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Regular Meeting September 28, 2016

Town of Homer Planning Board
Minutes for Wednesday, September 28,2016 at 7:30pm

Board Members (absent*)

Eugene Wright, Chairman
Michael McMahon
Betsy Gray
Bruce Crandall
Stuart Young *
Chad Butts*
Michael May

Public Attendance: Pine Grove Storage, LLC (Don Richards)

Others Present
Pat Snyder, Attorney John Daniels, CEO

Regular Meeting
Motion by M.McMahon to approve the minutes of August 24, 2016, Second by B. Crandall Yes-4 No-0 Abstain -1 (Gray)
Mr. Richards explained his Pine Grove Storage project;
-operation hours, traffic, parking spaces, lighting, signage, curb cuts, drainage etc.
Mr. Daniels gave information on Floodplains,

2 feet above flood level from FEMA (remapped)
Discussion of Floodplain and Floodway led by Mr. Daniels

Motion by Mr. McMahon to approve site plan review pending ZBA approval. Second by Mr. Crandall
Yes – 6 No – 0

Chairman Wright read a letter from Mr. Fred Forbes to appoint two alternate Board members in case a situation arises that an alternate is needed. These would be two year terms.
Motion by Mr. McMahon to appoint Ms. Lindsay Anderson and Mr. Kim Fairchild.
Second by Mr. Crandall
Yes-5 No-0
Chairman Wright read three applications from Jason and Meagan Stone% Zach Young:

1) 4866 McDonald Road, East River Acres LLC-3 acres
2) 4750 McDonald Road, O’Shea Road -2.4 acres (Deb Howe)

Motion by Mr. McMahon, second by Mr. May to send this proposed subdivision to the County when sufficient information has been provided. Mr. Snyder (Attorney) and Ms. Julie VanErden (Attorney) will be contacted.

Motion by Mr. McMahon, second by Mr. May to send this proposed subdivision to the County when sufficient information has been provided. Mr. Snyder (Attorney) and Ms. Julie VanErden (Attorney) will be contacted.

More info. Is needed from Ms. Julie Erden(Attorney) Mr. Snyder will email her.

A letter from Mr. Victor Siegle was passed out entitled,” Solar Energy addition to Town of Homer Comprehensive Plan”

Mr. McMahon reported that he tried to speak with Ag & Markets a couple of times and they have stated that they are too busy with the NY State Fair to answer questions on Solar Power and Prime Farmland. Mr. McMahon also had a conversation with Fesko Farms about their Solar
project.

Review of zoning for solar energy projects

Discussion of Geneva’s plan for Solar Power and members of the Board added some specific language to apply to Homer’s plan.

Eugene Wright suggested that at the next meeting this Board will clean up some of the language from page 3 (Letter D) of the Geneva Solar Energy Systems document, and will continue writing a draft for Homer.

Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 9:12pm.
Betsy Gray, Substitute Recording Secretary