Clermont Zoning Board of Appeals
1795 Route 9
Germantown, New York 12526
December 19, 2018
The meeting opened at 7:30 pm. The meeting started with a salute to the flag. Members attending: Hank Himelright, John Rusconi, Luke Kumburis, Don Van Wagner and Phyllis Heiko.
Hank Himelright asked if anyone had any additions, corrections or omissions to the minutes of the last meeting, October 24, 2018. A motion to accept the minutes was made by, Phyllis Heiko, seconded by Luke Kumburis. All in favor. So carried.
Stony Creek Farm, 70 Moore Road, Tax ID# 191.-2-87.11, Motion to close the regular meeting was made by John Rusconi, seconded by Don Van Wagner. Motion to continue the Public Hearing from October 24 was made by Luke Kumburis, seconded by Don Van Wagner. Scott Stevens of Kasselman Solar reviewed the project for ground mounted solar panels. He presented the signature cards from notifying the neighboring property owners. The additional language regarding replace of natural screening as needed has been added to the site plan as requested by the ZBA and required by the Planning Board. Motion to close the Public Hearing was made by Don Van Wagner and seconded by Phyllis Heiko. All in favor. So carried. Motion to return to the regular meeting was made by Luke Kumburis, seconded by John Rusconi. All in favor. So carried. A decision will be made within 61 days and the applicant will be notified. Discussion was held regarding the approval of the project located at Stony Creek Farm, determining all requirements had been made, and with no objection from neighboring property owners, the Board approved the request for the solar panel project.
Paul and Queenie Clemente, 18 Buckwheat Road, Tax ID# 181.3-2-2, represented by David Everett. Application was presented requesting two additions to the existing house which would violate the distance requirement for boundaries. A site visit is planned for Saturday, December 29, 2018. Application is complete. Motion to accept the application was made by John Rusconi, seconded by Phyllis Heiko. All in favor. So carried. Escrow for the ZBA is $150.00 per variance. Matthew Griesemer, Attorney for the Town, and George Schmitt, Engineer for the Town will review the application. A Public Hearing will be held January 23, 2019 at 7:30pm.
Tom and Nancy Jantzen, 199 Commons Road, Tax ID# 192-1-28, application was made for the addition of an accessory apartment to be attached to the side of the existing barn. Application fee of $100.00 was made. Motion to accept the completed application was made by Luke Kumburis, seconded by Phyllis Heiko. All in favor. So carried.
Anne Katharine Spiess, 356 County Route 6, Tax ID# 179.-1-48, Eric Maskell of Natural Energy Solutions represented the applicant requesting solar trackers to be added to the property. A site visit date is to be determined. Application fee off $100.00 and Escrow of $150.00 were made. Motion to accept the completed application was made by John Rusconi, seconded by Luke Kumburis. All in favor. So carried.
Motion was made to adjourn by Luke Kumburis, seconded by Phyllis Heiko. All in favor. So carried. The meeting closed at 8:50pm.
Desiree M. Webber, Secretary