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Town Board – August 2022

Town of Clermont
Monthly Meeting
August 1st, 2022

  1. Call Meeting to Order @7PM by Supervisor Staats with the Pledge of Allegiance.
  2. Approval of prior Town Board Meeting Minutes-
    • Approval of July minutes, Motion to accept by Councilman Desmond, Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson. All in Favor So Carried
  3. Town Clerk Report- Total for General Fund $2286.82
    • Total report for July 2022 $2295.82
  4. Written communications/Mail review
    • KISS-Keeping Identities of Seniors Safe runs August 29th to September 9th. Shredding bin will be at Town Hall available on Thursdays 6-8 and Saturdays 10-12. Notice will be posted in front of Town Hall.
  5. Correspondence for Web Committee-
    • Kris and Mary Howard working on website together for Comprehensive Plan Updates
  6. Committee Reports and Updates
    • Bob – Report on Highway department-Tractor
    • Lindsey
      • Nothing to Report
    • Kris
      • Kris and Mary Howard working on website together for Comprehensive Plan Updates-Meeting designated Mondays 7PM (time change)
      • Tyler Computer issues-May need to be replaced in the future
    • Dawn
      • Purple Heart signs are in, Will start researching if we have any purple heart recipients in Town.
      • Check has been picked up from the Bank of Greene County Grant for $1000.
  1. Old Business
    • Pleasantvale Bridge-Wait for federal funds would place project out to possibly 2027, Unofficially the County will fund for Immediate replacement. Construction could begin in 2023 with completion late 2023 or Early 2024
    • ARPA Funds – 2nd Check has been received in the amount of $95589 totaling $191678. Funds can be used for Purchases. Further discussion will be done at the Budget Workshop in September.
  2. New Business
    • Planning Board Deputy Chairman- Motion made to appoint Mary Howard by Councilman Gildersleeve, Seconded by Councilwoman Lusher Shute, All in favor so carried.
    • Sales Tax Check – $146250. One installment decreased from last year however we are still over last year’s sales taxes received.
    • Mortgage Tax Check – $66954 Very High one additional check expected later in the year.
    • JCAP Resolution – Authorizing Clermont Town Court to apply for Grant up to $30000 dollars. Motion to approve Resolution 43 of 2022 By Councilman Desmond Seconded by Councilwoman Gildersleeve. All in Favor. So carried.
    • Request for new sander by Highway department-$1454.32 Purchase approved by board
    • Comprehensive Plan Update-Reported by Mary Howard-Training will be held on Monday August 8th for committee members. The project is moving forward. Future pop-up events/locations are currently being investigated. It is expected that LaBella will begin billing soon.
  3. Supervisors Report
    • Tobacco Settlement $12,462 this year over last year $2,378 –
  1. Motion To Pay Abstracts
    • Motion to pay General abstract #8 Vouchers #186-199 $096.15 By Councilman Gildersleeve Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson All in Favor. So carried
    • Motion to pay Highway abstract #8 Vouchers #80-86 $8666.77 By Councilwoman Brownson Seconded by Councilman Desmond All in Favor. So carried.
    • Motion to pay General Prepaid abstract #8A Vouchers #184-186A (corrected) $222.16 By Councilwoman Lusher Shute Seconded by Gildersleeve. All in Favor. So carried.
    • Motion to pay General Prepaid abstract #8B Voucher #201 $156.98 By Councilwoman Lusher Shute Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson. All in Favor. So carried
  2. Public Communication/Comments To Board-
    • Mary Howard-Tobacco settlement should be investigated to be used towards parks.
    • Dawn-Any update on Turkey Hill Road repairs-NONE
    • Pleasantvale Bridge-It is expected that the county will open a public comment period on design. Supervisor Staats will confirm. Generally the county would prefer wider single lane bridge.

Motion to adjourn at 7:40PM by Councilman Desmond Seconded by Councilwoman Lusher Shute. All in Favor. So carried.

Respectfully submitted.
Tracey J Gallant
Town Clerk

Planning Board – July 2022

CLERMONT PLANNING BOARD

July 13, 2022

The Clermont Planning Board held its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 7:30pm at the Town Hall. Those in attendance were Larry Saulpaugh, Mary Howard, Jennifer Phillips, Ron Miller, and Nathan Hempel. Matthew Griesemer, Attorney for the Town, was also in attendance.

