TOWNOF JOHNSTOWN PLANNING BOARD

JANUARY9, 2018
6:00P.M.
TOWNHALL
MEETING NOTES

PRESENT:

RICHARD GOEBEL, CHAIRMAN

ERIC VANALSTYNE, VICE CHAIRMAN

RICHARD LYNAUGH,

ERNEST NIFOROS

ALBERT PECK III

GARTH BRUCE

TONY AMBROSINO, ALTERNATE

SEAN M. GERAGHTY, SR. PLANNER

I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER:

Themeeting was called to order at 6:01 p.m.

II. APPROVE MINUTES OF LAST REGULAR MEETING:

MOTION: Toapprove the minutes to the December 12, 2017 meeting.

MADE BY: Richard Lynaugh

SECONDED: Garth Bruce

VOTE: 7in favor, 0 opposed

III. ELECTIONOF OFFICERS:

Background:

In accordance with Section 271 of the Town Law ofNew York State, the Chairperson of the Planning Board is appointed by the TownBoard. However, in the absence of thisappointment, the Planning Board is authorized to designate a member to serve asthe Chairperson. The Town of JohnstownPlanning Board Bylaws stipulate that the Planning Board shall also have a ViceChairman to exercise or perform all duties and assume all responsibilities ofthe Chairman in his or her absence.

DISCUSSION: After a brief discussion, Eric VanAlstyneagreed to serve as Chairman for 2018.

MOTION: Tonominate Eric VanAlstyne to serve as Chairman for 2018.

MADEBY: Richard Lynaugh

SECONDED: Garth Bruce

VOTE: 7 in favor, 0 opposed

DISCUSSION: Mr.Geraghty asked if there were any nominations for Vice Chairman? Hearing none, Dick Goebel indicated that hewould serve as Vice Chairman in 2018.

MOTION: NominatingDick Goebel to serve as Vice Chairman for 2018.

MADEBY: Garth Bruce

SECONDED: Tony Ambrosino

VOTE: 7 in favor, 0 opposed

IV.THE ESTATEOF RICHARD AND SONDRA FRASIER – PUBLIC HEARING ON THE SUBDIVISION ALONG NYSROUTE 67:

Background:

TheEstate of Richard and Sondra Frasier owns a piece of property along the eastside of NYS Route 67 in the Town of Johnstown. The existing property is approximately 56+/- acres in size. The applicants would like to subdivide theproperty into three (3) parcels. Lot #1will be approximately 20.03 acres in size and will include the existing house,garage and barn. Lot #2 will beapproximately 33.891 acres in size and may become a future building site. Lot #3 will be 2.909 acres in size and willbe leased to a cell tower developer.

December 12, 2017 Meeting:

Duringits December 12, 2017 meeting, the Planning Board began reviewing thesubdivision application for the Estate of Richard and Sondra Frasier. At that time, the Planning Board determinedthat no additional amendments would need to be made to the subdivision plat andauthorized the scheduling of a public hearing for this evening’s meeting.

State Environmental Quality Review:

During itsDecember 12, 2017 meeting, the Planning Board authorized the filing of a negativedeclaration under SEQR for this proposed action. Consequently, unless new additionalinformation has been provided, no further SEQR action is necessary.

Public Hearing:

1. The public hearing was openedat 6:05 P.M.

2. Speakers:

Therewas no one to speak regarding the Frasier’s subdivision application.

3. The public hearing was closedat 6:06 P.M.

Planning Board Action:

Inaccordance with Section 276 of the Town Law of New York State, the PlanningBoard shall, by resolution, conditionally approve, with or withoutmodification, disapprove or grant final approval and authorize the signing ofsuch subdivision plat within sixty-two (62) days after the public hearing. Consequently, does the Planning Board wish toissue its final decision on the Estate of Richard and Sondra Frasier’ssubdivision application for a piece of property along NYS Route 67?

MOTION: Toapprove the Estate of Richard and Sondra Frasier’s subdivision application fora piece of property along NYS Route 67.

MADEBY: Dick Goebel

SECONDED: Ernest Niforos

VOTE: 7 in favor, 0 opposed

V. OTHERBUSINESS:

A. Training:

CountySenior Planner Sean Geraghty indicated that the training sessions at FMCC thisyear have been scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Mr. Geraghty indicated that this year’ssessions will go from 5:30 – 8:45 p.m. to allow more individuals to get to thesessions on time. He indicated that thetopics for this year’s session are “Hot Button Land Uses” and “WalkableCommunities”.

TheBoard then held a brief discussion concerning some of the other options forobtaining mandatory training hours each year. Several Board members indicated that they have used the New YorkMunicipal Insurance Reciprocal (NYMIR) website to take courses that areavailable online.

VI.CLOSE OF THEMEETING:

MOTION: Toclose the meeting at 6:12 p.m.

MADEBY: Garth Bruce

SECONDED: Eric VanAlstyne

VOTE: 7 in favor, 0 opposed