4/17/2012 - Meeting Minutes

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4/17/2012 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:16 am

The meeting was called to order at 7:05pm.

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

7:05 PM DISCUSSION
1. Timothy Riffle, 187 Maple Street. Mr. Riffle present stating that he is before the ZBA for a Variance for his in-ground swimming pool. ZBA asked him to come back to the Commission to get their permission because his plan changed to a kidney shaped pool. Zisk said the pool is now closer to the house and has less impact. After discussion, the Commission had no objection to the revised kidney shaped swimming pool.
2. 34 Davis Street: Test Stream Water. The Commission received a quote from ETR Laboratories, Inc. of $590 plus $80 per hour. Van Roo asked for a breakdown of average hours and travel time and where they are located. The Commission will discuss this again later in the evening.
3. Nature View “COC”. A Motion was made by Brown to grant a Certificate of Compliance to Nature View Estates, seconded by Sharkey. Vote was unanimous. Zisk is to check if silt fence was placed.
4. Site Walk- Stone Gate Lot #32. The Commission tentatively set a date for site walks on May, 15, 2012. Zisk to send them an e-mail.

7:20 PM (NOI) #143-0841 PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED – 115 Shore Road / MILLER, ROBERT
Present on behalf of the Applicant was Seth Lajoie of Seth L. Lajoie & Associates. Lajoie submitted a revised plan dated 4/17/12 showing the house moved 5-feet away from the pond and noted the trees. Van Roo asked that the plantings (bushes) be added on the plan. Gallant asked if the tree area was sloped or flat and Lajoie said relatively flat and asked if low growing spruce would be acceptable. Gallant suggested grinding the stump and laying sod. Van Roo suggested planting vegetation for view and shading. Sharkey asked what type of tree was to be removed and Lajoie said a 10-foot pine that is 24-inches in diameter. The Commission said as a condition three (3) witch hazel bushes are to be planted along the shore line within 5-feet of the wall. Lajoie said that he must go before the Zoning Board of Appeals for a Special Permit and get approval from the Board of Health. After discussion, a Motion was made by Brown to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 7:15pm, seconded by Van Roo. Vote was unanimous.


7:40 PM (RDA) PUBLIC MEETING – 12 Bigelow Road / SALMONSEN, LANCE
The Commission was unable to open this Public Meeting because it was not advertised. The Commission scheduled this meeting on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 7:30pm.

7:45 PM (RDA) PUBLIC MEETING – 362 Southwest Main Street / GLIDDEN, THERESA
The owner was present with her builder, Brian Provencal. Glidden is requesting permission to construct a 16-foot by 22-foot addition with a cellar and one corner being within 50-feet of the wetlands. After much discussion, the Commission asked that a Notice of Intent be filed due to the extent of work that will be done and the proximity of the wetland. A Motion was made by Brown to close the Public Meeting and issue a Positive Determination of Applicability. Vote was unanimous.

DISCUSSION
1. 34 Davis Street: Test Stream Water. Discussion continued and Cundiff informed the Commission that ETR Laboratories, Inc. is located in Leominster. A Motion was made by Brown that ETR Laboratories, Inc. shall not exceed $1,000 for testing, seconded by Van Roo. Vote was unanimous. Zisk will be asked to contact ETR Laboratories, Inc.
2. Purchase Office Furniture. Lajoie asked the Commission permission to purchase two book shelves and a chair for the office. A Motion was made by Van Roo to approve the purchase of two book shelves and a chair and to pay for it out of the Wetland Protection Fund, seconded by Brown. Vote was unanimous.

8:00 PM (NOI) #143-0846 PUBLIC HEARING – Northwest Main Street / EXXON MOBIL PIPELINE COMPANY
Present on behalf of the Applicant were Mark Lovejoy and James Dick of Roux Associates, Inc. Also present was abutter Michael Zwicker, 46 Oak Street. The work consists of trenching to a depth of approximately 5-feet and an area up to 20-feet in length by 10-feet in width to facilitate preventative maintenance of petroleum pipeline. Dewatering may be necessary. Dick said they would access through the Beagle Club and that they filed with MESA for review. Yacino asked when they wanted to start working and Dick said at the end of the month. Cundiff said that if they are accessing through the Beagle Club, will they be placing mats when crossing the wetland areas and Dick said yes. Cundiff asked about the duration of the work and Dick said one day and will be using a back hoe with rubber tires. The Commission will hold the other two Public Hearings and then close all three after discussion.

