Town of Glenville
18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, NY 12302
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March 10
Town of Glenville
Planning and Zoning Commission
Monday, March 10, 2008
Glenville Municipal Center
18 Glenridge Road
Glenville, NY 12302


Present:        Chairman Mike Carr, Walter Pryne, Tom Bodden, Mark Storti, Steve Marsh, and Jim Gibney

Excused:        Chris Casey

Also Attending: Kevin Corcoran, Town Planner, Margaret Huff, Town Attorney, Paul Borisenko, Building Inspector, Richard LeClair, DPW Superintendent, Edward Rosenberg, Town Board Liasion, Councilwoman Valerie DiGiandomenico, Councilman Christopher Koetzle, and Chris Flanders, Recording Secretary


1.   Approval of the minutes of the February 11, 2008 meeting

Motion:  W. Pryne        Seconded:  T. Bodden
Vote:   Ayes: 6 Noes: 0 Absent: 1
MOTION CARRIED


2.   Ann Young                                                                  Minor (2-lot) Subdivision
24 Spring Road (access off Dalton Road)                 Final (Public Hearing)
                                
This proposal calls for the creation of a 0.95-acre parcel from an existing 4.6-acre parcel.  Public water and a septic system are proposed for the new lot.  The site is located approximately 450 feet east of Spring Road, on the north side of Dalton Road.  The project site is zoned Suburban Residential.

Joe Hammond, Buckman and Whitbeck, represented Ms. Young in this application.  

M. Storti reported that the members had no issues regarding this application at the agenda meeting.  Previous issues have been addressed and resolved and all questions have been answered.  

Chairman Carr opened the meeting to the public.  With no one wishing to speak, the public hearing was closed.


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MOTION

In the matter of the minor subdivision application by Ann Young, for a two-lot subdivision,  located at 24 Spring Road, the Planning and Zoning Commission finds that this application will not result in a significant potential adverse environmental impact.  Consequently, the Planning and Zoning Commission hereby issues a negative declaration.

Motion:  M. Storti       Seconded:  J. Gibney
Vote:   Ayes: 6 Noes: 0 Absent: 1
MOTION CARRIED

MOTION

In the matter of the minor subdivision application by Ann Young for a two–lot subdivision located at 24 Spring Road, the Planning and Zoning Commission hereby approves the application.  The Commission’s decision is based upon the following findings:

The proposed use takes into consideration the relationship of this project to the neighborhood and the community, and the best use of the land being subdivided.  Factors considered include:

·       Compliance with the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance and the policies of the Comprehensive Plan.
·       Logical arrangement, location and width of streets.
·       Adequacy and arrangement of water supply, sewage disposal and drainage.

Further, this Commission finds that a proper case exists for requiring the applicant to provide suitable land for park or playground purposes.  The need for additional park and recreation facilities has been documented in the Comprehensive Plan, in addition to having been identified by both the Glenville Park Planning Committee and the Community Center Planning Committee.

However, due to the small number of lots in this particular subdivision, this Commission finds that the imposition of an in-lieu-of fee is more appropriate than land dedication for this particular subdivision.  The recreation fee to be levied is $1,000.00 per new lot.  In this case, the applicant is hereby required to pay a fee of $1,000.

Motion:  M. Storti       Seconded:  T. Bodden
Vote:   Ayes: 6 Noes: 0 Absent: 1
MOTION CARRIED




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3.   David Pahl                                                                  Major (7-lot) Subdivision
96 Pashley Road                                                  Final (Public Hearing)
                                                                                                                                               
The applicant is proposing to subdivide a 5.34-acre parcel into 7 residential building lots.  Each lot would be served by public water and an individual septic system.  The property is located south of Pashley Road and west of Colin Drive.  The property is zoned Suburban Residential.

Gilbert VanGuilder represented Mr. Pahl in this application.  He briefly described the project.  He stated that since the last Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, percolation data and a tree preservation note has been added to the map.  He said five lots would front Pashley Road and the remaining two lots would have frontage on Colin Drive.  He also stated that he had thought that a Phase I Environmental study had been done on this property previously, but it was only done on the portion of the land currently developed, which includes Colin Drive and Dorothy Lane.  The applicant will pursue a Phase I Environmental Assessment on the subject property as soon as the weather allows.