After review of the June 8, 2022 minutes, a motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Mary Howard, to approve the minutes. All in favor. So carried.

Lindsay Shultz, 83 Nevis Road, Tax Map # 191.4-1-42, Motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Nathan Hempel, to close the regular meeting and open the Public Hearing for a minor subdivision at 83 Nevis Road. Mary Howard recused herself since she is a neighboring property owner. With the absence of the signature cards from the Public Hearing notice mailed to the adjoining property owners, motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Nathan Hempel, to proceed with the meeting. All in favor. So carried. The notification sign was placed on the subject property announcing the Public Hearing. The proposal is for the property consisting of 5.8 acres with an existing house, to be subdivided to 2 parcels. Parcel A with the existing house would be 2.001 acres and Parcel B would be 3.211 acres. SEQRA was read by Matthew Griesemer, with no impact for Part 1. Motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Nathan Hempel, to declare a negative impact for Part 2. All in favor. So carried. Motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Ron Miller, to close the Public Hearing and return to the regular meeting. All in favor. So carried. Motion was made by Ron Miller, seconded by Nathan Hempel, to approve the subdivision request. All in favor. So carried.

Southwood Property LLC, 726 Woods Road, Tax ID #179.000-1-33, represented by Mitchell Khosrova, came before the Board requesting a modification of the site plan. The proposed modifications include the following: There will be a maximum of 10 weddings per event season, the event season will run from May through October, The maximum number of expected persons at each event shall be 200, the hours of operation for hosted events are 2:00PM to 11:00PM, there will be no swimming at all during a wedding event, no fireworks shall be allowed for a wedding, no bonfires shall be allowed for a wedding, the speakers shall be facing opposite of the Hudson River, shall abide by Town noise ordinance. Upon discussion, it will also be added to the stipulations: No one will be allowed inside the fenced pool area during an event and the gate to the pool will be locked. A site visit is planned by the Board. Motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Ron Miller, to accept the application as complete. All in favor. So carried. Motion was made by Nathan Hempel, seconded by Mary Howard, to schedule a Public Hearing for the August 10, 2022 meeting. All in favor. So carried.

Jeanette and Dennis Nesel, Germantown Beer Farm, 320 County Route 6, Tax ID #190.-1-8-200, came before the Board seeking to add a 7 seat tasting room to an existing barn. The applicant will return to the August 10, 2022 meeting with additional information.

Josephine Barraco, represented by Steve Barraco, 1429 State Route 9, corner of Quail Lane, Tax ID #191.4-2-28, is seeking a 1 acre subdivision which is allowed in the Hamlet of Clermont. Motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Nathan Hempel, to accept the application as complete, pending the issuance of the driveway permit and the Board of Health approval for the proposed septic system. All in favor. So carried. Motion was made by Mary Howard, seconded by Ron Miller, to schedule a Public Hearing for the August 10, 2022 meeting, contingent on the completion of the application. All in favor. So carried.

Micah Geraghty, Cedar Hill Road, Tax ID #191.1-1-87, is seeking a Minor Subdivision of 28.22 acres from 1 parcel to 4 parcels. The applicant was referred to the Town Engineer for review of the site plan. The applicant will return with further information.

With no further business, a motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Ron Miller, to adjourn. All in favor. So carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:30PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Desiree M. Webber, Secretary

