Members Present:

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

Public Present: Jeff Prince, Walter Kubow, Kevin Schwenzfeier, Joseph Vanucchi, Guy Chirico

Opening of Regular Meeting:

P. Slutzky opened the regular meeting at 7:00 PM.

Review and Approval of Minutes of December 6, 2018:

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

Privilege of the Floor:

G. Chirico stated various concerns he had about work Scribners Catskill Lodge had done or not done on their lands adjacent to his home, including parking lot expansion, landscaping and road maintenance on the Scribner Town Homes access road. P. Slutzky advised that Scribners representatives had gone through site plan review process for their initial remodeling of the resort and for several additional projects that they undertook. He further advised that if Mr. Chirico feels any of the work is not in conformance to the approved site plan, he can so notify the Village Building Inspector.

G. Chirico inquired if the Planning Board had reviewed the proposed annexation of Scribner’s lands in the Town of Hunter, which lie to the north of the resort, into the Village of Hunter, and issues of access to Village supplied water and/or sewer services for those lands for a proposed development. P. Slutzky advised the Planning Board has not as yet reviewed the proposed annexation or development. He further advised that annexation would be handled at the Village Board and Town Board level and any proposed access to Village water or sewer services would be administered by the Village Board. He assured Mr. Chirico that if such project is brought before the Planning Board, a Public Hearing would be held and as an abutter, he would be notified in advance of any Public Hearings.

New Business: none

Old Business:

  • Lot Line Adjustment–Conestoga Investments, LTD—Dolans Lane—Tax Lots #164.10-1-34 & 26—Joseph Vanucchi of Vanucchi Associates, surveyors, presenting

J. Vanucchi presented a colored version of the survey map for proposed lot line adjustment that he had presented at the December Planning Board meeting. P. Slutzky advised he was mistaken when he requested at the December meeting that the Lot Line Adjustment survey show the potential breakline in the enlarged parcel #164.10-1-34, which could be used to create two parcels of minimum 10,000 sq ft each, in order for the parcel to be subdivided in the future. He then reviewed with J. Vanucci the area and use requirements in the Village Zoning Law for the Village Residential District, which require a minimum lot size of 20, 000sq ft for each single family dwelling and therefore negate the possibility of future subdivision of this parcel or the building of an additional home on the parcel. He pointed out that the existing home on the enlarged parcel could possibly be added onto to create a two family dwelling that would meet the requirements of the area, use and coverage regulations.

P. Slutzky advised J. Vanucchi that he would need to furnish the Board the proposed Grantor and Grantee deeds in accordance with the Lot Line Adjustment requirements spelled out in Article VIII, Section 2. C. & D. of the Village Subdivision Law, in order to complete the Lot Line Adjustment process. And that he needed to bring in the Survey Map mylar and paper prints, in form and size required for filing at County Real Property, as well.

  • 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 revised Preliminary Major Subdivision Plat, revised site plan set and revised FEAF that were discussed in concept at the December 6, 2018 Public Hearing and regular Planning Board meeting. He then reviewed in detail the significant changes that have been made in these documents from prior submissions. In response to Board queries, he explained how 5.094 acres of remaining project land, after lot reconfiguration, was to be combined with existing lots #1 &2 as part of the single family home lot currently owned by Daniel and Jean Yun, which would total 8.011 acres.

W. Kubow reviewed and discussed Chazen’s written responses to comments that were identified by the Board’s consultant, Delaware Engineering, D.P.C., in a memorandum to the Board dated December 6, 2019, in response to comments on the proposed project received from the Office of the Attorney General on November 20, 2018. He advised that these written responses are being sent by Chazen directly to the Office of the Attorney General. He then advised that the revised SWPPP, engineer’s report and related documents will be submitted by his office to NYCDEP for their review on Monday January 28.

W. Kubow reviewed and discussed the various changes to the project FEAF dated October 12, 2018, which resulted from the regulator’s comments and are incorporated in the revised FEAF dated January 21, 2019. He emphasized the various changes made to reduce development on the project’s steeper slopes. He advised that the revised project has been determined to be ineligible for coverage under the SPDES General Permit and that an application for an Individual Stormwater SPDES permit will be submitted to NYSDEC.

After discussion of the numerous additional reductions in the project’s potential environmental impacts, C. Giangrande made MOTION to approve the Resolution for the Reconfirmation of the Determination of Significance (SEQR) dated January 24, 2019 , as drafted by Board consultant K. Schwenzfier and amended to correct the verbiage in second paragraph (copy of approved resolution attached to minutes). MOTION seconded by R. Volpi and approved by all on a roll call vote.

After advising that no additional public comments had been received by the Board since the Public Hearing on the project’s Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat was convened at 7:02 PM on December 6, 2018, P. Slutzky closed the Public Hearing at 8:05 PM.

After continued discussion of the status of the Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat, R. Volpi made MOTION to rescind the Board approval of October 25, 2018, deeming the preliminary plat to be complete, and to approve the Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat dated January 10, 2019 as complete. G. Goodrich seconded the MOTION, which carried unanimously.

J. Prince and W. Kubow informed the Board of a meeting they had this afternoon with the operators of the Hunter Highlands Pollution Control Corp in an effort to determine the steps that need to be taken to insure that the project sewer flows can be routed to the plant. They advised that representatives of NYSDEC and NYCDEP were in attendance at the meeting and that it was agreed that the plant was in compliance with applicable regulations.

P. Slutzky advised J. Prince that escrowed funds provided by applicant to cover costs of Board’s project consultant, Delaware Engineering, D.P.C., were running low and J. Prince said he would have project sponsor, Dan Yun, forward an additional $5,000.00 to be escrowed by the Village for this purpose.

W. Kubow agreed to forward several additional sets of complete plat and plan drawings to the Board for their review prior to next month’s meeting.


R. Volpi made MOTION to adjourn at 8:20 PM. MOTION seconded by G. Goodrich and carried unanimously.

Transcribed by
P. Slutzky