Chairman Carr opened the public hearing.

Alison Cuyler, 5 Willow Lane, approached the map for clarification of the driveways to the first lot.  G. VanGuilder indicated existing curb cuts for the building and the existing business.  M. Carr requested that the lots referred to by Ms. Cuyler be identified on the final map.

Matt Haskin, 13 Dorothy Lane asked if single-family homes are being proposed, and would they be comparable to the existing homes on each street.  G. VanGuilder answered that he expects single-family homes.  The proposed houses on Colin Drive would probably be similar to surrounding homes, but the lots are larger than some of the older lots on Pashley Road; 9,000 sq. ft. vs. 20,000 sq. ft.  This may mean those proposed houses will be larger than the neighboring homes.  Lisa Haskin, 13 Dorothy Lane, requested clarification of the type of home proposed, and J. Gibney explained that only single-family houses are being requested by the applicant; that is what it is zoned for, as well.  She also asked what is planned for the remaining acreage between Dorothy Lane and Pashley Road; she said debris and material left from the previous business is still on that property.

M. Carr said to avoid segmentation, the applicant was asked to submit a concept for what is called Phase III of the entire parcel.  A sketch plan for the center section of the property includes a roadway from Colin Drive to Elm Lane with 19 lots, the maximum allowed.  

Lisa Haskins asked if a builder has been selected, and if the lots would be sold separately.  G. VanGuilder said a marketing plan has not been established yet for either phase.  He also noted that on the concept plan, a 35’ no-clear buffer is shown between the lots on Dorothy Lane and the proposed road.

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Kevin Sarnowicz, 8 Colin Drive, asked if the environmental study will include drainage and if there would be a settlement pond for collection of rainwater.  G. VanGuilder explained the 5-acre threshold of disturbance and that nothing is being proposed for this phase as only 4 acres are being disturbed.  Should the third and final phase be constructed in the future, a detention basin would be necessary.

Discussion followed regarding the process of a Phase I EIS, and the trigger for Phase II investigations.  K. Corcoran said the report will be part of the record and provided for review if anyone wishes to examine it.

A. Culyer asked if a buffer could be provided between the lot on Willow Lane and her land.  P. Borisenko clarified that she is asking that the builder/developer leave this buffer and G. VanGuilder said he would discuss this with the applicant.  

Roxanne Yager, 305 Lark Street, asked how the lot sizes were decided, and G. VanGuilder cited the zoning requirements.  She is concerned about ‘green’ development and any loss of trees.

Janis Vencuss, 113 Pashley Road, asked about the trees on Pashley Road, and G. VanGuilder read the preservation note regarding trees in excess of a 10” diameter from the subdivision map.

Lorion Korkosz, 71 Baldwin Road, is also concerned about the trees and their preservation.

With no one wishing to speak any further, Chairman Carr closed the public hearing.

Chairman Carr noted an e-mail received regarding this application; the concerns noted in that e-mail have been addressed previously during the meeting and will be covered in the Phase I Environmental study.  M. Carr has also forwarded the concerns to DEC Region IV.

The applicant and the Commission members agreed to continue this application until after the Phase I study is completed.  


4.   Michael Carusso                                                                         Minor (3-lot) Subdivision
     Amsterdam Road & Alexander Avenue                                         Final (Public Hearing)
and Conditional Use Permit Recommendation
                                                                                               
The applicant has proposed a minor subdivision that will result in the creation of three lots from the existing 2.4 +/- acre parent parcel.  The new lots will have public water and private on-site wastewater treatment systems.  Each lot is being targeted for a duplex, which triggers a conditional use permit application.  The project site is located on the north side of Amsterdam

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Road, with rear frontage on Alexander Avenue, opposite Cramer Avenue.  The property is zoned Suburban Residential.

Brett Steenburgh, the applicant’s engineer, addressed the Commission regarding this proposal.

