TOWNOF JOHNSTOWN PLANNING BOARD

MAY8, 2018
6:00P.M.
TOWNHALL
MEETINGNOTES

PRESENT:

ERIC VANALSTYNE, CHAIRMAN

RICHARD GOEBEL, VICE CHAIRMAN

MIKE MCGRAIL

TONY AMBROSINO, ALTERNATE

TODD UNISLAWSKI, CODEENFORCEMENT OFFICER

I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER:

Themeeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m.

II. APPROVE MINUTES OF LAST REGULAR MEETING:

MOTION: Toapprove the minutes to the April 10, 2018

meeting.

MADE BY: Richard Goebel

SECONDED: Eric VanAlstyne

VOTE: 4in favor, 0 opposed

III. AMY JONES – PUBLICHEARING ON A SPECIAL PERMIT FOR ANIMAL HUSBANDRY ALONG COUNTY HIGHWAY 131A:

Background:

AmyJones would like to keep two (2) goats and 6-12 chickens at her residence at224 County Highway 131A in the Town of Johnstown. Her property is approximately .86 acres insize (Tax Map Parcel No. 162.-3-2). Mrs.Jones intends to construct a 10’ x 10’ chicken coop and pen and a 20’ x 10’goat pen with an 8’ x 6’ structure in the northwest corner of theproperty.

April 10, 2018 Meeting:

Duringits April 10, 2018 meeting, the Town of Johnstown Planning Board beganreviewing Amy Jones’ Special Permit application. At that time, the PlanningBoard did not ask for any additional information on a revised application.

DISCUSSION: The Planning Board had no furtherquestions regarding Amy Jones’ Special Permit application.

State Environmental Quality Review:

The proposedAnimal Husbandry action is essentially an agricultural farm management practicewithin an Agricultural Use Zone and therefore should be considered a Type IIAction under the State Environmental Quality Review Act.

Public Hearing:

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

2. Speakers:

Therewas no one to speak regarding Amy Jones’ Special Permit application.

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

Planning Board Action:

Inaccordance with Section 84-54(B)(9)(a) of the Town of Johnstown ZoningRegulations, the Planning Board shall grant, deny or grant subject toconditions the application for Special Use Permit within sixty-two (62) daysafter the hearing.

MOTION: Toapprove Amy Jones’ Special Permit for Animal Husbandry along County Highway131A.

MADEBY: Mike McGrail

SECONDED: Richard Goebel

VOTE: 4 in favor, 0 opposed

IV. OTHERBUSINESS:

A. Chairman’s Update:

PlanningBoard Chairman Eric VanAlstyne briefly talked about the availability of grantfunding for the County Airport under NYSDOT’s Aviation Capital Grant Program.

(NOTE: Town Code Enforcement Officer Todd Unislawskiforwarded the grant information to the Fulton County Planning Department.)

B. Code Enforcement Update:

Mr.Unislawski informed Board members that he is still working on getting thelandscaping for the solar project along NYS Route 67 completed.

V. CLOSE OF THEMEETING:

MOTION: Toclose the meeting at 6:22 p.m.

MADEBY: Tony Ambrosini

SECONDED: Eric VanAlstyne

VOTE: 4 in favor, 0 opposed