MINUTES OF THE STAFFORD PLANNING BOARD
MEETING OF Dec 28, 2022
William VanAlst -Chairman
Lindsay Yoder -Board Member
Carol Queal – Board Member
Sharon Valyear-Gray – Board Member
Paul Tenney – Board Member
Anita Taylor – Board Member
Richard Squires -Acting Board Member
Walt Kershenski – Recording Secretary
Gerry Wood – CEO/ZEO
Mary Ellen Schmidt – Board Member
OTHERS PRESENT: Andrew Darling
Chairman VanAlst called the regular meeting of the Town of Stafford Planning Board to order at 7:04 p.m.
1: Approval Nov 16, 2022 Meeting Minutes:
Motion made by Planning Board Member Valyear-Gray and seconded by Planning Board Member Queal to approve the minutes of the Nov. 16, 2022 Meeting Minutes as submitted by Secretary Walt Kershenski. Motion passed 7 to 0.
2: OLD BUSINESS:
a: Updates on projects/applications:
Chairman VanAlst sent a letter to the Town Board Supervisor regarding a home in Stafford that is hosting social events in their Barn at 7790 Rt 237 without an approved special use permit.
Mr. Casper attended the December Town Board meeting regarding a Zoning permit. He also is apparently selling beef at his farm; on Rt. 5. While the Ag & Markets laws allows him to do so, he needs a site plan for parking and circulation.
Chairman VanAlst needs information regarding Planning Board Members terms of office. There appears to be a Spreadsheet in the Town Clerks office depicting the terms of office. This spreadsheet needs to be updated. Several of the Planning Board Members confirmed their dates of appointment and expirations. This information will be passed on to the Town Clerk.
b: Open Discussion topics
2023 Town Planning Board meeting dates need to be posted on the bulletin Board and also on the Town WEB site.
A brief discussion ensued regarding a request to conduct monthly Town Planning Board meetings in the town hall court room. Chairman VanAlst responded with a letter stating several reasons why it would be impractical for the Town Planning Board to conduct meetings in the Town Hall Court Room. The Planning Board members were in agreement.
3: NEW BUSINESS:
4. Correspondence/Workshops/Reports/General Information:
A Motion was made by Planning Board Member Queal and seconded by Planning Board Member Valyear-Gray to close the Planning meeting at 7:37 PM. Passed 7to 0.
Approved at the Jan 25, 2023 meeting