8/23/11 Planning Board Minutes

8/23/11 Planning Board Minutes

Postby Lisa Lannon » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:36 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:08 PM and announced that the meeting is being recorded and will be available on cable and on the website.

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

7:08 PM CRESCENT LANE EROSION AND SEDIMENT ISSUES
Mr. Zisk reported on the erosion and sediment issues on Crescent Lane. Mr. Smith addressed these issues. He discussed his efforts to resolve the problems. He noted some arose since the house on lot 8 has been built. He noted discussions with the homeowner, which has been unsuccessful. He feels that until the situation on lot 8 can be rectified, the problems will continue. He will forward to the Board pictures of work done on lot 8, which contributes to the problem. Discussion held.
Mr. Cundiff will check to assure that lot 8 has a Certificate of Occupancy Permit. He noted that until the Town accepts the road, the Planning Board’s jurisdiction is strictly with the developer. Mr. Smith will get the bottom of the street cleaned and clean out the catch basin.
Mr. and Mrs. Ackley questioned what would be done if the flooding issue were not resolved moving forward. Mr. Ackley noted that the flooding has affected the loam and seed. Mr. Marks indicated that once the topcoat is put on pitching the road as designed it should resolve the issue. All issues will be examined prior to Town acceptance. Mr. Smith indicated he is moving forward with getting the road accepted in the spring.

7:42 PM LAKEWOOD ESTATES
Mr. Zisk discussed the status of Lakewood Estates including Legal Counsels review of the decision and the determination of the owner of the strip of land abutting the property. The owner has indicated he would like to have his name on the plan when endorsed. Should this pose an issue, input from Town Counsel could be solicited prior to the meeting.

7:47 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: #SPR10.0614-01 AMERICAN PRO WIND SITE PLAN REVIEW
The Public Hearing for American Pro Wind Site Plan Review was opened. Mr. Ernesto Caparrotta was present to discuss the status of the project. He noted that the project has been put on hold due to issues with the power purchase agreement. He discussed the details leading up to these issues and the process moving forward. He distributed copies of an article from the Worcester Telegram, which summarized the status of the project. Some discussion held regarding the process of postponing the Public Hearing. Mr. Zwicker made a motion to continue the Public Hearing to October 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

8:03 PM PRESERVATION PARK PHASE II ROADWAY WORK
Mr. Cundiff discussed Preservation Park and noted he receives a number of calls regarding the status of the roadwork. Board members had been asked to do a site walk of the area in preparation of discussing the process moving forward. Mr. Cundiff discussed the issues involved as well as the options that could be taken moving forward. Discussion held. It was agreed that the issues would be presented to Town Counsel for their input and report back to the next meeting. In addition, it was suggested that Mr. Cundiff prepare a plan for what could be done with the funds available.

8:20 PM MEETING MINUTES
The minutes of August 9, 2011 were reviewed. Ms. Sharkey made a motion to accept the meeting minutes of August 9, 2011 as written. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

8:22 PM UPCOMING MEETINGS AND PUBLIC HEARINGS
Mr. Marks noted that the next meetings were scheduled for September 13 and 27, 2011.
Upcoming Public Hearings were noted. Mr. Zisk noted the Earth Removal Special Permit application for Cooperstown Realty included in the packet. He indicated that a Public Hearing would be scheduled for September 27, 2011.
The Davis Street Site Plan Review School Project was noted. That Public Hearing will be scheduled for September 13, 2011.

8:28 PM MAIL
Mr. Marks reviewed items of mail including a letter from Mr. Pyne regarding the process of amending his application for Special Permit to deal with parcel G that was discussed at the last meeting. Some discussion held. Mr. Cundiff felt this could be dealt with as a field change. It was agreed that it would be handled as a minor field change with a commitment letter from Mr. Pyne that the property would be restored at the end of the operation. However, the Board agreed to discuss this process once there is a full Board. In addition, it was suggested that Mr. Pyne be asked for a letter of intent for the area.

8:45 PM ADJOURNMENT
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 PM. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


Lisa Lannon
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