TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN PLANNING BOARD JULY  11, 2017
6:00 P.M. TOWN HALL
MEETING NOTES

 

PRESENT:

 

RICHARD GOEBEL, CHAIRMAN RICHARD LYNAUGH,

ALBERT PECK III GARTH BRUCE

TONY AMBROSINO, ALTERNATE SEAN  M.  GERAGHTY,  SR. PLANNER

 

I.       CALL MEETING TO  ORDER:

 

The meet ing was called to order at 6:03 p.m.

 

 

II.               APPROVE MINUTES OF  LAST REGULAR MEETING:

 


MOTION:

 

MADE BY: SECONDED: VOTE:


To a pp r ove the minutes to the June 13, 2017 meeting.

 

Garth Bruce Richard Lyn a u gh

4  in  favor, 0 opposed


 

 

III.  ROBERT SCOTT JEWEL - PUBLIC HEARING ON A SUBDIVISION ALONG WEMPLE ROAD AND WATERSHED ROAD:

 

A.     Background:

 

Robert Scott Jewel owns a piece of property  at  the  intersection  of  Wemple Road and Wa t er s h ed Road in the  Town of J ohnstown (Tax Map  Pa rcel No. 14 6 .-2 -2 6). The existing property is approximately  5.6  acres  in  size.  Mr. Jewel would like to create two (2) building lots on the  property that  will  be 3.598+ /-  acres  and  2.004+ / -  acres in size respectively.


B.    June 13, 2017 Meeting:

 

During its June 13, 2017 meeting, the Town of Johnstown  Planning  Board began reviewing Robert Scott Jewel's subdivision applica tion for a piece of property along Wemple Road and Watershed Road in  the Town of Johnstown. At that time, the Planning Board asked that the following in for ma ti on be provided on a revised su bdivis ion plat prior to th e .p u blic hearing:

 

1.   A n o t a tio n should be made on the drawing indicating the approximate distance  to the  nearest  public utility.

 

STATUS: Provided.

 

2.    Percolation  and      pit  test  results  for  both   new  building  lots   s hou ld  be provided.

 

STATUS: Provided.

 

3.   The proposed septic field locations which are shown uphill from the proposed home loca tions may need to be reconsidered.

 

STATUS: Pr ovid ed.

 

DISCUSSION: The Planning Board had no further comments or questions regarding  Mr. Jewel's application.

 

C.    State Environmental  Quality Review:

 

During its J un e 13, 2017 meeting, the Town of Johnstown Planning Board au thorized th e filing of a negative declaration under SEQR for the proposed action.Consequently, unless new additional information has been provided, no further SEQR action is necessary.

 

D.    Public  Hea rin g:

 

1.    Th e public hearing was opened at  6:04 P.M.

 

2.    Speakers:

 

There     was     no    one    to    speak     regarding      Mr.    Jewel's               subdivision application.

 

3.    The public hearing was closed at 6:05 P.M.

 

 

 

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E.     Planning Board Action:

 

In accordance with Section 276 of the Town Law of New York State, the Planning Board shall, by resolution, conditionally approve, with or without modification, disapprove or grant final approval and authorize the signing of such subdivision plat within sixty-two (62) days after the public hearing. Consequently, does the Planning Board wish to issue its final decision on Robert Scott Jewel's subdivision application at this time?

 

MOTION:                           To approve  Robert  Scott  Jewel's  subdivision application for a piece. of property  along  Wemple  Road  and  Watershed Road in  the Town of Johnstown.

 


MADE BY: SECONDED: VOTE:


Richard Goebel Tony Ambrosino

4 in  favor, 0 opposed


 

 

IV.  DONNA DAVIDSON - PUBLIC HEARING ON SUBDIVISION ALONG CIRCLE DRIVE:

 

A.    Background:

 

Donna Davidson owns a piece of property along Circle Drive in the Town of Johnstown (Tax Map Parcel No. 15 0 .-2-2 1). According to her application, the parcel is approximately  71+/ - acres  in  size.  She  would  like  to  subdivide  a 53/ - acre tract from this property and  convey  it  to  Steven  Savage  for  his maple syrup operation. The applicant will retain an 18+/- acre  parcel  with  a home and  two (2) barns.

 

B.    June 13, 2017 Meeting:

 

During its June 13, 2017 meeting, the Planning Board began reviewing Donna Davidson's subdivision application for a piece of property along Circle Drive. At that time, the Planning Board did not ask  for any additional information on a revised subdivision plat.

 

DISCUSSION: The Planning Board  had  no  comments  or  questions regarding Ms. Davidson's subdivision application.

 

 

C.    State Environmental Quality Review:

 

During its June 13, 2017 meeting, the Town of Johnstown Planning Board authorized the filing of a negative declaration under SEQR for the proposed action. Consequently, unless new additional information  has  been provided, no further SEQR action  is necessary.


D.     Public Hearing:

 

1.   The public hearing was opened at 6:05 P.M.

 

2.   Speakers:

 

There   was   no   one    to   speak   regarding   Donna   Davidson's   .s  u  bd  ivis   ion a p pli ca t io n .

 

3.    The  public hearing was closed at  6:06 P.M.

 

 

E.     Planning  Board Action:

 

In accordance with Section 276 of the Town Law of New York State, the Planning Board shall, by resolution, conditionally approve, with or without modification, disapprove or grant final approval and authorize the signing of such subdivision plat within sixty-two (62) days after the public hearing. Consequently, does the Planning Board wish to issue its final decision on Donna Davidson's subdivision application at this time?

 


MOTION:

 

 

MADE BY: SECONDED: VOTE:


To approve Donna Davidson's subdivision application for a piece of property along Circle Drive.

 

Richard Lynaugh Garth Bruce

4 in favor, 0 opposed


 

(Planning Board Member Albert Peck III entered  the meeting.)

 

 

V.              OTHER BUSINESS:

 

A.    The Planning Board held a brief discussion concerning the ongoing waterline project along Hales Mills Road. Mr. Geraghty pointed out that  the County has set aside funding in next year's budget to pursue the acquisition of the sewer infrastructure from NYS Correctional Services to serve the properties along Hales Mills Road.

 

Planning Board Member Richard Lynaugh asked if the County has had any further inquiries  regarding  the  properties  along Hales Mills Road.

 

Mr. Geraghty indicated  that the County  Planning  Department  has  met with a fe w developers from the Capital Region regarding the Development Areas that have been identified  in  the  County's  Development  Strategy  including the Hales Mills Development Ar e a .        He  indicated  that, thus far, most of the developers have expressed more interest in renovating existing buildings, especially  those with  Historic  District  designations that allow  the developer


to obtain Historic District tax credits as part of the r ed evelop m e n t of a site. Mr. Geraghty indicated that, throughout the Ca pital Region, developers are purchasing older historic  buildings  and  converting  them  into  residential and  commercial  spaces  that are very popular  right now.

 

VI.            CLOSE OF  THE MEETING:

MOTION:           To close  the  meeting at 6:11 p.m. MADE BY:       Richard  Goebel

SECONDED:      Richard  Lynaugh VOTE:  5  in  favor, 0 opposed