Jeanette Relyea – Constance and John Halterman James Himelright III

Gary Beck – Z3 Consultants- Cemetery Road Edward Kahle


FEBRUARY 9, 2005

The Clermont Planning Board held its regular meeting on Wednesday, February 9, 2005. Those members present were Chairman Larry Saulpaugh, Clayton Andrus, Aldo Dusman, Garret O'Connor, Mandy Fuchs and Robert Quierolo and Chris Nolan. Others present were Edward Kahle, Jeanette Relyea, Constance and John Halterman, Sr., James H. Himelright, III, Judith Neary, Elizabeth Maher, Robert Desmond, Richard G. Barger, Engineer and Gary Beck, Jr. Z3 Consultants for Cemetery Road project, Ronald Zeliph, Raymond Tousey, Diane O’Neil, Erin Wood and Melissa Head.

Chairman Saulpaugh opened the meeting at 7:35 P.M. A motion was made by Aldo Dusman, seconded by Mandy Fuchs to approve the minutes of the January meeting as written.

A motion was made to close the regular meeting by Mandy Fuchs, seconded by Chris Nolan and open the public hearing on the following:

There was discussion on three above ground tanks that were previously used for petroleum storage and have been visually inspected by DEC for leaks. The board had asked Ms. Relyea if she were going to have a soil test before purchasing the property. She has looked into it but it is quite expensive and has not done so. The board would like assurances that, by approving this action, that there be no liability to the Town, if in fact there proves to be any contamination of the soil. The applicants agree to indemnify the Town against any claims or actions as the result of prior use of property for fuel oil storage and distribution. It will be so noted on the resolution if this action is approved.

A motion was made by Chris Nolan to deem a negative declaration on SEQRA, seconded by Mandy Fuchs. All in favor. So carried.

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A motion was made by Mandy Fuchs, seconded by Aldo Dusman to approve the subdivision and boundary line change. All in favor. So carried.

A motion was made by Clayton Andrus, seconded by Aldo Dusman to close the meeting and open the public hearing on the following:

The SEQRA form was reviewed and a motion made to declare a negative declaration by Mandy Fuchs, seconded by Clayton Andrus. A motion was made to approve the subdivision as presented by Chris Nolan, seconded by Clayton Andrus. All in favor. So carried.

Edward Kahle is considering subdividing a 13-acre parcel on County Route 6 into possibly two parcels. This is near the Hog Trough Road intersection adjoining property of Judith Ennes. He will return next month with maps with wells and septics located on the map. Will also need a permit from County Highway for a driveway entrance.

Gary Beck and Richard Barger representing a Cemetery Road subdivision proposal have brought maps with a road design for a proposed 16 lot subdivision of 30.4 acres more or less on the former Goodnow property. They show an easement of 50 feet for future road development to the Cichetti property. They have made a presentation to the Town Board and Dan Wheeler is reviewing the plans.

The increase in traffic pulling out onto Route 9G is a concern of the Highway Superintendent. State DOT will be asked to look at site distance and see if there is anything that can be done to improve it. The Town could request that a traffic study be done by the applicant on the impact and improvements, which could be made.

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Diane O’Neil, Melissa Head and Erin Wood are working on their masters at Bard College. Ms. Wood is working on Environmental Resource Inventory with maps showing environment in relation to agriculture, historic and cultural resources. Ms. Head is working on a build-out analysis of zoning regulations for Clermont to

show what the Town would look like if the entire town were developed. How build-out would affect water, traffic, soils and the projected population growth. Some suggested topics were Cluster zoning, Tax study, land values, school impact, zip code analysis. Ms. O’Neil is working on Agricultural relating to local distribution and farm markets. The Board thanked them for attending.

A motion was made to adjourn by Chris Nolan, seconded by Aldo Dusman.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Helen Shannon