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Zoning Board of Appeals – May 2022

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

May 25, 2022

The Clermont ZBA held its regular meeting on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 7:30 P.M. at the Town Hall. The meeting started with a salute to the flag. Members attending were Hank Himelright, Luke Kumburis, Don Van Wagner, Lee Gallant, and Ben Peacock.

Hank Himelright asked if anyone had any additions, corrections or omissions to the minutes of the last meeting, April 27, 2022. A motion was made by Lee Gallant, to approve the April 2022 minutes as corrected. All in favor. So carried.

Joyful Acres, 485 Lasher Road, Tax Map ID# 200.-1-1.200, represented by Andy Diddio of Taconic Engineering. Motion was made by Don Van Wagner, seconded by Ben Peacock, to close the regular meeting and open the Public Hearing. All in favor. So carried. The applicant is requesting an amendment to the Special Use Permit for the addition of a farm stand and storage barn. The farm stand would be 15’ x 25’ with 8 parking spaces, 1 of which would be handicap parking. There will be downward lighting and the business sign would go off at the 11:00PM closing. The farm stand would be an automated system for self serve. The Board agreed a farm stand is an allowable use per the Clermont Zoning Law. Motion was made by Luke Kumburis, seconded by Don Van Wagner, to approve the amendment pending approval by the Planning Board. Vote was as follows: Don Van Wagner, Yes; Ben Peacock, Yes; Lee Gallant, Yes; Luke Kumburis, Yes; Hank Himelright recused himself. The requested amendment was approved pending approval by the Planning Board.

With no other business, motion was made by Ben Peacock, seconded by Luke Kumburis, to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 8:07PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Desiree M Webber