2/4/2013 - Meeting Minutes

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2/4/2013 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:02 am

The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm.

ATTENDANCE
Present: Linda Brown (Chairman), Brandi Van Roo, David Windoloski, Michael Greco, Jack Pruitte (Members) and Stephen Zisk (Conservation Agent). Absent: Tracy Sharkey (Vice Chairman), David Gallant (Member) and Maria Lajoie (Administrative Secretary).

7:00 PM DISCUSSION:
1. 2012 Annual Town Report. The Commission reviewed the report and a Motion was made by Pruitte to approve the 2012 Annual Report, as amended and to forward to the Selectmen’s Office, seconded by Van Roo. Vote unanimous.
2. Received a letter from Open Space Committee Chairman Sue Perkins asking for support of the Southern New England Trunkline Trail Grant. The Commission did not act on this request because the letter was needed by February 1, 2013 and the Commission felt that it was too late.

Meeting Minutes of 11/5/12
After review, a Motion was made by Pruitte to approve the Meeting Minutes of November 5, 2012, as amended, seconded by Van Roo. Vote unanimous.

Meeting Minutes of 12/3/12
The Commission needed clarification regarding the hearing for NextSun Energy. These minutes will be approved at the next meeting.

7:15 PM (NOI) #143-0850 PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED – 160 Southwest Main Street / GUARANTEED BUILDERS, INC.
Present on behalf of the Applicant was their representative William Pybas. The Applicant is requesting permission to construct a 24-foot by 24-foot two car detached garage within existing lawn with associated site work. Pybas stated that the Zoning Board of Appeals said that 15-feet was enough of a compromise when 25-feet is required: Pybas said that the deck was partially within the 50-foot buffer and the majority of the garage is outside the buffer zone and also stated that straw bales will be placed prior to construction. Van Roo asked how far the straw bales were to the wetlands and Pybas said between 28-30 feet and they will be removed after the area is stabilized. The Commission discussed options to protect the wetland area such as plantings. A Motion was made by Van Roo to accept the proposed plan, close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Windoloski. Vote unanimous.


Meeting Minutes of 1/7/13
After review, a Motion was made by Van Roo to approve the Meeting Minutes of January 7, 2013, as amended, seconded by Pruitte. Vote unanimous.

7:30 PM (RDA) PUBLIC MEETING – 139 Perry Street / STEPHEN SHELDON
The Applicant, Stephen Sheldon was present. The Applicant is requesting permission to install a 24-foot above-ground swimming pool in the rear of the property which is 30-feet from the 50-foot wetland buffer zone and is a total of 80-feet parallel to the property line. Sheldon said the back yard is all lawn and there will be no excavating but some sand will be used to make the pool level. A Motion was made by Van Roo to close the Public Meeting and issue a Negative Determination of Applicability, seconded by Greco. Vote unanimous.

SIGNED:
1. Order of Conditions: Guaranteed Builders, Inc., 160 Southwest Main Street
2. Negative Determination of Applicability: Stephen Sheldon, 139 Perry Street
3. Order of Conditions: NextSun Energy Douglas, LLC, 436-440 Northeast Main Street
4. Planning Board-Site Plan Review: CrossFit ABT, 116 Davis Street. The Planning Board is asking if the Commission had any comments regarding this application. Zisk explained where this property was on Davis Street and it used to be In-Gear and is now D & R. The Commission did not have any issues with this application since the building is pre-existing and nothing will change outside on the property.

7:45 PM (NOI) #143-0852 PUBLIC HEARING – 91 Chestnut Street / TIMOTHY ROBAR
Present on behalf of the Applicant was his representative Michael Yerka of Civil Site Engineering. The Applicant is requesting permission to construct a single family (four bedroom) house with a Title V approved septic system. Work activities are within the 100-foot buffer zone of a bordering vegetated wetland. This is one of two lots with culvert crossings and the driveways are outside the 50-foot buffer zone. Yerka said the wetlands are to the north and south sides and some construction is within the buffer zone. Yerka said he contacted DEP for the project number and told the Commission that it was 143-0852. Zisk asked about the stormwater for the well and Yerka said there will be a sediment basin and that the stonewalls above are a natural barrier. Yerka said he staked where the erosion controls will be. Yerka said he received Board of Health approval. Van Roo asked about the limit of disturbance and Yerka said 13,100 square feet within the 100-foot buffer zone but is a 5-acre lot. Zisk said that this lot abuts conservation land that was gifted to the town and is associated with Tinkerville Brook. Van Roo asked if the property was staked and Yerka said no but the Commission will know where they are by seeing the stonewalls. The Commission scheduled a site walk on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:00am.
A Motion was made by Van Roo to continue the Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:05pm, seconded by Pruitte. Vote unanimous.

ADJOURNMENT
At 8:03pm, a Motion was made by Pruitte to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Van Roo. Vote unanimous.
Respectfully submitted,



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