Planning Board March 11, 2021 Minutes

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TOWN OF ROSENDALE PLANNING BOARD

Minutes

Thursday, March 11th, 2021
Rondout Municipal Center
1915 Lucas Ave.
Cottekill, NY 12419

Chairman Billy Liggan called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:05 pm.

Roll Call

Billy Liggan, Chairman  Present
Joseph Havranek, Vice Chairman  Present
Jere Brown  Present
John Ivankovic    Present
Nick Mercurio   Present
Randi Morf   Present
Jim Luckner Excused
Dave Plante, Bergmann Associates Consultant   Present
Councilwoman Carrie Wykoff, Town Board Liaison  Present
Brisa Casas, Planning Board Clerk   Present

There is no representative from the Rosendale Environmental Commission.

*Moment of Silence for Elizabeth Lafera, mother of Supervisor Jeanne L.Walsh

Minutes:

Motion made by Jere Brown, seconded by John Ivankovic, to accept the minutes from February 11th, 2021

Roll Vote: Chairman Billy Liggan – Yes, Vice Chairman Joseph Havranek – Yes, Jere Brown – Yes, John Ivankovic– Yes, Nick Mercurio – Yes, Randi Morf – Yes

Motion carried.

New Business:

Application: #2021-1-Site Plan Review-378 Main Street Eatery

SBL:  62.82-5-18

Location: 378 Main Street 

Applicant: Ronald Faia and Jennifer Mulholland

Ronald Faia is present on behalf of this application

The following is discussed about this application:

  • Faia would like to convert an existing store space on the first floor of the building into a take-out/delivery eatery. He would like to serve a variety of foods including: frozen yogurt, smoothies, pressed juices, acai bowls, salads, burgers, soups, wraps, coffee/tea
  • Hours of Operation – 7am-6pm
  • Days of Operation – not specified
  • A handicap ramp is being installed.
  • DOT right of way on site should be demarcated on the site plan and clearly marked to show that the handicap ramp will not be constructed on it.
  • Parking – The customer floor space needs to be specified on the Site Plan to determine what parking requirements are necessary
  • Lighting – the applicant is asked to provide a lighting cut sheet for the exterior lighting to show its dark sky compliant
  • The applicant is asked if he will consider installing a bike rack for pedestrians coming from the Rail Trail.

Review of the March Bergmann Memo:

  • The Applicant (10th Street Enterprises, LLC) has submitted an application (received March 1, 2021) for Site Plan Approval and supporting materials for a proposed takeout/delivery eatery located on the ground floor of an existing building on a 0.2-acre parcel located at 378 Main Street/NYS 213 (Tax SBL 62.82-5-18).
  • The names of all owners of record of the property in question and of all adjacent property and the lot, block and section number of such properties as shown on the Official Town Tax Assessment Maps should be added to the site plan.
  • The detailed proposed building façade and signage photo was provided in black and white only. The Applicant should provide additional detail to the Planning Board regarding the proposed colors and materials of the proposed exterior renovations, if any, and also the proposed dimensions, colors and materials of the proposed sign, and how it conforms with the Town of Rosendale Sign Code (§75-22(C)).
  • The Applicant should confirm that no improvements are proposed within the NYSDOT Right of Way.
  • Pursuant to §75-19(A)(2)(a) of the Rosendale Town Code, one (1) parking space is required for each 100 square feet of customer floor area. The submitted site plan illustrates overall build out space of 575 square feet, but does not delineate how much of that is customer floor area. The Applicant should clarify what the proposed customer floor area will be so that the required minimum parking spaces to be provided can be determined. Conversely, if adequate on-site parking cannot be provided, the Applicant must review the potential waiver of parking requirements with the Planning Board as described in §75-19(A)(2)(b) & (c) of the Rosendale Town Code and determine if a Town Parking Fund fee should be assessed.
  • Pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Rosendale Planning Board and the Ulster County Planning Board, the proposed site plan application involves “reoccupancy or reuse of an existing structure where no new parking is proposed, site access is channelized and no new lighting is proposed/new lighting is dark sky compliant” within five hundred (500) linear feet of a State Road. The Applicant should clarify that the lighting is Dark Sky Compliant so that the Rosendale Planning Board can determine if referral is required to the Ulster County Planning Board.

 Motion made by Randi Morf, seconded by Nick Mercurio, to classify the project as an unlisted action, pursuant to SEQRA, Part 617.5(c)(12), to declare its intent to serve as SEQRA lead agency and conduct an uncoordinated SEQRA review.

Roll Vote: Chairman Billy Liggan – Yes, Vice Chairman Joseph Havranek – Yes, Jere Brown – Yes, John Ivankovic– Yes, Nick Mercurio – Yes, Randi Morf – Yes

Motion carried.

Motion made by John Ivankovic, seconded by Jere Brown, to set a public hearing for April 8th 2020.

Roll Vote: Chairman Billy Liggan – Yes, Vice Chairman Joseph Havranek – Yes, Jere Brown – Yes, John Ivankovic– Yes, Nick Mercurio – Yes, Randi Morf – Yes

Motion carried.

Motion made by John Ivankovic, seconded by Randi Morf, to refer this application to the Rosendale Police Department, Rosendale Highway Department, Rosendale Water & Sewer Department and the Rosendale Fire Department for review and comments.

Roll Vote: Chairman Billy Liggan – Yes, Vice Chairman Joseph Havranek – Yes, Jere Brown – Yes, John Ivankovic– Yes, Nick Mercurio – Yes, Randi Morf – Yes

Motion carried.

Motion made by Vice Chairman Joseph Havranek, seconded by Randi Morf, to refer this application to the Ulster County Planning Board for review and comments, updates to the site plan and requested documents must be submitted by March 25th 2020.

Roll Vote: Chairman Billy Liggan – Yes, Vice Chairman Joseph Havranek – Yes, Jere Brown – Yes, John Ivankovic– Yes, Nick Mercurio – Yes, Randi Morf – Yes

Motion carried.

Misc:

  • Short Term Rentals – A committee to review local laws/town codes from surrounding Town regarding Short Term rentals may be formed in the future and a volunteer from the Planning Board would be helpful during the review process.
  • Comprehensive Plan – Needs to be updated, A committee to review/update it may be formed in the future and volunteers from the Planning Board would be essential during the review process.
  • Hutton Brick Yards – Modified plan to include cabins and glamping
  • City of Kingston – 40 Unit apartment building proposed
  • Route 28 – Beer Garden/Tasting Room
  • Highland – Apartment buildings
  • Wallkill – Solar project downsized

Adjournment: 

Motion made by Jere Brown, seconded by John Ivankovic, to adjourn at 8:15 pm

Roll Vote: Chairman Billy Liggan – Yes, Vice Chairman Joseph Havranek – Yes, Jere Brown – Yes, John Ivankovic– Yes, Nick Mercurio – Yes, Randi Morf – Yes

Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Brisa Casas

Planning Board Clerk