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Zoning Board of Appeals – August 2019

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

August 28, 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, Phyllis Heiko and alternate Ben Peacock. 

Hank Himelright asked if anyone had any additions, corrections or omissions to the minutes of the last meeting, July 24, 2019.  A motion to accept the minutes was made by Don Van Wagner, seconded by Luke Kumburis.  All in favor.  So carried.

Joyful Acres, 485 Lasher Road, Tax Map ID# 200.-1-1.200, applicant Alex Wenner, represented by Andrew Didio of Taconic Engineering, presented a Special Use application for a Brewery and Tasting Room.  An existing barn will be converted to the Brew House with an addition of a Tasting Room.  There is an existing well.  The septic plan will be finalized.  The location is 31.6 acres, with an expected disturbance of 3.48 acres.  Developing will be done on the Eastern half of the property.  The tasting room will be adjacent to the existing building, which will be the brewery.  There will be a patio with tables next to the tasting room, a food truck area and walking trails.  Screening will be added to the property line along Lasher Road.  The Board reviewed the site plan.  The developing will be done in phases, with the completion date for the brewery to be early 2020 and the tasting room to be completed in the Summer of 2020. 

Motion to declare the application as complete and accept the application was made by Don Van Wagner, seconded by Luke Kumburis.  All in favor.  So carried.  The Application Fee of $100.00 and Escrow of $250.00 was paid by the applicant. 

Phyllis Heiko made the comment for Hank Himelright and Desiree Webber to receive a pay increase, with Luke Kumburis agreeing. Phyllis Heiko said she will present it to the Town Board at their September meeting.

Motion to adjourn was made by Luke Kumburis, seconded by Don Van Wagner.  All in favor.  So carried.  The meeting adjourned at 8:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Desiree M. Webber, Secretary