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Zoning Board of Appeals – May 2019

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

May 22, 2019

The meeting opened at 7:30 pm. The meeting started with a salute to the flag. Members attending were Hank Himelright,  Luke Kumburis, Don Van Wagner, John Rosconi  and Phyllis Heiko.  Town Attorney Brian Henchy was also present.

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

Fook Chew, 14 Sharon Drive, Tax ID #191.4-2-5.4, has withdrawn their application for ground mounted solar panels.  Motion to close the application was made by Phyllis Heiko, seconded by Don Van Wagner. All in favor.  So carried. 

Richard and Donna Stickle, 1188 County Route 6, Tax ID# 180.-2-43.1, Motion to close the regular meeting and open the Public Hearing was made by Don Van Wagner, seconded by John Rosconi.  All in favor.  So carried..  There were no comments from the audience regarding the application for an area variance.  It was determined an area variance is not needed.  The proposed garage is an accessory building and only needs a 10’ set back.  Motion was made to close the Public Hearing and return to the regular meeting was made by Don Van Wagner, seconded by Phyllis Heiko.  All in favor.  So carried. 

Anne Katrin Spiess, 356 County Route 6, Tax ID# 179.-1-48, A roll call vote was taken for the Spiess solar panel project.  Motion to approve: Don Van Wagner, yes; John Rosconi, yes; Hank Himelright, yes; Luke Kumburis, yes: Phyllis Heiko, yes.  All approved. So carried.

Greg and Donna Fingar, 122 Mill Road, Tax ID #180.-2-56,  discussion was held regarding the meaning of the zoning lawyer subdivisions and the increase in traffic.  A roll call vote was taken to accept the proposed interpretation as offered by the applicant.  Motion to approve:  Luke Kumburis, yes; John Rosconi, yes; Phyllis Heiko, yes;  Hank Himelright, yes; Don Van Wagner, no. So Carried.

The new local law regarding Lot Line/Minor Subdivision was distributed to the Board. 

Motion to adjourn was made by Luke Kumburis, seconded by John Rosconi.  All in favor. So carried.  The meeting closed at 8:10pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Desiree M. Webber, Secretary