Village of Chittenango, New York

Planning Board Meeting

December 7, 2017


Present:  Bob Salmon, Joyce Newkirk, Bob Lake, Karl Anderson, Dan Welker, Jeff Geer, Linda Kendall, Adam Herberg –O’Reilly Auto Parts, Jill Doss


Chairman Salmon called the special meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.


O’Reilly Auto Parts

Adam Herberg from O’Reilly Auto Parts store appeared before the Board this evening to discuss the conversion of the old Kinney Store building owned by Jere Crouse on Legion Drive into an O’Reilly Auto Parts store.  The outside renovations will be minimal, changing the doors on the building, new paint on the brick (in Softer Tan and Latte –Sherwin Williams colors) and the canopies ( Positive Red – Sherwin Williams color), which are trademark colors for the Store.  There are no lights proposed for the parking lot, but new wall lighting packs will be put on the building to replace what is there.  The lighting fixtures will be full cut-off with no bleed to adjacent properties.  The landscaping will remain the same.  The Board members pointed out the shrubs on Genesee Street are in rough shape and one of the trees on the Legion Drive side appears to be dead.  Mr. Herberg stated they would review these areas and either trim or replace the shrubs as needed.  He assured the Board that something attractive would be used if the existing shrubbery is removed and replaced.  He said they do have a landscape engineer on staff.  The Board stated this intersection has created some issues in the past with site distance for vehicles so the type of shrubbery needs to be short enough to not cause an issue.   The Board discussed the trash enclosure.  Mr. Herberg stated the structure would be refurbished and the existing drive thru will be removed.  He stated that the building would be repainted with the colors noted above and if the surface needed any filler treatment in preparation for the painting that would be done.  They want the structure to look nice.  There are no repairs, other than those noted that will be done to the site.  There will be no outdoor storage of anything, no tires will be sold from the facility, no repair garage, no oil changes, and no maintenance work will be done at site.  They might assist someone with exchanging wiper blades or putting in a new battery.  Mr. Herberg stated that their main clients are existing mechanics. He stated that some of the inventory is refurbished parts that are done by O’Reilly technicians with their warranty/guarantee.   They wouldn’t carry large auto parts like engines or fenders.  They will have a delivery vehicle that would be used for delivery to local mechanics, but Mr. Herberg wasn’t certain what the vehicle would be.  He said they currently have 5,000 stores in the US and are based out of Springfield, MO.    He said O’Reilly has done a lot of sponsorships in the past and has tried to be involved with the communities they are located in.  The timeframe they are looking at is to be up and running by April 2018.  They will bid nationally for the work to be done at the site.  The Board asked about the existing free-standing sign. He wasn’t certain on that, but commented they would probably re-surface the existing sign (keeping the same frame and size).  The Board stated that O’Reilly would have to come back before the Board once the determination is made for the plan for the free-standing sign.  The free-standing sign is not included in this review.  O’Reilly is planning to purchase the property from Jere Crouse.  A letter from Carrie Montroy is in the folder about the intention of selling the property.  The Board discussed the handicap signage which will be painted on the pavement and also mounted on the building.  The Board discussed SEQR for the project.  Upon the motion made by Karl Anderson, seconded by Bob Lake, the Board declares themselves lead agency for purposes of this application and determines this to be an unlisted action having no significant environmental impact.  All members present voting in favor.  The Board discussed the plan for O’Reilly Auto Parts.  Upon the motion made by Bob Lake, seconded by Karl Anderson, the Board approves the plan for remodel of O’Reilly Auto Parts drawn by JPL 11/1617 of Architectural & Engineering Services DPC known as Job #317179(CGO).  Project Mgrs 10877, and contingent upon locating the letter from Carrie Montroy/Jere Crouse in regard to ownership of the property as part of application file, and not including approval of the free-standing sign.  All members present voting in favor.  Mr. Herberg was advised that he will need to contact Jeff Geer, Codes Officer in regard to the required permits for the renovations planned. 


Upon the motion made by Joyce Newkirk, seconded by Karl Anderson, meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.  All members present voting in favor.


Respectfully submitted,




Jill A. Doss

PB Secretary

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