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THE JOINT MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF MAMAKATING AND THE VILLAGE BOARD OF THE VILLAGE OF BLOOMINGBURG HELD ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2004 AT 5:30 P.M. IN THE MAMAKATING TOWN HALL, 2948 ROUTE 209, WURTSBORO, NEW YORK.
PRESENT: Charles E. Penna – Supervisor
Nicholas M. Salomone, Jr. – Deputy Supervisor/Councilman
Judith E. Young – Councilwoman
Regina M. Saunders – Councilwoman
John Sean Moriarty – Councilman
Ronald Scott – Mayor
Joseph Gotthardt – Trustee
Richard Stoloff – Town Attorney
Michael Davidoff – Village Attorney
Jean M. Dougherty – Town / Village Clerk
ABSENT: Clifford Teich – Deputy Mayor / Trustee
Also present were Andre Finnema & Glenn Kroll, Attorney for the petitioner.
FINNENA ANNEXATION PETITION
The first order of business was to name Supervisor Charles Penna Chairman of the Public Hearing.
The Town Clerk read the Public Hearing notice published in the town’s official newspaper, The Sullivan County Democrat.
A motion to open the Public Hearing was made by C. Penna, seconded by N. Salomone. All 7 voting in favor.
Mr. Kroll explained that the purpose of the request was to change the lot line to make the lot a conforming lot.
Public Comment cont.
M. Davidoff asked that the letter of July 30, 2004 from Attorney Glenn Kroll and a copy of the map be made part the minutes. The letter in its entirety follows:
Re: Finnema Annexation Petition
Letter of Intent
To Whom it May Concern, July 30, 2004
“I am the attorney representing Jack and Hilda Finnema with regard to their petition to annex a parcel of land into the Village of Bloomingburg. The parcel of land is .29 of an acre and it is adjacent to the home occupied by the Finnema’s. The purpose of the annexation is to prevent their current lot, which their home is located on; from becoming substandard after a lot line change is completed. The lot line change will enable their son Andre Finnema, who lives next door to them, the opportunity to build a new house. Without the lot line change, Andre’s parcel of land would not be big enough to build a new house. The annexation of the .29 acres will not add any burdens to the Village of Bloomingburg. There will not be any house built on that property nor will there be any connections to the Village sewer or water systems. The annexation will simply enable their son to build a house on his land without causing either his lot or his parents’ lot to become substandard.”
R. Stoloff asked if the lot line change request was brought before the Village Planning Board. Mr. Finnema stated that the Planning Board had already approved it subject to the results of the Annexation Hearing. He also stated that Mr. Drew, Village Planning Board attorney, said all of this needed to be done so as not to create a substandard lot.
There being no further public comment, a motion to close the Public Hearing was made by N. Salomone, seconded by J. Gotthardt. All in favor.
R. Stoloff asked Mr. Kroll to prepare the necessary resolutions for the Town Board and Village Boards and instructed the Town Clerk will send a copy of the petition and Public Hearing notice to the Sullivan County Planning Department for a 239M review.
Jean M. Dougherty, Town/Village Clerk