May 28, 2013 Planning Board Meeting

May 28, 2013 Planning Board Meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:58 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:03 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, Michael Greco, Tracy Sharkey, Robert Werme, Jr., Michael Zwicker, William Cundiff (Town Engineer)
ABSENT:

DISCUSSION
1. Planning Board Reorganization (Sign Registry of Deeds Form)
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to nominate Ernest Marks for Chairman. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to nominate Eben Chesebrough for Vice Chairman. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Marks mentioned that alternate members are needed for the Planning Board. Mr. Cundiff suggested advertising the openings.
It was the unanimous decision of the board to retain Tracy Sharkey as CMRPC Liaison.

7:09 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: LOUIS TUSINO (MOD-130225) APPLICATION FOR A MODIFICATION OF A SUBDIVISION PLAN, CARDINAL DRIVE
Mr. Marks continued the public hearing. Ms. Sharkey recused herself. Mr. Bill Pybas, 25 West Street joined the meeting on behalf of the applicant. He stated that the original subdivision plan does not resemble the plan that was recorded in 2006.
Mr. Cundiff read a copy of town counsel’s comments to the applicant’s letter which states that the applicant has inadequate standing to pursue a subdivision modification until every owner of the property in the subdivision gives their written permission. Mr. Tusino joined the meeting and asked if everything they wanted done had been explained to town counsel. He wanted to know who would pay to fix and repair the road. He would like to continue the meeting. Mr. Pybas felt the Planning Board has the power to modify the plan. A discussion was held. Mr. Cundiff will invite town counsel to the next meeting and prepare a list of deviations from the original plan.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to continue the public hearing, Louis Tusino (MOD-130225), Application for a Modification of a Subdivision Plan, Cardinal Drive to June 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

DISCUSSION (Cont.)
2. Stonegate Estates: Stormwater management. Ms. Sharkey rejoined the meeting. Mr. Cundiff stated that when the project was approved in 2002, the design assumed that stormwater infiltration systems would be installed on each private building lot. The developer is selling some of the lots to other builders, who are in the process of building nine houses. There is a concern as to whether or not the other builders are installing the infiltration systems. Mr. Cundiff is looking for the board’s input as to how to investigate. A discussion was held.
Kerry Hilton, 95 Church Street, Whitinsville, joined the meeting. Her father is the developer. She stated that her father did make sure that one of the developers, Dan Heney, that purchased lots knew that the systems had to be installed. She stated that her father did install the systems on his lots.
Mike Rafferty stated that he has a letter from Waterman Associates from 2003 warning the Planning Board about the potential problem.
Mr. Chesebrough suggested sending a letter to Mr. Heney stating that the design appears not to have been complied with and any further lots developed need to have the infiltration systems. Mr. Cundiff will consult with the Board of Health before the next meeting and will draft a letter to Mr. Heney and invite him to the next meeting.

OPEN SESSION
NextSun Energy: Kevin Donegan from Gehrlicher Solar originally proposed planting cypress to create a natural screen, however they have learned that cypress in that area may not last because it would be on the edge of its acceptable environment. They are offering two substitutions and they are adding additional trees. It was the consensus of the board to approve the change of tree species from cypress to one of the species proposed by Gehrlicher Solar. The developer is also changing the 20 ft spacing to 10 – 12 ft spacing.

DISCUSSION (Cont.)
3. Walnut Grove Corp.: Request for return of Earth Removal Special Permit Fees (53G Account). Mr. Cundiff is in agreement with the request to return the fees. It was the consensus of the board to grant the request.
4. Draft ANR Plan of The Lane: Mr. Cundiff presented the plan. He told the developer that The Lane is an approved subdivision road. Mr. Cundiff asked the developer for adequate width grading of the road. A discussion was held.
5. Preservation Park I: Invoices for Conservation Drive. Mr. Cundiff stated that everything looks good. It was discussed whether the money left in phase 2 could be used for sweeping the road. Mr. Cundiff will notify the Highway Superintendent.
6. Preservation Park II: Invoices for Conservation Drive. This item was discussed with number 3 above.
7. KTKM Realty/Stonegate: Request for Earth Removal Special Permit Fees (53G Account). Mr. Cundiff stated that everything is complete and there is nothing left in surety. They are returning the inspection account.
8. Voucher: Telegram & Gazette. This voucher is for advertising the Sign Bylaw Subcommittee informational meeting.
9. Auction of Tax Title Properties. Mr. Cundiff presented the list of town properties that are being considered for auction. Mr. Zwicker suggested the town consider keeping the property near the retention pond at the bottom of Douglas Hill Way. A discussion was held. The Planning Board suggested the town keep any parcel deemed adjacent to a future public water supply or future water protection area.
10. ZBA Application: Timothy Dellorusso, 60 Mumford Street. Mr. Brown presented the application. The applicant wishes to build a shed behind a garage. The Building Commissioner denied the permit. The applicant is asking to install the shed 10 feet from the wetlands boundary. A discussion was held.
11. ZBA Application: Daniel Correia, 1 Laurel Glades. Mr. Greco presented the application. Right now there is a nonconforming structure on a nonconforming lot. The applicants want to replace the structure. It was the opinion of the board that any replacement should not exceed what was existing.

SIGN:
1. Registry of Deeds Form.
2. Walnut Grove Corp: Earth Removal Special Permit Fees (53G Account)
3. Preservation Park I: Invoices for Conservation Drive.
4. Preservation Park II: Invoices for Conservation Drive.
5. KTKM Realty/Stonegate: Request for Earth Removal Special Permit Fees (53G Account).
6. Voucher: Telegram & Gazette.
7. ZBA Application: Daniel Correia, 1 Laurel Glades.
8. ZBA Application: Timothy Dellorusso, 60 Mumford Street.

OPEN SESSION (Cont.)
Mr. Cundiff will ask Ms. Kane to look into getting some associate members for the Planning Board.
Mr. Cundiff updated the board on the progress of the Sign Bylaw Study Group.
Mr. Cundiff stated that there are some residents on West Street near Riddle Brook Apartments who will be seeking a zone change to make their zone all residential. Right now, the zoning district boundary between VR and CB spans their property.
Mr. Brown would like the Board of Selectmen to be given a list of expectations for associate members. Mr. Cundiff will try to find an electronic list of requirements.

8:53 PM ADJOURNMENT
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:53 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
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