January 14, 2014 Planning Board Meeting

January 14, 2014 Planning Board Meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:16 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM and announced that the meeting is being recorded and will be available on cable and on the website.

ATTENDANCE
PRESENT: Ernest Marks (Chairman), Eben Chesebrough (Vice Chairman), Michael Greco, Tracy Sharkey (joined the meeting at 7:49 PM), Robert Werme, Jr., Michael Zwicker, William Cundiff (Town Engineer)
ABSENT:

7:05 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: LOUIS TUSINO (MOD-131031) APPLICATION FOR A MODIFICATION OF A SUBDIVISION PLAN, Cardinal Drive
Mr. Marks continued the public hearing. Bill Pybas of Guaranteed Builders joined the meeting and asked for a correction in the application. He asked to remove the special condition of town water hookup on Cardinal Drive. They will utilize town water for this project. They will adhere to Mr. Cundiff’s calculations on money owed, should the plan be endorsed. He submitted the corrections to the plan that were requested. He is requesting the same waivers that were originally submitted and approved. He submitted consent from the owner of Lot 1 approving removal of the “no subdividing of the property” covenant. Mr. Pybas will come back with a full subdivision plan, with the originally submitted waivers, if this application is approved. He will put in the drainage as originally approved. The plan is for three lots of approximately 3 acres each, plus the existing lot on Dogwood. A discussion was held.
Ken Ballou of 78 West Street, asked about approval of abutters. Mr. Pybas submitted the same document as last meeting, which contains only the owners of the subdivision.
Mr. Thinnakone Souphida, 4 Dogwood Lane, owner of Lot 1, stated that he signed the original letter with the understanding that Dogwood Lane would not be accessed. Mr. Tusino said that Dogwood Lane is completely abandoned. Mr. Souphida is opposed to three lots there. Mr. Souphida signed a letter saying he was presented with and approved the three-lot plan. Mr. Tusino says he has a court date on Friday, January 17, 2014.
Mr. Cundiff explained the purpose of the waiver request. The wording was not ideal according to Town Counsel, however Town Counsel could not attend tonight.
There is currently a deed restriction on Lot 2 saying the lot shall not be further subdivided. This waiver does not state acknowledgement that the deed restriction does not affect the signer and that the signer does not object to the subdivision of the lot. Mr. Cundiff retrieved and presented the original denial. A discussion was held.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to close the public hearing, Louis Tusino (MOD-131031), Application for a Modification of a Subdivision Plan, Cardinal Drive. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to endorse the 81W Modification Plan for a subdivision off of Cardinal Drive in Douglas, MA owned by Louis C. Tusino dated 10/26/13. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-3, No-2.
Mr. Cundiff will check with Town Counsel to see if the vote requires a majority of the sitting board or a majority of the full board.

7:48 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: UPTON SITE REMEDIATION, LLC (SPR 130819) APPLICATION FOR SITE PLAN REVIEW: 466 Northeast Main Street, Map 140, Parcel 7
Mr. Marks continued the public hearing. Mr. Gene Bernat of Upton Site Remediation joined the meeting. Ms. Sharkey joined the meeting. The engineer did not get the final documents to Mr. Bernat until today. Mr. Bernat summarized the supporting documents. The narrative addresses all the issues that were raised. Mr. Cundiff has read the narrative and agrees that all the concerns were addressed, he just has to verify.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to continue the public hearing, Upton Site Remediation, LLC (SPR 130819) Application for Site Plan Review, 466 Northeast Main Street, Map 140, Parcel 7, to January 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

DISCUSSION:
1. FY2015 Budget. Mr. Cundiff stated that the Town is asking for further information. Mr. Cundiff will provide justifications for numbers that they used in the past, and he will carry the same dollar amounts for the line items. The request is to level fund. It was the consensus to approve the FY2015 budget as presented by Mr. Cundiff.
2. Ross Smith joined the meeting to ask the board’s input regarding a 49-acre parcel of land on West Street owned by Teddy Koopman that he and his son are looking at. He presented some plans. He is looking at two retreat lots: one for 14 acres and one for 35 acres. They are reduced frontage lots, single-family. Mr. Cundiff read from the bylaws. It was the consensus of the board that if the plans do not derogate from the intent of the bylaw, they would have no problems with the plan.
3. Les Stevens joined the meeting. He stated that he came before the board several months ago to talk about RC2 zoning. He asked for two of the board members to review a proposal to be presented at the January 28, 2014 meeting. The board suggested that Mr. Stevens mark up the existing bylaw with sections he feels need to be changed and present that on January 28, 2014 at 7:15PM.
4. Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Mark & Debra Dunleavy, 43 Manchaug Road. Mr. Cundiff stated that the original Special Permit was never recorded at the Registry of Deeds. Ms. Dunleavy was under the impression that she did not require an Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension under the affidavit in the packet. A discussion was held.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Mark & Debra Dunleavy, 43 Manchaug Road which becomes valid upon documentation of the original Special Permit being filed at the Registry of Deeds. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
5. Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Matthew & Finisia Mabee, 95 West Street.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Matthew & Finisia Mabee, 95 West Street. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

SIGN:
1. Vouchers.
2. Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Mark & Debra Dunleavy, 43 Manchaug Road.
3. Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Matthew & Finisia Mabee, 95 West Street.

MINUTES: November 27, 2013 & December 10, 2013
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to approve the November 27, 2013 Planning Board meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-4, Mr. Chesebrough and Mr. Greco abstained.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the December 10, 2013 Planning Board meeting minutes as presented. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Aye- 5, Mr. Zwicker abstained.

OPEN SESSION:
Ms. Sharkey asked that the meeting minutes be printed on both sides of the paper.
Mr. Cundiff spoke about procedure regarding himself and the board needing information prior to appearing before the Planning Board. He asked if the board should allow last minute discussions to be added to the agenda. It was the consensus of the board to keep the policy as is, but if someone comes to a meeting and wishes to present something that is not on the agenda, they will be allowed to speak briefly if time allows.

8:33 PM ADJOURNMENT
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:33 PM. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
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