Category: Planning Board Minutes
June 2021 Planning Board Minutes
Meeting June 3, 2021
Meeting began at 6:32
Attendees: Joe Finnegan Chr., Allen Kelly Sec., Bill Hull, Bruce Durant
Wayne Day: excused
Absent: Jeff Gilson Code Enforcement.
Minutes: Minutes were distributed for review electronically prior to the meeting. A motion to accept the
minutes as written was made by Bill Hull and seconded by Bruce Durant.
Some progress at the Middlemiss residence has been noticed now. Much of the debris in the front yard
has been removed and some in the backyard has also been taken away.
Alice Reed will do what she can with the Watson property. She reportedly has help to cart away much of
the debris from the old building that has been knocked down.
The status of other properties and Court proceedings is not known. No report from Code Enforcement
is available at this time.
Building of a store and a church at the power museum property is currently being undertaken.
No other matters were before the board this night for consideration.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Bruce Durant and seconded by Bill Hull.
He meeting was adjourned at 6:45.
July 2021 Planning Board Minutes
Attendees: Joe Finnegan Chr., Allen Kelly Sec., Wayne Day, Bruce Durant, Bill Hull,
Jeff Gilson Code Enforcement.
The minutes for the month of June were previously distributed via Email for review by Board Members
prior to tonight’s meeting. A motion to accept the minutes for the Month of June as written was made
by Bruce Durant and seconded by Wayne Day. The minutes were then approved by a vote of unanimous
New Business: Joe Said he got a letter about Solar Projects and a request for the minutes of the Planning
Board. Secretary will look into this matter and try to provide this information.
Brooke Pryce: is interested in building a small building for her a cleaning service business.
It appears their property is zoned R/A and there is no reason that this could not be done there.
Secretary will write her a letter requesting drawings of her proposed building with setbacks as this will
have to be sent to the county for review as it is adjacent to a county road.
JP Fetterly is interested in a body repair shop at his home on the Jenner Road.
There is a party interested in building a solar farm on a property adjacent to The Cemetery along the
river off Main Street. That property is zoned R/H and cannot be used for commercial solar as per that
Elm Street is still congested and dangerous when large trucks transit that bend in the road. Bill Hull has
Given property to the Town for parking out in front of the Blue House Restaurant. More needs to be
done by the Town Board to facilitate changing the parking area. Changing El. Street to a one way street
is a possibility that might be considered in the future. It is believed that this could help relieve traffic
congestion in the downtown area somewhat with the addition of more parking spaces in front of the
blue house restaurant.
Motion to Close the meeting By Allen Kelly seconded by Bruce Durant.
Meeting Adjourned at 7:13.
Nov 5, 2020 Planning Minutes
Town of Madrid Planning Board Minutes
November, 5 2020
Attendees: Joe Finnegan Chr., Allen Kelly Sec., Wayne Day, Bill Hull, Tony Cooper Sup.,
Jeff Gilmore Code Enforcement.
Old Business: The minutes from the previous meeting in October were distributed electronically to members of the board for review. No concerns were noted in response to the Sec. request.
A motion to approve the minutes as written was made by Bill Hull and seconded by Wayne Day.
The minutes were then approved by unanimous consent.
New Business: Joe said that Tony Cooper spoke to Jeff Gilmore about citing Michael Middlemiss on State Street and Chris Brothers on the Brady road. The issues are debris in the yard of the Middlemiss property this includes both the front yard which is an unsightly mess as well as the backyard which is littered with construction debris which encompasses almost the entire yard. The Brother’s residence on the Brady road has numerous vehicles in disrepair and car parts stored haphazardly about the property. It too is unsightly and unsafe. These are in violation of the code for storage of such items.
The Madrid Solar farm is now on hold as the developer is also doing another project in Waddington near Chipman. They want to coordinate the projects when they are ready to start.
Bill Hull is gifting some land to the town to enlarge the parking lot in the downtown area in front of the
Madrid Market and Bank. This will help to ease congestion and deliveries to businesses that are located in that area of downtown. This should help with the addition of the Blue House Restaurant coming in the near future. It will require parking for patrons and it is concerning as to where that might be as at times currently the lot is already crowded. It should also make it easier for trucks to unload when delivering goods and food to the several existing businesses already located in that block of buildings.
Some new construction of buildings at the Museum Property is being considered in the future.
A meeting with the Town Board will be requested in the future to address the need for more diligent enforcement of the existing code.
The Secretary will write a memo to the Town Supervisor requesting that the Boards could meet in an executive session. Suggested to happen before the end of the calendar year if scheduling will permit.
At issue is the need for more extensive enforcement of the existing code to remedy identified issues and problems within the Town that have been noted continually for an extended period of time. Despite these facts little progress has been made on many of these properties. It is the Board’s consensus that more needs to be done including citations and court hearings for offenders. It has become apparent that casual conversations and promises to remedy these situations is not enough as the properties remain as they are and issues are unaddressed.
Wayne Day made a motion to adjourn and it was seconded by Bill Hull. The meeting was adjourned at