10/25/11 Planning Board Meeting

10/25/11 Planning Board Meeting

Postby Lisa Lannon » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:09 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011


A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:05 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, Robert Werme Jr., Michael Zwicker, Tracy Sharkey, Michael Greco (Associate Member), William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent).
ABSENT: Derek Brown, Maureen Gallant (Associate Member).

7:07 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: #SPR 10.0614-01 AMERICAN PRO WIND SITE PLAN REVIEW
The Public Hearing was opened for American Pro Wind Site Plan Review. Mr. Zisk noted a letter, which was later distributed by Mr. Cundiff, from Mr. Caparrotta requesting to continue the Public Hearing. Some discussion held. It was the consensus of the Board that American Pro Wind comes in to give a status report at the next hearing. Some discussion was held regarding the time frame. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to continue the Public Hearing to December 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

7:10 PM LETTER FROM ADELLE REYNOLDS, BUILDING COMMISSIONER, DATED 10/19/11 REGARDING BUILDING PERMIT FOR 57 EAGLE DRIVE
Ms. Reynolds, Building Commissioner discussed her letter to the Board dated October 19, 2011 regarding a Building Permit for 47 Eagle Drive. The application is to finish a basement area to be used as a playroom and bathroom/laundry. Ms. Reynolds noted the deed restrictions for the Villas at Eagle View. Some discussion held. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion that the Planning Board approves the modification to the basement area for 57 Eagle Drive provided that said party execute an affidavit that it will not include a bedroom. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

7:16 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: TOWN OF DOUGLAS APPLICATION FOR SITE PLAN REVIEW/SCHOOL PROJECT 21 DAVIS STREET
The Public Hearing for the Site Plan Review of the School Project was opened. Mr. Mungeam recused himself. Mr. DiNisco joined the meeting. He discussed the order of conditions included in the packet. Much discussion held. Since the project proposes a new generator, it was suggested that old one could potentially be saved for municipal use. Mr. DiNisco and Mr. Cundiff will make sure discussions take place regarding this and will report back to the Board. The process of performance bonding was noted.



The conditions were discussed and the following changes were noted including:
• (24) add “Maintenance of said systems and practices shall be the responsibility of the applicant until the project is complete and the School Building Committee has formally accepted and signed off on the project.”
• (16) change “Any Board representatives….” To “Any Board member or representative….”
• (17) add “Equipment may be started between November 15 and April 1 at 6:30 AM but construction may not commence until 7:00 PM.”
• (27) change “The Planning Board recognizes that some of …” to “The Planning Board recognizes that some or…”
• (28) eliminate “if requested by the Board”.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to close the Public Hearing. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Ms. Sharkey made a motion to approve the site plan review for the proposed school project as amended with conditions. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

8:10 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: COOPERTOWN REALTY TRUST APPLICATION FOR AN AQUIFER PROTECTION SPECIAL PERMIT & APPLICATION FOR AN EARTH REMOVAL SPECIAL PERMIT 34 & 36 DAVIS STREET
The Public Hearing for Coopertown Realty Trust Application for an Aquifer Protection Special Permit and Application for an Earth Removal Special Permit was opened. Mr. Weaver and Mr. Pyne joined the meeting.
Mr. Zisk noted the three proposals for peer review were included in the packet. Mr. Pyne noted the high cost of the proposals and asked the Board to consider waiving the need for peer review or use a more local firm, which may be less costly. Some discussion held. It was the consensus of the Board that they were not in favor of waiving the peer review however; other firms can be contacted for proposals. Mr. Cundiff discussed the fee process.
Mr. Pyne questioned if the agricultural determination had been made. Mr. Cundiff indicated that Town Counsel had indicated that they could be present to work with both parties at the next hearing. Mr. Andrew Smith, 21 Monroe Street noted concern that the determination is made due to the impact on the boundaries.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to continue the Public Hearing to November 8, 2011 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

8:30 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: FRANCIS BEAUPRE APPLICATION FOR SITE PLAN REVIEW, 93 CLIFF STREET
The Public Hearing for Application for Site Plan Review for 93 Cliff Street was opened. Mr. Weaver, representing Mr. Beaupre, reviewed in detail the responses to review comments from the Planning Board, the Building Inspector, the Oxford Fire Chief, and the Board of Health.
Mr. Weaver noted that the Board of Health would be meeting to review the proposed septic system. The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday and discuss the Special Permit Application. Discussion held. The Board indicated they would like to see the specifications regarding the concrete and any requirements. Mr. Weaver will look into this.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to continue the Public Hearing to November 8, 2011 at 7:15 PM. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

9:03 PM LETTER FROM BRIAN BALLOU, 21 COLONIAL ROAD REGARDING THE COLONIAL ESTATES SUBDIVISION
A letter from Mr. Ballou, 21 Colonial Road that was included in the packet was noted. Mr. Cundiff indicated that this was informational. He noted that work is moving forward on road acceptance.

9:04 PM REQUEST FROM ROBERT MATEER, 93 WEBSTER STREET FOR AN EXTENSION FOR HIS ACCESSORY APARTMENT
The request from Robert Mateer, for an extension for accessory apartment for 93 Webster Street was reviewed. Ms. Sharkey made a motion to renew the existing accessory apartment for Robert Mateer, 93 Webster Street. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

9:06 PM MINUTES 10/11
The minutes of October 11, 2011 were tabled until the next meeting.

9:08 PM ZBA APPLICATIONS
Ms. Sharkey reviewed the ZBA application #2011-08. This is for the addition of a farmer’s porch on an existing non-conforming lot. The Board has no objection.
Mr. Zwicker reviewed the ZBA application #2011-09. This is an application seeking amendment to the original Special Permit issued by the ZBA #2011-02. The Board has no objection.
Mr. Mungeam reviewed the ZBA application #2011-10. This is an application for a special permit in an RC-1 zoned area for a frontage variance from 300 feet to construct a ground mounted solar photovoltaic electric generating facility. The Board has no objection.

9:22 PM SIGN AND MAIL
The Site Plan Review Application for the School Project, 21 Davis Street was signed, as well as the extension accessory apartment for 93 Webster Street, and the ZBA applications that were reviewed.
A number of items of mail were reviewed.

9:27 PM ADJOURNMENT
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:27 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Lannon
Recording Secretary
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