Deputy Supervisor Marlette,
Patrick W. Welch, PhD
U.S. Marine Corps (Ret)
Advocate – Consultant – Educator
I was not at the Traffic Safety Board meeting as I had been sick, however I would assume that the Traffic Safety Board was reviewing site plans that are going before the Planning Board. It is not uncommon for the developer, their attorney, or their engineer to answer any specific questions. This is part of the normal departmental review process and ATSB is one of those reviewers. The site plans have never been listed on the agenda, but probably should indicate Site Plan review. In most cases the site plans to be reviewed are not known until shortly before the meeting. All comments from Traffic Safety are included in the packet that goes to the planning board and/or to the Town Board.
I am copying Chris Schregel on this email as he can tell you when the minutes are placed on the web-site, but I’m assuming they are placed after they are distributed, corrected if necessary, and approved by ATSB. Ensuring that the agenda includes site plan reviews as an after meeting function is certainly, but I think if any site plan is going to be reviewed during the meeting with any representatives from the project there, then I agree that that site plan should be listed specifically. I have also requested that all site plan reviews be recorded. The video will be odd, but the audio would be relevant.
Keep in mind that ATSB has no statutory authority.
Chris please respond to Mr. Welch, make appropriate changes to the agenda, advise if the review the Youngs road project was recorded (and if recorded offer to provide him a copy of that [portion of the meeting).
If the minutes are not posted until approved, then I would like the “DRAFT” minutes posted until they can be replaced with the approved minutes.
Guy R. Marlette