Mr. Steenburgh stated that better definition of the swale on Lot #1 has been added to the subdivision map, as well as a note regarding the preservation and maintenance of that swale.  He said a change from the original plan is that water line will be accessed from Amsterdam Road.  Silt fences will be used during construction and a letter regarding the stability of the slopes per the Commission’s request of last month has been provided to the Town.

Mr. Steenburgh also addressed an e-mail from Mr. Peter Goutos, 616 Amsterdam Road, in which Mr. Goutos asks about referencing a professional survey, stormwater management, buffer areas and proposed floor plans.  B. Steenburgh said the survey was done by Azimuth Surveying, dated February 5, 2003, and is being verified by the applicant’s own surveyor for the final survey plat.  The stormwater management plan is to direct stormwater to the low area denoted on the subdivision map.  He stated the soils are highly permeable and he does not anticipate any problems/issues created by stormwater.  Regarding buffer areas, B. Steenburgh said no disturbance of trees will be done within 18 feet of the neighbor’s property line and it could be labeled as a 20’ limit-of-clearing for the construction phase of this project.  He also stated he could provide floor plans if the Commission requests; essentially, the proposal is for three-bedroom, two-story duplexes with a one-car garage.  M. Carr noted that this Commission typically does not look at floor plans, as this is a subdivision application.

M. Storti stated that these comments addressed any concerns discussed at the agenda meeting.

Chairman Carr opened the hearing to the public.

Dan Rodman, 324 Alexander Avenue, is concerned with what is below the surface of the parcel.  He stated it was a former gravel pit and garbage dump over the years.  He is concerned should the homes become unstable structures, it will affect the value of the surrounding homes.  He also stated there are two other sources of drainage not addressed – 12” mains from Alexander Avenue.  He is opposed to any development on this site.

Roxanne Yager, 305 Lark Street, asked if duplex units are allowed and said renters are an additional strain on the tax system.  She would like to see more trees considered for the site, and no lawn area.        

With no one wishing to speak further on this proposal, Chairman Carr closed the public hearing.

B. Steenburgh said the Glenville Environmental Conservation Commission also brought up possible contamination and/or dumping.  He said there would be full basements, therefore,
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excavating of the area will be done.  The applicant is obligated under NYS Environmental law to notify DEC Region IV if any regulated materials are found.  It was stated for the record that the applicant is aware of this obligation.

Discussion followed about the possible location of additional outfalls.  B. Steenburgh said that if other outfalls are located, easements would be conveyed to the Town of Glenville for maintenance.  A small strip of land shown on the map appears to be unclaimed from earlier transactions, and would be turned over to the Town via quit claim deed.

M. Storti stated that the issue of possible dumpsite evidence leads him to believe a Phase I Environmental Assessment should be done before any SEQR motion is made.  After some discussion, M. Carr said it would be prudent to have an assessment done.

J. Gibney asked for clarification of the water lines.  Per the January 24, 2008 subdivision map, the water lines will be under Mohawk Avenue and connect to the water main on the south side of Mohawk Avenue (Amsterdam Road).  P. Borisenko, Building Inspector, stated that there is no water main across the road from this property at this time.  There is a water main to the east, on the same side of the road 80 to 100 feet away.  There will not be a water main across the road until the Riggi subdivision extends the existing main.

M. Carr stated a new map will need to be submitted; B. Steenburgh agreed to provide updated maps to show the existing water main.

P. Huff asked how long it would take to complete the Phase I; B. Steenburgh said it would take 2 to 3 weeks.  He said he will expedite the process.

The applicant and Commission members mutually agreed to continue this application.

MOTION

In the matter of the conditional use permit application by Michael Carusso to establish a three-lot minor subdivision at Amsterdam Road and Alexander Avenue, the Planning and Zoning Commission recommends that the Zoning Board of Appeals approve the application.  As part of the review process, the applicant will return to the Planning and Zoning Commission for final approval.   

Motion:  M. Storti       Seconded:  J. Gibney
Vote:   Ayes: 6 Noes: 0 Absent: 1
MOTION CARRIED



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5.   Glenview Estates                                                                         Site Plan Review
     Swaggertown Road and Wagon Wheel Lane                           Final (Public Hearing)

The applicant, Belmonte Builders, received approval to create a Residential Planned Development District from the Town Board on December 19, 2007.  The project includes 59 single-family housing units and 16 duplex housing units.  The entire project will be served with public water and sanitary sewer.

