TOWN OF MACEDON

PLANNING BOARD

March 4, 2019

 

 

PRESENT: Chairman Doug Allen, members Kevin Rooney, Greg Whitney, Mert Bartels, Suzanne Airy, Mark McEwen and Tom Morrison. Also present was Board Clerk Brandi Schutt. Absent were Town Councilman David McEwen and Town Engineer Scott Allen.

 

Chairman Allen called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Motion made by Kevin Rooney to waive the reading of the legal notice, seconded by Suzanne Airy. All in favor; motion carried.

 

PB-02-19 Crandall 1222 Wayneport Road Home Occupation

 

Motion made by Kevin Rooney to open the public hearing, seconded by Greg Whitney. All in favor; motion carried.

 

No one present to speak in favor or against.

 

Motion made by Kevin Rooney to close the public hearing, seconded by Mert Bartels. All in favor; motion carried.

 

PB-03-19 Abundant Solar Power Route 31 Realty subdivision

 

Motion made by Kevin Rooney to open the public hearing, seconded by Mert Bartels. All in favor; motion carried.

 

No one present to speak in favor or against.

 

Motion made by Kevin Rooney to close the public hearing, seconded by Suzanne Airy. All in favor; motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

PB-02-19 Crandall 1222 Wayneport Road Home Occupation

 

Ms. Crandall was not present, therefore the board decided to table the application until they could speak with her at the next meeting.

 

PB-03-19 Abundant Solar Power Route 31 Realty subdivision

 

Rachel Clar from Abundant Solar Power was present to address any questions the board may have had.

 

Motion made by Kevin Rooney to issue a negative declaration on SEQRA, seconded by Mert Bartels. All in favor; motion carried.

 

Motion made by Kevin Rooney to grant final subdivision and site plan approval, seconded by Greg Whitney. All in favor; motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

PB-04-19 Abundant Solar Power Barnes Road Sketch Plan Approval

 

Rachel Clar from Abundant Solar was present to address the board. She stated that the solar array will take place on a 20 acre parcel on Barnes Road. The array will have trees screening it from the road and a fence will be behind the trees approximately 95 feet from the road. The board expressed that they would like to see more of what the landscaping between the array and the road will look like.

 

Motion made by Kevin Rooney to grant sketch plan approval, seconded by Suzanne Airy. All in favor; motion carried.

 

 

PB-01-19 Deleware River Solar LLC Frey Road Sketch Plan Approval

 

Daniel Compitello from Delaware River Solar and David Plant from Bergman Associates were present to address the board. The solar project will be on a 184 acre parcel located on West Walworth Road and Frey Road. The panels will be set inside of a fence that covers 23.8 acres and the panels will take up 9.6 of those acres. Mr. Compitello explained that the panels will be 3 feet off of the ground and 9.5 feet tall. There will be a 10X15 foot cement pad to hold the transformer.

 

Motion made by Kevin Rooney to grant sketch plan approval, seconded by Greg Whitney. All in favor; motion carried.

 

 

Storm Water Training

Caroline Kilmer was present to give a presentation for storm water training.

 

 

ZBA REFFERAL:

 

Z-01-19 Hogan Enterprises 1934 Route 31 Area Variance Section 135-39- Fence Height (front & sides) A motion was made by Kevin Rooney, seconded by Greg Whitney, for a positive referral for fence height higher than town code allows. All in favor; motion carried.

 

Z-02-19 Newcomb 337 Route 31 Area Variance Section 135-190(A,B,&C)- Number of signs & size of signs A motion was made by Kevin Rooney, seconded by Greg Whitney, for a Negative referral, variance is excessive, reduce amount of variance needed. All in favor; motion carried.

 

 

MINUTES:

 

A motion to approve the 01-07-19 minutes was made by Mert Bartels, seconded by Suzanne Airy. All in favor; minutes approved.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Kevin Rooney, seconded by Greg Whitney. All in favor; meeting adjourned at 9:24 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Brandi Schutt

Clerk to the Board