8/5/2013 - Meeting Minutes

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8/5/2013 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:44 pm

The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm.
ATTENDANCE
Present: Linda Brown (Chairman), Tracy Sharkey (Vice Chairman), Brandi Van Roo (Member), Michael Greco (Member), Stephen Zisk (Conservation Agent) and Maria Lajoie (Administrative Secretary).

7:00 PM REORGANIZATION
A Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to appoint Linda Brown as Chairman, seconded by Ms. Sharkey. Vote: Unanimous.
A Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to appoint Tracy Sharkey as Vice Chairman, seconded by Mr. Greco. Vote: Unanimous. Ms. Lajoie will send a Memo to the Board of Selectmen and copied to the Town Clerk.

7:05 PM PUBLIC MEETING (RDA): MIDSTATE TRAIL COMMITTEE OF WORCESTER CHAPTER, AMC
Portion of Midstate Trail in Douglas State Forest
Present on behalf of the Committee was Edward Faron, Bridging Project Manager. The project involves building 14 sections of bog and boardwalk bridging on an ecologically damaged section of the trail in the Douglas State Forest for a total of 160 feet. Mr. Faron described the Stringer Bridge Construction using (DCR) environmentally approved weather treated copper azole wood. The bridge consists of two 16-foot sections of stringer bridging and will be constructed of two triple 16-foot long weather treated 2-inch by 10-inch plank stringers laminated with construction adhesive and 16 D galvanized nails. Each bridge will contain a thirty-two 3-foot wide, 5/4-feet by 6-inch sections of weather treated decking from eight 12-foot decking planks. Each stringer will be secured by spikes to base supports (sills) of 4-feet by 5.5-inch by 5.5-inch treated timbers. Each decking plank is to be secured to the laminated stringers by six, number 10, 3.5-inch decking screws. All the material is pre-cut and assembled at the site. Ms. Brown asked if the bridge would hold a horse and Mr. Faron did not know and said he would find out. The boardwalk will be leveled with stone (natural materials). Ms. Van Roo asked if all the work would be done by hand and Mr. Faron said yes and also said there would be no digging. Ms. Van Roo asked Mr. Faron if large stones were being removed and Mr. Faron said no but part of the stone wall that was taken down (by hikers, bikers?) will remain flush on the ground. After discussion, a Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to close the Public Meeting and issue a Negative Determination

7:35 PM (NOI: DEP #143-0858) PUBLIC HEARING – 146 Monroe Street / ROBERT, CHRISTOPHER & WEBSTER VENTURES, LLC
Present on behalf of the Applicant was his representatives Michael Yerka and Margaret Bacon of Civil Site Engineering and Cliff Van Reed, Realtor. The proposed work is to construct a shared 18-foot wide paved driveway and the work activities will be within the 100-foot buffer zone of a bordering vegetated wetland. A revised wetland plan was submitted dated 8/7/13 moving wetland flags C4, C5, C6, & C6.5-C15. Mr. Yerka said that two of the lots are part of eight lots. The paved driveway will access upland and will be18-feet wide. It will then reduce in width at the wall along right of way and will grade down to a 2 to 1 slope. Mr. Yerka said they propose to hydro-seed and mulch the slope. Mr. Zisk said he had Mr. Yerka move some of the flags uphill and also asked that a mulch sock be used for erosion control. The Commission asked that the hydro-seeding be completed by October 1, 2013. A Motion was made by Ms. Sharkey to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Ms. Van Roo. Vote: Unanimous.

7:50 PM (NOI: DEP #143-0857) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED – 1 Laurel Glades / CORREIA, DANIEL
Present was owner Daniel Correia. Mr. Correia submitted a revised plan dated 8/1/2013 showing the existing patio, erosion controls (straw bales) and distances. A Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Ms. Sharkey. Vote: Unanimous.

7:55 PM (AMENDED NOI: DEP #143-0854) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED – 12 Meetinghouse Lane, Lot #27 / KTKM REALTY TRUST
Present on behalf of the Applicant was Normand Gamache of Guerriere & Halnon. Mr. Gamache said that the wetlands were re-flagged on both lots. The Commission scheduled a site walk on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 5:45pm. A Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 7:45pm, seconded by Ms. Sharkey. Vote: Unanimous.

8:00 PM (AMENDED NOI: DEP #143-0855) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED – 8 Meetinghouse Lane, Lot #28 / KTKM REALTY TRUST
Present on behalf of the Applicant was Normand Gamache of Guerriere & Halnon. The Commission scheduled a site walk on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 5:45pm. A Motion was made by Ms. Sharkey to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 8:00pm, seconded by Ms. Van Roo. Vote: Unanimous.

Discussion:
1. Meeting Minutes of 7/813. After review, a Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to approve the Meeting Minutes of July 8, 2013, as amended, seconded by Ms. Sharkey. Vote: Unanimous.
2. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: James & Jean Verdon, 38 Martin Road (DEP #143-0395). The Commission scheduled a site walk on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, after Meetinghouse Lane at 6:00pm. Mr. Zisk said he would take additional pictures.
3. Request for a Certificates of Compliance: Brad Maltz, 44 Linden Street (DEP #143-0494); Brad Maltz, Linden Street, Lot #1R (DEP #143-0522); Brad Maltz, Linden Street, Lot #3R (DEP #143-0523). The Commission will do a site walk on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 6:30pm. Two are single family homes and one is a replication area.

8:30 PM (NOI: DEP #143-0859) PUBLIC HEARING – 92 Webster Street / MICHAUD, SCOTT
Present was owner Scott Michaud and his representative Timothy Callahan of Hawk Consulting. The work involves the construction of a residential driveway within the 100-foot buffer zone of an intermittent stream. Mr. Zisk showed pictures that he had taken at the site. Mr. Callahan said that he would like to place stone at the bottom basin. Mr. Zisk asked that they place rip rap and washed stone. Mr. Callahan said they would like to install a 12-inch pipe under the driveway for runoff and also said that the healthy trees will remain and would drag out the dead trees. Ms. Van Roo asked if the pipe is to the depth of the stone and Mr. Callahan said that there is a swale on the side of the road and check dams every 30 feet. Mr. Michaud said he would be using a solid impervious material on the driveway. The Commission scheduled site walks on 8/13 and 8/16 when the members can go at their leisure. A Motion was made by Ms. Sharkey to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 8:15pm, seconded by Ms. Van Roo. Vote: Unanimous.

Discussion:
1. Signed: Certificate of Compliance (William Nydam, 85 Ledgestone Road), Order of Conditions (Daniel Correia, 1 Laurel Glades), Negative Determination of Applicability (Midstate Trail Committee of Worcester Chapter, Wallum Lake State Park)
2. NationalGrid / Douglas Solar, 9 Brookline Terrace– FYI. Mr. Zisk said that the work is completed and said that all erosion controls could be removed.
3. The Commission received a copy of a letter from Attorney Henry Lane dated 8/2/13 regarding Suzanne Lussier, Maple Street a Chapter 61A parcel stating that the town has the right of first refusal. The Commission discussed this parcel as conservation land but said that because there is no access from the road they agreed not to pursue it. A Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to send a memo to the Board of Selectmen stating that the Commission has no interest in this parcel due to no access, seconded by Ms. Sharkey. Vote: Unanimous.
4. Memo dated 7/10/13 from Treasurer/Collector: Additional Auction Parcels-Land of Low Value Foreclosures - FYI

ADJOURNMENT
At 9:15pm, a Motion was made by Ms. Sharkey to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ms. Van Roo. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


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