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Planning and ZBA – November 2019


November 13, 2019

The Clermont Planning Board held its regular meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:30 P.M. at the Town Hall. Those in attendance were Larry Saulpaugh, Mary Howard, Ron Miller, Nathan Hempel, Jennifer Phillips, Tom Jantzen and Clayton Andrus. Others present were George Schmitt, Engineer for the Town, Matthew Gallagher, Attorney for the Town.

After review of the October 2019 minutes, a motion was made by Clayton Andrus, seconded by Tom Jantzen, to accept the minutes with corrections.  All in favor. So carried.

Motion to close the regular meeting and open the Public Hearing for Joyful Acres, 485 Lasher Road, Tax Map ID# 200.-1-1.200, was made by Tom Jantzen, seconded by Mary Howard.  All in favor.  So carried.  The Public Hearing was held jointly with the Planning Board and ZBA.  Present for the ZBA were Luke Kumburis, Don Van Wagner, John Rusconi and Phyllis Heiko. 

Andrew Didio of Taconic Engineering, representing applicant Alex Wenner, presented the Brewery site plan, explaining parking, lighting, deliveries, the addition of a tasting room and outdoor patio area adjacent to the Tasting Room.  An open air seating area and walking paths will be added in Phase II of the project.  Questions and concerns from the audience included increased traffic, noise and possibility the project would be a retail operation.  Mary Howard made a motion to keep the Public Hearing open for an additional 10 days for written comments to be submitted, seconded by Jennifer Phillips.  All in favor.  So carried.  Motion was made by Tom Jantzen to return to the regular meeting.  All in favor.  So carried.  A site visit is planned at a future date.

Sara Berks, 3474 Route 9G, Tax Map ID# 190.-1-26, inquired of the need to present a site plan for her business location.  The board determined there was not a change of use and directed the Building Inspector issue a business license.

Bill Cole, 3541 Route 9G, Clermont, Tax Map ID#190.-1-4, came before the Board with changes to the site plan for the storage unit project. 

Motion to adjourn was made by Mary Howard, seconded by Tom Jantzen.  All in favor.  So carried.  The meeting adjourned at 9:20.

Respectfully submitted,

Desiree M. Webber, Secretary