1/11/11 Planning Board Meeting Minutes

1/11/11 Planning Board Meeting Minutes

Postby Lisa Lannon » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:43 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING
TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011



A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:06 PM and announced that the meeting is being recorded and will be available on cable and on the website.

ATTENDANCE
PRESENT: Ernest Marks (Chairman), Eben Chesebrough, Derek Brown, Robert Werme, Jr., Michael Zwicker, Mark Mungeam, Michael Greco (Associate Member), William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent).
ABSENT: Tracy Sharkey, Maureen Gallant (Associate Member).

7:06 PM ANR PLAN: CATHERINE OLSON WINTER STREET
Mr. Bill Pybas and Mr. Louis Tusino were present to discuss the ANR Plan for Catherine Olson on Winter Street. Mr. Pybas representing the owner/applicant discussed the plan in detail. There was much discussion held as to whether this is an approved “pubic way”. Although, a letter from the Town Clerk was submitted certifying Winter Street as a public way, it was noted that the Board of Selectmen, as Road Commissioners, have gone on record to say that this was not in fact a public way. In addition, it was noted that the Town voted that this is an abandoned way, however, that vote was not recorded with the State. It was additionally noted that Winter Street is referenced on the map as a public way. References were made to the ANR Planning Book (page 42) as well as MA General Law (Chapter 233, Section 79 F). There was much deliberation and opinions were split.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion that the Planning Board endorses the ANR Plan for the applicant Catherine Olson on Winter Street as submitted. Mr. Mungeam seconded the motion. Vote: Yes – 3, No – 3. Motion fails. Mr. Cundiff will issue a letter from the Planning Board indicating denial due to the status of public way not being determined and noting a split decision.

7:50 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: #SPR 10.0614-01 AMERICAN PRO WIND SITE PLAN REVIEW
The Public Hearing for #SPR 10.0614-01 American Pro Wind Site Plan Review was opened. A request from Mr. Jané to continue the Public Hearing was noted. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion that the Public Hearing for American Pro Wind Site Plan Review be continued to February 8, 2011 at 7:45 PM. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. It was noted that the accounts have been replenished.

7:52 PM FY12 BUDGET
Mr. Cundiff noted that the FY12 Budget was included in the packet and has been level funded. It was the consensus of the Board to approve this budget.

7:54 PM THE OVERLOOK STREET ACCEPTANCE PLAN FOR SUNSET DRIVE AND MADDEN WAY
Mr. Cundiff discussed The Overlook Subdivision. He noted that bond money was utilized to make repairs and to pay for road layout plans. He indicated that should the Planning Board endorse the plans they would then go to the Board of Selectmen for a public hearing and endorsement. The Board reviewed the plans. Mr. Mungeam made a motion to endorse the road layout plans for The Overlook Subdivision. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

7:56 PM SIGN
Mr. Zisk discussed the Accessory Apartment Special Permit for Matthew & Finisia Mabee, 95 West Street. He indicated that a condition was included that information has to be included to support the level of income as discussed at the last meeting. The Board reviewed the documentation and the Special Permit was signed. It was the consensus of the Board that some protocol be determined regarding moderate income. Mr. Zisk will put something together for the Board’s review.
The Overlook Street Acceptance Plan was signed.

8:12 PM PRIORITY LIST
Mr. Brown made a suggested that a priority list be prepared so that when items on the agenda are tabled or cancelled at the last minute, items on this list could be addressed as time allows. Members of the Board concurred. It was further suggested that the items be prioritized. Mr. Cundiff suggested a priority ranking session. Staff will prepare a list of items for review.

8:15 PM ZBA APPLICATIONS/REQUEST FOR OPINION – SIGN
Mr. Mungeam discussed a ZBA application for Okee Dokee Acres, 96 Vine Street (variance). Discussion held. It was the consensus of the Board that they feel the raising of swine constitutes agricultural use and the Building Inspector should reconsider her opinion, however, if she does not, the Board has no problem with the granting of the variance.
Mr. Zwicker discussed the ZBA for Francis Beaupre, Cliff Street, MAP 106, Parcels 3, 4, 6 & 7 (special permit). Discussion held. It was the consensus of the Board that they have no objections.

8:24 PM MINUTES OF 12/14
The minutes of December 14, 2010 were reviewed. Mr. Brown made a motion to approve the minutes of December 14, 2010 as presented. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Yes – 5, Abstained – 1. Motion carries.

8:26 PM COLONIAL ESTATES
Mr. Cundiff noted that progress is moving forward with Colonial Estates. He and Mr. Marks have been meeting with owners. They are waiting to hear back from a few of the owners. Further info will be forthcoming.


8:28 PM GREEN COMMUNITIES ACT
Mr. Cundiff reported on progress with the Green Communities Act. He noted that the Board of Selectmen have applied for and been awarded a grant for consulting services. He reviewed the 5 criteria to be satisfied to adopt the Act. He discussed the model As-of-Right Solar Bylaw included in the packet at the last meeting. This can be reviewed and further discussed at a future meeting.
Mr. Cundiff noted a memo indicating that there would be a Regional Stretch Code Informational Meeting at Sutton Town Hall on January 25, 2010 at 7:00 PM. He encouraged everyone, especially contractors to attend. He further explained what the Stretch Code is.

8:39 PM NATURE VIEW AND SMITH HILL
Mr. Cundiff noted that he sent letters to Nature View and Smith Hill reminding them that they have requested road acceptance.

8:40 PM MAIL
Mr. Marks reviewed several items of mail.

8:44 PM ADJOURNMENT
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:44 PM. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote unanimous

Respectfully submitted,


Lisa Lannon
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