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Saint Johnsville Planning Board Minutes Archive - 2017

 

2017 - Jan.05 |  Feb.02 | Mar.09

St. JOHNSVILLE PLANNING BOARD - March 09 2017

The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm. March 09 2017

Present Chairman Martha Mancini, Vice Chairman George Haines, Jeff Hadcox, Les Larsen, Secretary Melanie Shuster absent Code Enforcement Officer James Castrucci. From the Public Michael Mancini

The Chairman reported on the Town Board Meeting she attended on February 1611 suggesting to them that in order for the Town to grow the Village and Town should merge saving Tax Dollars as this would allow us to place water and sewer in place to attract new business. Several grocery chains have been in touch with our Chairman Martha Mancini. The Town Supervisor's opinion is that the Town would not benefit and the Village only slightly. Two of the Board members were positive about this, one that would not comment, and one member absent.

Chairman Mancini heard from Cypress Creek Renewables about the Drinkwater Project in trying to have National Grid come to some kind of agreement, and also asking what kind of formula the Town along with the County Taxes might be on this project. They are just trying to get an idea about how much funding would be required in other areas in order to help them with negotiations with National Grid.

Upon checking with tax assessor Ms. Leigh Ann Loucks, there is not single Montgomery County Tax Assessor that knows the formula even though there is a solar farm in Nelliston. This month there will be a meeting on the County Level in order to decide what the formula will be.

Under Old Business we were informed that there had been a mix up and the wrong date had been informed to us to attend the State Meeting for all of our members. Hence none of us attended the meeting. We also need to revise our Land Use Laws for variance on Solar Farms. In discussion on a Newsletter to be sent out each month, this would be time consuming and costly. Perhaps we can place the minutes in the Pennysaver along with the Internet.

Janet Shuster's application for a Minor Sub Division was returned to her as it was not filled out correctly Discussion again on the Comprehensive Plan,

Jeff Hadcox made a motion to close at 8:10 pm seconded by Les Larsen

Melanie Shuster, Secretary

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St. JOHNSVILLE PLANNING BOARD -  February 02, 2017

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman Martha Mancini at 7 p.m. Present at this meeting was Chairman Martha Mancini, Vice Chairman George Haines, Secretary Melanie Shuster, Jeff Hadcox, Les Larsen. Absent Code Enforcement Officer, James Castrucci. From the public, Michael Mancini, John Regan of Cypress Creek Operational Sites Overview.

Minutes of January 5th meeting were read and approved. Motion to accept by Melanie Shuster, seconded by George Haines.

Chairman's Report: New York State Department is offering a Training Course on February 10th at Fulton Montgomery Community College with each person receiving one credit for completing the course. This is to start at 5 p.m. and last to 8:15 p.m.

Discussion about the Comprehensive Plan which must be updated every five years. The last time it was updated was March of 2005. Chairman Mancini thought the Plan was a good one, but the Town Board was in charge of implementing it and this never happened. The Board felt it was not worth our time and effort if this was to happen again.

Under new business: Mr. John Regan of Cypress Garden spoke to the Board that Mr. Lottman's land was on hold as National Grid's Power Station would not accommodate such a large project, but hoped the problem might be resolved in the future, as Cypress Garden thought the price of power was excessive. The Public Service Commission regulates the 25 megawatt project.

At the present time we have more than one large Food Chain inquiring about large tracts of land for building which the Town has available. They want water and sewer which at the present time the Town is unable to furnish.

The Code Enforcement Officer placed copies of (2) permits that he had issued in December in the Planning Board Communication Basket. We have asked him over and over to do this just in case a resident asks the Board about permits for various sites. Many residents ask these questions when permits are not posted and work is being done on several sites.

There was no comments from the Public. Motion to adjourn at 7:30 made by Jeff Hadcox, seconded by George Haines,

Melanie Shuster, Secretary

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St. JOHNSVILLE PLANNING BOARD - January 5, 2017

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Chairman Martha Mancini. Present at this meeting was Chairman Martha Mancini, Vice Chairman George Haines, Jeff Hadcock. Absent was Secretary Melanie Shuster, Code Enforcement Officer James Castrucci, and Les Larson. From the public Michael Mancini.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Motion made by George Haines, Seconded by Jeff Hadcock.

Chairman's Report We have asked Cypress Renewables for a copy of their soil run off statement and were assured that we would have that report by our February meeting. After the February meeting, the final reports for the Drinkwater Solar Project must be made and readied to be sent to the Montgomery County Planning Board for their consideration. Work has been done on this special use permit, but since part of our members have not been able to attend our meetings, this caused a delay.

The poultry processing plant that was issued a special use permit last year is no longer going to be built. The people who were going to operate this facility has decided not to build it at this time due to a cash flow problem they are having. They were informed that if, in the future, a decision to build a poultry processing plant, another special use permit would be required and another fee would be paid.

The Code Enforcement Officer placed copies of two (2) permits that he had issued in December in the Planning Board Communication Basket. We had asked him over and over to do this just in case a resident asked the planning board about permits for various sites. Many residents ask these questions when permits are not posted and work is being done at certain sites.

There was no old business. There was no new business.

The public did not have any issues to bring up to the planning board.

A motion to adjourn was made by Jeff Hadcock, seconded by George Haines at  7:30 pm.

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