Clermont Zoning Board of Appeals
1795 Route 9
Germantown, New York 12526
April 24, 2019
The meeting opened at 7:30 pm. The meeting started with a salute to the flag. Members attending: Hank Himelright, Luke Kumburis, Don Van Wagner and Phyllis Heiko. Town Attorney, Matthew Griesemer was also present.
Hank Himelright asked if anyone had any additions, corrections or omissions to the minutes of the last meeting, March 27, 2018. A motion to accept the minutes as corrected was made by Luke Kumburis, seconded by Don Van Wagner. All in favor. So carried.
Anne Katrin Spiess, 356 County Route 6, Tax ID# 179.-1-48, Motion to close the regular meeting and open the Public Hearing for Anna Spiess was made by Don Van Wagner, seconded by Luke Kumburis. Motion was made to close the Public Hearing for Anna Spiess by Phyllis Heiko, seconded by Don Van Wagner. All in favor, so carried.
Greg and Donna Fingar, 122 Mill Road, Tax ID #180.-2-56, Motion was made by Phyllils Heiko, seconded by Don Van Wagner, to close the regular meeting and open the Public Hearing. Carl Whitbeck, representing the applicants, explained the proposal to subdivide the property at 122 Mill Road to the audience. Bob Desmond explain the laws regarding subdivisions, dead end roads and cul de sacs as well as the history the Mill Road becoming a closed road. Several other attendees spoke, giving their opinion. Questions and answers were discussed between the Board and the audience. Motion to close the Public Hearing and return to the regular meeting was made by Phyllis Heiko, seconded by Don Van Wagner. The Board will deliberate and make a decision within 62 days.
Fook Chew, 14 Sharon Drive, Tax ID #191.4-2-5.4, Momentum Solar of Plainview, NY, representing the applicant, presented the proposed ground mounted solar panels, consisting of 54 panels. The Board explained the type of screening needed was evergreens. They will return for the next meeting on May 22, 2019. Motion for the Public Hearing to remain open and return to the regular meeting was made by Phyllis Heiko, seconded by Luke Kumburis. All in favor. So carried.
Richard and Donna Stickle, 1188 County Route 6, Tax ID# 180.-2-43.1, Applicant is applying for an area variance to add a garage to their existing house. The building setback requires a 50’ setback. The proposed setback would be 36’, requiring an area variance. The application was accepted as complete. A Public Hearing was set for May 22, 2019.
Motion was made to adjourn by Phyllis Heiko, seconded by Luke Kumburis. All in favor. So carried. The meeting closed at 9:30pm.
Desiree M. Webber, Secretary