Planning Board Minutes 06/22/04


A regular meeting of the Planning Board of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York was held on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 in the Municipal Building.

MEMBERS PRESENT:                Ann Gallelli, Chairman
Fran Allen
                                        Joel Klein

                                 ABSENT:                Ted Brumleve
                                        Thomas Burniston
        ALSO PRESENT:          Daniel O’Connor, P.E., Village Engineer

1.  Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 8:00 P.M. by Chairman Gallelli.


Ten Old Post Road South Corp. (Richard Albert) – (Sec. 78.08 Blk. 7 Lot 5) – Application for Amended Site Plan Approval for Houlihan Lawrence

Chairman Gallelli stated that the first item on the agenda is the application for an Amended Site Plan approval for Houlihan Lawrence.  She noted that there is no one present tonight to represent the Applicant.

Chairman Gallelli opened the public hearing.  There were no members of the public present for this application.  Chairman Gallelli closed the public hearing.

Chairman Gallelli stated that, for tonight’s meeting, the Planning Board was expecting some follow-up materials from the Applicant’s architect, William O’Neill of Hagele & O’Neill Architects.  No new materials have been received.  Chairman Gallelli suggested that the Planning Board could table its decision on this application until the next Planning Board meeting so as to give Mr. O’Neill another opportunity to provide the additional materials.  The other members agreed.

The Planning Board scheduled the next meeting on this application for Tuesday, July 6th.


Chairman Gallelli referred the other members to the letter received from William Null of Cuddy & Feder LLP, dated June 15, 2004, regarding CVS truck deliveries at the Van Wyck Shopping Center.  Mr. Null states in his letter that CVS has looked into this matter of deliveries to the CVS store, and it has been determined that it would not be feasible for CVS to decrease the size of the delivery truck and still maintain the once-a-week delivery schedule. The letter also states that CVS would continue to evaluate the concerns raised by the Planning Board regarding truck deliveries to its Croton-on-Hudson store.  

Chairman Gallelli noted that, according to Mr. Null’s letter, the delivery trucks arrive in Croton-on-Hudson between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM in the morning.  Therefore, the deliveries to CVS do not take place in the very early morning hours when people are still asleep.

Chairman Gallelli suggested that she could write a letter to Mr. Null thanking him, and the others who are representing CVS in this matter, for following up on the Planning Board’s concerns.  She would say in the letter that the Planning Board would hope that CVS would continue to evaluate the concerns raised about the deliveries and keep the Planning Board abreast of any possible ways to minimize (respond to) these concerns.   

Ms. Allen asked how the Planning Board could inform the neighbors, who have expressed their concerns about these truck deliveries, that this matter has been, and would continue to be, addressed.  The Village Engineer suggested that he could contact the neighboring residents, (especially Joann Minett), and let them know about the follow-up that has taken place thus far.

Ms. Allen thought that the Village Board should also be informed that the Planning Board has looked into the matter of the truck deliveries and is in receipt of Mr. Null’s letter, to which Chairman Gallelli said that she would let the Village Board know.  

Chairman Gallelli noted to the other members that, at the Village Board work session on Monday night, the Village Board passed on to the Planning Board a review/study of the Village’s fence ordinance. The Village Board wants a recommendation from the Planning Board on whether or not the Village’s laws on fences should be changed.  Chairman Gallelli thought that the Planning Board would want to do a comparison of the Village’s fence regulations with those of four or five other local municipalities.  She asked the Planning Board secretary to obtain copies of fence regulations from other villages/towns for distribution to the Planning Board members.  Chairman Gallelli suggested that the Planning Board could discuss this matter at the next meeting on July 6th or at the following meeting on July 27th.

Chairman Gallelli stated that the next regularly scheduled meeting would be held on Tuesday, July 6th.  She wanted to make sure that there would be a quorum for that meeting, to which it was determined that there would be a quorum.   Chairman Gallelli noted some of the items that would be on the agenda including the Houlihan Lawrence Amended Site Plan decision and, possibly, the fence regulations discussion. Chairman Gallelli noted to the others that the Baron accessory apartment is up for renewal. She suggested that the Village’s Code Enforcement Officer should “run a check” on the accessory apartment to make sure that there have not been any problems with compliance over the last three years. The Planning Board could then discuss this application at the next meeting. Chairman Gallelli stated that the Hudson View Subdivision (Galena Feit) application might also be back on the Planning Board’s agenda for the next meeting.


The minutes of the Tuesday, May 25, 2004 Planning Board meeting were approved, as amended, on a motion by Mr. Klein, seconded by Ms. Allen and carried by a vote of 3 to 0.   


There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was duly adjourned at 8:38 P.M.


Sylvia Mills,