June 3, 2019 - PB

June 3, 2019

Present: Bob Salmon, Andy Jones, Bob Lake, Joyce Newkirk, Scott Pellman, Karl Anderson, Jeff Geer, Chuck White Barton & Loguidice, Counsel Bell, Chinedu of Ariella Signs, resident, Jill Doss

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

Adams Apartments – Ruby Runne

Chuck White with Barton & Loguidice came to the meeting to discuss his findings with the Board on the lighting that had been installed at the Ruby Runne apartment complex. He also commented to Code Officer Geer that in regard to the SWPP paper work, that is in good shape at this time and no reports are necessary as the site is stabilized. Once any site work begins at the property, then reporting would commence.

On the lighting concern, he reported he had visited the site and reviewed the documentation provided by the Secretary and Code Officer on what had been approved. The lighting lumens are two or more times greater than what was approved and the color/temp of what was installed is 5,000 k and what was approved is 3,000. The fixture on the south side of the building is not pole mounted but mounted on the roof. The Board approved a pole mounted light fixture. This does not match up with what the Board approved. Mr. White commented that it does not appear to have an impact on the adjacent neighbors. He asked what action at this point needs to be taken. He said there isn’t a standard in the Village Code for issues relating to the lighting. As he commented before the lighting installed is brighter and the temperature/color is different as well. Chuck White asked why the replacement lights were installed or what reason was given. Mr. Adams had advised the Board at a previous Planning Board after the change was discovered, that it was due to cost of the fixtures. The lights installed were cheaper. Counsel Bell explained that the plan is in violation of what was approved by the Planning Board. There is a process which does involve fines and penalties can continue with each day the violation exists for each violation. This would be done through the Court system. The applicant can either comply with what was approved or he can request a modification to the plan. The concern is a precedent being set if the lighting is allowed to remain as installed and not as approved. The Board needs to be consistent. Counsel Bell reinforced that modification is an option, but the applicant would have to make that request. She said that the Code Officer would need to send a letter to Mr. Adams, not the Planning Board, advising that the Village Engineer had reviewed the plans approved and submitted and what had actually been installed and gave his professional response to the Board that the installation does not comply with what was approved. The letter should include language to bring the lighting into compliance and install new fixtures as approved in the Plan or seek a modification of the lighting plan and advise the Code Officer how you want to proceed within a number of days to be determined by the Code Office. The modification request would be for the entire plan (all units that were approved originally). If a modification is requested then the information would come before the Planning Board for review.

Ariella Sign Company – signage for Northside Collision

Chinedu from Ariella Sign Company in Syracuse appeared before the Board this evening to discuss the proposed free-standing sign for Northside Collision (former Sun Body Shop) on 611 Lakeport Road. Northside Collision would like to install a new free-standing sign (in the same location as the existing free-standing sign) with the Northside brand. This will be the only sign at the location, the attached sign on the building has been removed. They want a simpler and cleaner look. The sign would be 10 x3.2 feet and 19 feet in height (ground to top of sign), it would be aluminum frame, black in color, the face would be acrylic with interior led lights, lit at night (it would be on sensor that would make the sign light up when it got dark) the interior lighting won’t be offensive and Chinedu did indicate that the lighting could be put on a timer if necessary, the colors on the sign would be black and blue, it would be double sided with a new black pole that is designed to hand winds to 225 mph. The Board mentioned that this business is near a residential area and if the lighting was too bright that could be an issue or concern. Chinedu stated that the white light emitted was crisp and not bright and glaring. The sign sits 25-30 feet from the road. A question was asked if there would be any issue with customers backing into the pole. Chinedu advised that the sign was at the far end of the building and would not be in the way of customers using the facility. He also commented that Northside had purchased the business but was leasing the building and land currently from UCK One. The Board discussed the information presented. Upon the motion made by Scott Pellman, seconded by Joyce Newkirk, the Board approves the free-standing sign for Northside Collision at 611 Lakeport Road with the information presented this evening by Ariella Sign for size, color, dimension, location. Chinedu was advised he will need to secure the appropriate permits from the Code Office.

211 Genesee Street

A resident who is in the process of opening a music shop at 211 Genesee Street appeared before the Board this evening to ask questions about perhaps putting some other type of business. Counsel Bell stated that the information is in the Code and he could check there for what would or would not be allowed, what would need special permits etc. to operate. She suggested he speak with the Code Officer. He commented he has been in touch with the Code Officer, he wanted to determine the easiest route to determine if he could do certain things.


The Board members reviewed the minutes of May 6, 2019. Upon the motion made by Joyce Newkirk, seconded by Bob Lake, minutes of May 6, 2019 approved as written. All members present voting in favor.

O’Reilly Auto Parts

Code Officer Geer advised that he has received some building renovation plans from O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Next meeting

The next meeting will be July 1, 2019 at 7 p.m.

With no further business, meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. upon the motion made by Andy Jones, seconded by Bob Lake. All members present voting in favor.

Respectfully submitted,

Jill A. Doss

PB Secretary