1/25/11 Planning Board Meeting Minutes

1/25/11 Planning Board Meeting Minutes

Postby Lisa Lannon » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:45 pm

JANUARY 25, 2011

A meeting of multiple Committees was held on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at the Municipal Center.

Mr. Cohen called the meeting to order at 7:07 PM. He noted that the meeting is being videotaped.
School Building Committee Attendance
Voting: Mitch Cohen (Chairman), Paula Brouillette (Vice Chairman), Shirley Mosczynski, Nancy Lane, and Sarah McConnell.
Non-Voting: Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Dean Iacobucci, Beverly Bachelder, Tom Ellis, Donna DiNisco and Leno Filippi.
Voting: Leslie Breault.
Non-Voting: Mark Lydon.

Mr. Bonin called the Board of Selectmen to order at 7:07 PM.
Board of Selectmen Attendance:
PRESENT: Tim Bonin, Paula Brouillette, Jeffery LaPorte, Mitch Cohen, Mike Guzinski.
ABSENT: Mike Hughes

Mr. Marks called the Planning Board to order at 7:07 PM.
PRESENT: Ernest Marks (Chairman), Eben Chesebrough, Robert Werme, Jr., Michael Zwicker, Mark Mungeam, Tracy Sharkey, Michael Greco (Associate Member), William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent).
ABSENT: Derek Brown, Maureen Gallant (Associate Member).

Mr. Cohen noted the purpose of the meeting is to present the progress of the schematic design process, discuss the site issues, and to gather input before final decisions are made. He reviewed the schedule moving forward.
Mr. Ken DiNisco discussed the project in detail including the site, the new Elementary School, the Middle School, and the schedule.
A question and answer period followed. Further discussion held regarding the Green Initiative Program. Mr. Cohen explained the need for a Special Town Meeting and Election including the issues of time and cost. The need to know the cost to residents was noted. Mr. Cohen discussed the process of determining the cost to the taxpayers. The cost of repairing the Middle School versus the cost of bundling within this project with the reimbursement factor was noted as well as the need to get that information out to the public. Ms. Lane noted that Douglas is the only community in the State to be offered the opportunity by MSBA to bundle a repair with a new building at the reimbursement rate.
Mr. Cohen thanked everyone for coming and indicated that information is available on the web site. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Cohen and/or Ms. Lane.
Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to adjourn the School Building Committee at 8:50 PM. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.
Mr. Marks indicated that the Planning Board would be continuing their meeting.
Ms. Brouillette made a motion to adjourn the Board of Selectmen Meeting at 8:50 PM. Mr. LaPorte seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Mr. Mungeam reviewed an application number 22011-03. The applicant is seeking a variance to reduce the side set back from 25 feet to 2 feet for a movable shed. Some discussion was held. The Board had no objections.

Mr. Cundiff noted correspondence received from counsel representing Lakewood Estates. This includes their draft covenants as well as proposed language for easements. Mr. Cundiff requests the use of the review and inspection account to have legal review these documents. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to authorize Mr. Cundiff to move forward with this. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Mr. Cundiff noted information included in the packet regarding the Board’s denial of the Aquifer Protection Special Permit Application for Cooperstown Realty. He asked that the Board review this information and an executive session will be scheduled for the next meeting.

Mr. Cundiff reviewed a map indicating the zoning district boundary. He indicated that this Board has been asked to consider shifting the boundary south to encompass the parcel boundaries. This would involve a Warrant Article. Some discussion held. Mr. Cundiff will move forward with scheduling a Public Hearing regarding this issue.

Mr. Zisk indicated that FEMA has issued a new flood maps with designated numbering changes. He noted that language would need to be changed in the bylaw as a result of this. Discussion held. It was the consensus of the Board to move forward with this. Mr. Zisk will forward the changes to the Board. Draft language for the advertising of both of the hearings will be brought to the next meeting.

Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:16 PM. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,
Lisa Lannon
Recording Secretary
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