Village of Chittenango, New York
PB 5 7 18

Planning Board Meeting

May 7, 2018

 

Present:  Bob Salmon, Joyce Newkirk, Andy Jones, Scott Pellman, Jeff Geer, Counsel Bell, Ted Parry, Zachary Plonka, Dan King, Chuck White, Jason Tardio, Amy Tardio, Nicholas Tardio, Jill Doss

Absent:  Bob Lake, Karl Anderson

 

Chairman Salmon called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

Ted Parry – Law Office

Ted Parry appeared before the Board this evening to discuss some changes he would like to make to 216 Genesee Street, the former Colella Law Offices, which he recently purchased.  His plan is to open a law office in the building, he currently practices law in Pulaski and is looking to locate a satellite office here.  He plans to have two employees.  Because the building is located in the business district, the Board is reviewing this plan for his Phase I plan he is looking to place canned lighting in the small awning above the door on the side of the building, removing the existing lantern fixture by the door, he plans to paint the building a medium gray with crème trim and cranberry color highlights.  He plans to maintain the cedar on the overhang and does not have the sign design complete at this time.  For Phase II he is anticipating placing a stone wall accent wall on the front of the building that would go from the ground up to the bottom of the two windows that would be a coordinating color with the gray and tan.  The Board discussed the information presented this evening with Mr. Parry.  Upon the motion made by Andy Jones, seconded by Joyce Newkirk, the Board accepts the plans presented for upgrades to 216 Genesee Street for painting, lighting and stone work.  For purposes of SEQR this is determined to be an unclassified action with only exterior changes proposed having a negative declaration.  All members present voting in favor.

 

Sun Chevrolet – 102 Madison Street

Zachary Plonka from CHA Consultants appeared before the Board this evening to discuss the changes made to the site plan for paving the lot, lighting at the lot, landscaping (grass areas), and storm water (drainage) improvements.  Mr. Plonka explained the changes that had been made: showing what was going to be paved, the explained the stone fill sizes to be used for the storm water areas which, according to Mr. Plonka meet DEC standards.   He explained there is a catch basin on Dyke Road which will be protected during construction with a silt fence to keep it clear.  He spoke about the lighting plan that was prepared on Saturday night after a site visit using a light meter and the result from what is currently existing on the site.  He also explained the four types of lighting fixtures that are proposed and how the lighting will impact the site.  He stated that the lighting would be more white than blue type of lighting.  The pole heights would be 16 ft as was discussed at the last meeting.  Additional lighting was added due to some dark areas.  He commented that the lights near Dyke Road there would be very little light spillage.  The lights can be put on timers and do have dimming features.  Each fixture can be adjusted separately.  Code Officer Geer asked about the width of the driveway, which the driveway itself is 24 feet with two sides that extend approximately 7 feet on each side.  The grassed areas shown are wooded areas that drop away at the south west side of the property, it is tree line right up to the gravel area.  The sign that was discussed at the last meeting will not be put in.  The fence line on Madison Street was discussed.  Mr. Plonka and Mr. King agreed that they would place matching bollards in the areas where driveway cuts used to be to prevent traffic from entering/exiting the property.  In regard to the lighting, Mr. White suggested a dimming light cap be established.  Mr. Plonka said he would like to knows what level the Village would want to see in place in the evening.  Counsel Bell suggested that perhaps Mr. White could make a recommendation on the lighting levels as part of the review.  Mr. King stated that Sun Chevrolet generally closes at 8 p.m. and the lot would require full lighting until 10 p.m. for safety and security at the lot to help with prevention of damage to or theft from vehicles stored at the lot.    In regard to the need for SWPP, Mr. White stated that the disturbance is minimal so SWPP would not be required.  The Board discussed setting a new public hearing date as publication for the hearing that was supposed to be this evening did not happen.  The applicant asked for consideration of a date in May if at all possible.  The Secretary will check the calendar for other meetings or activities at the building and let the Board know what date in May might be workable. 

 

Jason Tardio – 113 Falls Boulevard upgrades

Mr. Tardio appeared before the Board this evening to discuss upgrades to the property he owns at 113 Falls Boulevard.  He purchased the property three years ago and has been continually doing repairs and upgrades to the property.  Because the property is within the Overlay District, Mr. Tardio is coming before the Board to review the major changes he would like to accomplish over the next three years at the property.  He has replaced the doors of the accessory building with an overhead door, he would like to replace the doors in the second accessory building with the same style overhead door as well as the door on the side of the main accessory building.  He would like to replace the roof on the house with either architectural asphalt shingles or black metal; he is currently gathering pricing on that and it would most likely be one of the last items to be changed.  He also would like to paint the porch decking and foundation lattice with a matte black, he also is planning to remove the stone base of the wrought iron fence and pour a concrete base, clean and repaint the wrought iron fence and re-install, the house will stay white and his plan is to use a white vinyl for upkeep and maintenance purposes.  The house was built in 1825 and was a meeting house according to historical records.  There are five rental apartments in the building.  Mr. Tardio would also remove the tarvia driveway and put in runner crush in it’s place.  He is also planning to replace the window panes in all the windows.  He plans to paint the two accessory buildings dark gray with the color iron ore (black) trim, and the doors will remain white.  The roofs on the two accessory buildings would be replaced at the same time as the roof on the house and would be the same material and color.  The Board reviewed all the information that was presented this evening by Mr. Tardio.  They all agreed that the work that has been done so far has been a great improvement.  The property looks wonderful and the Board is happy to see a piece of history is being restored.  Upon the motion made by Scott Pellman, seconded by Joyce Newkirk, the Board recognizes the anticipated work to be done by Mr.  & Mrs. Tardio on their property at 113 Falls Boulevard over the next 2-3 years and appears to be in keeping with guidelines set forth in the Comprehensive Plan.  All in favor. 

 

Meeting for public hearing – Sun Chevrolet.  The Secretary will contact the Zoning Board to see if May 21 will work (even though that is the ZBA meeting night) and advise the Planning Board and the applicant.

 

Jeff Geer – update 111/113 W Genesee Street –

Mr. Geer updated the Board on the review by Barton & Loguidice on 111/113 W Genesee Street Sun Chevrolet’s parking/display lot.  There were several issues discovered in regard to the lighting during the review by Barton & Loguidice.  A copy of the reported findings along with a cover letter from the Codes Office has been sent to Sun Chevrolet, giving them 60 days to address the issues.

 

Minutes

The Board members reviewed the minutes of April 9, 2018.  Upon the motion made by Scott Pellman, seconded by Andy Jones, minutes of April 9, 2018 approved as written.   All members present voting in favor.

 

With no further business, meeting adjourned at 8:03 upon the motion made by Joyce Newkirk, seconded by Andy Jones.  All members present voting in favor.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jill A. Doss

Secretary to PB

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