TOWN OF ROSENDALE PLANNING BOARD MINUTES
February 7, 2008
Chairman Billy Liggan called the meeting to order at 7:37 pm at the Rosendale Community Center, Rosendale, NY.
ROLL CALL: Chairman,Billy Liggan – Present
Randi Morf – Present
Jeanne Walsh – Present
Fred Greitzer – Present
John McEnrue – Present
Peter Perry – Absent ( Arrived @ 9 PM)
Charles Voss, C.T. Male Associates,Planning Board Consultant – Present
Dave Plante, C.T. Male Associates, Planning Board Consultant - Present
The minutes from the January 3, 2008 meeting were reviewed. The following amendments were made:
Page 5, Line 3 “ after the word conflicts strike of interest.
Page 6 Line 14 strike and voted on.
J.McEnrue made the motion to accept the minutes as amended.
J. Havranek seconded the motion.
Roll Vote: B.Liggan – Yes, J.Walsh – Yes, F. Greitzer – Yes, J.McEnrue – Yes,
J. Havranek– Yes, R. Morf – Yes, N. Mercurio-Yes.
Wild Rose #2006-17 Major Subdivision
Moriello presented a letter to the board to allow a 62 day timeline
default to be waived. Also submitted was a proposed stormwater district
management plan. It will at some point require a Public hearing. Wild
Rose does not want a determination of the district until after the SEQRA
process is done.
Meddenbach – Dug 2 or more sample test holes on every lot. Identified
septic and reserve and conducted perk tests on all lots. The county
inspector approved all sites and sites were suitable. We had substantial
amounts of soil . This property was a sand and gravel mine. We did not
hit bedrock on any site. All holes are man made, we have witnesses to
that. The little pockets of “wetlands” are man made. All lots have
adequate soils that meet state requirements.
J. Havranek – Depth of holes?
B. Meddenbach- 6 ft. – Systems are built at 2 ft.
J. Metzger- Types of soil?
Meddenbach- Most is sand groups, a little bit of clay. One area had a
lot of clay the location was moved and a perk test was conducted.
J. Havranek- Do you know where your permit is at with the County?
B. Meddenbach- waiting for final maps and preliminary approval from this board.
Havranek- Karst issues, come to find in some respect is irrelevant if
there is enough soil on top of the bedrock. The Health Dept has the
final approval and is really their issue. It is a county approval to
satisfy the public. The count is aware of the Karst issue and it is a
huge expense to continue if the county is doing the same research. We
need to draw the line on this issue. Recommend CT Male forward the
report for Karst to the county.
Other issues – Right of way
Would like to send opinion out to town’s attorney. Can board alter and make approval when there is a property dispute?
Concerns – Plume, research on the superfund site in High Falls
conducted by CT Male found there were organic compounds found. Numerous
wells in the high Falls area were tested over a period of time and no
findings were noted , the wells at Wild Rose will not be effected, the
superfund site is 1 ½ miles from Wild Rose.
J. Havranek- Question to Mike Moriello will you prepare a Draft Negative Declaration?
Mike Moriello- Part two will be completed and presented to the board.
Richard Cusanno #2007-20 Minor Subdivision
Need to get a legal opinion from Marylou on whether or not Mr. Cusanno needs a Road Maintenance Agreement (RMA).
Max Schimmrich #2008-1 Lot Line Adjustment
F.Greitzer –Motion to hold Public Hearing for next meeting pending submission by deadline. Pete Perry –seconded motion.
Roll Vote: B.Liggan – Yes, J.Walsh – Yes, F. Greitzer – Yes, J.McEnrue-Yes,
J. Havranek– Yes, P. Perry – Yes, R. Morf – Yes, N. Mercurio-Yes.
Misc. Board Business:
R. Morf made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 10:05 p.m.
P. Perry seconded the motion.
Roll Vote: B.Liggan – Yes, J.Walsh – Yes, F. Greitzer – Yes,
J. Havranek– Yes, R. Morf – Yes, N. Mercurio-Yes. J. McEnrue-Yes
Planning Board Clerk