Paul Slutzky, Chairman
Richard Volpi, Board Member
Gary Goodrich, Board Member (Absent)
Harold Goldberg, Board Member
Carl Giangrande, Board Member (7:10 pm)
Cheryl Cornelius, Alternate Member
Public Present: Chad Lindberg, PE; Glennon Travis, Marc Chodock (all representing Schibner Lodge); Jeff Prince representing Mountain Trails of Hunter, LLC ; Ron DeMartin representing Four Seasons Land Corp.
Opening of Meeting: P. Slutzky opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Review and Approval of Minutes of February 25, 2016:
Motion was made to approve the minutes by H. Goldberg, seconded by R. Volpi and carried unanimously.
Privilege of the Floor: none
MOTION was made by Chairman Slutzky for the Village of Hunter Planning Board to serve as Lead agent for the uncoordinated SEQRA review of this unlisted action, and seconded by H. Goldberg. MOTION carried unanimously
MOTION to hold Public Hearing for site plan review at 7:00 pm on May 26, 2016 at Planning Board meeting was made by H. Goldberg and seconded by R. Volpi. MOTION carried unanimously.
Chairman Slutzky advised applicants that for next month’s meeting a minimum of five copies of the final proposed site plan, including the Planning Board endorsement block on the title page and a sheet with proposed exterior lighting details, should be presented for review.
Chairman Slutzky advised he will email PE Lindberg a Notice of Public Hearing that needs to be mailed out return/receipt to all abutting landowners identified by the Board, and that proof of mailing must be brought to the Public Hearing.
Mountaintrail at Hunter, LLC – Hunter Drive (Hunter Highlands Condos)
- Tax Lot # 164.00-4-21.11 – Sketch Plan review for two lot Minor Subdivision – Jeff Prince presenting
J. Prince presented Minor Subdivision application, sketch survey map for two lot Minor Subdivision review, completed Short EAF and set of proposed Grading and Drainage Plans for Board review. He then reviewed the proposed subdivision with the Board.
Chairman Slutzky disclosed that he is a Director of the Bank of Greene County, where Mountaintrail owner, Les Tanner, has a banking relationship, and he would recuse himself from the review if applicant or any Board members fell this presents any conflict of interest on the Chairman’s part. Applicant’s representative and Board agreed that no conflict of interest was present that required Chairman Slutzky’s recusal.
R. Volpi inquired as to whether the Mountaintrails parcels would be subject to the Hunter Highlands road maintenance agreement. J. Prince said they were and he would bring copy of agreement to next meeting. After discussion, R. Volpi requested that an easement for the Village water main, which runs under a portion of proposed Lot 1, be incorporated on the subdivision plat along with any other utilities.
Mr. Prince advised that a stormwater control plan has been submitted to NYCDEP by applicant’s engineer and they believe this plan will be approved prior to next Planning Board meeting. He further advised that a house is currently under construction on Lot 1and should be completed by October. J. Prince added there is currently no plan for development of the sixty one acres remaining in Lot 2. He said there are no deed restrictions or restrictive covenants on either of the two proposed lots.
Chairman Slutzky gave Mr. Prince a form to have signed by Mountaintrail owner, Les Tanner, designating Mr. Prince his authorized representative to represent Mr. Tanner in this subdivision review process.
The Board began the SEQRA process with a review of the submitted Short EAF. The Board designated the proposed subdivision an unlisted action under SEQRA. The Board then determined that the newly annexed Mountaintrail parcel had not as yet been assigned by the Village Board to a Zoning District. After discussion, it was agreed that assigning the parcel to the Residential District would be most appropriate.
MOTION to request the Village of Hunter Board to assign the Mountaintrail parcel, tax lot #164.00-4-21.1, to the Village Residential District was made by H. Goldberg and seconded by C. Cornelius. MOTION carried unanimously.
MOTION for the Planning Board to serve as lead agent for the uncoordinated SEQRA review of this unlisted action made by H. Goldberg and seconded by R. Volpi. MOTION carried unanimously.
Chairman Slutzky advised there will be a mandatory Public Hearing held at next month’s meeting on May 26, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. He advised J. Prince he will e-mail him the Notice of Hearing, which will need to be mailed return/receipt to all the Board designated abutting neighbors and that proof of mailing will need to be brought to the Public Hearing. He reminded J. Prince to bring the proposed Final Minor Subdivision plat maps, with changes as requested by Board, copy of road maintenance agreement, signed authorized representative form, application fee of $100.00, and copy of approved stormwater plan to next Planning Board meeting.
Motion was made to adjourn at 10:00 p.m. by H. Goldberg, seconded by C. Giangrande, and carried unanimously.
Transcribed by; C. Ferrara