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Zoning Board of Appeals – February 2021

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

February 24, 2021

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, Lee Gallant, Ben Peacock and Cheryl Werner as alternate.

Hank Himelright asked if anyone had any additions, corrections or omissions to the minutes of the last meeting, November 18, 2020. A motion to approve the November 2020 minutes was made by Ben Peacock, seconded by Don Van Wagner. All in favor. So carried.

Marissa Rendon, 23 Maisello Road, Tax ID #201.-1-33, was represented by PlugTV regarding the application of a Special Use Permit for ground a mounted solar system. Motion was made to close the regular meeting and open the Public Hearing for this project by Luke Kumbris, seconded by Don Van Wagner. All in favor. So carried. There were no questions or comments from the public. Motion was made to close the Public Hearing and return to the regular meeting by Don Van Wagner, seconded by Luke Kumburis. All in favor. So carried. A final decision on approval of a Special Permit is pending the outcome of the Planning Board meeting in March.

Dee Ann Campbell, 180 Shields Road, represented by Suncommon returned before the Board, confirming the set backs for the solar panels are being met. A site visit will be conducted by the Board at a date to be determined. Motion was made by Luke Kuburis, seconded by Lee Gallant, to accept the application as complete. The applicant will return to the ZBA’s March meeting.

The Board discussed the proposed audio recording of the meetings. Motion was made by Luke Kumburis, seconded by Don Van Wagner, to vote on the subject. A vote was held whether or not have the audio recording as follows: Don van Wagner, Luke Kumburis, Hank Himelright, and Ben Peacock voted Nay. Lee Gallant abstained. A letter will be sent to the Town Board stating the ZBA has voted to not have audio recordings of the meetings.
A motion was made to adjourn by Ben Peacock, seconded by Don Van Wagner. All in favor. So carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:20pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Desiree M. Webber, Secretary