1/17/2012 - Meeting Minutes

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1/17/2012 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:16 pm

The meeting was called to order at 7:10pm.

ATTENDANCE
Chairman Michael Yacino, Linda Brown, Brandi Van Roo, Tracy Sharkey, Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent), William Cundiff (Town Engineer) and Maria Lajoie (Administrative Secretary). Absent was David Windoloski.

7:00 PM DISCUSSION
1. National Grid Tree Pruning/Removal Agreement. Present was Luke Fiske and Patrick Smith of National Grid. Brown said that after she looked at the (29) trees to be taken down and trimmed (3) she had no issues. Yacino said he is very concerned with cutting trees in or near wetlands especially if they are not dead because this would impact the canopy. Yacino asked Fiske if he got the information about National Grid being exempt and Fiske said no but Smith said it is under Chapter 131, Section 41. Much discussion regarding National Grid being exempt and how the law applies. Yacino wants National Grid to come before the Commission first if they intend to work in or near wetland areas from now on. Fiske and Smith said they would. The Commission signed the Tree Pruning/Removal Agreement.
2. 2011 Annual Report. The Commission reviewed Zisk’s draft report and made some minor changes. After review, a Motion was made by Brown to approve the 2011 Annual Report, as amended, seconded by Van Roo. Vote was unanimous.

7:30 PM (NOI) #143-0 PUBLIC HEARING – 10 Ridge Trail / EXXON MOBIL PIPELINE COMPANY, INC.
Present was James Dick, Eric Runstrom and Chelsea Willett of Roux Associates. Dick informed the Commission that he is withdrawing this Notice of Intent because this site is not in need of repair at this time. Dick asked for clarification regarding the nature of working in or near wetland areas. There was much discussion about the difference between filing for a Request for Determination of Applicability (RDA) or a Notice of Intent (NOI). Brown said Dick should file an RDA if he is not sure of the extent of the project and the Commission can offer guidance and clarification. Zisk told Dick in order to flag and delineate areas he could add wetland layers using the MassGIS information. Van Roo asked how you can delineate property when the wetland line has not yet been determined. Zisk said that the wetland forms break down the area and determine where the line is. Dick asked the Commission if it was alright to notify abutters by FedEx instead of certified mail and the Commission said yes as long as the Commission is given the receipts.


7:40 PM (NOI) #143-0837 PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED – Monroe Street / EXXON MOBIL PIPELINE COMPANY, INC.
Present was Seth Lajoie of Lajoie Associates. Lajoie submitted a revised plan dated 12/1/11 and as requested by the Commission, a signed copy of the Notice of Intent, a work schedule and clarification from DEP. Lajoie said that waddles (used instead of straw bales) are in place and he will go to the site and make sure they were placed properly. Lajoie said that Exxon would be working on the upland portion now and the wetland areas and crossings when the ground is dry. After discussion, a Motion was made by Brown to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Sharkey. Vote was unanimous.

7:50 PM (NOI) #DCC-05 PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED – 34 & 36 Davis Street / COOPERTOWN REALTY TRUST
The Commission received an e-mail from James Pyne dated 1/13/12 requesting a continuance because they are still before the Planning Board. A Motion was made by Brown to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7:30pm, seconded by Sharkey. Vote was unanimous.

DISCUSSION:
1. Meeting Minutes of 1/3/12. On hold until the 2/6/12 meeting.
2. Signed Order of Conditions: Exxon Mobil, Monroe Street
3. FY13 Budget. A Motion was made by Brown to level fund their budget in the amount of $2789, seconded by Van Roo. Vote was unanimous.
4. Planning Board Application for Definitive Subdivision: Town of Douglas, “West Side Connector Road”- FYI.
5. Planning Board Application for Site Plan Review: Pyne Sand & Stone, 34 & 36 Davis Street – FYI.

ADJOURNMENT
At 7:55pm, a Motion was made by Brown to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Sharkey. Vote was unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


Maria D. Lajoie
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