Dec 6, 2018 | Town of Copake Planning Board Public Hearing Meeting Minutes

COPAKE PLANNING BOARD DECEMBER 6, 2018 MINUTES

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Please note that all referenced attachments, comprising 209 pages, are on file with the Copake Town Clerk and in the Planning Board office. An annotated listing of those attachments appears at the end of this document.

A regular meeting of the Copake Planning Board was called to order at 7:04 p.m. by Bob Haight, Chair. Also present were Julie Cohen, Chris Grant, Marcia Becker, Ed Sawchuk and Jon Urban. Steve Savarese was excused. Attorney Ken Dow, Town Supervisor Jeff Nayer

and Town Board Liaison Richard Wolf were also present. Lisa DeConti was present to record the Minutes.

PUBLIC HEARING

2017-38 SITE PLAN REVIEW – GRJH INC. – State Route 23 [Craryville] (Open since November 2, 2017)

o 114 Form Letters From Save Craryville Group
o 49 Letters From Save Craryville Group
o Letter dated November 20, 2018 from Attorney Brian Henchy
o E-mail response to Brian Henchy letter from Attorney Ken Dow dated November 21,

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o Letter dated December 6, 2018 from Attorney David Gordon

The applicant appeared before the Board with revisions to their Site Plan. Mr. Haight did made note of the fact that changes were made by the applicant to comply with the newly enacted Town Zoning Code.

Mr. Haight acknowledged that the Public Hearing remained open from previous meetings and asked whether anyone wished to comment on this application.

Hillsdale Resident BARBARA SMITH... Ms. Smith expressed her concerns about the impact of the site lines inasmuch as the building has been placed closer to the road. Mr. Haight assured her the site lines have not been impacted.

Copake Resident BOB LEVITT... Mr. Levitt had concerns that plowing would cause toxic materials to be distributed into sensitive areas and wondered whether this has been addressed.

Hillsdale Resident DAN ... Dan questioned whether it has been confirmed that the structure will be a one-story structure. Dan felt there was too much mass area on a one- story building and felt the building should be downsized to fifteen hundred (1,500) square feet. Mr. Haight advised him that under the new Town Code an applicant is allowed to build twenty-thousand (20,000) square feet.

Copake Resident LINDSAY LE BRECHT... Ms. LeBrecht questioned whether the traffic pattern is changing with the new location of the building and questioned whether this would impact the traffic study. Mr. Haight advised her that the entrance and exits will remain unchanged.

Resident PETER WATSON... Mr. Watson had concerns of the outward appearance of the building and also had concerns about Dunkin Donut banners on the building for advertising purposes. Mr. Haight advised him that there are no plans to put a Dunkin

Donuts in this location and there are sign regulations in the Town Code which the applicant will need to follow.

Hillsdale Residents Steve and Barbara Smith’s Attorney BRIAN HENCHY... Mr. Henchy questioned the fact of whether the preparation of food is compatible with a Convenience store and feels this would refer to the retail use in the Town Code. Mr. Henchy wanted to make sure the Code is being adhered too. Mr. Henchy also noted that his client’s concerns about traffic safety have not been alleviated inasmuch as the entrance and exit points have not changed.

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Save Craryville Attorney DAVID GORDON... Mr. Gordon felt a microphone should be used so the audience could better hear the applicant. It was Mr. Gordon’s opinion that the parking spaces are placed in the set-backs accordingly to the new Code and the areas used by cars in a gas station cannot be located in the set-backs. He also felt the driveway width is in the set-backs and is inappropriate and not according to Code. Mr. Gordon was in favor of the elimination of a restaurant in the plans. It was his opinion that additional spaces would be needed as per Town Code if a restaurant was included in the plans. Mr. Gordon feels a pointed roof would be much more visually acceptable and inasmuch as there are two fronts set-backs due to the parcel being a corner lot there should be a door on the Craryville Road side. It is his belief that the sign was not sized according to code as the outside of the sign should be counted. Mr. Gordon also felt the lighting is not compliant with the Code and there should be more screening to shield this from residents.

