2/15/2018 Planning Board Minutes

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                                                          February 15, 2018

 

                                                         

Administrative:

        

          Chairman Hans Klingzahn opens the meeting at 7:00 pm.

 

Roll call: Present: Hans Klingzahn, Cris Phillips, Theresa Cuchelo and Reylene VanGeldern. Absent: Stephen Brown. Also present: Tom VanTine, Village Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer, Sarah Brown, Village Planner, Larry Paggi , Village Engineer. Victoria

Polidoro, Planning Board Attorney and Don Van Nostrand, Board Secretary.

            

Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion to approve the minutes for the meeting held on November 16, 2017. Reylene VanGeldern,  so moved. Motion seconded by Hans Klingzahn.

Discussion none, all in favor, Aye. Motion carried. Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion

to approve the minutes for the meeting held on January 18, 2018. Theresa Cuchelo, so moved.

Motion seconded by Cris Phillips. Discussion none, all in favor, Aye. Motion carried.                            

 

Public Hearing:                                                                                              

                                                                                                                              

            1. DaVita Dialysis                  - 982 Main Street                         - Site Plan/ Special Use Permit

               Applicant:                           - Gerard J. Comatos, Jr.             - Van De Water & Van De Water

                                                                                                                      Attorneys At Law

                                                                                                                      85 Civic Center Plaza

                                                                                                                      Poughkeepsie, NY 12602

                                                             -

 

            Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion to reopen the public hearing.

            

            Chris Phillips, so moved. Motion seconded by Theresa Cuchelo. Discussion none, all in favor,

            Aye. Motion carried.

 

            Attorney Gerard Comatos appeared on behalf of Da Vita Dialysis and requested that the

            public hearing be adjourned to the next meeting in March. There will be a wait time to receive a

            retraction letter that was written to Mr. VanTine by the attorney for the owner of the property.

 

            Chairman Klingzahn ask the public if there are any comments at this time. No comments were

            made by the public and the Chairman asked for a motion to continue the public hearing at the

            next meeting on March 15, 2018. Cris Phillips, so moved. Motion seconded by Reylene

            VanGeldern. Discussion none, all in favor, Aye. Motion carried.       

 

 Review:

       

             3. Ready Coffee                         - 986 Main Street                       - Site Plan/Special Use Permit

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              Applicants:                               - Jennifer VanTuyl                 - Attorney, Cuddy & Feder LLP

 

                                                                 - Jed Bonnem                          - Ready Coffee Owner

                                                                 - Stephens Dunne                   - Ready Coffee Owner

                                                                 - Anthony Russo                     - AKRS Traffic

                                                                 - Jamie Logiudice                   - Insite Engineering, Surveying

 

        Attorney Jennifer VanTuyl representing the Ready Coffee project and introduced the applicant’s

        project team. She explained that this project was new and different and something that does not

        exist in the Village and largely does not exist on the eastern side of the United States. A craft

        coffee kiosk is being proposed to be located in the plaza known as the CVS Plaza or formerly

        known as the Ames Plaza.

 

        Jed Bonnem presented the site plan (on file) and explained the concept of the Ready Coffee

        business and they were a locally owned business and not a franchise.

 

        Jamie Logiudice, Insite Engineering presented the traffic flow, parking and directional signage for

        the site.

 

        Anthony Russo, AKRS Traffic presented a traffic study that was done on the site and what

        additional traffic was projected for the site. The study showed that there would be no significant

        impact to the surrounding street network as a result of this project being built.  

 

        Chairman Klingzahn voiced a concern on the drainage for that portion of the parking lot

        during the Spring when there is flooding in that area of the parking lot.

 

        Architectural drawings of the building were presented to the board.

 

        The board members commented on the design of the proposed building and did not think that the

         design and color of the building fit into the plaza and surrounding area.