Town Board – July 2022

Town of Clermont
Monthly Meeting
July 5th, 2022

  1. Call Meeting to Order @7PM by Supervisor Staats with the Pledge of Allegiance.
  2. Approval of prior Town Board Meeting Minutes-
    • Approval of June minutes, Motion to accept by Councilman Desmond, Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson. All in Favor So Carried
  3. Town Clerk Report- Total for General Fund $3478.23.
    • Total report for June 2022 $3503.73
  4. Written communications/Mail review
    • None
  1. Correspondence for Web Committee-
    • None
  2. Committee Reports and Updates
    • Bob
      • Paving done Buckwheat Bridge Road to Bridge, Livingston Side not re paved
      • Chipper has arrived-Has additional safety features that were not on the old one, Highway Crew satisfied
    • Lindsey
      • Park committee-Part time/Temp has been hired, will see Town Clerk Thursday for appropriate paperwork
      • Thank you to Amy and Ellen for lots of work on park
      • Trash Cans are in place and being used, no trash has been found in the park
      • Climate Smart Committee report by Dawn-Climate Smart Carnival at Fairgrounds in August-Dawn will make copies and post.
    • Kris
      • Kris and Mary Howard will work on website together for Comprehensive Plan Updates
    • Dawn
      • Will pick up check from Bank of Greene County for Grant on Thursday, July 7th.
      • Purple Heart signs-options shown to board. Motion to approve purchase of 6 signs by Councilman Desmond, Seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve. All in Favor So Carried, Signs will be placed as follows; one for each entrance to Town of Clermont on 9 and 9G and two in front of Town hall.
  3. Old Business
    • Paving- Buckwheat Bridge road came in under budget when completed.
    • Chipper -Motion to approve surplus of old chipper Councilman Desmond, Seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve. All in Favor So Carried
    • Comprehensive Plan update- Mary Howard has been working with Labella and the Town Attorney. Contract has been passed back and forth and should be just about ready for Supervisors signature. Kick off meeting will be Monday July 11th 7:30-9PM. Councilman Gildersleeve will post Agenda on website.
  4. New Business
    • Town Credit Card policy-Attorney has reviewed and approved. Motion to approve Credit Card Policy and to obtain a Credit Card for the Town of Clermont by Councilwoman Brownson, Seconded by Councilwoman Lusher Shute. All in Favor So Carried
      • Additional authorized user will be Councilwoman Brownson
    • Planning Board Vacancy-Interviews completed-2 applicants
      • Jesse Cutaia will be appointed to the vacancy effective immediately with a Term ending 12/31/2025. Motion to accept by Councilman Desmond, Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson. All in Favor So Carried
      • Wickham Boyle will be appointed as Alternate. Motion to accept by Councilwoman Lusher Shute, Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson. All in Favor So Carried
    • Pleasantvale Bridge
      • Red flagged, rusted unsafe. Bridge will be replaced. Federal Funding will be applied for at the county level. Replacement could be as late as 2027, earliest would be 2024. County has requested funding for a temporary bridge. Estimated project cost could be 4 Million dollars.
  5. Supervisors Report
    • Thank you to Amy and Ellen for lots of hard work at the park.
    • Thank you to Bank of Greene County for the Grant.
  1. Motion To Pay Abstracts
    • Motion to pay Highway abstract #7 Vouchers #68-79 $149,059.31 By Councilman Desmond Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson All in Favor. So carried.
    • Motion to pay General Prepaid abstract #7A Vouchers #158-160 $205.20 By Councilwoman Brownson Seconded by Councilman Desmond. All in Favor. So carried.
    • Motion to pay General abstract #7 Vouchers #161-183 $5193.80 By Councilman Gildersleeve Seconded by Councilman Desmond All in Favor. So carried
  2. Public Communication/Comments To Board-
    • Mary Howard-1st of 2 Primary elections Held-Low turnout, long hours, 2nd and special election will be held in August.
    • Chris Nolan-Questions relating to Bridge closure

Motion to adjourn at 7:40PM by Councilman Desmond Seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve. All in Favor. So carried.

Respectfully submitted.
Tracey J Gallant
Town Clerk

Planning Board – June 2022

CLERMONT PLANNING BOARD
June 8, 2022

The Clermont Planning Board held its regular meeting on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 7:30pm at the Town Hall. Those in attendance were Mary Howard, Jennifer Phillips, Ron Miller, Nathan Hempel, and Tom Jantzen. Matthew Griesemer, Attorney for the Town, was also in attendance.

After review of the May 11, 2022 minutes, a motion was made by Mary Howard, seconded by Nathan Hempel, to approve the minutes as corrected. All in favor. So carried.

Southwood Property LLC, 726 Woods Road, did not appear as scheduled.

Lindsay Shultz, 83 Nevis Road, Tax Map # 191.4-1-42, came before the Board with an application for a minor subdivision for 5.8 acres with an existing house, to be subdivided to 2 parcels. Parcel A with the existing house would be 2.001 acres and Parcel B would be 3.211 acres. Motion to accept the application was made by Mary Howard, seconded by Tom Jantzen. All in favor. So carried. Motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Mary Howard, to schedule a Public Hearing regarding this application for July 13, 2022. All in favor. So carried.

