3/22/11 Planning Board Minutes

3/22/11 Planning Board Minutes

Postby Lisa Lannon » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:25 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011


A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:01 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, Michael Zwicker, Tracy Sharkey, Robert Werme, Jr., Michael Greco (Associate Member), William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent).
ABSENT: Mark Mungeam, Maureen Gallant (Associate Member).

7:01 PM DAVE & REBECCA BERCHEM, 76 NORTH STREET
Mr. Zisk noted the letter in the packet from Dave and Rebecca Berchem. He indicated that he and Mr. Cundiff spoke with the Berchems and the abutter. They have indicated that they are going to try to resolve the water issues on their own.

7:03 PM KENNETH HANSEN: (#AA 04.0819) ACCESSORY APARTMENT FOR 29 SHORE ROAD
Mr. Kenneth Hansen joined the meeting to discuss the Accessory Apartment Special Permit #AA 04.0819. He discussed a letter included in the packet outlining the transition in occupancy. He will now occupy the apartment with his aunt as an occasional user rather than his mother occupying with her brother and wife being the occasional occupants. The property is still owned by the trust and the occupants are still family members. There was some discussion held. Mr. Zwicker made a motion to accept Special Permit AA 04.0819 and the name modification to the existing Accessory Apartment Permit on 29 Shore Road. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

7:15 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: DOUGLAS PLANNING BOARD PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE TOWN OF DOUGLAS ACCESSORY APARTMENT BYLAW, SECTION 3.3
Mr. Zisk distributed the revised proposed amendments to the Douglas Planning Board Accessory Apartment Bylaw, Section 3.3. He indicated that items underlined are proposed to be removed and items bolded are proposed to remain. Much discussion was held on whether to leave in language that relates to allowances for those with low or moderate-income levels. Ms. Carol Gogolinski, Island Rd., feels that this language should be left in the Bylaw and cited situations in which this would be a benefit. Mr. Bill Pybas, West Street indicated that he feels that this language should be kept. He noted the cost involved with turning the apartments back into part of the original house when there is no longer a need for a family member to occupy.
Discussion held and edits made to Section 3.3.4 Time Limit. Ms. Sharkey made a motion to close the Public Hearing for Amendments to the Accessory Apartment Bylaw, Section 3.3. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Ms. Sharkey made a motion to keep the underlined portions of the proposed draft #1 for the Accessory Apartment Bylaw Changes. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote: Yes – 4, No – 2. Motion carries. Ms. Sharkey made a motion to accept the added bold portions as well as the additional change in time limits with numbering staying the same. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

7:45 PM ANR PLAN: (GUARANTEED BUILDING, INC. APPLICANT) (CATHERINE A. OLSON. OWNER) PROPERTY OFF “WINTER STREET”
Ms. Sharkey recused herself from this issue.
Mr. Pybas joined the meeting to present the plan. He corrected that the property is on Winter Street not off. He noted that there are three lots, two of which are buildable. They have the correct frontage and square footage. In order to address comments made when previously before the Board, he submitted language from MGL that gives that authority to the Town Clerk to certify a road as a public way as well as recent photos indicating accessibility. Much discussion held as to whether this could be considered a public way. It was noted that there are two issues to be considered: whether this is determined a public way, and accessibility.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to endorse the ANR Plan as submitted for Guaranteed Builders on Winter Street. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote: Yes – 3, No – 2. There was some discussion as to whether this motion passes. It was noted that in the local Subdivision Rules and Regulations, Section 81P indicates that the majority of the Board must endorse an ANR plan. Additional documentation was read also indicating that the majority of the Planning Board and not a majority of a quorum must endorse it. Therefore, the motion fails. Mr. Louis Tusino discussed the need to include the vote in the letter that will be sent out.

8:08 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: #SPR 10.0614-01 AMERICAN PRO WIND SITE PLAN REVIEW
The Public Hearing for American Pro Wind #SPR 10.0614-01 was opened. Mr. Zisk noted that information has been coming in, especially from the abutters. Although not all of this has been copied to the Board due to the volume, it is being posted on the web site. The Board was encouraged to review this information. Any member wanting hard copies may contact Community Development Office.
Mr. Marks read a letter from American Pro Wind requesting a continuance to June 28, 2011. It was questioned if there were any outstanding bills. Mr. Cundiff indicated that everything is up to date at this time. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to continue the Public Hearing for American Pro Wind #SPR 10.0614-01 Site Plan Review to June 28, 2011 at 7:45 PM. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

8:12 PM MEETING MINUTES OF 3/8
The Meeting Minutes of March 8, 2011 were tabled until the next meeting.

8:13 PM OTHER BUSINESS
A letter from Kopelman and Paige dated March 11, 2011, which was included in the packet, was noted. Board members were encouraged to review.
Items of correspondence were noted including an upcoming seminar.

8:18 PM COLONIAL ESTATES
Mr. Cundiff noted that he has sent a follow up letter to the residents of Colonial Estates giving a date of April 8, 2011 as a response time to those who have not responded. He indicated that he would report further to the Board.

8:19 PM ADJOURNMENT
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:19 PM. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


Lisa Lannon
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