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Planning Board Meeting

November 5, 2018

 

Present:  Bob Salmon, Joyce Newkirk, Scott Pellman, Bob Lake, Karl Anderson, Counsel Bell, Code Officer Geer, Lisa Gardinier, Jim Lynch, Diane Brundin, Mike Brundin, Cristina Caceres, Louis Muraco -Empire Management Co., Jill Doss

Absent: Andy Jones

 

Chairman Salmon called the public hearing to order at 7 p.m. for Gardinier Rentals, LLC subdivision

Chairman Salmon asked that Mrs. Gardinier explain the requested subdivision of 517 Race Street.  Mr. & Mrs. Brundin, immediate neighbors of 517 Race Street stated they were not opposed to the subdivision but wanted to understand what the plan with the property was once it was subdivided.  Mrs. Gardinier explained that the lot width on Race Street is 247’ and the plan is to divide the lot into two lots (2A & 2B shown on the map dated September 30, 2018 as the Joseph Tavernese subdivision) one lot with 100-foot frontage and the second lot with 147-foot frontage.  The property with 100 feet would have the existing barn/garage and the 147-foot lot would be an empty lot.  Mrs. Gardinier said she had no particular plan for the empty lot, perhaps another barn/garage to store her husbands’ vehicles if he still has them or perhaps a ranch style duplex.  The Brundin’s asked that if something is built on the vacant lot that it not be built too close to their property.  They don’t intend to move out as they enjoy their home and wouldn’t want to have to deal with a building right up next to the lot line.  Mrs. Gardinier has no plans at this time for building, but said she would certainly keep the Brundin’s request in mind.  Counsel Bell explained that the only thing the Board is considering this evening is the subdivision of 517 Race Street.  The Chairman asked if anyone had anything to add.  No one spoke.  Upon the motion made by Karl Anderson, seconded by Scott Pellman, public hearing closed at 7:15 p.m.

 

Chairman Salmon opened the regular meeting at 7:15 p.m.

 

MCV Law (formerly Iaconis Law) 501 Genesee Street signage

James Lynch from Graphic Warehouse appeared before the Board this evening to discuss the replacement of the free- standing sign at 501 Genesee Street due to a change in owner ship of the Law Firm.  The sign that exists is not lit, the replacement sign will be internally lit with led lamps so the lighting will be consistent, two sided sign will have acrylic panels, and approximately 1” higher than existing to accommodate the lighting fixtures that will be used.    The lighting would be controlled with a photo cell and not lit for 24 hours.  The message will be the same on both sides.  Mr. Lynch advised that he might have to come back in about a year as the wording on the sign will be changed.  The new law firm MCV will remove Iaconis Law from the signage.  They are leaving it for the present for clients familiar with the Iaconis name.  The Board reviewed the colors of the sign.  The Board discussed the short form SEQR dated November 1, 2018, that was submitted with the photos and information about the sign.  Upon the motion made by Karl Anderson, seconded by Bob Lake, the Board declares themselves Lead Agency for purposes of SEQR and they determine this is an Unlisted Action issuing a negative declaration.  All members present voting in favor.  The Board discussed the information presented for the free-standing sign for 501 Genesee Street.  Upon the motion made by Scott Pellman, seconded by Joyce Newkirk, the Board approves the free-standing sign for MCV Law firm at 501 Genesee Street as presented this evening.  Mr. Lynch was advised to work with the Code Officer for the actual permit process.  All members present voting in favor.