With no further business, a motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Nathan Hempel, to adjourn. All in favor. So carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:05pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Desiree M. Webber, Secretary

Town Board – June 2022

Town of Clermont
Monthly Meeting
June 6th, 2022

Councilman Gildersleeve absent

  1. Call Meeting to Order @7PM by Supervisor Staats. Meeting started with a moment of Silence for the recent passing of longtime Planning Board Member Clayton Andrus-
    • Clayton Started with the planning board in 1995 and was the representative from the Town of Clermont for the Office for the Aging.
  2. Approval of prior Town Board Meeting Minutes-
    • Approval of April minutes, Motion to accept by Councilman Desmond, Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson. All in Favor So Carried
    • Approval of May minutes, Motion to accept by Councilman Desmond, Seconded by Councilwoman Lusher Shute. All in Favor So Carried
  3. Town Clerk Report- Total for General Fund $1628.51.
    • Total report for May 2022 $1631.51
  4. Written communications/Mail review
  • Update on phone services from Gtel-Will get estimate
  1. Correspondence for Web Committee-
    • Mary Howard reported continued work on Comprehensive plan updates to the website with Councilman Gildersleeve.
    • Park Committee would like calendar with schedule for use of Park. At this time there are no scheduled teams using the park. First come First serve.
  2. Committee Reports and Updates
    • Bob-Highway department-Still waiting on chipper.
    • Lindsey-Park committee-Looking to hire Part time Temp Laborer. Tyler has agreed to hire and supervise. Motion to approve by Councilman Desmond, Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson. All in Favor So Carried
    • Kris-Absent
    • Dawn- Columbia County Historians are discussing the 250th Anniversary in 2026. First meeting end of June. Suggesting each town have a committee for their part of the celebration. Councilman Brownson will continue to do research from previous Anniversary celebrations.
    • Purple Heart Community Signs-Will report back with options
    • List of past park donors-Needs help with names
    • Park swingsets-Some tiles are sunken but not broken yet.
    • NYS Grant-will apply for the Comp. Plan Grant. David Salzas will assist.
    • Bill Better is the county historian and is very passionate about his position and is doing a great job.
  3. Old Business
    • Charging Stations-Investor has withdrawn/pulled out. Charging stations are currently on hold-Looking for alternatives
    • Comprehensive Plan Mary Howard presented response to final question from each applicant. Supervisor Staats thanks Mary for her contribution and hard work she has put into this project.
    • Board discussed applicants and final decision was for Labella with the price of $94545.00 Motion to approve by Councilwoman Brownson, Seconded by Councilwoman Lusher Shute. All in Favor So Carried. Mary Howard will reach out to applicants to let them know the decision and to start the contract with Labella.
  4. New Business
    • Park committee-Presented by Ellen
      1. Garbage is an ongoing issue within the park as well as Dog waste. The committee presented Trash can options as well as Dog stations. Board requested to start with the three 50 Gallon Trash cans. Motion to approve by Councilwoman Brownson, Seconded by Councilwoman Lusher Shute. All in Favor So Carried
      2. Green Clermont Park street sign—Can this be removed?
      3. Monument-poppie plants, seeds and wildflowers have been planted
    • Town Credit Card policy-Will be sent to Attorney for review
    • Planning Board Vacancy-Interviews-Schedule for 6/23 starting at 6PM in 30 minute intervals.
      1. Deputy Building Inspector-Appoint John Fieser- Motion to approve by Supervisor Staats, Seconded by Councilwoman Lusher Shute. All in Favor So Carried
  5. Supervisors Report
    • 1st Quarter sales tax in-Very High-budgeted for $400000. This year.
    • Stone topping County Route 6 to preserve life of paved road
  6. Motion To Pay Abstracts
    • Motion to pay Highway abstract #6 Vouchers #58-67 $10105.53 By Councilman Desmond Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson All in Favor. So carried.
    • Motion to pay General abstract #6 Vouchers #130-157 $7973.51 By Councilwoman Brownson Seconded by Councilman Desmond. All in Favor. So carried.
    • Motion to pay Prepaid General abstract #6A Vouchers #127-129 $236.80 By Councilwoman Lusher Shute Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson All in Favor. So carried
    • Motion to pay Trust & Agency abstract #4 Vouchers #12 $60.00 By Councilwoman Lusher Shute Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson. All in Favor. So carried.
  7. Public Communication/Comments To Board-
    • Question regarding rumor of closing Buckwheat Bridge Road Bridge-Bridge will not be closed however the roadway on Clermont side of Bridge will be stone topped soon. County is responsible for maintenance/repair of the bridges. There is a possibility the bridge could have restricted traffic.

