Meeting Date : July 16, 2012
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Call to Order / Determination of Quorum

The meeting, held at the Historic Watts dePeyster Hall, was opened at 7:12 P.M. and a quorum was determined to be present for the conduct of business.

Planning Board Attendees:

  • Chair Mike Billeci
  • Leigh Palmer
  • John Hallstein

Also Present:

  • Monica Albizu representing applicant Tim Voell
  • Jeff Scales


  • Ginger Grab
  • Donna Matthews

New Business

8 Friendship Street – Site Plan Amendment: Proposed fence by Tim Voell. Ms. Albizu showed the Board a drawing of the proposed fence. She stated that Tim Voell would like the fence to look as close to the original fence as possible, an ornate picket fence. The fence would match the banister on the front of the house. It would be approximately 3 feet tall. The north and south sides would have a stockade fence, approximately 6 feet tall. In the back there would be 4 feet high wire fencing. Leigh Palmer stated that in the code the picket fence would have to be carried back. Chair Billeci spoke to the neighbors on the north of 8 Friendship Street and they are happy with the proposed fence. The neighbors on the south side have some concerns about it, mostly about the aesthetics of the stockade fence. A discussion followed.

The Board gave Ms. Albizu a list for the next meeting:

  1. Bring in an example of the fence and pictures. Show the example to the neighbors prior to the next meeting and reach an agreement with them. Bring in a document from them showing that they agree with the fence.
  2. Along the property line there are some planting, trees, etc. The fence can’t be right on the property line. How would it relate to the trees that are already there?
  3. Find out what the setback is for the fence.
  4. Show the fence on the site plan.
  5. Fill out a short SEQR form.

Old Business

The Board reviewed the minutes from the April 16, 2012 Planning Board Meeting. The sentence “All five members voted in favor of that decision” was changed to “All five members were in agreement.” Leigh Palmer moved to approve the minutes as amended, John Hallstein seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

The Board reviewed the minutes from the May 21, 2012 public hearing and regular meeting. In the last paragraph before the public hearing, the word “way” was changed to “side”. The sentence “Business will close at 10:00 PM” was deleted. The words “Applicant stated” were added before the sentence “The kitchen will close at 10:00 PM.” On the site plan conditions for 76 Broadway, number 5, the words “beer and wine” were added after the word “food.” In the last paragraph the sentence “He voiced concerns that the patrons would not be leaving at 10:00 PM and the noise would continue past 10:00 PM” was added. Leigh Palmer moved to approve the minutes as amended, John Hallstein seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.


Leigh Palmer moved to close the meeting at 8:35 PM. John Hallstein seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted;

Claire Roff, Planning Board Secretary