July 10, 2012 Planning Board Meeting

July 10, 2012 Planning Board Meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:49 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:07 PM and announced that the meeting is being recorded and will be available on cable and on the website.

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

DISCUSSIONS:
1. Request for Bond Release: Smith Hill Way went to Town Meeting and was voted to be accepted as a public way. It will go before the Board of Selectmen on July 24, 2012 to complete the final step in the process. Mr. Cundiff recommended that the Planning Board support the release of the bond money.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to release the bond funds for Smith Hill Way in the amount of $10,220.16 plus any approved interest to date. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
2. Request for Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment: Trailers. Mr. Zwicker recused himself. Mr. Chesebrough presented the background for this request and presented a definition of “trailer” and other edits. A discussion ensued.
3. Request for Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Suzanne Mahoney, 161 Walnut Street.
4. Web Site: Mr. Cundiff stated that he could give a username and account to any Board member who would be interested in having editing capabilities in order contribute to the modification of the Town Website.
5. Request for Bond Release: Nature View Estates. Mr. Ross Smith joined the meeting. All the fees have been paid to the Town. Mr. Cundiff supported releasing the bond.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to release the bond funds for Nature View, LLC in the amount the $17,241, plus any accrued interest. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote-Unanimous.

7:33 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: FUNARI SITE DEVELOPMENT: APPLICATION FOR A FLEXIBLE DEVELOPMENT SPECIAL PERMIT “WHITIN RESERVOIR ESTATES”, LOCATED OFF DOUGLAS HILL WAY
Mr. Marks reopened the public hearing. Mr. Steve O’Connell of Andrews Survey & Engineering joined the meeting on behalf of Funari Site Development. Mr. O’Connell summarized what was discussed with Town Counsel at the last meeting regarding the interpretation of the bylaw. Mr. O’Connell feels the Town is losing affordable units. He would like to revisit 15 to get 3 affordable housing units. Mr. Cundiff recollects that they would have an obligation for two affordable units.
Ms. Lori Funari, Funari Site Development, feels it would be impossible to do two affordable units when they only have eight as a basic maximum number.
Mr. Chesebrough stated that the question is whether or not an extra affordable lot is inside or outside the original eight. Town Counsel’s preferred way is within. That would give the project 14 lots, with 2 of them being affordable. A discussion ensued.
Ms. Carol Drake, 11 Douglas Hill Way is concerned with the amount of traffic and speed of traffic on her street. She feels her street is currently unsafe. The negative affect on safety by adding the number of cars that would be associated with this development concerns her greatly.
Mr. Roy Swenson, 565 Northwest Main Street believes the confusion could be overcome in the definition of the density bonus. He feels the maximum number should be 12. Mr. O’Connell responded that the required affordable number of units should not be counted as final density units.
Mr. Brown would like to hear from Town Counsel if 14 is allowable. The discussion continued.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to continue the public hearing Funari Site Development, Application for a Flexible Development Special Permit “Whitin Reservoir Estates”, located off Douglas Hill way to July 24, 2012 at 8:00 PM. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote-Unanimous.

8:32 PM ANR PLAN: SUSAN WHITE, 389 NORTHWEST MAIN STREET
Mr. Bruce White joined the meeting. Mr. Cundiff stated that the proposal that came in before the Town previously did not show the former lot line. That has been corrected and it meets all the other requirements and regulations.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to endorse the ANR Plan, Susan White, 289 Northwest Main Street. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote-Unanimous.

8:43 PM ANR PLAN: REDUCED LOT FRONTAGE: NATURE VIEW, LLC, SOUTHEAST MAIN STREET/CRESCENT LANE
Mr. Ross Smith joined the meeting and presented the ANR Plan. Mr. Smith stated that he had made a verbal agreement with Cheryl Vaidya, Treasurer/Collector that when all the bond money was released, he would start making payments on the taxes. Mr. Marks stated that if the taxes are not paid, they should at least be entered into a written agreement to pay the taxes. Nothing can be acted upon until that happens. Mr. Ross filled out a withdrawal form.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to accept the withdrawal of ANR Plan, Reduced Lot Frontage, Nature View, LLC at map 220, parcel 20 and map 239, parcel 8 without prejudice. Upon resubmittal, the fee will be waived. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote-Unanimous.

8:51 PM ANR PLAN: FREDERICK CROSSMAN & EDWARD GATELY, MAKOWSKI DRIVE
Mr. Byron Andrews of Andrews Survey and Engineering joined the meeting. Taxes on this lot are not up to date. Mr. Andrews said that the taxes will be addressed before the mylars are brought in for final approval. A formal application has been submitted for an ANR. Mr. Andrews filled out a withdrawal form, however he made a presentation to familiarize the Board with the project.
The purpose of the plan is to cut out a parcel, which is going to be conveyed to Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club. Mr. Andrews pointed out a few spots where there are major discrepancies from what the Assessor’s map showed. Mr. Andrews believes the discrepancy in the line is due to the discrepancies in the ancient deeds. A discussion ensued.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to accept the withdrawal, without prejudice of ANR Plan, Edward Gately, Frederick I. Crossman & Frederick I. Crossman, Jr., Makowski Drive. Upon resubmittal, the fee will be waived. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote-Unanimous.

9:08 PM ANR PLAN: SUZANNE LUSSIER, MAPLE STREET
Mr. Steve O’Connell of Andrews Survey and Engineering joined the meeting. He stated that they kept Parcel A, not to be combined. The application was accompanied by some deeds and a legal opinion regarding Ms. Lussier’s ownership. Mr. Zisk’s comments from the previous meeting have been addressed. A discussion ensued regarding frontage and other topics.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to endorse the division of land ANR Plan, off Maple Street, Douglas, MA owned by Suzanne N. Lussier and Suzanne N. Lussier, co-tenant. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote-Unanimous.

MINUTES: MAY 22, 2012, JUNE 12, 2012
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the May 22, 2012 Planning Board meeting minutes as amended. Mr. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote-Unanimous.
Mr. Brown made a motion to approve the June 12, 2012 Planning Board meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote-Unanimous.

SIGN
1. Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Scott & Pamela Lavallee, 63 Webster Street.
2. Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Cliff Van Reed, 124 Martin Road.
3. Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Suzanne Mahoney, 161 Walnut Street.

9:44 PM ADJOURNMENT
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:44 PM. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote - Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
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