Motion to adjourn at 8:25PM by Councilman Desmond Seconded by Councilwoman Lusher Shute. All in Favor. So carried.

Respectfully submitted.
Tracey J Gallant
Town Clerk

Zoning Board of Appeals – May 2022

Clermont Zoning Board of Appeals
1795 Route 9
Germantown, New York 12526

May 25, 2022

The Clermont ZBA held its regular meeting on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 7:30 P.M. at the Town Hall. The meeting started with a salute to the flag. Members attending were Hank Himelright, Luke Kumburis, Don Van Wagner, Lee Gallant, and Ben Peacock.

Hank Himelright asked if anyone had any additions, corrections or omissions to the minutes of the last meeting, April 27, 2022. A motion was made by Lee Gallant, to approve the April 2022 minutes as corrected. All in favor. So carried.

Joyful Acres, 485 Lasher Road, Tax Map ID# 200.-1-1.200, represented by Andy Diddio of Taconic Engineering. Motion was made by Don Van Wagner, seconded by Ben Peacock, to close the regular meeting and open the Public Hearing. All in favor. So carried. The applicant is requesting an amendment to the Special Use Permit for the addition of a farm stand and storage barn. The farm stand would be 15’ x 25’ with 8 parking spaces, 1 of which would be handicap parking. There will be downward lighting and the business sign would go off at the 11:00PM closing. The farm stand would be an automated system for self serve. The Board agreed a farm stand is an allowable use per the Clermont Zoning Law. Motion was made by Luke Kumburis, seconded by Don Van Wagner, to approve the amendment pending approval by the Planning Board. Vote was as follows: Don Van Wagner, Yes; Ben Peacock, Yes; Lee Gallant, Yes; Luke Kumburis, Yes; Hank Himelright recused himself. The requested amendment was approved pending approval by the Planning Board.

With no other business, motion was made by Ben Peacock, seconded by Luke Kumburis, to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 8:07PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Desiree M Webber
Secretary

Planning Board – May 2022

CLERMONT PLANNING BOARD
May 11, 2022

The Clermont Planning Board held its regular meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 7:30pm at the Town Hall. Those in attendance were Mary Howard, Jennifer Phillips, Ron Miller, Nathan Hempel, and Tom Jantzen. Matthew Griesemer, Attorney for the Town, was also in attendance.

In the absence of Larry Saulpaugh, Mary Howard led the meeting.

A moment of silence was held for Clayton Andrus.

After review of the April 13, 2022 minutes, a motion was made by Nathan Hempel, seconded by Tom Jantzen, to approve the minutes. All in favor. So carried.

Motion was made by Ron Miller, seconded by Tom Jantzen, to close the regular meeting and open the Public Hearing for Joyful Acres. All in favor. So carried.

Joyful Acres, 485 Lasher Road, Tax Map ID# 200.-1-1.200, represented by Andy Diddio of Taconic Engineering, came before the Board with a request of modifications for the previously approved Site Plan. The proposal would be for the addition of a 15’x25’ farm stand and a building for storage. A sign on the roadway would be illuminated and turned off at 11:00pm. Motion was made by Tom Jantzen, seconded by Nathan Hempel, to close the Public Hearing and return to the regular meeting. All in favor. So carried. Questions from the public were presented by Nancy Flannery, Belinda Casivant, and Terry O’Keefe. Andy Diddio explained the hours of operation and the automated system for self serve. Matthew Griesemer read SEQRA. Conditions for approval would include approval by the Clermont ZBA, County approval based on 239M review, limit the hours of operation from 5am to 11pm with lights from the building and sign being turned of at 11pm. Motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Ron Miller, to approve the modification of the Site Plan given the conditions as stated. All in favor. So carried.

