3/8/11 Planning Board Minutes

3/8/11 Planning Board Minutes

Postby Lisa Lannon » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:24 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011


A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:09 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, Mark Mungeam, Michael Zwicker, Tracy Sharkey, Robert Werme, Jr., Maureen Gallant (Associate Member), Michael Greco (Associate Member), William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent).
ABSENT: Eben Chesebrough.

7:09 PM PUBLIC HEARING: DOUGLAS PLANNING BOARD PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE TOWN OF DOUGLAS ZONING BYLAWS SECTION 8.3 – FLOODPLAIN DISTRICT
Mr. Marks opened the Public Hearing for the proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaws Section 8.3 – Floodplain District. Mr. Zisk noted that a copy of the existing Bylaw is included in the packet with the proposed changes highlighted. He reviewed the changes in detail. He noted that included in the packet is an explanation from Department of Recreation and Conservation regarding the inconsistencies in the GIS maps. Discussion held. Mr. Brown made a motion to close the Public Hearing. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Mr. Brown made a motion to recommend at the Town Meeting that the proposed amendments to the Town of Douglas Zoning Bylaws, with regard to Section 8.3 – Floodplain District, be approved as amended. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

7:30 PM PUBLIC HEARING: DOUGLAS PLANNING BOARD PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE TOWN OF DOUGLAS ZONING MAP LOCATED BETWEEN WEBSTER STREET AND SOUTHWEST MAIN STREET NEAR THE TOWN LINE
Mr. Marks opened the Public Hearing for the proposed amendment to the Zoning Map located between Webster Street and Southwest Main Street near the Town line. Mr. Cundiff discussed the proposed zoning change, initiated by the Planning Board; to extend the Industrial Zone for the purposed of abutting the State owned land and allowing for more consistency. Abutters and those within the proposed change were notified as well as American Pro Wind. Discussion held. Mr. Werme made a motion to close the Public Hearing. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Mr. Werme made a motion to recommend the proposed zoning change amendment as presented. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Yes – 5, No – 1. Motion carries.


7:40 PM PUBLIC HEARING: DOUGLAS PLANNING BOARD PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE TOWN OF DOUGLAS ACCESSORY APARTMENT BYLAW, SECTION 3.3
Mr. Marks opened the Public Hearing for proposed amendments to the Accessory Apartment Bylaw, Section 3.3. Mr. Zisk discussed the proposed amendments included in the packet. Much discussion held. Mr. Cundiff noted that the proposal before the Board at this time pertains to the last draft the Planning Board moved forward with, and that is the one without the low to moderate-income housing. The existing document does contain language for this. Further discussion held including square footage, timing of renewal and process of verification of low to moderate income. Ms. Sharkey made a motion to continue the Public Hearing for the Planning Board for the proposed amendments to the Town of Douglas Accessory Apartment Bylaw Section 3.3 to March 22, 2011 at 7:15 PM. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

8:21 PM STRETCH ENERGY CODE INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Mr. Marks reminded that a Stretch Energy Code Informational Meeting would be held on March 15, 2011 at 7:00 PM.

8:22 PM MEETING MINUTES OF 2/22, 2/22 EXECUTIVE SESSION
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to accept the regular meeting minutes of Tuesday, February 22, 2011 as amended. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Yes – 5, Abstained – 1. Motion carries.

8:26 PM STRETCH CODE
Mr. Cundiff discussed the Stretch Code. He noted that the Board of Selectmen designated the Building Facilities Construction Committee as the Energy Committee. This Committee has been asked to evaluate becoming a Green Community. This State designation would allow access to grants and monies that pertain to green projects. There are five criteria to become a Green Community, which were described by Mr. Cundiff. One of the five criteria includes adopting the Stretch Code. The Stretch Code has construction requirements focusing on being more energy efficient. Some discussion held.

8:36 PM SIGN
Some items were reviewed and signed including a bill for advertising, and the Special Permit for the Aquifer Protection for the work to be done on Main Street as approved previously.

8:40 PM ADJOURNMENT
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 PM. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Lannon
Recording Secretary
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