Travis Mitchell, Environmental Design Partnership, represented Belmonte Builders.  He stated the project was originally approved in 2006.  The roadways have been started.  Phase I will be the same as approved in 2006; Phase II is the subject of a PDD district.  The change in zoning was granted by the Town of Glenville to allow a PDD district.  

M. Carr asked DPW Commissioner Richard LeClair is he is satisfied with this project, and Mr. LeClair indicated he is.

M. Carr opened the public hearing.

Jim Switzer, 17 Tieman Road, stated that noise from the road construction needs to be limited.  It is constant from 6:00 am to dark.  Gerry Magoolaghan, Marketing Director for Belmonte Builders, said he will address this problem.  No construction should begin before 7:00 am, but the machines are diesel and may have been started up early.  P. Borisenko said the crews were working on bridge crossings which required longer hours and the use of generators and pumps.  G. Magoolaghan said the infrastructure phase is done, but due to the timeline and winter conditions, the times may have been increased.  

Lorion Korkosz, 71 Baldwin Road, is concerned about the wildlife in the area being affected by the development.

Robert Swire, 1 Hadel Road, inquired about the access road.  He was told it will be opposite Hadel Road; the construction road is temporary.  The intersection with Swaggertown Road will have a stop sign.

When asked, G. Magoolaghan said the homes would probably be priced from the high 200s to the low 300s for the twin homes, and the small single-family homes from the $325,000 and up.  The larger home prices will start between $350,000 and $400,000.  When asked about condominium units, G. Magoolaghan explained that there would be a Home Owners Association and that winter and summer maintenance would be included in the HOA fee.

Rob Hummer, 58 Baldwin Road, asked about drainage, and T. Mitchell explained that the stormwater management infrastructure would allow for the same or a decrease in runoff post- development compared to pre-development.
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Mark Kruszona, 54 Baldwin Road, noted that at prior public hearings, no-cut buffers were discussed and asked if that condition would be imposed on this application as well.   

Discussion followed regarding the marketing of the lots, how lot sizes are determined, available utilities, and the detention pond/controlled release theory.  Also discussed were tree-care and preservation issues, and target completion dates.  J. Magoolaghan said plans are to start construction this summer, and depending on economics, completion within a three-year timeframe.  

Mark Kruszona, asked if drainage swales will be located behind each house; T. Mitchell answered the swales are generally along the property lot lines.  

With no one wishing to speak any further, Chairman Carr closed the public hearing.

M. Storti listed the issues discussed at the agenda meeting: 1) the two single-family homes with grinder pumps.  T. Mitchell noted those homes are not included in this phase of construction before the Commission.  M. Storti continued that the Commission has an issue with the town taking over these grinder pumps that are on private property.  M. Carr asked DPW Superintendent LeClair if he was aware of that situation and if he agreed.  R. LeClair answered he is aware of the grinder pumps and is in the process of coming to an agreement with the applicant regarding them.  T. Bodden asked if anyone disagreed with DEC regarding requiring town ownership of the grinder pumps.  R. LeClair said yes.  T. Bodden stated this is micro-management by the state and that he finds it offensive.  He added that there may be nothing the Commission can do, but he thinks “this sort of thing is unhealthy, in general, to be subject to micro-management.”  J. Magoolaghan addressed the Commission. He said in the rest of the state, this is not an issue, but in DEC Region IV, “they write their own rules.  In this case, DEC has created this problem for the town.”  He said the Public Works Department, specifically Rick LeClair and Dana Gilgore, has contacted DEC both verbally and in writing putting up an argument against town ownership.  He said the DPW has asked the applicant for two backup units, which would cost $8,000 to $10,000 each, which the applicant agreed to do.  T. Bodden asked if this is a closed issue. T. Mitchell did not know, but said it will be an ongoing issue as the town develops its sewer system.  K. Corcoran explained septic systems for the two houses are not allowed as long as it is feasible to connect to the sewer system in the street.   Discussion followed regarding the DEC standards and policy and if it would be better to escrow money for units, should they be required in the future.  It was determined that costs for labor, disturbance, improvements, etc., would be borne by the newly created sewer district.         

