A meeting of the Village of Riverlea Planning Commission was held October 12, 2020 via Zoom teleconference software. Members present were Bryce Jacob (Planning Commissioner), Bill Charles (Street Commissioner), Sheila Bagley, Janet Brown, Paul Collini, and Rich Skowronski. Also present was Alainna Greene of Famiglia Homes. Joshua C. Mehling served as Clerk. The Planning Commissioner called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

  1. The minutes of the regular Planning Commission meeting of September 14, 2020 were not read since each member had received a copy. Skowronski moved and Bagley seconded the motion that the minutes be approved as submitted by the Clerk. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea: 4, Bagley, Brown, Jacob, and Skowronski; Nay: None; Abstain: None. The motion carried 4-0. Collini was not yet in attendance at the time of the vote.
  2. An application for a Certificate of Appropriateness by Alainna Greene of Famiglia Homes to add a new master suite over the current second floor deck and a mud room on the first floor, as well as painting the rest of the stucco on the house, replacing the windows on the house, and adding a covered porch on the rear of the house at 5826 Westchester. The windows will be black with a grill at the top. The stucco will be painted a light green with beige trim. The current garage doors will remain.

The Planning Commissioner inquired about the plans for the covered porch as shown in the submitted documents. The document did not show support for the ridge beam. Greene stated that the ridge beam would direct down to a cross beam from post to post wrapped in cedar to match the 8 x 8 cedar support posts. The ceiling of the porch will be cedar stained to match the rest. The porch will be set on an existing slab. Given that the plans submitted did not reflect the support for the ridge beam, the Planning Commissioner asked Greene to resubmit plans for future approval that did reflect this support.

Skowronski moved to table the approval for the covered porch and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness for second floor addition and first floor mud room as shown in the plans and Brown seconded this motion. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea: 5, Bagley, Brown, Collini, Jacob, and Skowronski; Nay: None; Abstain: None. The motion carried 5-0.

Skowronski moved and Collini seconded a motion to adjourn. The motion was approved unanimously (5-0). The meeting was adjourned at 7:34 p.m.


Bryce Jacob, Planning Commissioner

Josh Mehling, Clerk