By Caitlin Croft

The July meeting of the Village Planning Board (VPB) opened with discussion regarding 54 Mill Street, a proposed home occupation for a hair salon to be located on the first floor. This is an allowable use with a Special Use Permit. A State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) will need to be completed. There will be no referral from the county as this is an exempt use per an agreement with the village and county. The Public Hearing will be held at the next VPB meeting on Aug. 8, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

The regular meeting began with no changes to the agenda or minutes from last month’s meeting. The board received new plans on the project at 16 Rockwell, the construction of an accessory apartment within an existing garage. Last month, the applicants had been issued a stop work order because they commenced work without the proper approvals. They were also asked to reconsider the design of the staircase that would be inside the propose 133 sq. ft. addition. The apartment will encompass the entire second floor and half of the first. The VPB was happy with the redesign submitted on June 26, 2017. The construction also includes a deck made of pressure treated wood that will be stained and sealed. The deck will be on the side facing the existing home. The ZBA granted the project two Area Variances to allow the deck within 15 feet of Park Avenue and the Floor Area Ratio to exceed the allowable limit.

The VPB moved to grant a Special Use Permit, Site Plan and Architectural Review pending the following conditions: 1) There will be only one accessory apartment on the property, located in the existing garage. 2) Neither the accessory apartment nor the main residence is approved for rentals less than 30 days. 3) Interior renovations of the main residence shall not include additional apartments. 4) Any exterior renovations subject to Architectural Design Review shall not continue unless review and approved by the VPB in conformance with Section 10. 5) Any existing violations shall be corrected before a Certificate of Occupancy is granted. 6) No work shall occur except pursuant to a properly issued building permit. 7) The conditions of approval listed in this Resolution shall be noted on the Certificate of Occupancy. 8) Construction and occupancy will not commence on the first floor until a letter from FEMA is received and meets all village requirements. The motion was made by Sheila Burrell and a second from Jack Kramer.

Next was a Site Plan Amendment to 49 Washington (M&T Bank). They would like to restripe the parking lot and it would reduce the drive lane from 24’ to 19.5’. A Public Hearing has been set for the next meeting of the VPB on Aug. 8.

There is a proposed single-family residence and garage in front of the VPB to be located at 20 Fillmore. Revised plans were submitted at the work session and the VPB is satisfied. This is in an approved sub development. All set backs have been met, along with the height requirements. This has been deemed a Type 2 Action under SEQR and therefore is not subject to SEQR. The Public Hearing has been set for the next meeting of the VPB on Aug. 8.

An application has been received for a Special Use Permit, Architectural Review and Site Plan regarding an accessory apartment to be built in an existing garage located at 26 W. Washington. This building is in the Historic Overlay District and therefore, Section 11 standards need to be met. There will be no changes to the building’s size and the driveway will remain the same as well. This is a Type 1 Action under SEQR and will require a coordinated review with the Village and no other agencies. This project meets the Floor to Area Ratio (FAR) and Open Space requirements are also met. The Public Hearing has been set for the next meeting of the VPB on Aug. 8.

A small request has been made to replace a window with a door at 24 E. Washington. The planning board has asked for a picture of the door to be installed and an Architectural Review will be completed.

The next meeting will be held at the Village Hall on Aug. 8, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.