Village of Hunter Planning Board
Regular Meeting Minutes
December 22, 2016

Members Present:
Paul Slutzky, Chairman
Richard Volpi, Board Member (absent)
Gary Goodrich, Board Member
Harold Goldberg, Board Member
Carl Giangrande, Board Member (absent)
Cheryl Cornelius, Alternate Member

Public Present: Sue Denskie, Brooks & Brooks, representing Theil Property, Greg Lubow, Esq.

Opening of Meeting: P. Slutzky opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Privilege of the Floor: none

Old Business: none

New Business:

  • Theil Lot Line Adjustment #2 – Tax Lots #148.17-1-12 & #164.05-1-30 Garfield Ave. and Route 23A —Sue Demskie of Brooks & Brooks, PC., presenting: Sue Demskie has letter that authorizes her to represent the owners of the properties and presented a $50.00 check for lot line adjustment fee. Ms. Denskie gave a brief discussion of the lot line adjustments and purpose for this adjustment is requested for sale of property to the DEP. Chairman Slutzky advised that the larger lot is in the Residential district and the smaller portion attached to the Parcel A will remain as Gateway district and further advised that the lot by 23A is still accessed by Brook Street. Chairman Slutzky stated that the DEP doesn’t propose anything on their property. Chairman Slutzky stated that if there aren’t any questions, the Board can move to the SEQR review and that this is an unlisted action and Short Form EAF was submitted. Chairman Slutzky stated he sees nothing wrong with Part 1. Chairman Slutzky asked the Board to go thru Items 1 thru 11 of the Impact Assessment. H. Goldberg questioned the access of water supply. Chairman Slutzky advised that a water supply is not needed as nothing is planned for the property.

MOTION made by H. Goldberg and seconded by Chairman Slutzky for negative declaration.
MOTION carried unanimously.

The Board discussed and unanimously decided there is not a need for public hearing.

MOTION was made by G. Goodrich and seconded by H. Goldberg, for approval of the lot line adjustment as presented on the final map of lot line Adjustment prepared by Theil Partners with the contingency that copies of proposed deeds are provided and subdivision maps are sent for signature..

  • Review of Proposed Zoning Law Amendment – upgrade of campground regulations – Chairman Slutzky stated that at the November Village Board Meeting , village residents had Interest why can’t owners in the Village rent out lots for recreational vehicles during festivals and other times when Village is crowded. Mayor Maley contacted DOH and was advised that up to 3 vehicles can be on one property but 4 vehicles would constitute a visit from DOH. The Board held a lengthy discussion on the pros and cons of the campground ruling.

Chairman’s Report:

  • Discussion of Whistle Tree HOA & Scribner’s Lodge landscape site plan issue:
    Greg Lubow wrote a letter to D. Caropresso with copy to Chairman Slutzky regarding the HOA problems with Scribner putting trees behind Scribner Building behind the parking lot. Scribner put spruce bushes and a berm and they felt these were not in the site plan. The Lubow letter addresses a possible drainage issue. Chairman Slutzky stated D. Caropresso issued a COS. Chairman Slutzky added that this is not a code issue but an asthetic view.
    Chairman Slutzky stated he and Glennon Travis and Chad Linberg went out and looked at the spot where issue is located. One concern was drainage and the berm could back up water and go onto the other property. Glennon Travis suggested a rock lined ditch to divert water onto the Scribner property. Chairman Slutzky suggested a drainage ditch thru the berm to direct water onto Scribner property. G. Lubow stated he will go back to the HOA and give them the Board’s response and will get answer back to the Board.
  • Discussion of Fyodorov Architectural Review Issues: G. Goodrich said the Fyodorovs said they had trailers. Chairman Slutzky said “no they said modular homes” and added that when they came to Board for lot line adjustment, the water, sewer and electric don’t cross over the lots
    Unless easements are done. Moore Homes ran common lines but the Fyodorovs did not rewrite
    The deeds to show the easements from one property to the other. Chairman Slutzky stated they
    Need to deal with the easement issues and fix the utility lines correctly in order to move forward.

Correspondence: None


Motion was made to adjourn at 8:45 p.m. by H. Goldberg, seconded by C. Cornelison, and carried unanimously.

Transcribed by
P. Slutzky