TOWN OF SARATOGA
March 26, 2008 - 7:30 PM
Chairman Ian Murray called the meeting to order at 7:33 p.m.
Planning Clerk Linda McCabe called the roll. Chairman Ian Murray present, Ralph Pascucci present, Paul Griffen present, Robert Park present, Laurie Griffen present, Patrick Hanehan present, Robert McConnell absent, and Alternate Jennifer Koval present.
Chairman Ian Murray made a motion, seconded by Patrick Hanehan, to elevate Alternate Jennifer Koval to full Board Member due to the absence of Robert McConnell. Chairman Ian Murray aye, Robert Park aye, Paul Griffen aye, Robert McConnell absent, Ralph Pascucci aye, Laurie Griffin aye, Patrick Hanehan aye.
Carried 6 0.
Carried 4 - 0.
Order of Business:
Mark and Terri Collins
152 Rucky Tuck Rd.
Stillwater, NY 12170
S/B/L 194-2-2.211, 2.212 Rural
The Applicants propose a lot-line adjustment between lot 1 and lot 2 of their minor subdivision, which was approved by this Planning Board in July 2004. The Applicants are selling lot 1, (their residence), and the buyer has rendered an offer pending the perfection of the lot-line. They would like to add 0.49± acres to lot 1, by altering the location of the westerly boundary line to include the gazebo area as shown on the survey. The change in frontage and area is within the current zoning regulations for this area. Tabled until next month.
Kevin Van Buren Estate of Thomas W. Reed
5 Samspring Dr. P.O. Box 248
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Victory Mills, NY 12884
S/B/L 168-3-9 Conservancy
Applicant proposes to subdivide 2.2+/- acres from a 5.9+/- acre parcel, located at 771 Rt. 29 next to the county sandpit, for a single family residence. Tabled at Applicants request.
Anna M. Macica # 08-02
1124 Rt. 29
Schuylerville, NY 12871
S/B/L 156-3-12 Rural Residential
Applicant proposes to subdivide 60,840 sq. ft. parcel, with the existing house at the center, from a 23+/- acre farm parcel. This parcel is located at the northwest corner intersection of Rt. 29 and Grange Hall Rd. Public Hearing
Ken Macica appeared before the Board on behalf of the Applicant. Chairman Ian Murray stated that Jim Vianna came before the Board last month on behalf of this Applicant and all questions were answered at that time. This is an existing residence that has been here for a number of years, so there is no need for perc testing or soil engineering. Ken Macica reiterated for the Board that they are separating this parcel for estate planning and the rest of the farm will be incorporated in the future. Chairman Ian Murray questioned if the corn maze is on the same deed as the farm and Ken Macica said yes it is. Laurie Griffin asked if this subdivision will have a separate deed and again Ken Macica answered yes. Chairman Ian Murray explained he had spoken with Jim Vianna last month and told him it is great to see this business expanding, but the Board would like to see a site plan for the other site. He told Ken Macica they dont need another special use permit since they already have one for the corn maze, but after the Board gets through with this, they would like him to get working on that site plan. Ken Macica asked what that requires, and Chairman Ian Murray explained just a rough layout like Jim Vianna did with this; identify the greenhouses, the curb cut for the road, parking and things like that. Ken Macica agreed.
Chairman Ian Murray asked if there were any questions from the Board. Patrick Hanehan questioned if the driveway for the agricultural lot should be separated from the one for the house. Chairman Ian Murray asked if he meant putting a berm area in there and he answered yes. Chairman Ian Murray stated he did not think that was necessary, continuance will be the same operator/same owner. If they were to sell it then it might be a stipulation in the sellers agreement to separate it from the house or something. Patrick Hanehan also stated he didnt see the Right to Farm statement on the map and thinks it should be on there. Chairman Ian Murray and Town Engineer Ken Martin agreed.
Ken Macica provided Clerk Linda McCabe with proof of neighbor notifications.
On March 13, 2008 a letter was sent to the Town of Northumberland notifying them of this Public Hearing and we have received no correspondence from them concerning this subdivision.
Proof of Notice having been furnished by newspaper on March 17, 2008, Chairman Ian Murray opened the Public Hearing at 7:40 p.m. No interested parties came forward for or against. Chairman Ian Murray closed the Public Hearing at 7:41 p.m.
Chairman Ian Murray read the letter from the Saratoga County Planning Board indicating no significant County wide or intercommunity impact; decision approved.
Paul Griffen read the short form EAF, line by line, which was completed by the Board. Chairman Ian Murray made a motion, seconded by Ralph Pascucci, to accept the documents as presented, to declare the SEQR review complete and to make a Negative Declaration. Chairman Ian Murray aye, Robert Park aye, Patrick Hanehan aye, Paul Griffen aye, Robert McConnell absent, Laurie Griffen aye, Ralph Pascucci aye, Jennifer Koval - aye. Carried 7-0
Robert Park made a motion, seconded by Laurie Griffin, to grant the subdivision on condition of the Right to Farm/Ag Data statement being placed on the survey map and final review by Town Engineer Ken Martin. Chairman Ian Murray aye, Robert Park aye, Patrick Hanehan aye, Paul Griffen aye, Robert McConnell absent, Ralph Pascucci aye, Laurie Griffen aye, Jennifer Koval aye. Carried 7 0 Granted
A motion to adjourn was made at 7:46 p.m. by Paul Griffin, and seconded by Ralph Pascucci. Chairman Ian Murray aye, Robert Park aye, Laurie Griffin aye, Paul Griffen aye, Ralph Pascucci aye, Patrick Hanehan aye, Robert McConnell absent, Jennifer Koval aye. Carried 7 0
Old Business: None
New Business: None
The next meeting will be April 23, 2008