8:15 PM (NOI) #143-0845 PUBLIC HEARING – 671 Northwest Main Street / EXXON MOBIL PIPELINE COMPANY
Present on behalf of the Applicant were Mark Lovejoy and James Dick of Roux Associates, Inc. Also present was abutter Michael Zwicker, 46 Oak Street. The work consists of trenching to a depth of approximately 5-feet and an area up to 20-feet in length by 10-feet in width to facilitate preventative maintenance of petroleum pipeline. Dewatering may be necessary. Discussion held with Van Roo asking that as a condition “the stockpile be adjacent to the trench within the erosion control.” The Commission will hold the other two Public Hearings and then close all three after discussion.

8:20 PM (NOI) #143-0844 PUBLIC HEARING – 455 Northwest Main Street / EXXON MOBIL PIPELINE COMPANY
Present on behalf of the Applicant were Mark Lovejoy and James Dick of Roux Associates, Inc. Also present was abutter Michael Zwicker, 46 Oak Street. The work consists of trenching to a depth of approximately 5-feet and an area up to 20-feet in length by 10-feet in width to facilitate preventative maintenance of petroleum pipeline. Dewatering may be necessary. Dick handed out pictures to the Commission for review. There is a large crossing with wetland areas. Sharkey asked when the pictures were taken and Dick said December 2011. Van Roo asked how deep could the mats take and Lovejoy said approximately 2-feet. Van Roo stated that if it rains, the wetland would increase and asked Exxon what they would do if this happens. Discussion was held and the members agreed that Zisk is to be notified within 24-hours prior to the commencement of work and Exxon is not to go onto the site unless they talk to Zisk or Cundiff first. Lovejoy said that they plan to stockpile material on dry ground as close to the trench as possible and that this work will take more than one day. Lovejoy said that they will set up a coffer dam with sand bags and a trench box and mats will be used throughout the wetlands. There was much discussion about the special conditions that will be used for all three locations. They are as follows: a. “Scalp” the top 1-foot of excavation set aside and place back as top layer after work is complete;
b. Stockpiled material shall be located adjacent to the trench up-gradient of the erosion control; c. Equipment is to be stored outside of delineated wetlands; d. At least 40-mil poly is to be placed beneath stockpiled material, and e. The Conservation Agent is to be notified 24-hours in advance of work and if the site is too wet, then no work shall commence.

Northwest Main Street. A Motion was made by Van Roo to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions with “Special Conditions”: a. “Scalp” the top 1-foot of excavation set aside and place back as top layer after work is complete;
b. Stockpiled material shall be located adjacent to the trench up-gradient of the erosion control; c. Equipment is to be stored outside of delineated wetlands; d. At least 40-mil poly is to be placed beneath stockpiled material, and e. The Conservation Agent is to be notified 24-hours in advance of work and if the site is too wet, then no work shall commence, seconded by Brown. Vote was unanimous.

671 Northwest Main Street. A Motion was made by Van Roo to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions with “Special Conditions”: a. “Scalp” the top 1-foot of excavation set aside and place back as top layer after work is complete; b. Stockpiled material shall be located adjacent to the trench up-gradient of the erosion control; c. Equipment is to be stored outside of delineated wetlands; d. At least 40-mil poly is to be placed beneath stockpiled material, and e. The Conservation Agent is to be notified 24-hours in advance of work and if the site is too wet, then no work shall commence, seconded by Brown. Vote was unanimous.
455 Northwest Main Street. A Motion was made by Van Roo to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions with “Special Conditions”: a. “Scalp” the top 1-foot of excavation set aside and place back as top layer after work is complete;
b. Stockpiled material shall be located adjacent to the trench up-gradient of the erosion control; c. Equipment is to be stored outside of delineated wetlands; d. At least 40-mil poly is to be placed beneath stockpiled material, and e. The Conservation Agent is to be notified 24-hours in advance of work and if the site is too wet, then no work shall commence, seconded by Brown. Vote was unanimous.

ADJOURNMENT
At 8:50pm, a Motion was made by Brown to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Sharkey. Vote was unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,
Community Development Dept.



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