12/9/2008 - Meeting Minutes

12/9/2008 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:14 am

A meeting of the Planning Board was called to order on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 7:00 PM.

ATTENDANCE
Present: Richard Vanden Berg (Chairman), Ernest Marks (Vice Chairman), Linda Brown, Roy Swenson, Eben Chesebrough, Mark Mungeam, William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent), Lisa Lannon (Recording Secretary).
Absent: David St. George.

7:00 PM DISCUSION WILLIAM ESTATES SUBDIVISION
Attorney Debra Dunleavy was preset to address concerns raised at the last meeting regarding the Amended Covenant dated November 25, 2008. Much discussion held. It was the consensus of the Board and Ms. Dunleavy agreed that with regard to William Estates, construction will begin at the time of the first formal inspection.

7:21 PM ANR PLAN: THOMAS SCHWARTZ
The ANR Plan for Thomas Schwartz was reviewed and discussed. Ms. Brown recused herself from this discussion. Mr. Marks made a motion to endorse the ANR Plan for Thomas Schwartz as presented. Motion seconded by Mr. Chesebrough. Vote: Yes – 5, No – 0.

7:35 PM COOPERTOWN REALTY TRUST
Mr. Gary Vecchione was present to discuss Attorney Lane’s letters to Attorney Eichman proposing to resolve the issues without litigation. It was the consensus of the Board to discuss in Executive Session at the end of the meeting.

7:51 PM NOVEMBER 25, 2008 MEETING MINUTES
The minutes of the November 25, 2008 Planning Board Meeting were reviewed. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the minutes of November 25, 2008 as amended. Mr. Swenson seconded. Vote: Yes – 4, No – 0, Abstained – 2.

8:02 PM DISCUSSION
Mr. Cundiff reviewed the Planning Board Budget. Some discussion held.
Mr. Cundiff noted concern with the lack of progress of some projects such as Deer Crossing and others.
The Board reviewed the Proposed Adult Entertainment District Overlay Map. It was the consensus of the Board to proceed with getting this area rezoned.
It was noted that the request for bond release for Smith Hill Estates has been withdrawn at this time.
Discussion held regarding Kingwood Estates and the authorization for release of funds from the Bond to be used for legal fees. It was the consensus of the Board to authorize Town Counsel to prepare a letter with the appropriate language for Mr. L’Heureux’s signature.
Discussion held regarding Summerlyn Estates request for an 18 month extension. A motion was made by Mr. Marks to extend the completion date of Summerlyn Estates for an additional 18 months to May 30, 2010. Motion seconded by Ms. Brown. Vote unanimous.
Mr. Vanden Berg raised the issue from last meeting regarding the Peter’s Cove ZBA application that never got to the Zoning Board. It was noted that the application was not held up by the Community Development Office or the Planning Board.
Planning Board Handbook will be reviewed and discussed at the January 27, 2009 meeting.
Mr. Cundiff discussed the issue of Eagle View drainage problem. It was the consensus of the Board to invite the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Condo Association to meet with Mr. Vanden Berg, Mr. Cundiff and Mr. Zisk to discuss how this can be addressed.
Mr. Cundiff noted that a meeting will be held tomorrow night with Charles Street Condo Association and the Bosma’s to address that drainage issue.

8:30 PM MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION
Mr. Marks made a motion to go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing ongoing litigation strategy and to then come out of Executive Session for the purpose of adjourning. Motion seconded by Mr. Chesebrough.

ROLL CALL
Eben Chesebrough – Aye
Mark Mungeam – Aye
Linda Brown – Aye
Roy Swenson – Aye
Ernest Marks – Aye
Richard Vanden Berg – Aye

9:02 PM ADJOURNMENT
Ms. Brown made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Meeting adjourned at 9:02 PM.

Respectfully submitted




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