Clermont Zoning Board of Appeals
1795 Route 9
Germantown, New York 12526
September 26, 2018
The meeting opened at 7:30 pm. The meeting started with a salute to the flag. Members attending: Hank Himelright, Pete Cichetti, John Rusconi, Luke Kumburis, Don Van Wagner and Phyllis Heiko. Also in attendance was the Clermont Planning Board members, Larry Saulpaugh, Ron Miller, Nathan Hemple, Mary Howard, Clayton Andrus, Jennifer Phillips and Tom Jantzen. George Schmitt, Town Engineer, was also present.
Hank Himelright asked if anyone had any additions, corrections or omissions to the minutes of the last meeting, August 2018. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Luke Kumburis, seconded by Pete Cichetti. All in favor. So carried.
Motion to close the regular meeting was made by Luke Kumburis, seconded by Don Van Wagner. Motion to open the Joint Public Hearing was made by Ron Miller, seconded by Mary Howard.
John Surface, 252 Nevis Road, tax ID# 191.1-1-11.11, represented by Jeff Irish from Suncommon. The proposed project is for a ground mount system which will offset consumption of usage on the property. Maximum height will be approximately ten feet, depending on the grade of the land. Shrubs will be added as needed for any additional screening. The question was raised by Beth Crockett regarding the type of bushes vs evergreens. It was agreed evergreens would be installed with inspection to be done by Sam Harkins, Code Enforcement Officer. Three evergreens will be planted with forsythia bushes to be planted in between the trees. Approval is contingent on the screening.
Motion to close the Public Hearing for the ZBA was made by Don Van Wagner, seconded by John Rosconi. All in favor. So carried. Motion to close the Public Hearing for the Planning Board was made by Tom Jantzen,
seconded by Ron Miller. All in favor. So carried. George Schmitt read the SEQRA. Motion to declare a negative impact was made by the ZBA member Luke Kumburis, seconded by Pete Cichetti. Role call was taken for the ZBA: Hank Himelright, Yes; Pete Cichetti, Yes; Don Van Wagner, Yes; John Rosconi, Yes; Luke Kumburis, Yes. All in favor. So carried. Motion to declare a negative impact was made by Planning Board member Tom Jantzen, seconded by Clayton Andrus. All in favor. So carried. Motion to close the meeting for the Planning Board was made by Jennifer Philips, seconded by Mary Howard, at 7:55pm.
Stony Creek Farm, 70 Moore Road, Tax ID# 191.-2-87.11, presented by Scott Stevens of Kasselman Solar. Proposed project is for a ground mount solar array of 52 panels. The height at the back would be 8’. Once the site has been staked, the ZBA will be conducting a site visit. Motion to accept the application was made by Luke Kumburis, seconded by Don Van Wagner. All in favor. So carried. A Public Hearing will be held October 24, 2018.
Motion was made to adjourn by Don Van Wagner, seconded by Pete Cichetti. The meeting closed at 8:20pm.
Desiree M. Webber, Secretary