10/11/11 Planning Board Meeting

10/11/11 Planning Board Meeting

Postby Lisa Lannon » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:07 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, October 11, 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), Eben Chesebrough, Robert Werme Jr., Derek Brown, Michael Zwicker, Tracy Sharkey, Michael Greco (Associate Member), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent).
ABSENT: Mark Mungeam, Maureen Gallant (Associate Member), William Cundiff (Town Engineer).

7:08 PM PUBLIC HEARING: COOPERTOWN REALTY TRUST APPLICATION FOR AN AQUIFER PROTECTION SPECIAL PERMIT & APPLICATION FOR AN EARTH REMOVAL SPECIAL PERMIT
Mr. Marks opened the Public Hearing for Coopertown Realty Trust Application for an Aquifer Protection Special Permit and Application for an Earth Removal Special Permit. Mr. Mike Weaver of Guerriere & Halnon joined the meeting to discuss the applications. He represents the applicant, Pyne, Sand & Stone. He reviewed the proposal for the construction of a green house and a barn. He discussed access to the site. He reviewed the stormwater report for the site. He discussed the process of earth removal and restoration. He indicated that this will be filed as an agricultural exemption.
Mr. Zisk noted a letter included in the packet from the Building Commissioner regarding the proposed farm stand. Discussion held. The time frame of construction of the farm stand was question. Mr. Weaver noted that earth removal is demand based. Some discussion held regarding setbacks.
Tax payments were discussed. A letter from the Tax Collector was noted. Mr. Pyne discussed the arrangement with the Tax Collector and the process of applying to the tax bill. All taxes will be current by February or March.
Some discussion was held regarding the potential for outside consultants reviewing some of the applications. Mr. Zisk noted that included in the packet is a peer review proposal from the BSC Group for the Water Resource Protection Overlay District Special Permit and the Earth Removal Special Permit.
Mr. Andrew Smith, 21 Monroe Street, noted concern that the agricultural status has not been determined prior to application for earth removal. In addition, he questions the ability of the applicant to put forth an application if he does not own the property. It was noted that the applicant could apply for an earth removal permit without owning the property.
Mr. Dave Gjeltema, 19 Monroe Street, noted several concerns including the amount of land owned, the status of farm stand, and the time frame for loam and seeding.
Ms. Mary Sullivan, 439 Northeast Main Street, noted concerns regarding the 100-foot buffer and the ownership of the property when applying for the permit. Mr. Weaver noted that there are two owners of the property and the applicant is Pyne Sand and Stone at this time. The permit would be invalid should there should the sale not go through with the second owner. Mr. Weaver reviewed the current and proposed lot configuration as well as the process moving forward with an ANR plan. Mr. Zisk questions how far the abutting dwellings are to the proposed work. Mr. Weaver will get that information.
Mr. Weaver discussed the process of stabilization of the proposed 2 to 1 slope. In addition the bonding process was noted.
Mr. Jeremy Flansburg, 63 Monroe Street, questioned the traffic flow and dust control. Mr. Pyne discussed the traffic pattern.
Mr. Smith submitted a statement to the Board noting he is opposed to the project. He noted concerns with the potential for a decline in his property value. He submitted 29 signatures of area residents opposing granting of the Earth Removal Permit. He also presented information regarding a stream status report, Cold Water Fishery, and pictures of a three to one slope at the High School.
Mr. Flansburg questions if there would be any blasting involved with the project. Mr. Weaver indicated that blasting is not anticipated.
It was noted that the Board would like to have the concerns noted in the Building Commissioner’s letter addressed. In addition, they would like to see a determination from the Building Commissioner, as well as legal counsel, regarding to the Zoning Bylaw 6.1.6 (3) relating to the buffer zone. Determination for the proposed slope to Monroe Street was requested. The Board agreed that they would like to see additional proposals for bids on peer review. In addition, site visits should be included.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to continue the Public Hearing for 34 and 36 Davis Street to October 25, 2011 at 7:45 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

8:15 PM PUBLIC HEARING: DAVID WINDOLOSKI & GINA MOSCATELL APPLICATION FOR AN ACCESSORY APARTMENT SPECIAL PERMIT 48 ORANGE STREET
The Public Hearing for David Windoloski and Gina Moscatell application for an Accessory Apartment Special Permit for 48 Orange Street was opened. Mr. Windoloski joined the meeting to review the application for an accessary apartment. He noted that this is proposed for the space above his detached garage and is for his in-laws. Some discussion held.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to close the Public Hearing for an Accessory Apartment Special Permit for 38 Orange Street. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to grant the Special Permit for Accessary Apartment for David Windoloski and Gina Moscatell at 38 Orange Street. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

