Business: The list of possible planning board alternates was tabled for this month; we will discuss the issue at the October meeting.
Motion to adjourn was made at 7:13 PM by A. Johnson, seconded by M. Vogler, unanimously approved.
Submitted: N. Reynolds, Sec.
Town of Halcott
October 19, 2020
Town Grange, all are welcome
Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance
Public hearing on 2021 Budget
Approval of minutes: September 21, 2020
Highway Superintendent Report
Next Meeting: November 16, regular meeting
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
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.