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Aug 052014
 

Screen shot 2014-08-05 at 8.09.55 PMThe Town Plan & Zoning Commission will meet at the Orange Town Hall, Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m.  Here’s the agenda:

1. SITE PLAN APPLICATION – Submitted by Sixty Five Marsh Hill Road, LLC – Frank Dilieto for property known as 0 Salemme Lane a.k.a Assessor’s Map 3-1-6. The proposal is for the use of the property as a temporary warehousing/dumpster supply company. Empty dumpster-containers will be stored on-site and enclosed with a slatted chain link fence.

Discussion:

In spite of some strong arguments by Jeff Gordon, the applicant, the Zoning Commissioners stood strong on its conviction that the lot did not meet any of the zoning regulations.

3. Review of the Minutes from the July 15, 2014 Special Meeting. — Approved

4. Old Business.

5.   New Business.

Blight at the Firelight Plaza is being addressed.

  1. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

The Rogers property blight violations have gone to a settlement, of which the details are not yet available.

Zoning Officer is receiving a lot more complaints regarding blighted properties and of people purchasing homes and renting them out to people and not being occupied by the owner.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS *(4)    

APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE – Submitted by Mike LaRocco for property known as 119 Old Tavern Road. The proposal is to construct an addition to an existing garage.   A larger ground coverage is requested as per Section 383-26 I (3) (a) of the Orange Zoning Regulations.

Discussion:

Chairman Beau Clark said the commission needs to know the square footage of the existing home and garage and the lot size in order to make a decision. Clark requested that LaRocco get the assessor’s map as well as papers showing where the reserve septic system is located. and to bring them to the next meeting.

Decision: Continued to next meeting

*APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY SPECIAL USE EARTH MATERIALS REMOVAL & FILLING – Submitted by Tramontana, LLC. & 226 Boston Post Associates, LLC. For property known 226 Boston Post Road & 308 Indian River Road. The proposal is to construct a 1,825 sq. ft. new bakery/takeout store (Dunkin’ Donuts) with parking and associated site work. An APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES has also been submitted.

Decision:  Approved

*APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE – Submitted by Tramontana, LLC. & 226 Boston Post Associates, LLC. For property known 226 Boston Post Road & 308 Indian River Road. The proposal is to construct a 1,825 sq. ft. new bakery/takeout store (Dunkin’ Donuts) with parking and associated site work. A special permit is required for a Drive-thru Service Window, ordering at a service counter, and take out service. A SITE PLAN APPLICATION, an ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SUPPLEMENT, and a LIGHTING SUPPLEMENT have also been submitted.

Discussion:

Jeff Gordon spoke for the applicants. He provided variance approvals from the Zoning Board of Appeals. Two non-conforming parcels combined would conform. The plans would require changes to an existing business near the Wells Fargo Bank. The new configuration for this Dunkin Donuts would provide for Left AND Right turns at the exit. The Traffic Commission requested changes reflected in the new plans. Commissioner Kaplan asked if the cars in the cue would prevent someone from passing them and exiting onto Indian River Road. The retaining wall at the “Orange Fashion Park” will be rebuilt and they also will resolve a drainage issue for a neighboring property. Clear signage should prevent anyone from getting into an accident when using the business. The Dunkin Donuts in the plaza near the Redfish Grill is leased and will be closing. If you are not clear about where this Dunkin’ would be it is the property where the Psychic now stands.

Chairman Clark said Gordon met all of the requirements, except for the lighting standards (which can easily be remedied) This is the one condition that will hold it up for now.

*APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY SPECIAL USE EARTH MATERIALS REMOVAL & FILLING – Submitted by MLG Real Estate LLC. For property known 205 Edison Road. The proposal is to construct a 40,280 sq. ft. addition to an existing 75,000 sq. ft. industrial building. An APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES a SITE PLAN APPLICATION, an ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SUPPLEMENT, and a LIGHTING SUPPLEMENT have also been submitted.

Discussion: Gary Capatanio speaking for the applicant Aurora Products. In its initial application, the business planned ahead for further expansion. 99,318 existing space. If approved they will have an additional 45 parking spaces. Capatanio studied the zoning regulations and standards so the plans would not be denied, yet he made an assumption regarding existing lighting poles, but Clark said he would be required to provide the lighting supplement (a condition for commission approval).

Decision: Unanimously Approved