March 11, 2014 Planning Board Meeting

March 11, 2014 Planning Board Meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:19 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. 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), Eben Chesebrough (Vice Chairman), Ken Ballou, Michael Greco, Tracy Sharkey, Robert Werme, Jr., Michael Zwicker, William Cundiff (Town Engineer)
ABSENT:

1. 7:00 PM P UBLIC HEARING: PYNE SAND & STONE COMPANY (SP-ER 140129-E) Application for an Earth Removal Special Permit, Located off Rte. 146 at Lackey Dam Road – “Area E”.
Mr. Marks opened the public hearing. Jim Pyne of Pyne Sand & Stone joined the meeting. He explained that he failed to get a letter of extension for the permit issued in 2007. He stated that nothing has changed, and he would like the permit renewed. Mr. Pyne pointed out the limits of Area E on the plan. Mr. Cundiff explained that the bylaw has a cap of 10 acres for the size of an earth removal operation. This application is for 19 acres. Mr. Pyne would have a rolling restoration process as he moved along with his excavation. There would be four phases. Mr. Cundiff has not inspected the area recently due to the snow on the ground. Mr. Pyne stated that there has been very little activity there over the past couple of months.
Mr. Cundiff prepared a list of waivers in the draft decision. Mr. Cundiff stated that the Review and Inspection Accounts and a Surety from the last decision will be transferred to this one. Mr. Cundiff presented the four waivers: Section 6.1.4.6, Surety for the amount and cost of proposed restoration materials, Section 6.1.6.7, The topsoil requirement is no longer needed, Section 6.1.6.9 Act of Excavation Operation is needed because they are issuing a permit for over 10 acres, and Section 6.1.6.13 regarding no new road signs for trucks entering the site.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to close the public hearing, Pyne Sand & Stone Company (SP-ER 140129-E) Application for an Earth Removal Special Permit, Located off Rte. 146 at Lackey Dam Road – “Area E”. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve Pyne Sand & Stone Company (SP-ER 140129-E), owned by DeVries Corp, Application for an Earth Removal Special Permit, Located off Rte. 146 at Lackey Dam Road – “Area E” with the waivers granted as presented. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

2. 7:15 PM PUBLIC HEARING: PYNE SAND & STONE COMPANY (SP-ER 140129-F) Application for an Earth Removal Special Permit, Located off Rte. 146 at Lackey Dam Road – “Area F”.
Mr. Marks opened the public hearing. Mr. Pyne remained from the previous public hearing. Mr. Pyne stated that Parcel F was originally a 10 acre site: 5 acres owned by the DeVries Corp. and 5 acres owned by the Vecchione family. The Vecchione portion was completed two years ago and released by the Board. Tonight he is talking about the remaining 5 acres. Mr. Cundiff stated that this permit was previously approved by the Planning Board. They are planning to keep the same conditions and waivers as existed for the original decision. They will roll over the surety and funds for the restoration. The waivers for Area E apply to this special permit, with the exception of Section 6.1.6.9.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to close the public hearing, Pyne Sand & Stone Company (SP-ER 140129-F) Application for an Earth Removal Special Permit, Located off Rte. 146 at Lackey Dam Road – “Area F”. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve Pyne Sand & Stone Company (SP-ER 140129-F), property owned by DeVries Corp., Application for an Earth Removal Special Permit, Located off Rte. 146 at Lackey Dam Road – “Area F”, granting the following waivers: Section 6.1.4.6, Section 6.1.6.7, Section 6.1.6.9 and Section 6.1.6.13. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Pyne left the meeting.

DISCUSSION:
1. Whitin Reservoir Estates: Lori Funari. Ms. Funari of Funari Site Development joined the meeting to request two Flexible Development Building Permits. She referred to page 7 of 9. She redlined anything that would be considered a comprehensive permit. There are eleven market-rate lots and one affordable lot in the project.
Mr. Cundiff had copied the request to Jay Talerman, Town Counsel, who was not opposed to moving forward. Atty. Talerman recommended structuring an informal agreement to make sure progress is being made toward the affordable unit. It makes sense to agree to release a few lots. Ms. Funari is almost ready to submit to the Town. There are no real changes. Ms. Funari feels that the 7th or 8th lot would be the affordable lot.
It was the consensus of the Board to agree to two building permits now. After the first six market rate, the affordable should be built. Ms. Funari will need to submit a Request for Lot Release and establish Surety. She will submit something to Town Counsel to review.
Ms. Funari is concerned about cutting into the sidewalk binder for driveways. She feels gravel-base would be better at first, and then bind and topcoat the sidewalks all at once. A discussion was held. It was the consensus of the Board to allow just gravel for now and revisit the binding and topcoating as the houses are built and sold.

3. 7:46 PM ANR PLAN: NATURE VIEW, LLC, Southeast Main Street (Lot Frontage Exception)
Byron Andrews of Andrews Survey & Engineering joined the meeting to represent the applicant, Jason Menard. The property is a 10-acre parcel. Mr. Menard would like to draw this up as a house lot. The plan contains a statement that this cannot be subdivided.
Mr. Cundiff stated that the site distance looking to the south is a little shy. Mr. Andrews had someone look into the manual and found that they do meet the site distance for a low volume road.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to endorse ANR Plan as submitted by the applicant, Jason Menard, off Southeast Main Street. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to endorse the property off of Southeast Main Street as shown on the plan submitted by the applicant, Jason Menard as a Lot Frontage Exemption. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

MINUTES: February 25, 2014
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the February 25, 2014 Planning Board meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

OPEN SESSION:
The next meetings are scheduled for March 25, 2014 and April 8, 2014. At the March 25, 2014 meeting, they will have three public meetings regarding the zoning changes. Petition signatures were solicited for the rezoning from industrial to residential.
Mr. Cundiff distributed a letter from the Attorney General’s Office regarding West Street rezoning. They are good to go. The Sign Bylaw is good too. The Selectmen should review the permits.

8:05 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:05PM. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
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