5/11/11 Planning Board Meeting

5/11/11 Planning Board Meeting

Postby Lisa Lannon » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:40 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2011


A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:03 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, Michael Zwicker, Tracy Sharkey, Michael Greco (Associate Member), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent).
ABSENT: Mark Mungeam, Eben Chesebrough, Robert Werme, Jr., Maureen Gallant (Associate Member), William Cundiff (Town Engineer).

7:03 PM REORGANIZATION & SIGN REGISTRY OF DEEDS FORM
It was the consensus of the members present to table the reorganization until the full Board is present. Those members present did sign the Registry of Deeds form.

7:06 PM LETTER DATED 5/3/11 FROM JAMES PYNE REGARDING THE GRAVEL PIT OWNED BY CARMEN AND DOROTHY VECCHIONE AND DEVRIES CORP. REQUESTING A 50% BOND REDUCTION FOR VECCHIONE AND A ONE YEAR EXTENSION FOR DEVRIES
A letter dated May 3, 2011 from Jim Pyne was noted. Mr. Zisk reviewed the map relating to the requests. He noted with regard to the 50% bond reduction, that Mr. Pyne has indicated he would wait for the grass to be established. He is, however, requesting the one-year extension. Some discussion held. Mr. Zwicker made a motion to extend the Earth Removal Permit on site F at the Pyne Sand and Stone site for the period of one year. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

7:11 PM E-MAIL FROM MEGAN DIPRETE OF CENTRAL MASS REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION DATED 4/27/11 REGARDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
A letter from Megan DiPrete dated April 27, 2011 was noted. Mr. Zisk noted that CMRPC has been given the task of using the hours for moving forward with the subdivisions road acceptance. He indicated that with the fee structure of the new Town Counsel, it might be more appropriate for them to work on this task. He noted there is hours left in this fiscal year and asked Board members for ideas on how to use them. It was suggested that Ms. DiPrete be asked for input on suggestions. Other suggestions include: sign Bylaw, geothermal education, and GIS input. Mr. Zisk will discuss these with Ms. DiPrete. He indicated that members could call him with any other suggestions.

7:19 PM SHADY KNOLL ESTATES
Mr. Zisk noted a question was raised at the last meeting regarding status of Phase IV of Shady Knoll Estates. He indicated that phase IV is complete with the exception of as builts and concrete bounds. With the new Town Counsel, it should be economically easier to get this accepted at the next Annual Town Meeting. He will speak to Counsel about getting the entire subdivision accepted.

7:21 PM BOARD OF SELECTMEN/NEWSPAPER NOTICE-ORDER OF TAKING: SUNSET DRIVE AND MADDEN WAY
Mr. Zisk noted that the Board of Selectmen would like to have a hearing on the taking of Sunset Drive and Madden Way by eminent domain. They would like the Planning Board’s input on this. Some discussion held. Ms. Sharkey made a motion to recommend eminent domain taking of Sunset Drive and Madden Way to the Board of Selectmen. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

7:22 PM SIGN BYLAW
Mr. Marks noted that that Board of Selectmen voted on May 3, 2011 to forward the Sign Bylaw to the Planning Board for their review and input as well as recommendation as to whether it should be in the zoning or general bylaws. Some discussion held. It was the consensus to acknowledge receipt of the memo and wait to receive some feed back from CMRPC. This can be further discussed at the next meeting.

7:26 PM REEVALUATION OF PROPOSED ZONING BYLAW
Discussion was held regarding the proposed zoning bylaw that was to be brought to the Annual Town Meeting. Mr. Zisk indicated that prior to the Annual Town Meeting it was noted that the map that the proposed Zoning Bylaw was based on was not the most updated map. Much discussion held. It was agreed that prior to having a public hearing, the most accurate information should be obtained. It was noted that the original purpose was to clean up the Town lines. It was agreed that this be further discussed when there is a full Board. A determination could be made at that time as to whether this should be pursued further.

7:40 PM MINUTES
The minutes were tabled until the next meeting.

7:41 PM SIGN VOUCHERS AND PERMIT
Vouchers for Town Counsel were signed. Earth Removal Special Permit #05.0323 was signed. Mail was reviewed.

7:48 PM ADJOURNMENT
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:48 PM. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Lannon
Recording Secretary
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