Trustees Present: Sean Fausto, Jason Wilcoxon, Chris Mucha, Jes Overley, Jon Bernier, Dave Schaff, Evan
Nolan, Mike Bonomo, Lisa Williams
Trustees Not Present: Kenny McNutt, Tim Langmeyer, Chris Mengel
Tap & Screw – Owners attended
o Property on Oakley Square previously operated as a funeral home, which was a non-conforming
use. T&S plans to open a brew-pub but are 2 parking spaces short for compliance with zoning
requirements. Changes to parking lot would add 2 spaces of public street parking. A planned
outdoor patio, which requires conditional use permit for proximity to apartments above, would
also require 2 extra spaces. Parking lot would include several more parking spaces, which are
currently not in use, compared to similar businesses on Oakley Square, which also have outdoor
space and apartments above.
o Motion to support (1) the variance request for Tap & Screw parking requirements, (2) the
conditional use request for a patio, and (3) a variance request for parking for the patio.
Motion made by Chris Mucha, seconded by Jon Bernier. Approved 8-0. Sean Fausto was not
present at the vote.
Condemned House at 3808 Drake Ave.
o Owner passed away. Next of kin cannot be located. House has been condemned.
o Motion that the OCC petitions the Port Authority Land Bank to expedite foreclosure of the
property at 3808 Drake Ave. Motion made by Dave Schaff, seconded by Chris Mucha.
Approved 7-0-2. Lisa Williams and Jes Overley abstained.
New Year’s Eve on the Square
o Discussed Brian Ferry’s plan for a family-centered NYE event similar to the one that was held
last year. It would be a 1 hour event from 7:30 – 8:30pm with a countdown and fireworks.
There would be a DJ and the CRC could provide favors. Total cost would be about $3500, which
could be offset by sponsorships. Brian offered to coordinate the event up until the end of
December and Stacy Lehman offered to coordinate the day of.
o Motion to approve the New Year’s Eve plan from Brian Ferry up to $3500. Motion made by
Chris Mucha, ### seconded. Motion rejected 3 – 6. Evan Nolan, Jason Wilcoxon and Chris
Mucha voted for. Jon Bernier, Dave Schaff, Sean Fausto, Jes Overley, Mike Bonomo, Lisa
Williams voted against.
Holiday Lights on the Square
o T&T Landscaping provided a quote to set up, maintain and take down the lights, and store them
when not in use. They would also buy the lights at cost from a home improvement store. T&T
does the business district landscaping and is an Oakley company.
o Quote breakdown is:
$3875 for labor and lift rental
$250 for storage
Up to $3000 for lights: $30/strand and anywhere from 40-80 strands needed.
o Discussion about September proposal for having volunteers put up the lights versus hiring it
out. Questions that were asked and discussed are: Is there a way to verify if the quote is
reasonable? Is there enough time to still organize volunteers? Does the OCC have the budget?
How can the OCC plan for events like this and others in the future including New Year’s Eve?
Agreed that the OCC should start with an annual planning meeting in January 2017.
o Motion to approve the T&T proposal for Christmas lights in Oakley Square for $6825 and the
park board electrical costs with the agreement to discuss a formal budget for all of 2017
holiday events in January 2017. Motion made by Evan Nolan and amended by Chris Mucha,
Jes Overley seconded. Approved 8-1. Chris Mucha voted against.
Island/Patio in Front of Belmont
o T&T was requested to put together a proposal and design for redoing the landscaping of the
island/patio in front of Belmont’s.
o They were asked to include an option for a natural rain garden or other water management