M. Storti said another issue discussed during the agenda meeting was water drainage/runoff affecting one of the lots by flowing over it.  The two options discussed were losing one of the lots or building a drainage field and access to it.  T. Mitchell said the applicant is aware of the area and it is located between Lots #38 and #40.  The drainage will be mitigated by incorporating this runoff in the stormwater management system.      
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M. Storti said a third issue was that Belmonte Builders would own and maintain the sewer line as per DPW flow analysis until a flow is achieved to satisfy DPW.  Until such time that the entire system is functioning properly, sewer gases, odors, etc. could be a problem.  R. LeClair stated that the applicant will install a hydrant near the lift station, and should the line run dry, water can be flushed through the system.  Mr. LeClair said he was satisfied with this.   

MOTION

In the matter of the site plan review application by Belmonte Builders, for Glenview Estates located at Swaggertown Road and Wagon Wheel Lane, the Planning and Zoning Commission finds that this application will not result in a significant potential adverse environmental impact.  Consequently, the Planning and Zoning Commission hereby issues a negative declaration.

Motion:  M. Storti       Seconded:  J. Gibney
Vote:   Ayes: 6 Noes: 0 Absent: 1
MOTION CARRIED

MOTION

In the matter of the final site plan review application by Belmonte Builders for 59 single-family units and 16 duplex units, located at Swaggertown Road and Wagon Wheel Lane (Glenview Estates), the Planning and Zoning Commission hereby conditionally approves the application.  

Conditions of approval are:

1)      Applicant is to work with the Town of Glenville Building Department regarding hours of operation during the construction phases.
2)      Escrow account for grinder pumps is established and to be paid as part of the new sewer district that will be formed.  Cost of pumps and labor associated with installation is to be included.
3)      The builder will monitor the flow at the sewer line lift station; the builder will install a hydrant at the lift station to insure minimum flow, acceptable to the Department of Public Works.
4)      The drainage/runoff between Lots #38 and #40 will be mitigated as part of the stormwater management plan.

Motion:  M. Storti       Seconded:  J. Gibney
Vote:   Ayes: 6 Noes: 0 Absent: 1
MOTION CARRIED



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6.   Fortitech Holding Corporation                                              Minor (2-lot) Subdivision
     NYS Route 50 & Rudy Chase Drive                                           and Site Plan Review -
Final (Public Hearing)
                                                                                
The applicant has proposed a minor (2-lot) subdivision that will result in the creation of a 20 +/- acre commercial building lot on the 759 +/- acre Schenectady County Airport property.  The new lot will be used for the construction of a 48,000 +/- square foot warehouse to be owned by Fortitech Holding Corp.  Public water and sanitary sewer service is available along Route 50 and will be extended to the site. The proposed lot is east of Route 50 and south of Rudy Chase Drive, in a Research/Development/Technology zoning district.

Mark Storti and Steven Marsh both recused themselves from this application due to possible conflicts of interest of their employment.

Dan Tompkins, Environmental Design Partnership, represented Fortitech in this application.  He gave a brief history of the Fortitech Company and said they make nutritional additives.  The proposed building will warehouse finished product.  The company is purchasing the land and allowing enough area for growth; future plans include the addition of research and development labs.  He said Schenectady County will be constructing the roadway.  It is possible that the road could be extended.  Mr. Tompkins also noted that the applicant will re-use existing pavement by situating the buildings to allow utilizing it for parking and truck circulation.

The stormwater management plan includes an open detention basin, sized sufficiently for subsequent phases, should they occur.  D. Tompkins also said the profile water and sewer plans are done and the SWPPP (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan) has been reviewed.  

When asked, D. Tompkins addressed the traffic that will be generated.  He anticipated 8-10 trucks per day within normal business hours, five days per week.  If the company experiences rapid growth, the hours may be extended from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The traffic will utilize the signaled intersection at Route 50.  The lighting plan included cut-off lighting which is downcast lighting.  There will be no removal of trees along the border with the neighbor.  D. Tompkins also said some pavement may be removed if not used for parking.