 

H & R Block signage 248 Genesee Street

Cristina Caceres from Kassis Signs appeared before the Board to present plans for an attached sign over the door of the H&R Block office at 248 Genesee Street.  The sign would consist of individual letters (white) and the logo (green) the letters and logo will be lit internally with led lighting and will have a timer.  The letters are 14” high and logo is 28” x 28” with a total square footage of 30.8.  The raceway that the letters and logo are installed on is brick in color to blend with the brick facia of the building.  The signs are plastic vinyl faces and the frame (raceway) are aluminum.  The sign will be centered over the archway/doorway.   Upon the motion made by Karl Anderson, seconded by Joyce Newkirk, the Board declares themselves Lead Agency for purposes of SEQR and they determine this is an Unlisted Action issuing a negative declaration.  All members present voting in favor.   Upon the motion made by Scott Pellman, seconded by Bob Lake, the Board approves the attached sign for H&R Block for 248 Genesee Street as outlined above.  All members present voting in favor.

Cristina was advised to get in touch with the Code Officer in regard to acquiring the permit for the signage addressed this evening.

 

Busa – subdivision

Bob Salmon stated that Andy Busa had contacted him and said he would not be at the meeting this evening.  He is planning to attend the December meeting.

 

Jean Elaine Dance Studio signage 239 Genesee Street

Louis Muraco from Empire Management appeared before the Board to present plans for installation of an attached sign centered over the front door and for window signs in two of the five windows at 239 Genesee Street.  He also commented that he is looking into having the awning removed from the pizza shop next door and replace it with similar attached sign to clean up the front of the building at some time in the future, but has no definite plans for that at this time.  The attached sign has a faux wood design with white lettering and is 96” wide and 30” high.  It would be lit by two goose neck black metal lighting fixtures above the sign that would shine done onto the sign.  The lights would have photo cells to regulate the lights.  The Board reviewed the window signs.  The Board asked about the coverage of lettering on the windows.  Mr. Muraco stated that the sign company had estimated approximately 20% of the window has white vinyl decals on two of the windows.  The other three windows have no signage.  The windows are 6 x 5.  The Board discussed the short form SEQR dated November 2, 2018 submitted by Mr. Muraco.  Upon the motion made by Karl Anderson, seconded by Joyce Newkirk, the Board declares themselves Lead Agency for purposes of SEQR and they determine this is an Unlisted Action issuing a negative declaration.   All members present voting in favor.  The Board discussed the signage; window and attached.  Upon the motion made by Scott Pellman, seconded by Bob Lake, the Board approves the attached sign and the two window signs presented this evening for Jean Elaine Dance studio at 239 Genesee Street.  All members present voting in favor.

 

 

Gardinier Rentals, LLC subdivision request 517 Race Street

The Board members discussed the public hearing held this evening for subdivision of 517 Race Street.  Upon the motion made by Karl Anderson, seconded by Bob Lake, the Board declares themselves Lead Agency for purposes of SEQR, they determine this to be an Unlisted Action with a negative declaration.  All members present voting in favor.

The Clerk advised the Board that the Madison County Planning Board had reviewed the information and they leaving the decision to a local determination.  Upon the motion made by Scott Pellman, seconded by Joyce Newkirk, the Board approves the Joseph Tavernese subdivision dated September 30, 2018 and filed by Gardinier Rentals LLC into a two-lot subdivision as discussed, this evening.  All members present voting in favor.

 

Bob Doss – 296 Genesee Street

The Board members reviewed the response received from Madison County Planning Board for Bob Doss property owner of 296 Genesee Street for site plan to modify the existing garage at the property into a commercial kitchen. The County returned the review for local determination.    The property is located in a general business zoned area.  Upon the motion made by Joyce Newkirk, seconded by Bob Lake, the Board approves the site plan for Bob Doss for modification to an existing garage at 296 Genesee Street for a commercial kitchen.  All members present voting in favor.

 

Minutes

The Board members reviewed the minutes of October 1, 2018.  Upon the motion made by Scott Pellman, seconded by Joyce Newkirk, minutes of October 1, 2018 approved as written.  All members present voting in favor.

 

Next meeting

The next meeting will be December 3, 2018.

 

With no further business, meeting adjourned at 7:55 upon the motion made by Bob Lake, seconded by Karl Anderson.  All members present voting in favor.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jill A. Doss

PB Secretary

 

 

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