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Planning Board Minutes 07/05/05



A regular meeting of the Planning Board of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York was held on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 in the Municipal Building.

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Ann Gallelli, Chairman
Fran Allen
                                        Chris Kehoe
                        ABSENT: Tom Burniston
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.


American Building Technologies (Galina Feit) – Prospect Place and Old Post Road North – Application for a Minor Site Plan Approval to Construct a Single-Family Dwelling on Lot #3 of the Hudson View Subdivision

Galina Feit, owner of the property, was present.

Chairman Gallelli noted that the Planning Board reviewed this application for the first time at the Planning Board meeting last week. The Planning Board suggested at that time that some changes be made to the Applicant’s plans.  

Chairman Gallelli stated that the Village Engineer had an opportunity to review the Applicant’s latest submittal before he left for vacation.  The changes to the plans that were suggested by the Planning Board at last week’s meeting have been made.  The house has been pulled back so that its “new” location now corresponds to the plan(s) approved by the Water Control Commission.  The three-car garage has been reduced to a two-car garage.  Chairman Gallelli stated that by relocating the house and reducing the size of the garage, the Applicant was able to pull the driveway further away from the limit of disturbance line so that a row of pine trees could be planted along the High Street side of the driveway.    

Ms. Feit referred to the revised plans and pointed out to the Board members the trees on the property that would be protected during the construction phase.  Chairman Gallelli noted to Ms. Feit that, when she submits her building permit application to the Village Engineer, she must also submit with the application materials an environmental site plan for the Village’s environmental consultant to review.  Chairman Gallelli noted that the environmental consultant is responsible for looking into this matter of protecting the trees.       

Ms. Feit stated that steep slopes calculations have been performed and, as indicated in the Slopes Disturbance Analysis table on her revised site plan, she falls within the allowable disturbed area(s).

Ms. Feit stated that she has brought with her tonight samples of the stone, which is going to be used for the granite facing on the house.

Ms. Feit brought up the issue of the driveway easement for the maintenance of the detention pond on Lot #1.  She told the Board members that she has been reconsidering the proposal for the driveway.  Ms. Feit stated that she would like to provide two private driveways on Lot #1: one for the Village and the other for the homeowner.  The driveway for the detention pond would be moved to the opposite side of the house where the sewer line is.  Ms. Feit noted that the Village Engineer has heard her new proposal, and he thinks it is a good one.  Chairman Gallelli stated that her (Ms. Feit’s) idea does sound reasonable, and the Planning Board would want to see the plan(s) for it.  However, she noted to Ms. Feit that the Planning Board could not take any action on this driveway proposal tonight.  

Chairman Gallelli asked the other members if they had any comments on this minor site plan application.  Ms. Allen told Ms. Feit that she thinks the proposal for the house on Lot #3 looks very good.  Mr. Kehoe had no comments.

Chairman Gallelli read aloud the draft resolution.  

Chairman Gallelli said that the conditions of the resolution would be the following:

that the plans submitted for the building permit be reviewed by an environmental consultant identified by the Village.

that construction milestones be established by the Village Engineer at which times inspections by either Village inspectors or the environmental consultant for the project would be performed prior to construction proceeding further.

Chairman Gallelli entertained a motion to approve this application with the aforementioned conditions.  The motion was made by Ms. Allen, seconded by Mr. Kehoe and carried by a vote of 3 to 0.

Chairman Gallelli pointed out that, with respect to this minor site plan approval, the Applicant cannot actually move forward with this project until the pending matters regarding the subdivision approval have been resolved.  Ms. Feit can proceed with the project as soon as the subdivision map is signed.


There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was duly adjourned at 8:30 P.M.


Sylvia Mills,


WHEREAS, the Planning Board reviewed a Minor Site Plan application on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 and Tuesday, July 5, 2005, for American Building Technologies (Galina Feit), hereafter known as “the Applicant,” said property located at 90 Old Post Road North, and designated on the Tax Map of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson as Section 67.20 Block 4 Lot 19.02; and

WHEREAS, the proposal is for a new single-family dwelling on Lot #3 of the Hudson View Subdivision; and

WHEREAS, under the requirements of Local Law 7 of 1977, the Planning Board has determined that there will be no adverse impacts resulting from the proposed application that cannot be properly mitigated.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Minor Site Plan application as shown on Sheet S-1/2 entitled “Site Development Plan Prepared for Lot 3 of Hudson View,” dated June 23, 2005, last revised June 30, 2005, and Sheet S-2/2 entitled “Detail Sheet,” dated June 23, 2005, last revised June 30, 2005, prepared by Cronin Engineering, P.E., P.C., and a set of architectural drawings (4 sheets) of the proposed house, received in the Village Engineer’s Office on June 30, 2005, be approved subject to the following conditions:

1.      Plans submitted for the building permit be reviewed by an environmental consultant identified by the Village.

2.      Construction milestones be established by the Village Engineer at which times inspections by either Village inspectors or the environmental consultant for the project be performed prior to construction proceeding further.

In the event that this Minor Site Plan is not implemented within three (3) years of this date, this approval shall expire.

                                                The Planning Board of the Village of
                                                Croton-on-Hudson, New York

                                                Ann H. Gallelli, Chairperson
                                                Fran Allen
                                                Thomas Burniston
                                                Chris Kehoe
Resolution accepted with the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday, July 5, 2005.