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Planning Board – March 2023

March 8, 2023

The Clermont Planning Board held its regular meeting on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 7:30pm at the Town Hall. Those in attendance were Larry Saulpaugh, Mary Howard, Tom Jantzen, Ron Miller, Jennifer Phillips, Jesse Cutaia, and Nathan Hempel. Matthew Griesemer, Attorney for the Town, was also in attendance.

After review of the February 8, 2023 minutes, motion was made by Nathan Hempel, seconded by Tom Jantzen, to approve the minutes.
All in favor. So carried. Mary Howard abstained since she was not in attendance at the January 2023 meeting.

Joyful Acres, 485 Lasher Road, TAX ID #200.-1-1.200, came before the Board regarding a proposed concert in August . The concert would consist of multiple bands and estimated attendance of 1,000-2,500 people. Issues addressed were parking and noise. A modification of the previously approved Site Plan would be needed. There is also a noise ordinance in place and a mass gathering restriction in the zoning for Clermont.

Scott Shafranek and Caveni Wong, 925 County Route 6,
Tax Map ID# 191.-1-12.111, 180.-1-16.200
, came before the Board seeking information regarding a planned renovation of an existing barn into living space. He was referred to the ZBA to inquire the need of a variance.

Ernst Martin Jr, 1921 Route 9, Tax ID #181-1-13, apartment at the former Clermont Inn. Site Plan was approved in 2008 for apartments, a banquet room and tavern. The banquet room and tavern were never completed. The Applicant would like to use that space as an office and 1 additional apartment, bringing the total to 11 apartments. Motion was made by Tom Jantzen, seconded by Jennifer Phillips, to deem the application complete. All in favor. So carried. Motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Tom Jantzen, to waive the Public Hearing. All in favor. So carried. Mary Howard read SEQRA. Motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Ron Miller, to declare the project will not have a significant impact. All in favor. So carried. Motion was made by Mary Howard, seconded by Nathan Hempel, to approve the application with the condition of approval by the Columbia County Board of Health. All in favor. So carried.

With no further business, a motion was made by Ron Miller, seconded by Jesse Cutaia, to adjourn. All in favor. So carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:35pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Desiree M. Webber, Secretary