M. Carr questioned the completion of the road: is Metroplex committed to completing the road? D. Tompkins said a letter has been received from the county committing $150,000 to construct the road this season.  M. Carr asked what is planned in the event there is no funding for the road and D. Tompkins said Fortitech will do what it needs to do to build up the driveway.  It will be a sufficient surface for emergency access and tractor trailers.

M. Carr noted that the Schenectady County Coordination Referral letter stated approval of the project and the stormwater management plan was found satisfactory by James MacFarland, Stormwater Management Officer for the Town of Glenville.
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Chairman Carr opened the public hearing.

John Panoski, Empire State Aerosciences Museum, asked about the total number of employees anticipated, and D. Tompkins said about six to ten people.  He asked if the plan was approved by the FAA.  D. Tompkins said it was not necessary as the building height is less than 35’ and not in the flight pattern.

K. Corcoran said that FAA input has not been explored.  M. Carr said he thought the county would have looked into that question.  Discussion followed regarding heights of the various buildings at the airport.

Frank Hackert, also with ESAM, asked about the navigational beacon and the building’s proximity to an active runway.  

Don Jefts, Vley Road, stated he flies out of Schenectady Airport, and glare from lights can be a problem.

M. Carr asked K. Corcoran to investigate if any requirements will be placed on this project by the FAA.

Neil Turner, 1965 Amsterdam Road, stated he attended the Metroplex hearing and was concerned about the corporate structure of the real estate division of the Fortitech Holding Company and the assessment basis of any pilot programs.  Councilman Edward Rosenberg said Ray Gillen of Metroplex has invited people with questions to call him direct.  E. Rosenberg said the Town Board has been told that pilot will be different from those in the past.

D. Tompkins said 250 and 400 watt lights will be used and all light will be downcast in defined cones.  They are strictly for safety issues around the building and in the parking lot.  Mr. Jefts suggested Mr. Tompkins go up into the tower during the evening hours to familiarize himself with the lighting and any issues presented.  M. Carr noted this would be addressed in any FAA review.  

With no one wishing to speak any further, Chairman Carr closed the public hearing.

When P. Huff asked, D. Tompkins stated infrastructure profiles have been provided and the issue of public utility ownership is being addressed by the addition of a note on the plan stating that Fortitech Holding Corporation and Fortitech, Inc. will own and maintain the utilities.

MOTION  

In the matter of the minor, 2-lot subdivision by Fortitech Holding Corporation, for the development of a warehouse located at Rudy Chase Drive and NYS Route 50, the Planning and
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Zoning Commission finds that this application will not result in a significant potential adverse environmental impact.  Consequently, the Planning and Zoning Commission hereby issues a negative declaration.

Motion: J. Gibney       Seconded: W. Pryne
Vote:   Ayes: 4 Noes: 0 Absent: 1       Abstentions: 2
MOTION CARRIED

MOTION

In the matter of the final minor subdivision application by Fortitech Holding Corporation for a two–lot subdivision located at Rudy Chase Drive and NYS Route 50, the Planning and Zoning Commission hereby conditionally approves the application.  

Conditions of Approval:

1)  In the event Metroplex money is not available, Fortitech Holding Corporation will complete the road to the appropriate standards to handle emergency vehicles and their own vehicles in and out of the facility.
2)  Federal Aviation Administration input regarding building height is to be provided.
3)  Applicant is to put the resolution of the ownership and maintenance of utilities issue in writing and provide to the town.  

Motion: J. Gibney        Seconded: W. Pryne
Vote:   Ayes: 4 Noes: 0 Absent: 1       Abstentions: 2
MOTION CARRIED

MOTION

In the matter of the final site plan review application by Fortitech Holding Corporation for construction of a warehouse located at Rudy Chase Drive and NYS Route 50, the Planning and Zoning Commission hereby conditionally approves the application.  

