By Peter Calvert
Planning Board Meeting May 9th 7 pm.
Board: Bill Palmer, presiding Chair, John Reynolds, Art Reed, Harland Dye, Katherine “Cricket” Keyes, Joanne Callahan, Board Chair Frank Winkler. Excused:. Assisting: JoAnn Boerner, Clerk, Kent Manuel, DelCo Planning Board, and Al Mohr, Town C.E.O. Present: Nicole Day Gray, Manager, Catskill Harvest and Evan Bowker, from Delaware County IDA. Mikey Roe and Arthur Melvin from Bussey Hollow Road. Miller Roe, Cindy Prosser. Peter Calvert, Andes Gazette.
A Public Hearing on a Boundary Line Adjustment application on Bussey Hollow Road was opened by the Planning Board. No members of the public commented. Mikey Roe is buying 8.158 acres of land from Arthur Melvin and Mr. Roe presented a proposal to add the 8.158 acres of land to his adjoining 27.6 acres of land to create a 35.758 parcel. The line adjustment was approved.
An application for new construction of a year-round Carbon-Neutral Greenhouse to be constructed on the Catskill Harvest property on Route 28 was re-presented and discussed. The goal of the project, which would create an estimated 7 new jobs in town, is to produce Certified Organic seasonal products that can’t be currently produced by local farmers. Questions previously raised were answered satisfactorily by Nicole Day Gray and Evan Bowker. A Public Hearing was set for June 13th at 7 pm, during the next Andes Planning Board Meeting. ~