8:21 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: TOWN OF DOUGLAS APPLICATION FOR SITE PLAN REVIEW/SCHOOL PROJECT 21 DAVIS STREET
Mr. Ken DiNisco joined the meeting and addressed issues raised at the last meeting. He reviewed the modifications made as a result of the concerns raised at the last meeting, which relate to the loading dock. Some discussion held. Concern was noted that the curb should be eliminated to allow more room for trucks to make the turn approaching the loading dock. Further modifications will be made to the curb.
The traffic access revisions were reviewed. Signage was discussed. Suggestions for clarity of the signs should be submitted for review by the appropriate departments.
The acoustical report was reviewed. Discussion held. Modification will be made to the Middle School screen wall for the rooftop condensing units that they will be made of steel not aluminum.
The connection of the cross-country trail was reviewed. Discussion held. Mr. DiNisco noted that they are waiting for response from MAAB regarding access from the playing field. He noted that the next meeting of the MAAB at which this can be discussed would be in January. He suggested that wording be included that all codes/variances be met in accordance with the MAAB as required.
Mr. DiNisco indicated that bids will go out tomorrow for the haul road.
Mr. DiNisco noted that the School Building Committee held a discussion regarding the water line. They have instructed the design of the water line to the limit of work. Test pits will be done to determine ledge. Conversations continue with Water and Sewer and Town Engineer. Mr. Cohen discussed the process moving forward, noting what can and cannot be done within the scope of work of the school project. Discussion held.
Discussion held regarding the placement of snow. A 20-foot slope will be made in the curbing for the access of placing snow.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to continue the Public Hearing for the Town of Douglas Application for Site Plan Review/School Project 21 Davis Street to October 25, 2011 at 7:05 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

9:35 PM ANR PLAN: HEIRS OF ALICE CHASE/PAUL CHASE ORANGE STREET
Mr. Mark Anderson joined the meeting to discuss the ANR Plan for the heirs of Alice and Paul Chase on Orange Street. Mr. Anderson indicated that this plan involves splitting the property into two parcels to be sold to the abutters. Parcel A is to be conveyed to Mr. and Mrs. Degaetano to be combined as an undivided portion of their existing lot. Parcel B, will be conveyed to Mr. Windoloski and Ms. Moscatell to be combined as an undivided portion of their existing lot. Discussion held.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion that the Planning Board endorses the ANR Plan for the heirs of Alice Chase/Paul Chase on Orange Street as presented. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

9:47 PM ANR PLAN: HANNAH P. COPPOLA BALD HILL ROAD
Mr. Yerka joined the meeting to review the ANR Plan for Hannah P. Coppola on Bald Hill Road. He discussed the covenant as reviewed by Town Counsel and the process of recording. Some discussion held.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to endorse the ANR Plan for the Application of Hannah P. Coppola located on 24 Bald Hill Road. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the reduced frontage lot submitted by Hannah P. Coppola for 24 Bald Hill Road. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.


10:06 PM LAKEWOOD SUBDIVISION MYLAR PLANS
The discussion of Lakewood Subdivision Mylar plans was tabled until the next meeting.

10:07 PM EPA
The discussion of EPA was tabled until the next meeting.

10:08 PM SIGN
The following items were signed:
• Vouchers,
• Devries Corporation Earth Removal Special Permit (Area H),
• Pyne, Sand & Stone Company, Mary Bedoian & DeVries Corporation Earth Removal Special Permit (Area G),
• Mark and Patricia Small, 8 Southwest Main Street Accessory Apartment Special Permit, and
• David Windoloski and Gina Moscatell Application for an Accessory Apartment Special Permit, 48 Orange Street.

10:13 PM OTHER BUSINESS
The following meetings of the Planning Board were noted October 25, 2011 and November 8, 2011.
An email from CMRPC was noted regarding their assistance with the Sign Bylaw.

10:15 PM MINUTES OF 9/27
The minutes of September 27, 2011 were reviewed. Mr. Brown made a motion that the minutes of September 27, 2011 be accepted as presented. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

10:16 PM ADJOURNMENT
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 10:16 PM. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Lannon
Recording Secretary
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