05-16-2018 Planning Board Meeting Minutes

NEW HAVEN PLANNING BOARD MEETING

HELD MAY 16, 2018

 

Call to Order: Linda Bond-Clark called the May 16th meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at the New Haven Town Hall. Roll call: Linda Bond-Clark, William Calderone, Kathy Phelps, Patricia Parkhurst and Frederick Wilbur present. James Searles excused. Also present were Josh Downing, Sherrie Sitch, Cindy Giovo and Attorney Tom Reynolds.

Michael & Lori Cutuli Variance: The Cutulis have submitted a variance application for a garage at 51 Burton Dr. Tax map #081.20-01-02.

Public Hearing: The public hearing on Michael & Lori Cutuli’s Variance application was opened at 7:02. There were no members of the public present and no correspondence or phone calls have been received regarding the project. Having no comments from the public, the public hearing was closed and the regular meeting opened at 7:10.

Variances Needed:

10 foot variance from western property line.

12 foot variance from the edge of the road.

5 foot variance from the eastern property line.

Basis for Consideration:

  • The variances requested are less than 50%.

  • The request conforms with the character of the area.

  • The lot existed in its current size prior to passage of the law.

  • The project will not impact private water in the area.

  • The height of the building does not exceed 22 feet.

  • There were no objections to the project verbal or written.

Approval of Application: Motion by Kathy Phelps, second by Frederick Wilbur to approve the variance application of Michael & Lori Cutuli. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye. Carried.

Michael & Jessica Overton Variance: The Overtons have submitted a variance application to build a house and garage, at 5 Burton Dr. Tax map #081.19-02-19.01.

Variance Amendment: The garage needs to be relocated on the plan. In order to not hold up the house, the garage was removed from this variance and will be submitted separately at a future date.

Lead Agency for SEQR: Motion by Frederick Wilbur, second by Patricia Parkhurst, to take lead agency for the SEQR. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye. Carried.

Negative Declaration on SEQR: Motion by Frederick Wilbur, second by Patricia Parkhurst, to declare a negative declaration on the SEQR. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye. Carried.

Variances Needed:

  • 40 foot variance from the lake.

Basis for Consideration:

  • The request conforms with the character of the neighborhood.

  • Only one variance is requested and it is less than 50%.

  • The lot size substantially exceeds the minimum required for lakefront lots.

  • The elevation is above the high water line of record.

  • The project will not impact private water in the area.

  • There is a preexisting, operable septic system on the site.

  • The lake side of the property will be only 2 stories

  • The road side consists of only 2 stories with a partially exposed basement, due to the topography of the land.

  • The drawing presented accurately represents both the north and south elevations of the structure including the roof line.

Complete Application: Motion by Kathy Phelps, second by Frederick Wilbur, to accept the application as complete. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye. Carried.

Public Hearing: Motion by William Calderone, second by Patricia Parkhurst, to hold a public hearing on the variance application on June 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye. Carried.

Planning Board Vacancy: Motion by Frederick Wilbur, second by Kathy Phelps, to go into executive session at 8:19 to interview individuals interested in serving on the planning board. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye. Carried. Motion by Frederick Wilbur, second by William Calderone, to come out of executive session and reenter regular session at 9:24 Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye. Carried. No decisions were made during the executive session.

Recommendation to Fill Vacancy: Motion by Kathy Phelps, second by Patricia Parkhurst to recommend the Town Board appoint Josh Downing to fill the vacancy on the planning board and Cindy Giovo as an alternate. Linda Bond-Clark, Aye; William Calderone, Aye; Patricia Parkhurst, Aye; Kathy Phelps, Aye; Frederick Wilbur, Aye. Carried.

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 9:25 by motion of Frederick Wilbur, second by William Calderone. Unanimously carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Debra J. Allen

New Haven Planning Board Secretary