Meeting Date : February 22, 2016
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Call to Order / Determination of Quorum

The meeting, held at the Historic Watts de Peyster Hall, was opened at 7:00PM and a quorum was determined to be present for the conduct of business.

Planning Board Attendees:
Chair Mike Billeci
John Hallstein
Pamela Morin
Donna Matthews

Also Present:
Village Trustee/Planning Board Liaison, Susan Ezrati
Applicants: Marisi & Ricardo Fernandez; Francisco Fernandez

None Present

Chair Mike Billeci opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.

Marisi Fernandez gave a presentation providing information of their plan for Rojo. She reviewed maintaining the present floor plan, keeping the bar and kitchen, along with the
tables and chairs. The food served will be tapas with a Spanish/Caribbean flavor. They will showcase local produce, cheeses, and charcuterie.

The outdoor sign is the only change; they look to add 2 low wattage lights, which will be hung from the cover facing the sign.

They would like outdoor seating, seasonally, and maintain the existing garden. Outdoors there will be 4, 2person tables.

Their plan is to have music inside from 4:00PM-11:00PM; they will be open outside from
4:00PM-10:00PM, however, music will stop outside at 9:00PM. There appear to be 2 speakers, part of an existing system; Marisi and Ricardo will check with Jake Stortini, to
determine if the system works.

There are no plans for changes to the interior.

The plan will be submitted to the Municipal Planner, and to the County.

A Public Hearing was scheduled for Monday, March 28, 2016. On a motion made by Pamela Morin, and a second by Donna Matthews, all were in favor of a public hearing.

Donna Matthews moved to establish escrow and submit to the Planner; with a second by Pamela Morin; all in favor.

Additional comments were to ensure outdoor music was included in the application, as
well as the outdoor lighting. Regarding the lighting, be certain all requests are made as
soon as possible as changes which may arise later will have to once again go through an approval process.

The Board reviewed the DRAFT minutes from the January 25, 2016 meeting; on a motion made by Pamela Morin, and seconded by John Hallstein; the minutes were accepted and approved. All in favor.


Donna Matthews moved to close the meeting at 7:31PM. Pamela Morin seconded. All
in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,


Robin L. Bruno
Village Clerk