Hillsdale Resident STEVE SMITH... Mr. Smith made note of the fact that he believed

no determination has been made by the DOT regarding whether a traffic light would be required at this location. Ms. Metz believed this was not required however, Mr. Haight clarified that although the Traffic Study did not require a traffic light there has been no ruling as yet from the DOT.

Hillsdale Resident AMY DAVIDSON ... Ms. Davidson had concerns about the effect the green house gas emissions of a gas station would have on the effects of climate change and suggested not installing any gas or diesel pumps to protect the planet. She suggested putting in a charging station instead. She also had concerns about how gas spill run-off might affect the water of the Taconic Creek.

Mr. Haight asked if there was anyone else who wished to speak on this application. Being none he closed the Public Hearing for the evening and noted that it remained open at this time.

Please note that all referenced attachments, comprising 209 pages, are on file with the Copake Town Clerk and in the Planning Board office. The referenced attachments are filed in the individual project files. An annotated listing follows:

ADMINISTRATION

GRJH PUBLIC COMMENTS

Letters 74

Barbara Barrantes to CPB (1) Jennifer Jamieson to CPB (1) Jim Levendos to CPB (1) Sabina Curti to CPB (1)

Jane Landers to CPB (1)
Jim Beretta to CPB (1)
Ilze Earner to CPB (1)
Wendy Lidell to CPB (1)
Jonathan Eckman to CPB (1)
Peter Cohen to CPB (1)
Beata Baird to CPB (1)
Judith Odell to CPB (1)
Leslie Lassiter to CPB (1)
Joan Schmitz to CPB (1)
John Jr. & Zandra Boice to CPB (1) Christine Hinz to CPB (1)

Kiersten Vandebogart to CPB (1) Jeffrey LaHoste to CPB (1) Darryl Hudak to CPB (1)
Sabina Curti to CPB (3)

Fred Knecht to CPB (1)
Susan Senk to CPB (1)
Beata Baird to CPB (4)
Andra & Mark Kaplan to CPB (1) JoAnne Petrosky to CPB (1) Sabina Curti to CPB (2)

Valerie Knecht to CPB (1)
Enid Futterman to CPB (2)
Karen Payson to CPB (1)
Fred Reif to CPB (1)
Jamie Carano to CPB (10)
Mollie Woods to CPB (1)
Charles Thomas to CPB (1)
Nina Essman to CPB (1)
Fred Dimmick to CPB (1)
Shirley Ripullone to CPB (1)
Carin Berger & Max Moerman to CPB (1) Gray Davis to CPB (2)

Dan Latinsky to CPB (2) Copake Planning Board Minutes of December 6, 2018

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Form Letters 114

Virginia Newman to CPB (1)

Paul Parzuchowski to CPB (1)

Beth Servetar to CPB (1)

Linda Senk to CPB (1)

Rebecca Horwitt to CPB (1)

Sonia Pilcer to CPB (1)

Diane LaConte to CPB (1)

Peter Watson to CPB (1)

Amy Davidsen to CPB (3)

Charles Thomas to CPB (1)

Gray Davis to CPB (5)

Jim Levendos to CPB (1)

Kathy Levin to CPB (1)

Danielle Camacho to CPB (1)

Lois Nipon to CPB (1)

Randy W. Stearns to CPB (1)

David Sandbank to CPB (1)

Russ Stein to CPB (1)
Brad Jobe to CPB (1)
Caroline C. Stewart to CPB (1)

Andrew W. Barnes to CPB (1)

Ira Madris to CPB (1)

Susan Wohleking to CPB (1)
Jake Landry to CPB (1)
Janna Meyrowitz Turner to CPB (1)
Rachel Woodney Stein to CPB (1)
Irene Young to CPB (1)
Lynda Brenner & Joel Kupperstein to CPB (1)

