2/22/11 Planning Board Meeting

2/22/11 Planning Board Meeting

Postby Lisa Lannon » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:50 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011


A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:04 PM and announced that the meeting is being recorded and will be available on cable and on the website.

ATTENDANCE
PRESENT: Ernest Marks (Chairman), Derek Brown, Eben Chesebrough (arrived are 7:07 PM), Mark Mungeam, Michael Zwicker, Tracy Sharkey, Maureen Gallant (Associate Member)(arrived are 7:08 PM), Michael Greco (Associate Member), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent).
ABSENT: Robert Werme, Jr., William Cundiff (Town Engineer).

7:04 PM PUBLIC HEARING: FILE # AQ 11.0201 DEBORAH KUENZEL 271 MAIN STREET APPLICATION FOR A SPECIAL PERMIT
Mr. Marks opened the Public Hearing File #AQ 11.0201 for Deborah Kuenzel, 271 Main Street, Application for a Special Permit (Water Resource and Special Permits respectively). Mr. Scott Medeiros from McFarland Johnson presented a proposed design plan for 271 Main Street to pave the driveway as well as install a hydrodynamic separator type catch basin to collect and convey surface runoff to the existing storm drain on Main Street. Pictures indicating driveway ponding were reviewed. He noted the proposal will involve 71% of the lot to be impervious and that presently it is 28% which already exceeds the Bylaw. Some discussion held.
Mr. Zisk noted a memo from Mr. Furno indicating he had no problem with this. Mr. Bill Heinz, 5 Bowen Court, present for the Historical Society, questioned the hydrodynamic separator as well as the impact on the Historical Society driveway. Mr. Medeiros described the purpose of the hydrodynamic separator catch basin and noted that this will not impact the Historical Society. Ms. Linda Brown, 166 Perry Street, also representing the Historical Society, questioned the impact from the back of the property. Mr. Medeiros indicated that this will not increase flooding in the area but will only benefit. Ms. Brown asked who would pay for the connection to the Town catch basin. Mr. Medeiros indicated that from preliminary discussions with Mr. Furno, the applicant will furnish any and all materials and the Highway Department will do the work. Mr. Heinz questions how long it would take. Mr. Marks indicated it should only take a couple of days and driveways would be left passable at night while work is in process. Mr. Michael Stefaniak, 5 Depot Street, questions the elevation of the catch basin and how the perimeter would be finished. Mr. Medeiros indicated that the catch basin will be at the existing grade and the perimeter will be finished in natural vegetation.
Some discussion held by the Board regarding a 35-day waiting period for a decision. It was the consensus of the Board that a vote could be taken at this time. It was also the consensus to include Mr. Greco, Associate Member, in the voting process for this decision.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to close the Public Hearing. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion that the Planning Board approves the Special Permit for the Aquifer Protection Bylaw for Deborah Kuenzel doing business as the Blackstone Valley Natural Health Center PC, said Special Permit for the driveway work at 271 Main Street. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

7:44 PM ANR PLAN: ANTHONY & BETTY JEAN GRESSAK YEW STREET
Ms. Margaret Bacon, Yerka Engineering, presented a letter giving Yerka Engineering the authority to present the ANR Plan for the Yew Street property. Ms. Bacon discussed the plan for a 6-lot subdivision including 5 ANR lots and 1 reduced frontage lot. Some discussion held.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion that the Planning Board approves the lot frontage exception plan as submitted for Anthony J. and Betty Jean Gressak for one lot off of Yew Street. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion that the Board approves the ANR plan for 5 lots submitted by Anthony J. and Betty Jean Gressak off of Yew Street. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

8:03 PM ANR PLAN: JARED OUILLETTE SOUTH STREET
Ms. Margaret Bacon, Yerka Engineering presented the ANR Plan for Jared Ouillette on 223 South Street. This is a plan where Mr. Ouillette will acquire .8 acres from the abutting property of Mr. David Branagan to add to his existing parcel to make it a conforming lot. Discussion held. Mr. Branagan inquired if this would bring him into any type of non-conformity or cause him to lose the grandfathered status. It was indicated that it would not.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion that the Board endorses the ANR plan as submitted for Jared Ouillette at 223 South Street. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

8:16 PM MEETING MINUTES FOR 2/8 AND 2/8 EXECUTIVE SESSON
The minutes of the February 8, 2011 regular Planning Board Meeting were reviewed. Ms. Sharkey made a motion to approve the Planning Board Meeting minutes of February 8, 2011 as amended. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Yes – 4, Abstained – 2. Motion carries.

8:24 PM STRETCH CODE PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION
It was noted that the Board of Selectmen would hold a Stretch Code Public Information Session on March 15, 2011 at 7:00 PM. Some discussion was held regarding the Stretch Code. Mr. Zisk indicated that further information could be provided at the next meeting.

8:28 PM PROPOSED ZONING BYLAW CHANGES
Mr. Zisk distributed and discussed the three proposed Zoning Bylaws changes for which public hearings will be held at the next meeting. These include the zoning change to move the industrial zoning line, accessory apartment changes and the changes relating to the FEMA map references. The map indicating the proposed changes of the Industrial Zoning Line was reviewed. With regard to FEMA, Mr. Zisk noted discussion with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Recreation and Conservation regarding discrepancies in the GIS maps. Hopefully information will be received on this soon. Mr. Zisk discussed the proposed changes in the Accessory Apartment Bylaws. Members were encouraged to review prior to the Public Hearings.

8:35 PM 76 NORTH STREET FLOODING COMPLAINT
Mr. Zisk discussed a complaint, included in the packet, from the owners of 76 North Street regarding flooding. They indicate that flooding of the property has occurred since the construction of the North Woods detention pond. The property owner’s have been put on the agenda for the second meeting in March. This will provide time for evaluation of the situation. Some discussion held.

8:40 PM EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS STRATEGY WITH RESPECT TO LITIGATION
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion at 8:40 PM to go into Executive Session for the purpose to discuss litigation and further, that Associate Members will be permitted to stay so far that they may be called upon to vote in a special permit needing a super majority and further, that Mr. Zisk and Mr. Cundiff if present, may remain in Executive Session, and to come out of Executive Session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion.

ROLL CALL
Ernest Marks – Aye
Derek Brown – Aye
Tracy Sharkey – Aye
Michael Zwicker - Aye
Mark Mungeam – Aye
Eben Chesebrough – Aye

9:07 PM ADJOURNMENT
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:07 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Lannon
Recording Secretary
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