9/27/11 Planning Board Meeting

9/27/11 Planning Board Meeting

Postby Lisa Lannon » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:37 am

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:06 PM and announced that the meeting is being recorded and will be available on cable and on the website.

ATTENDANCE
PRESENT: Ernest Marks (Chairman), Eben Chesebrough, Mark Mungeam (left at 9:12 PM), Robert Werme Jr., Derek Brown, Michael Zwicker, Tracy Sharkey, Michael Greco (Associate Member), William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent).
ABSENT: Maureen Gallant (Associate Member).

7:06 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: TOWN OF DOUGLAS APPLICATION FOR SITE PLAN REVIEW/SCHOOL PROJECT, 21 DAVIS STREET
The Public Hearing was continued for the application for site plan review for the School Project. Mr. Ken DiNisco joined the meeting. He discussed the application and responded to comments of the last meeting including the order of conditions, stabilization of the slope, connection of the cross county trail and the running track, oil tank, process of complying with acoustical report and the traffic design. He noted meetings that have been and continue to be held with the Water & Sewer and Fire Departments. Work continues on the scope of work regarding the potential to connect the lines.
Discussion was held regarding: determination of the scope of work for the water lines, traffic flow, parking/traffic for after school activities, process of compliance with acoustic recommendations, hours of operation for construction to be included in conditions, plan for drainage and erosion control, driveway opening to loading dock. A detailed plan of the loading dock will be provided to the Board for their review and the plan will be amended so that there is no parking across from the loading dock area. Mr. DiNisco will provide comments on the traffic and acoustical reports.
Mr. Cundiff suggested that any suggestions for conditions be forwarded to him so that he can compile a list for discussion. The process of moving forward with the site plan review was discussed. The plan for snow removal was questioned. Mr. DiNisco indicated there would be conditions regarding this from the Conservation Commission. Discussion held.
Attorney Ed Taipale, 341 Main Street, questioned if there would be an increase of drainage and/or storm water on Main Street. Mr. DiNisco indicated that no increase is anticipated.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to continue the Public Hearing to October 11, 2011 at 8:15 PM. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

8:13 PM PUBLIC HEARING: FRANCIS BEAUPRE APPLICATION FOR SITE PLAN REVIEW, 93 CLIFF STREET
The Public Hearing for the application for site plan review for 93 Cliff Street was opened. Mr. Michael Weaver from Guerriere & Halnon, Inc. representing the applicant Francis Beaupre discussed the application. He discussed work previously done on the site and the proposal for a metal recycling operation.
Discussion held regarding process taken to protect the wetlands and the use of a tight tank. Further information was requested regarding the permitting of the tight tank as well as the maintenance, disposal, etc. Some discussion held regarding the potential use of a shredder. The applicant indicated that there is no plan to use a shredder at this time. It was requested that the area to be used for the storage of metals/materials be noted on the plan. It was also requested that when addressing comments of the Building Commissioner and Fire Chief, copies be provided to the Town Engineer. Discussion held regarding the coordination of the Douglas emergency services and those that would be first responders. Concern regarding the lack of water available in the scale house was noted. Discussion held regarding the stormwater report. Concern for fire suppression noted. The process of security was discussed.
Mr. Kevin Desitel, Sportsmen Club notes concerns regarding water run off. Mr. Weaver discussed the process taken to make sure the water is clean prior to discharge. Other State regulations were noted.
Mr. Weaver confirmed the additional information that is requested by this Board including the tight tank, note operational area on the plan, provide copies of correspondence with other departments/boards, determine fire suppression and security requirements, determination of buffer zone surrounding the site.
Mr. Cundiff submitted to the applicant, comments from the Board of Health. The Board agreed that they would like responses channeled through the Planning Board. Mr. Mungeam made a motion to continue the Public Hearing to October 25, 2011 at 8:15 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

9:14 PM PUBLIC HEARING: DEVRIES CORPORATION APPLICATION FOR AN EARTH REMOVAL SPECIAL PERMIT GILBOA STREET
Mr. Marks opened the Public Hearing for an Earth Removal Special Permit Application for Gilboa Street. Mr. Jim Pyne joined the meeting to discuss the application. He discussed the history of the project as it relates to the site. Discussion held.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to close the Public Hearing. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Discussion held. Ms. Sharkey made a motion to approve the Application for Earth Removal on Gilboa Street for the new area H. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

