Special PB Meeting 6/4/2013
Meeting opened at 5:05 pm. Members present: Linda M, Hershey S, Todd H, and Barry S.
Todd expressed the need of the Romulus and Varick Planning Boards to request extra help in regard to rezoning areas of the old Seneca Army Depot. We need more expertise in the zoning and planning of said area to make sure we have an unbiased source of aid in doing a proper job of any rezoning of the depot. However, we want to make sure that this remains under the jurisdiction of both Planning Boards and is not a plan that we are required to adopt. We will have the final authority in any plans to rezone areas of the depot. It will be our plan, not that of an outside agency.
The following resolution was proposed by Barry Somerville, seconded by Hershey Sensinig and approved: We request that the Varick Planning Board be authorized to pursue any necessary support from an outside consultant with expertise in zoning and planning to help develop a plan for rezoning the depot area. This proposal will allow Varick Planning Board and said consultant to work jointly with Romulus Planning Board in the same activity.
Two such consultants were set forward (Stuart & Brown and Peter J. Smith) but others may be considered.
The PB would also like as much funding as possible through grants or other sources (federal, army, etc.) to offset costs for consulting fees.
Motion for adjournment made by Hershey at 5:45, seconded by Todd.
Barry Somerville, secretary