Mary Ann Guiles-Lashway to CPB (1)
Steve Sabatini to CPB (1)
Michael Duffy to CPB (1)
Frank Cavazzini to CPB (1)
Richard Hankin to CPB (1)
Walter Flamenbaum to CPB (1)
Toni McGinley to CPB (1)
Leonard & Linda Lipson to CPB (1)
Mark Lashway to CPB (1)
Carl Mulbert to CPB (1)
Michelle Cushner to CPB (1)
David Pauley to CPB (1)
Carol Lippman to CPB (1)
Linda Senk to CPB (1)
Suman Mediratta to CPB (1)
Amit Mediratta to CPB (1)
Cara Vivar to CPB (1)
Sophia Hoesch to CPB (1)

Cheryl Berk to CPB (1)
Rajiv Gulati to CPB (1)

Maureen Rodgers to CPB (1)

Virginia Zabatta to CPB (1)

Monty Diamond to CPB (1)

Wayne A. Gordon to CPB (1)

Tom & Karen Doyle to CPB (1)

Karen Schlichting to CPB (1)

Amy Schiff to CPB (1)

Larry Nipon to CPB (1)
Leslie Lassiter to CPB (1)
Giles Dawson to CPB (1)
S. Gowan to CPB (1)
Antonella Preve to CPB (1)
David Rodgers Hamilton to CPB (1)

Larry Smith to CPB (1)

Rae Grant Design to CPB (1)

Andrew Appel to CPB (1)
Sally Wilder to CPB (1)
Paul Parzuchowski to CPB (1)
Fran & Wayne L. Miller to CPB (1)

Kelly Becker to CPB (1)

Tom Feeney to CPB (1)
David J. Levine to CPB (1)
David Gurin to CPB (1)
Jonathan Eckman to CPB (1)

Isabel Halley to CPB (1)
Jason Metzner to CPB (1)
Leslie Baum to CPB (1)
Paul D. Solovay to CPB (1)
Susan Spiegel Solovay to CPB (1)

Nicole Landaw to CPB (1)

Christopher Bower to CPB (1)

Equidash to CPB (1)

Dawn Hershman to CPB (1)

Mark Maljanian to CPB (1)

Peter Cohen to CPB (1)

Patricia Ackerman to CPB (1)

Daphne Joslin to CPB (1)

Paul Warren to CPB (1)

Kim Schokman to CPB (1)

Marc D. Schilder to CPB (1)

Antonella T. Preve to CPB (1)

Lynn Fuhr to CPB (1)

Eve Kaplan to CPB (1)
Ron Spayson to CPB (1)

Barbara Barrantes to CPB (1)

Mary Allen to CPB (1)

Submissions 21

Benjamin Gebert to CPB (1)

Janine Reif to CPB (1)
Megan Piro to CPB (1)
Lisa D. Williams to CPB (1)

Erin Hawker to CPB (1)
Sarah Elliott to CPB (1)
Pam Paterson to CPB (1)
Mark McDonald to CPB (1)

Brian Ford to CPB (1)
Darryl Hudak to CPB (1)

Daniella Van Gennep to CPB (1)

Zuzka Kurtz to CPB (1)

Evelyn Gutkin to CPB (1)
Philip Nordenstrom to CPB (1)

Jon Furay to CPB (1)
Alan Wanzenberg (to CPB 1)

Ammon Shea to CPB (1)

Revecca Horwitt to CPB (1)
D. Michael Dvorchak to CPB (1)

Irene Sax to CPB (1)
Sabina Curti to CPB (1)
Virginia Newman to CPB (1)

Jeremy Schokman to CPB (1)

Susan Senk to CPB (1)
Chris Gallager to CPB (1)
Ann Marie Farrell to CPB (1)

Maj Kalfus to CPB (1)
Claudia Ray to CPB (1)
Joanie Cooper to CPB (1)
David Newlin to CPB (1)
Albert Sax to CPB (1)

Brian Henchy to CPB (3)

Dow to CPB (1)
David K. Gordon to CPB (4)