7/13/2011 - Meeting Minutes

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7/13/2011 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:34 pm

Documents from this meeting may be found in the Community Meeting Room and Community Development Department.

The meeting was called to order at 7:02pm.

ATTENDANCE
Present were Daniel Heney (Chairman), Pamela Holmes (Vice Chairman), Sean Holland (Member), Michael Nelson (Alternate), Leonard Demers (Alternate), Adelle Reynolds (Building Commissioner) and Maria Lajoie (Administrative Secretary).

7:02 PM ZBA CASE # 2011-04
PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: CHRISTINE CASSINO & JOSHUA DUBE
4 Monroe Street
Request for Variance
Hearing this case will be Pamela Holmes, Michael Nelson and Leonard Demers.
Applicant Joshua Dube present and requesting a Variance in a Village Residential Zoned area pursuant to the Douglas Zoning Bylaws, Appendix B – Dimensional Regulations to vary the required front yard setback from 50-feet to 5-feet and side yard setback from 15-feet to 5-feet to construct a 10-foot by 14-foot storage shed. The Board did a site walk. The house is located on the corner of Monroe and Northeast Main Street. The Planning Board had an objection and stated that “the setback from the public way is dangerously, uncomfortably close.” Holmes said she went back to the property but did not find this to be true, in her opinion. Holmes did say that if the shed abuts the fence, it could get damaged by the snow in the winter. Dube said that the shed would be 5-feet from the rear and 5-feet on the side of the fence and 10-feet from the road. Demers said he did not have a problem with this. Holmes agreed and said the footage was adequate and will be able to maintain the shed. After discussion, a Motion was made by Holmes to close the Public Hearing, seconded by Nelson. Vote unanimous. A Motion was made by Holmes to approve a Variance to Christine Cassino and Joshua Dube with the condition that no machinery is to be stored outside the shed, seconded by Nelson. Vote unanimous.

OLD / NEW BUSINESS
1. Meeting Minutes of 3/9/11. On hold for the 8/3/11 meeting.
2. Meeting Minutes of 4/6/11. After review, a Motion was made by Holmes to approve the Meeting Minutes of Wednesday, April 6, 2011, as presented, seconded by Holland. Vote unanimous.
3. Meeting Minutes of 6/1/11. After review, a Motion was made by Holmes to approve the Meeting Minutes of Wednesday, June 1, 2011, as amended, seconded by Nelson. Vote unanimous.

7:20 PM ZBA CASE #2011-05
PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: PUMA PARTNERS, LLC
355 Main Street
Request for Special Permit
Hearing this case will be Pamela Holmes, Michael Nelson and Leonard Demers.
Present was the Applicants representative Chris Martin. A site walk was done. The Planning Board, Police Chief and Fire Chief submitted in writing that they had no objection to this request for a Special Permit. The Applicant is requesting a Special Permit in a Village Business Zoned area pursuant to the Douglas Zoning Bylaws, Section 3.0-Use Regulations, Subsection 3.4- Non-conforming Uses and Structures, Subsection 3.4.5 – Non-conforming Single and Two Family Residential Structures to convert the existing non-conforming one-family structure into a two-family structure. The structure is non-conforming due to the lot size, frontage, front yard setback and right yard setback requirements. Martin said there are a total of 37 parking spaces for the tenants in all three buildings. Holmes asked Martin about guests parking in the spaces and Martin said that there is a clause written in the tenants lease regarding friends parking vehicles and also broken down vehicles not being allowed. Demers said that if the Police and Fire don’t have an issue with this Special Permit, then he has no problem either. Reynolds asked that six parking spaces be omitted per the plan dated 5/4/2011 - four (4) in front of the existing garage and two (2) on the side of the structure located at 355 Main Street. Reynolds also said that she doesn’t have an issue with the Applicant adding another apartment at some point in the future. After discussion, a Motion was made by Holmes to close the Public Hearing, seconded by Demers. Vote unanimous. A Motion was made by Holmes to issue a Special Permit for the second floor addition with the conditions that 1) the residents are not allowed to park on the right of way or on Main Street and 2) to remove six (6) parking spaces – four (4) in front of the existing garage and two (2) on the side of the structure located at 355 Main Street, seconded by Nelson. Vote unanimous.

7:30 PM ZBA CASE #2011-06
PUBLIC HEARING: GRANUTEC, INC.
100 Davis Street
Request for Special Permit
Hearing this case will be Daniel Heney, Sean Holland and Pamela Holmes. Present were Merritt Tetreault and Dawn Brule of Granutec. Also present was Jeremy Flansburg, abutter. The Applicant is requesting a Special Permit in an Industrial Zoned area pursuant to the Douglas Zoning Bylaws, Section 9.0 – Administration and Procedures for a partial change for Retail Use. The Planning Board, Board of Health and Highway Department had no objections with this Application. The proposed retail store will sell jewelry, pocketbooks and various gift items. Holmes asked about large trucks entering and leaving and asked if it will interfere with the area of the store. Brule said that the trucks only come a couple times a month between 2:00pm to 3:00pm and they drive down to the loading dock and would not interfere with the retail store. Heney asked what the store hours would be and Brule said Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and holidays but she would be at the store at 9:00am to get the store ready for opening. Heney suggested being open on Sunday just in case they do want to have the store open for the holidays and special occasions. Reynolds said that the Planning Board approved Site Plan Review for Granutec last night. Holland asked if there were any abutters present and Jeremy Flansburg of 63 Monroe Street said that he is an abutter and has no objection but would not like to see it open on Sunday. After much discussion, a Motion was made by Holland to close the Public Hearing, seconded by Holmes. Vote unanimous. A Motion was then made by Holland to issue a Special Permit to Granutec, Inc., with the conditions that the hours of operation will be Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00am to 6:00pm; clients are not allowed to park on the street; this Special Permit is for the present owner only; and if the traffic changes, the Applicant must notify the Zoning Board of Appeals, seconded by Holmes. Vote unanimous.

OLD / NEW BUSINESS CONTINUED
1. Reorganization. A Motion was made by Holmes to recommend Daniel Heney as Chairman, seconded by Holland. Vote unanimous. A Motion was made by Holmes to recommend Sean Holland as Vice Chairman, seconded by Demers. Vote unanimous. Lajoie will send a memo to the Board of Selectmen and Town Clerk.
2. Mungeam, 195 Southwest Main Street. Mr. Mungeam submitted a certified plot plan of his home dated 5/28/11 for our file as requested by the Board
3. Voucher signed.

ADJOURNMENT
At 7:50pm, a Motion was made by Holmes to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Nelson. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,



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