January 16, 2017



PRESENT:  Members Suzanne Airy, Mark McEwen, Tom Morrison and Greg Whitney.  Also present were Town Engineer Scott Allen and Board Clerk Susan Bush.  Absent were Doug Allen, Mert Bartels, Kevin Rooney and Town Councilman David McEwen.


Acting Chairman Tom Morrison called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.




PB-07-16 – Capital Telecom Acquisition, LLC (Larkin) – Frey & West Walworth Roads – Cell tower site plan – Sketch – Present on behalf of the applicant were David Weisenreder from Costich Engineering and Karl Essler from Bond, Schoeneck & King.  Mr. Weisenreder presented a landscaping plan which addressed the adjoining neighbor’s concerns about buffering along the tower’s driveway.  Four (4) 5-6 ft. spruce trees (20-25 ft. at maturity) are proposed.  These plantings will be transferred to the site plan prior to final approval.  He also reiterated that the tower compound would not be visible from the road.  Once construction is completed, the driveway will be gated with traffic limited to technician visits 1-2 times per month.  The Board then discussed the driveway swales and grading.  Mr. Weisenreder indicated the swales were designed to be twice the size required.  The Board members agreed some type of sediment pond or catch basin should be installed to stop run-off from washing into the road.


A motion to grant sketch plan approval was made by Mark McEwen, seconded by Greg Whitney.  All in favor (Allen, Bartels, Rooney absent); motion carried.




The 01-04-17 minutes could not be approved due to lack of appropriate quorum.




A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Greg Whitney, seconded by Mark McEwen.  All in favor (Allen, Bartels, Rooney absent); meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Susan Bush

Clerk to the Board