Conditions of Approval:

1)  In the event Metroplex money is not available, Fortitech Holding Corporation will complete the road to the appropriate standards to handle emergency vehicles and their own vehicles in and out of the facility.
2)  Federal Aviation Administration input regarding building height is to be provided.
3)  Applicant is to put the resolution of the ownership and maintenance of utilities issue in writing and provide to the town.  

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Motion: J. Gibney        Seconded: W. Pryne
Vote:   Ayes: 4 Noes: 0 Absent: 1       Abstentions: 2
MOTION CARRIED


7.   Barbara and Donald Jefts                                                   Minor (2-lot) Subdivision
     1734 Vley Road    (Preliminary)
                                                                                
The applicants are proposing to create a .8-acre building lot from an existing 13-acre property (“Native Farm” property).  An area variance has been granted to allow for insufficient lot frontage for the proposed new parcel.  The project site is located on the north side of Vley Road, approximately 700 feet from the intersection of Route 5 and Vley Road.  The new building lot would be located just east of the existing driveway for the Native Farm property.       

Barbara and Don Jefts were present to address the Commission.  

M. Storti said there were no issues at the agenda meeting regarding this application.

MOTION

In the matter of the preliminary minor subdivision application by Barbara and Don Jefts for a two-lot subdivision located at 1734 Vley Road, the Planning and Zoning Commission hereby approves the preliminary application.  

The Commission hereby schedules a public hearing for April 14, 2008 to consider the final minor subdivision application.

Motion: J. Gibney        Seconded: W. Pryne
Vote:   Ayes: 6 Noes: 0 Absent: 1       
MOTION CARRIED


8.   Town of Glenville                                                          Open Space Plan
                                                                                        SEQR Recommendation to
        the Town Board
                                                                                
The Town’s Open Space Committee has prepared an Open Space Plan for consideration by the Glenville Town Board.  The PZC’s role in this instance is to make a recommendation to the Town Board on SEQR (State Environmental Quality Review Act) significance (i.e. will adoption of the Open Space Plan result in a significant adverse environmental impact?).


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As he is the Chairman of the Open Space Committee, Mark Storti recused himself from the discussion, but presented the application.

J. Gibney noted that if this plan is adopted, there will be many required changes to the town ordinance.

T. Bodden said this is a vision; M. Storti added it is achievable.

S. Marsh said from a SEQR standpoint, there is no conflict; he does have concerns about the plan, however.  He listed several specific areas of concern, including the designation of certain districts, recreation fees, additional fees, well-yield limits, overlay districts vs. floating zones, etc., which are attached and made part of these minutes.  

M. Storti stated that this plan will provide a tool to assist the GECC and PZC to facilitate development and protect land in the town.

MOTION

In the matter of the application by the Town of Glenville for an Open Space Plan, the Planning and Zoning Commission finds this application will not result in a significant potential adverse environmental impact.  Consequently, the Planning and Zoning Commission recommends that the Town Board, as SEQRA lead agency, issue a negative declaration.

Motion:  M. Storti       Seconded:  T. Bodden
Vote:   Ayes: 5 Noes: 0 Absent: 1       Abstentions: 1
MOTION CARRIED


9.      Nigro Companies                                                 Modified Site Plan Review
303 Saratoga Road

Kevin Corcoran stated that Nigro Companies has approached the Planning Department with a new plan for the site on Saratoga Road.  The main building would be scaled back; the outbuilding on the corner would be a bank.  Nigro is looking to modify the approved site plan.  

J. Gibney suggested the engineer show what was ‘proposed before’ vs. the new plan.  He asked if the main building would still have a drive-thru.  K. Corcoran said a drive-thru is allowed by zoning as long as it is not for a fast-food establishment.  A drive-thru is proposed for the bank.




Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes
March 10, 2008
Page 15

Motion:  M. Carr         Seconded:  J. Gibney
Vote:   Ayes: 6 Noes: 0 Absent: 1       
MOTION CARRIED



The next meeting of the Town of Glenville Planning and Zoning Commission is to be held on Monday, April 14, 2008.  The agenda meeting will be held on Monday, April 7th.  With no further items on the agenda, the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 p.m.




Submitted by Chris Flanders, Stenographer:      Filed with Linda Neals, Town Clerk:     


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