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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Planning Board Meeting-February

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February 23, 2005

Chairperson Mary Lentzen called the Lindley Planning Board to order at 7:05 p.m. Members present: Jim White, Manley Davis, Earl Titus and Gerry Gross. The CEO David Fuller and three visitors were also present.

A public hearing for Bob Brown opened at 7:10 p.m. Mr. Brown (who owns Brownie's Mini Mart in Lindley) is seeking a conditional use permit for a parking area for truckers and also for five motel rooms, showers and laundry for trucker use. The motel area is hooked up to the Lawrenceville sewer system so there is adequate sewage treatment. The lots in question are 2.35 and 1.9 respectively.

Concerns raised by Board included screening for area residents and noise from overnight truck parking. Mr. Brown said he will plant trees and or fencing for a sound barrier on the southern border of the property. A ten-foot buffer is required between the property line and truck parking. There are seven catch basins in the parking area. The sides and back have 12-inch perforated pipe to filter water through the ground and into the catch basins. Mr. Brown indicated there would be parking for between 40 to 50 trucks but he did not anticipate that many at any given time unless perhaps there was a bad snowstorm and truckers needed to get off the road. Mr. Brown indicated he would mark the area to keep truck lights from shining on neighboring properties. Another concern was idling trucks all night. There is a New York State law that requires diesel engines not idle more than five minutes. Mr. Brown was not aware of this regulation.

A short environmental assessment was required for this action and no conditions were found to prevent the issuance of a CUP (Conditional Use Permit.)A motion by Earl to grant the CUP with the aforementioned items to be addressed, was seconded by Jim. The motion was unanimously approved.

Dick Pierce had three questions to ask: Did DeMunn go thru a CUP process, and how many trucks are allowed at DeMunn's? Mr. Pierce also stated trucks run for long periods of time and that DeMunn pushes snow across the road onto his property. Mr. Pierce stated he is interested in the CUP process for the lot he owns between the bridge and the river and what conditions would apply to it. Secondly, Mr. Pierce wanted to know when the new zoning sould be finished. DeMunn did receive a CUP and no stipulation was attached for the number of trucks. The lot of Mr. Pierce's in question most probably would not meet requirements for a CUP from the planning board but would require ZBA consideration. Work on the new zoning is nearing completion.

The CEO, David Fuller, has contacted the process servers and paper work is supposed to be back for March 8, 2005 justice court.

Respectfully submitted,
Gerry Gross


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hat's off to Mr. Brown. He is a good neighbor who makes generous donations to the Lindley community and it's organizations.

5:13 PM  

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