July 19, 2004
Planning Board Minutes
Oswego Town Hall
Chair: Judy Sabin-Watson
Town Board Members: Francis Dellamano, Kenneth Kern,
Lee Phillips, Barry Pritchard, John Pritchard, Robert Smith
Attorney To The Board: Stephen Greene, Jr.
The Planning Board Meeting for July 19, 2004 was called to order by Judy Sabin-Watson at approximately 7:05 PM.

Those in attendance were:
Judy Sabin-Watson
Francis Dellamano
Kenneth Kern
Lee Phillips
John Pritchard
Barry Pritchard
Kathryn Wolfe (Attending for Stephen Greene)
Marjorie Best
Absent were:
Alternate Member Robert Smith
Old Business:

Approval of June 28, 2004 Minutes:

Barry Pritchard made a Motion that the June 28, 2004 Minutes be approved. Ken Kern seconded the Motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Comprehensive Plan:

Judy Watson stated that all members received a copy of the Definitions from the County Planning Board. She stated that nothing was sent regarding the Agricultural District.

Fran Dellamano stated he was not satisfied with the definitions. He did not feel we could do a thing with them as written. We were asking for help. We had an agreement with the County Planning Board, which was signed. The Supervisor, Vicky Mullen should have that Agreement. He stated we should get some guidance from the State, and see how other towns word their definitions. Judy explained when she talked to Brian Frazier, that we had received the map, but not the definitions. Fran Dellamano stated the definitions should be more complex, as these sheets don't look like definitions. Ken Kern said they look more like the end result. Judy Watson said she would go back to the County Planning Board, and speak with Brian Frazier.

Judy Watson asked the Secretary to obtain a copy of the Agreement between Oswego Town and the County Planning Board from the Supervisor, so we could all go over it at the next meeting.

Application #2003-01 - VIP Structures:

Judy Watson received a letter from Jeff Wallace of Empire Fresh Cuts, LLC, stating that at this time, they could not afford to blacktop the driveway. She made copies of the letter for all the members. However, at the time it was approved, blacktop was not an issue; it was oil and stone. Ken Kern had the minutes with him from July 14, 2003. He quoted "That there be an oil and stone driveway on the south side from the road back 490 feet." Fran Dellamano stated this should go back to the Code Enforcement Officer. Judy stated she would have the secretary write a letter to Jeff Wallace of Empire Fresh Cuts. It should state that we reviewed the proposal in Empire Fresh Cut's letter, and the Board feels we should go with the original plan in the July 14, 2003 minutes, which was motioned and carried, and state it should be approved by such and such a date. It was originally to be completed by July 7th. We should not put all the discussion in the letter, but we are on record of discussion of the circumstances.

John Pritchard made a motion that the letter sent from Empire Fresh Cuts to the Oswego Town Planning Board requesting that liquid calcium be used in lieu of oil and stone, that after some discussion, according to the Site Plan as stated at the July 14,2003 meeting, which was the decision on that date; there should be oil and stone on the South side of the road, back 490 feet, to be completed by August 15, 2004, as a condition of the Planning Board's approval. Lee Phillips seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Perry Noun - Fred Haynes Blvd.

Judy Watson stated she is still receiving phone calls from Perry Noun, and that she plans to meet with him at some point. He still wants to discuss the development of Fred Haynes Blvd. Fran Dellamano suggested she should not meet with him one on one. Mr. Noun should be invited to attend a Planning Board Meeting, so that all members can be included in the discussion. That way, one cannot say "She told me this and she told me that". Judy agreed and she will tell him she shared his conversations with the Board, and will invite him to attend a meeting. Kathryn Wolfe, Attorney, also agreed it is up to the Board to make a decision, not just one person.

New Business:

Applicants - None

Public Comment: None

Open Board Discussion: None


At approximately 7:30 PM, Ken Kern moved to adjourn the meeting. John Pritchard seconded the Motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Marjorie W. Best,
Secretary to Planning Board
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