By Caitlin Croft

The July Village Planning Board (VPB) Meeting opened with a motion to approve the June 2018 minutes; there was a second and ayes carried.

First in New Business, the plans for a Single Family Residence were presented.  This home has a 1,900 sq. ft. footprint, with an attached garage and accessory apartment above the garage. The home requires a Site Plan Review and Architectural Design Review which require no Public Hearing. The accessory apartment requires a Special Use Permit and a Public Hearing is necessary. This is to be located at 18 Fillmore on Lot #9 of the already pre-approved subdivision. This is a permitted use in the Medium Density District. All set back requirements, open space requirements, floor to area ratio calculations and height requirements have been met. Regarding the Architectural Design Review, all materials thus presented are allowed. Style, scale and character all fit with the current look of the community. The Town/Village Engineer will review the drainage plan. The application was deemed complete and there was a motion to set the Public Hearing for 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 14; there was a second and ayes carried.

Next was a site plan amendment regarding the parking behind 4 Monroe St. The originally approved site plan consisted of four parking spots, three in the back and one in the driveway itself, which was a condition of approval. The applicant has put in a larger than approved parking lot which was brought to the attention of the Code Enforcement Officer and VPB. The parking lot now consists of six parking spots. Three neighbors were in attendance and upset with the change. The VPB thanked them for their attendance and advised that their concerns can be publicly taken at the Public Hearing in August. Drainage, grading and site plan will be reviewed by the Town/Village Engineer. There was a motion to set the Public Hearing for 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 14; a second and ayes carried.

There was a motion to close the meeting; a second and ayes carried. The next meeting of the Village Planning Board will be held on Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Town/Village Hall.