Village of Hunter Planning Board
Meeting Minutes
February 22, 2018

Members Present:

Paul Slutzky, Chairman
Richard Volpi, Deputy Chairman
Gary Goodrich, Board Member
Harold Goldberg, Board Member
Carl Giangrande, Board Member
Cheryl Cornelius, Alternate Member

Public Present: Jeff Prince & Walter Kubow, P.E., representing Hunter Peaks LLC; Florentina Florescu; Bennet Krasner

Public Hearing: Florescu, Two-Lot Minor Subdivision—22 Looking Glass Road

Chairman Slutzky opened the Public Hearing at 7:03 PM. F. Florescu presented certified mailing receipts for the Notices of Public Hearing that she mailed to all the abutting landowners as identified previously by the Board. She also presented copies of the final plat for the subdivision drawn by Vanucchi Associates, and described the proposed two-lot subdivision. Chairman Slutzky gave a brief review of the status of the proposed subdivision’s review by the Board to date and then asked if anyone had any concerns, comments or questions about the project.

Bennet Krasner, owner of property abutting the existing Florescu lot on south side of Looking Glass Road, advised that he has a deeded easement to access his property via Looking Glass Road. He advised that he would like the access to the proposed new lot 2 to be exclusively from Glen Avenue. He said the existing homes that use Looking Glass Road share in the ongoing road maintenance costs and he believed that additional traffic on the road from the proposed Lot 2 would result in increased damage to the gravel road and thus increased costs for the existing road users. F. Florescu said she owns Looking Glass Road as part of her existing lot and her deed does not reference any easements for other property abutters to use the road. B. Krasner emphasized that his deed does grant him an easement over Looking Glass Road.

There being no others present to offer comments, P. Slutzky closed the Public Hearing at 7:12 PM.

Opening of Regular Meeting:

P. Slutzky opened the regular meeting at 7:13 p.m.

Review and Approval of Minutes of January 25, 2018:

After review, R. Volpi made MOTION to approve the minutes as presented. MOTION seconded by G. Goodrich and carried unanimously.

Old Business:

1. Hunter Peaks Major Residential Subdivision: Tax Lot # 164.00-7-3—Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat and Site Plan Review— Jeff Prince and Walter Kubow, P.E., presenting

W. Kubow presented the Board with six document sets that contained revised SEQR Full EAF; new Sheet C140, “Overall Grading and Drainage Plan”; new Figure S1, “Preferred Sanitary Sewer Option”; and cover letter with written responses to comments that were identified in Delaware Engineering’s (Board consultant)memorandum to the Board of 1/8/2018 to be addressed for Board’s SEQR determination. The revised and new documents were dated 2/22/2018. He then reviewed and discussed his responses, presented in his letter of 2/22/2018, in detail. Board members asked numerous questions about the comments and Chazen’s responses, which W. Kubow responded to in detail.

W. Kubow said he would upload the revised Long EAF and Chazen letter of 2/22/2018 with all documents and responses presented at this meeting, to Chazen’s sharefile site, and that he would email a link to the site to Chairman Slutzky for distribution to agencies in the coordinated review as well as to Board consultant, Delaware Engineering.

J. Prince advised that applicant would like to be on next month’s Board meeting agenda, to hopefully finalize the SEQR review and continue the subdivision and site plan review for the project.

2. Florentina Florescu – 2 Lot Minor Subdivision Application – Tax Lot #164.06-2-2

The Board reviewed the proposed two-lot minor subdivision plat. H. Goldberg inquired as to the purpose of the subdivision. F. Florescu advised she would like to sell her existing house on Lot 1 and build a new house for herself on Lot 2, which would have its access directly from Glen Avenue. She advised this should allay B. Krasner’s concern about any additional traffic from Lot 1 causing damage to Looking Glass Road. She pointed out that Looking Glass Road would be owned by owner of Lot 1, as shown on the survey plat, and therefore Lot 2 would have no legal access to that road. B. Krasner advised that, as the owner of both Lot 1 and Lot 2, F. Florescue would in the future be able grant an easement from Lot 1 to Lot 2 for use of Looking Glass Road. After discussion, F. Florescu advised she would agree to incorporate language in the new deed for Lot 2 that would specify that Lot 2 access was only from Glen Avenue. Chairman Slutzky advised that language should be included in the deed that allows for a sewer easement for Lot 2 on Looking Glass Road, to enable Lot 1 septic to be hooked in to the Village sewer manhole on Looking Glass Road, which is very close to Lot 2. B. Krasner agreed that this was acceptable to him and should allay any concerns of the other users of Looking Glass Road, as well.

The Board then continued the SEQR review that was commenced at its meeting on 12/28/2017. After review of Part 1 by the Board, F. Florescu made several minor corrections to Part 1—Project Information of the previously submitted Short EAF. After Board review of Part 2—Impact Assessment, it was unanimously agreed that No, or small impacts may occur as a result of the proposed subdivision. H. Goldberg then made MOTION for negative declaration under SEQR for this unlisted action. MOTION was seconded by C. Giangrande and carried unanimously.

After further review and discussion, R. Volpi made MOTION to accept the subdivision plat as complete. G. Goodrich seconded the MOTION which carried unanimously.

R. Volpi made MOTION to approve the subdivision plat with the condition that the Chairman not sign the copies of the plat until copies of the new deeds to be filed with the plat are furnished to the Chairman and that said deeds contain language specifying that Lot 2 access be only from Glen Avenue and language that allows for sewer easement through Looking Glass Road to Village manhole on said road for benefit of Lot 2. P. Slutzky seconded the MOTION, which carried unanimously.

P. Slutzky advised applicant to sign the copies of the approved plat now and have her attorney furnish copies of the new deeds for both lots to the Planning Board, at which time the Chairman will sign the copies of the plat. He advised that she will have 62 after approval to file the copies of the plat at the office of the County Clerk.

3. Sign Permit Application– Jagerberg Beer Hall –7722 Main Street

P. Slutzky advised that when the Board reviewed the Sign Permit Application at the 12/28/17 meeting, it inadvertently neglected to formally approve the application. After another review of the submitted application, R. Volpi made MOTION to approve the application, H. Goldberg seconded the MOTION and it carried unanimously.

New Business: None

Correspondence: None


MOTION to adjourn at 8:58 pm by C. Giangrande, seconded by P. Slutzky and carried unanimously.

Transcribed by
P. Slutzky