Southwood Property LLC, 726 Woods Road, represented by Mitchell Khosrova, came before the Board regarding complaints and violations of their previously approved Site Plan. Matthew Griesemer explained procedurally coming before the Planning Board is uncommon and the reason is to discuss complaints and discuss the details which were agreed upon at the time of the Site Plan approval. The original details were a limit of 10 events per year with a maximum of 150 guests per event. The events would end at 10:30pm, there would be no fireworks and the other homes on the property would not be rented for the events. Mitchell Khosrova stated the owners were under the impression they’re not held to a limit of 150 guests. There already are contracts for 2022 and would like to address the limit as well as fireworks which would end at 10:30pm. Bon fires would be reduced to fire pits. It was also stated the pool is enclosed with a fence. The previously required safety fence for the bluff will be 10’ from the bluff and removable when not needed. Currently tiki torches with a string of lights between them is being used at the bluff. The owners have corrected the event end time on the website from 11:00pm to 10:30pm. Noise and music was addressed as the primary issue from the complaints. It was suggested by the Board to turn the speakers and stage away from the river. Only professional fireworks will be conducted and will end at 10:30. The owner would like to increase the guest limit to 200 and have the end time extended to 11:00. The applicant will need to return before the Planning Board for a Site Plan modification.

Lindsay Shultz, 83 Nevis Road, Tax Map # 191.4-1-42, came before the Board seeking a minor subdivision for 5.8 acres with an existing house, to be subdivided to 2 parcels. Parcel A with the existing house would be 2.001 acres and Parcel B would be 3.211 acres. The applicant will return with a completed application and the required information added to the map.

Bruce Potts, 57 Banks Lane, Tax ID #180.-1-5.5, represented by Belinda Casivant, with an application for an accessory apartment. The applicant will return with a completed map.

With no further business, a motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Ron Miller, to adjourn. All in favor. So carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Desiree M. Webber, Secretary

Town Board – May 2022

Town of Clermont
Monthly Meeting
Agenda Date: May 2, 2022

  1. Call Meeting to Order 7PM Supervisor Raymond Staats

Presentation regarding Red Hook school budget

Presentation by Director of Red Hook Library

Presentation by ?

  1. Approval of prior Town Board Meeting Minutes-Minutes not available Clerk out Sick
  2. Town Clerk Report- reported by Supervisor Staats- Total for General Fund $4972.17. Total report for April 2022 $5051.67
  3. Written communications/Mail review
  • Update on phone services from Gtel
  1. Correspondence for Web Committee-Noe
  2. Committee Reports and Updates
    • Bob-Highway department-Truck should be sometime this year, backlog.
    • Lindsey-Park committee-Spring clean up success. Park looks beautiful. Garbage left in park/Trash can discussion. Climate smart committee report.
    • Kris-no updates to report other than assessment information updated on website.
    • Dawn-Grant approval from Bank of Greene County. Columbia Land Conservancy-Grant-Did no get approval, Columbia Land Conservancy will assist with some projects to help us obtain a grant.
  3. Old Business
    • Charging Stations-Atty reviewed. Need one final version to be received for review and signatures.
    • Interviews for Comprehensive Plan completed. Workshop on Tuesday May 10th to discuss applicants.
  1. New Business
    • Thank you to Bank of Greene County for continued support through grants.
  2. Motion To Pay Abstracts

Motion to pay Prepaid General abstract #5A Vouchers #93-95 $266.79 By Councilwoman Brownson Seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve All in Favor. So carried.

Motion to pay Highway abstract #5 Vouchers #44-57 $8919.56 By Councilman Gildersleeve Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson All in Favor. So carried.

Motion to pay Trust & Agency Vouchers #7-11 $3442.01 By Councilwoman Lusher Shute Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson. All in Favor. So carried.

Motion to pay General abstract #5 Vouchers #96-126 $10456.44 By Councilman Desmond Seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve. All in Favor. So carried.

  1. Public Communication/Comments To Board-

Question from public- regarding past presentation regarding taxes due to new assessments.

Motion to adjourn at 8:18PM by Councilman Desmond Seconded by Councilwoman Lusher Shute. All in Favor. So carried.

