The following is the portion of the August 6, 2015 Village Board meeting minutes, which passed the resolution except for Section D.
Held open – To amend Chapter 360 of the Code of the Village of Nyack, entitled “Zoning”, to change the definition and method of calculating Floor Area Ratio, modify the regulations pertaining to accessory apartments for Ambulance Corps members, modify the code provisions relating to maintenance and restoration of nonconforming structures, and modify the threshold for Architectural Review Board review of projects.
7:48pm – Mayor Laird-White solicited comment from those present. The following persons spoke on this matter: Mary Matthews (asked the Board to reconsider the 30% threshold, supports ARB process/work in the Village); Barbara Cohig (supports ARB as a much needed part of the Land Use process, ‘problem is not with the Land Use Boards, but with the Building Department’); T. Robbins-Brown (supports the ARB process, stated that the proposed amendment is in conflict with the Comprehensive Master Plan, feels that ‘the Board has not been transparent’ pertaining to this process).
Mayor Laird-White suggested that ‘Part D’ of the amendments be deferred for further discussion. The following Board members commented: Trustee Lorenzini, Trustee Foster, Trustee Parker, Trustee Hammond, Special Counsel Knowlton.
8:15pm – After discussion, Mayor Laird-White moved to close the Public Hearing pertaining only to Sections A, B, and C of the proposed amendments. Trustee Lorenzini seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Trustee Hammond moved to ‘hold open’ Section D of proposed amendments, entitled ’proposed changes to the threshold applicable for Architectural Review Board (ARB) review of projects.’, for further review. It will be held open to a date certain of 9/10/2015. Trustee Parker seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Resolution No. 2015-36 Resolution pertaining to the matter of the Amendments to Chapter 360, the Zoning Code of the Village of Nyack. Trustee Lorenzini made a motion to adopt the amended resolution, Trustee Parker seconded the motion and it passed by unanimous vote.