9:30 PM PUBLIC HEARING: PYNE SAND & STONE COMPANY MODIFICATION TO AN EARTH REMOVAL SPECIAL PERMIT, 1 LACKEY DAM ROAD
Mr. Marks opened the Public Hearing for Pyne Sand & Stone Company modification to an Earth Removal Special Permit for 1 Lackey Dam Road. Mr. Jim Pyne discussed the modification to the Earth Removal Special Permit. He noted that a concrete company has leased acreage that abuts the area. Mr. Pyne is requesting a waiver to seed and loam the floor of that area. Discussion held including storage of materials, Mr. Pyne indicated that nothing stored at the site would contaminate ground water. A condition will be put into the permit relating to this. Restoration of the area should the company cease was discussed.
Mr. Brown made a motion to close the Public Hearing. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. It was the consensus of the Board that in addition to the usual conditions, a condition will be added relating to materials stored on site as discussed. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to grant the Special Permit to Pyne Sand & Stone for the modification of their existing Earth Removal Special Permit on 1 Lackey Dam Road area G and further, to release the current performance bond in the amount of $70,000 and require a $5,000 performance bond for the restoration of the area in addition to the conditions discussed during the Pubic Hearing. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

9:53 PM PUBLIC HEARING: MARK & PATRICIA SMALL APPLICATION FOR AN ACCESSORY APARTMENT SPECIAL PERMIT 8 SOUTHWEST MAIN STREET
Mr. Marks opened the Public Hearing for an Application for an Accessory Apartment Special Permit on 8 Southwest Main Street for Mr. and Mrs. Small. Mr. Mark Small joined the meeting to discuss the application. He indicated that this would be an attached apartment for his mother. Some discussion held.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to close the Public Hearing. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to grant the Special Permit for an Accessory Apartment to Mark and Patricia Small at parcel 22, assessor’s map 213 at 8 Southwest Main Street. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

10:08 PM ANR PLAN: RAYMOND M. BEGIN 172 SOUTH STREET
Mr. Mike Yerka joined the meeting to discuss the ANR Plan for Raymond M. Begin at 172 South Street. This is a 27-acre parcel and the plan is to cut out a lot with 200 feet of frontage that is approximately 6 1/3 acres. There is a current purchase and sale agreement for the property. Some discussion held. A letter from the Town Treasurer was noted indicating that an agreement was made that taxes would be paid out of the proceeds of the sale.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to endorse the ANR Plan for the property owned by Raymond Begin on 172 South Street. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

10:26 PM ANR PLAN: HANNA P. COPPOLA BALD HILL ROAD
Mr. Yerka discussed the ANR Plan for Hanna Coppola on Bald Hill Road. The property consists of approximately 110 acres with a single-family home. The proposed plan is to cut out approximately a 40 acre reduced frontage lot to include the single-family residence. The rest of the land would be kept for future purposes. In addition, it is proposed to take a 6-acre parcel and attach it to an 11-acre parcel. The historical time line for the purchase of the parcels was noted. Access to the 40-acre reduced frontage lot is through Bald Hill Road, which is a private way.
Much discussion held regarding the proposed access of Bald Hill Road including determination of the width. Although the road has provided access for the single-family residence, concern was noted that endorsement of the plan would allow accessibility to future lots.
The applicant withdraws the application without prejudice and will resubmit at the next meeting. The Board agreed to waive the filing fee for the resubmittal. Some discussion held regarding the process moving forward.

11:37 PM PLANNING BOARD ASSOCIATE MEMBER
Mr. Cundiff noted that Ms. Gallant has indicated an interest in continuing to serve as Associate Member to the Planning Board. It was the consensus of the Board to recommend/support the reappointment of Maureen Gallant as Associate Member of the Planning Board. Mr. Cundiff will advise Ms. Kane.

11:39 PM PRESERVATION PARK
Mr. Cundiff discussed the status of Preservation Park. Mr. Furno has asked if the Highway Department could proceed to remove the culvert to rectify the problem as previously discussed. It was the consensus of the Board to move forward with this.

11:40 PM NATURE VIEW ESTATES
Mr. Cundiff reported that the catch basins have been cleaned out at Nature View Estates. Ms. Reynolds, Building Commissioner is checking on the building permits on lot 8.

11:41 PM STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
Mr. Cundiff reminded that the Conservation Commission and the Planning Board Chairmen have been asked by the Board of Selectmen to meet to discuss stormwater management. Mr. Cundiff will get background information to Mr. Marks.

11:45 PM MINUTES OF 9/13/11
The minutes of September 13, 2011 were reviewed. Ms. Sharkey made a motion to approve the minutes of September 13, 2011 as amended. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

11:47 PM ADJOURNMENT
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 11:47 PM. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Lannon
Recording Secretary
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