Respectfully submitted.
Tracey J Gallant
Town Clerk

Zoning Board of Appeals – April 2022

Clermont Zoning Board of Appeals
1795 Route 9
Germantown, New York 12526

April 27, 2022

The Clermont ZBA held its regular meeting on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 7:30 P.M. at the Town Hall. The meeting opened at 7:30pm. The meeting started with a salute to the flag. Members attending were Hank Himelright, Luke Kumburis, Don Van Wagner, Lee Gallant, Ben Peacock and alternate Cheryl Werner.

Hank Himelright asked if anyone had any additions, corrections or omissions to the minutes of the last meeting, March 23, 2022. A motion to approve the March 2022 minutes was made by Don Van Wagner, seconded by Lee Gallant. All in favor. So carried.

There were no new applications brought before the Board.

Hank Himelright announced the appointment of Eli Fieser as the permanent Building Inspector.

Joyful Acres, 485 Lasher Road, Tax Map ID# 200.-1-1.200, represented by Andy Diddio of Taconic Engineering, came before the Board regarding their Special Use Permit. Andy Diddio asked if an amendment was needed to the Special Use Permit was needed for the addition of a farm stand. The farm stand would be 15’ x 25’ with 8 parking spaces, 1 of which would be handicap parking. The farm stand would be an automated system for self serve. Hank Himelright responded a farm stand is an allowable use per the Clermont Zoning Law. Motion was made by Ben Peacock, seconded by Luke Kumburis, to vote if an amendment is required for the Special Use Permit.
The Vote was as follows: Hank Himelright, Abstain; Luke Kumburis, No; Ben Peacock, Yes; Don Van Wagner, Yes; Lee Gallant, Yes.
Motion was made by Don Van Wagner, seconded by Lee Gallant, to accept the application and schedule a Public Hearing for the May 25, 2022 meeting. All in favor. So carried.

With no other business, motion was made by Luke Kumburis, seconded Lee Gallant, to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 8:45pm

Respectfully submitted,
Desiree M Webber
Secretary

Planning Board – April 2022

CLERMONT PLANNING BOARD
April 13, 2022

The Clermont Planning Board held its regular meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 7:30pm at the Town Hall. Those in attendance were Larry Saulpaugh, Mary Howard, Jennifer Phillips, Ron Miller, and Nathan Hempel. Matthew Griesemer, Attorney for the Town, was also in attendance.

After review of the March 9, 2022 minutes, a motion was made by Mary Howard, seconded by Nathan Hempel, to approve the minutes as corrected. All in favor. So carried.

Southwood Property LLC, 726 Woods Road, has been postponed to the May 11, 2022 meeting.

Motion was made by Mary Howard, seconded by Nathan Hempel, to close the regular meeting and open the Public Hearing for James Wright and Emily Sartor, Tax ID # 201.00-01-25, represented by Matthew Bowe, regarding a Lot Line Adjustment of a 13.613 acres. They are seeking to create parcel #1 with 5.004 acres and parcel #2 with 8.609 acres. Question was raised regarding and existing stream and if the addition of a culvert was planned for the new driveway. It was explained it was included in the site plan. There were no other questions. Motion was made by Mary Howard, seconded by Jennifer Phillips, to close the Public Hearing and return to the regular meeting. All in favor So carried. Matthew Griesemer read SEQRA. A Negative Declaration was made by the Board. Motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Nathan Hempel, to approve the application as presented, with the culvert to be installed for the driveway leading off of Langeridge Road. All in favor. So carried.

Joyful Acres, 485 Lasher Road, Tax Map ID# 200.-1-1.200, represented by Andy Diddio of Taconic Engineering, came before the Board with a proposal to modify the Site Plan for the Brewery to construct a farm stand and pole barn. The farm stand would be 15’ x 25’ with 8 parking spaces, 1 of which would be handicap parking. The farm stand would be an automated system for self serve. The pole barn would be for agriculture purposes. Motion was made by Mary Howard, seconded by Ron Miler to accept the application as complete. All in favor. So carried. Motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Ron Miller, to schedule a Public Hearing for May 11, 2022. All in favor So carried.

With no further business, a motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Ron Miller, to adjourn. All in favor. So carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:50pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Desiree M. Webber, Secretary