4/12/11 Planning Board Meeting

4/12/11 Planning Board Meeting

Postby Lisa Lannon » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:30 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011


A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:02 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, Eben Chesebrough, Michael Zwicker, Tracy Sharkey, Robert Werme, Jr., Michael Greco (Associate Member), William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent).
ABSENT: Maureen Gallant (Associate Member).

7:02 PM ANR PLAN: ROBERT J. & JEAN M. MORSE 23 LOCUST STREET
This item was tabled until later in the meeting, when the engineer could be present.

7:03 PM PLANNING BOARD ARTICLES FOR TOWN MEETING
Mr. Cundiff reviewed the Planning Board Articles for Town Meeting. He noted that Town Counsel did make some minor edits. Mr. Marks will give a report at the Town Meeting. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion that the Planning Board recommends to the Town Meeting acceptance of the three Articles as presented and that the Chairman so state at the Town Meeting. Mr. Zwicker seconded. Vote unanimous.

7:06 PM ANR PLAN: ROBERT J. & JEAN M. MORSE 23 LOCUST STREET (Continued)
Mr. Tom Ryder, Engineer presented the ANR Plan for 23 Locust Street. Some discussion held. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion that the Planning Board endorses the ANR plan for Robert J. and Jean M. Morse, 23 Locust Street. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

7:18 PM LAKEWOOD ESTATES SUBDIVISION DOCUMENTS
Mr. Cundiff noted information included in the packet regarding Lakewood Estates. He reviewed Town Counsel’s comments on the deeds and covenant. Some discussion held regarding the reservation of easements. It is the consensus of the Board that they would like to see proper reservation of easements at this time. Further discussion held regarding rounding easements. Mr. Cundiff will check the drawings with regard to this. Site line easements were discussed. Mr. Cundiff encouraged the Board to review the language on the deeds to assure it is adequately worded on the reservation of abutting lots. Mr. Cundiff will forward the language to the Board for review and discussion at the next meeting. Discussion held.



7:28 PM OVERLOOK ESTATES STREET ACCEPTANCE
Mr. Cundiff noted a memo from Town Counsel regarding Warrant Article language for street acceptance. Two options were provided: street acceptance of Sunset Drive and Madden Way separately or together in one article. Mr. Cundiff has worked with the Town Administrator and it was determined that it would be best to include as one article for both “ways”. Some discussion held.

7:30 PM CONSERVATION DRIVE DRIVEWAY
Mr. Cundiff reported on a Conservation Drive driveway in which a drainage pipe is causing a bump at the end of the drive. He noted that the Board was receptive last fall to making the improvements on this driveway. The homeowner is planning to pave the driveway and would like to get this resolved. Mr. Furno has indicated that he would provide the labor if Planning Board would approve the payment of supplies. Mr. Cundiff noted that there are funds available in Phase I portion of the subdivision that are adequate to cover the costs. Some discussion held. It was the consensus of the Board to move forward with this.

7:40 PM OVERLOOK DRIVE DRIVEWAY
Mr. Cundiff noted a similar situation involving a driveway on Overlook Drive. Photos were viewed. Some discussion held. It was noted that Overlook Drive is to go before the Town Meeting for road acceptance. Therefore, it was suggested to use the limited funds for legal fees for getting the road accepted and reevaluate this situation after it has been accepted.

7:43 PM LAKEWOOD ESTATES STREET ACCEPTANCE (Continued)
Further discussion held regarding the covenant for Lakewood Estates with regard to surety. In addition, inconsistencies with the numbering on page two and three were noted.

7:48 PM OTHER BUSINESS (OPEN SESSION)
Mr. Cundiff discussed street sweeping and indicated that Mr. Furno was inquiring as to the streets that are not yet accepted as public ways. Mr. Cundiff indicated that he would prepare a list indicating those subdivisions that have an active contractor, do not have a contractor but have bond money and those that don’t have either. He will indicate the status of each and present at the next meeting.
Mr. Brown noted that the Board has discussed developing a “to be done” list. He suggests that this be addressed at the next meeting. A suggestion for the list could include the Master Plan Committee. NPDES Stormwater was also suggested. Mr. Cundiff indicated that the Board of Selectmen has inquired to the status. He will draft a memo to relay to them that the Board is still considering this and waiting to see the impact of EPA changes. Mr. Cundiff will report status to EPA in May. Another suggestion for the “to be done” list could be solar zoning bylaw. Further suggestions and discussion will take place at the next meeting.




7:57 PM STATUS OF SMITH HILL
Mr. Mungeam inquired as to the status of road acceptance at Smith Hill. Mr. Cundiff discussed the process he has taken in trying to move forward with this with little success. He also noted some issues that have taken place out there. He has advised the applicant and the engineers of the benefit if they would move forward with getting the road accepted.
Mr. Mungeam inquired as to what the next subdivision road should be that the Board moves forward with. Mr. Cundiff indicated that there might be a report on Colonial Estates at the next meeting. Other subdivisions to potentially target were noted.

8:02 PM SIGN VOUCHER
A voucher was signed and correspondence reviewed.

8:05 PM MINUTES OF 3/8 AND 3/22
The minutes of March 8, 2011 were reviewed. Mr. Brown made a motion to approve the minutes of March 8, 2011 as presented. Mr. Mungeam seconded the motion. Vote: Yes – 6, Abstained – 1. Motion carries.
The minutes of March 22, 2011 were reviewed. Mr. Zwicker made a motion to approve the March 22, 2011 minutes as amended. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote: Yes – 6, Abstained – 1. Motion carries.

8:10 PM SCENIC ROAD CHANGE (OPEN SESSION)
Mr. Zwicker recused himself from the discussions of this item. Mr. Cundiff indicated that this is a petitioned article for Town Meeting to delist Oak Street as a Scenic Road. The statute is silent on a delisting process and therefore a recommendation may not be necessary. Attorney Jay Talerman, Town Counsel, was present to give some input on the procedural process of giving a recommendation. Discussion held. It was the consensus of the Board that in the absence of any information, no action or recommendation can be made.

8:25 PM EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS STRATEGY WITH RESPECT TO LITIGATION
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion at 8:25 PM to go into Executive Session for the purpose to discuss litigation and further, that Mr. Zisk, Mr. Cundiff and Mr. Greco may remain in Executive Session, and to come out of Executive Session for the purpose of adjournment. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion.

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

Mr. Zwicker made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 9:08 PM and to return to the regular meeting for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion.

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

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9:08 PM AJOURNMENT
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:08 PM. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


Lisa Lannon
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