 

         Sarah Brown, Village Planner covered her comment letter. (on file)   

        

         Larry Paggi, Village Engineer covered his comment letter. (on file)

 

         Victoria Polidoro, Planning Board Attorney reported that this application is a Type 2 SEQR

         Action and since the size of the building is under 4500 square feet the board will not have to

         conduct a environmental review. A parking table will be required to show that sufficient

         spaces are available.

 

         Tom VanTine, Code Enforcement Officer covered his comment letter. (on file)

 

         Jennifer VanTuyl thanked the board for their comments and said they would be back soon.

 

 

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4.  Methodist Church           -38 Broad Street                                - Site Plan Application

     Applicant:                        - Robert Boisvert                               - Trustee - Methodist Church

                                                                                                              38 Broad Stree

                                                                                                              Fishkill, NY 12524

                                               - Christian T. Moore                         - Project Engineer

                                                                                                            - KC Engineering and Landscaping

                                                                                                              56 Main Street

                                                                                                              Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

                                               - Ray Van Voorhis                            - Architect

                                                                                                              Liscum, McCormack, VanVoorhis

                                                                                                              181 Church Street

                                                                                                              Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

 

Christian Moore of KC Engineering representing the applicant the Methodist Church for a

proposed lot line re-alignment for two parcels on Broad Street and Smith Street. The proposal

is to relocate the two story/two family structure about 50 feet south on Broad Street. It will be

on its own lot and the remainder of the lot will remain part of the church building and also include

the parking lot in the back lower part of the property and the playground area.

 

Planning Board Attorney Victoria Polidoro explained the sequence of what would have to happen

in order for the lot line alignment could be approved. It would require that the house would have

to be moved first.

 

Village Engineer Larry Paggi pointed out that the project site is located in the 100-year flood

 plain and the limits that exist within the project area should be indicated on the plans. He also

 pointed out that several other items should be added to the plans (comment letter on file).   

 

Architect Ray Van Voorhis said the church would like to follow the process and the guidelines to

accomplish this move.

 

Chairman Klingzahn requested the applicants have their attorney contact Victoria Polidoro so

the process can be started.

 

5. Promenade                       - 542 Route 9                                       Site Plan/Special Permit Ext.

    Applicant:                        - Jennifer VanTuyl                             Attorney, Cuddy & Feder LLP

 

Attorney Jennifer VanTuyl reported that Promenade acquired the hotel that closed last week

and their aim is to apply for a building permit 60 days out. Hopefully, the reviews will allow that.

 

Tonight, we are requesting a six month extension for the adapted re-use of an existing hotel/

conference center to become an assisted living facility.

 

Sarah Brown explained the resolution and read the resolution for the six month extension.

 

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Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion to approve the resolution.

 

Reylene VanGeldern, so moved. Motion seconded by Cris Phillips. Discussion none, all in favor,

Aye. Motion carried.

 

1. TD Ameritrade                   - 11 Merritt Boulevard                         Sign Permit Application

    Applicant:                           -  Ronald Franco

 

 

 Code enforcement officer Tom VanTine informed the board that the signs conformed

 to Village code.

 

Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion for sign labeled 1A.

 

Theresa Cuchelo moves to accept sign designate as 1A for TD Ameritrade at 11 Merritt Boulevard

as per application. Motion seconded by Cris Phillips. Discussion none, all in favor, Aye. Motion carried.

 

Chairman Klingzahn entertains a motion for sign labeled 1B.

 

Cris Phillips moves to approve sign labeled 1B for TD Ameritrade at 11 Merritt Boulevard as per

Application. Motion seconded by Reylene VanGeldern. Discussion none, all in favor, Aye. Motion carried.           

 

       

                                                                 

                                                                                                                      

        

   

 

                 

                                                                                                                  

                          

  Close Meeting:       

                                                           

  Motion by: Theresa Cuchelo

   Seconded by: Reylene VanGeldern

   Votes for: 4 Votes against: 0 Motion carried. Meeting adjourned.

          

  Respectfully submitted:

  Don Van Nostrand

  Planning Board Secretary                       

                                                                

Date: 

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:00

Entity: 

Planning Board

Type of Notice: 

Minutes