November 9, 2016 Planning Board meeting

November 9, 2016 Planning Board meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:36 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Mr. Chesebrough called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and announced that the meeting is being recorded and will be available on cable and on the website.

ATTENDANCE:
PRESENT: Eben Chesebrough (Vice Chairman), Ken Ballou, Michael Greco, Aaron Socrat (Associate Member), Robert Werme, Jr., Michael Zwicker
ABSENT: Ernest Marks (Chairman), Tracy Sharkey
NON-VOTING: William Cundiff (Town Engineer)

7:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING: MAIN STREET AUTO & TOWING (SPR 161017), Application for Site Plan Review
Mr. Chesebrough opened the public hearing. Robert Cherrier, President of Main Street Auto & Towing joined the meeting. His brother, Brian Cherrier was also present. They have been in business in the area for 30 years. They are looking to lease 5,000 sq. ft. to do auto repairs in the back corner of the Classic Envelope building. They are looking to do work such as MA State auto inspections, brakes, shocks, lights, oil changes, tires, front end alignments, etc. They will not have any dismantled cars outside of the building. All vehicles will be brought inside at night. They have spoken with Mike DeCaro, owner of Gilboa Properties, 120 Gilboa Street.
The plan shows 18 parking spots plus 2 handicapped parking spots. Inside there is parking for 15 vehicles. They will place a 6’ x 4’ sign on the building along with a State inspection sign.
Mr. Cundiff’s main issue is that it is unclear if they are requesting waivers from the requirements where requirements are not shown, for example, landscaping and drainage. Everything is outlined in his letter.
The previous use of the space was to do work on a company’s own fleet of vehicles by 1-2 employees. The ZBA granted a variance on the parking because of that. This use would be open to the public. The plan needs more details, for example lighting, signage, and hours of operation. A discussion was held including lighting, employee parking, traffic flow, security, and waiver requests.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to continue the public hearing, Main Street Auto & Towing (SPR 161017), Application for Site Plan Review to December 13, 2016 at 8:00 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

7:25 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: BRIAN & BRENDA WILCOX (AA 161006): Application for an Accessory Apartment Special Permit, 125 Perry Street
Mr. Wilcox joined the meeting. He stated that he met with the Building Inspector last week and there is no code for the first floor. The Inspector would approve one doorway for the basement and a slider. Mr. Cundiff clarified that the Inspector said there needs to be a physical connection between the accessory apartment outside of the 50’ complete disconnect, but if it is touching the building it has to be a doorway or some way to connect. In this case, the Inspector felt that they could make that connection through the basement, because there is a shared deck and there are two doors to access the deck, one from the main building and one from the apartment. Items #2 and #3 in the email have been addressed. No changes have been made to the drawing since the last meeting.
There is a waiver for square footage. The three-season room is included in the 1096 sq. ft. Mr. Cundiff included a couple conditions from the standard boilerplate. He suggested that a condition be added that the basement shall have a doorway connection between the main dwelling and the accessory apartment unit.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to close the public hearing for Accessory Apartment Special Permit (AA 161006) for Brian and Brenda Wilcox, 125 Perry Street to November 9, 2016 at 7:15 PM. Mr. Socrat seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to approve the Accessory Apartment Special Permit (AA 161006) as amended for Brian and Brenda Wilcox, 125 Perry Street with a waiver of square footage to 1096 sq. ft., which includes a three-season porch. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Cundiff will add the extra condition tomorrow. Mr. Wilcox will need to apply to the Conservation Commission and the Board of Health.

7:34 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: ROBERT C. & MARIBELLE HARE, ALLEN G. RILEY & HUNTS POND, LLC (DEF 160628): Application for a Definitive Subdivision Plan “The Lane at Hunt’s Pond”
Mr. Chesebrough stated that the applicant has asked for a continuance. The decision date is January, 2017. The Highway Dept. has located the outlet for the pipe. It will be flushed and dye testing will be done.
Mr. Werme made a motion to continue the public hearing, Robert C. & Maribelle Hare, Allen G. Riley & Hunts Pond, LLC (DEF 160628), Application for a Definitive Subdivision Plan “The Lane at Hunt’s Pond” to December 13, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Mr. Ballou seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

7:40 PM ANR Plan: Seamus Higgins (#2016-14), Bald Hill Road
Mr. Higgins joined the meeting. When he moved to Bald Hill Road several years ago, he bought the house and part of Lot 7. Since then, he has approached the owner of Lot 7 to ask if he could purchase more land to square off his property. He presented drawings. He will have a total of 82 acres in 61B.
Mr. Cundiff stated that the plot plan from 2011 is an approved Lot Frontage Exception Plan. One of the conditions within the Lot Frontage Exception Bylaw is that no further lot creation or reduction can be done unless the Board allows it. A covenant was recorded to determine the suitability of the way’s width, grade and construction. Mr. Higgins has addressed the Highway Superintendent’s and Fire Chief’s comments. Mr. Higgins has moved stone and widened the way since last Friday. The Fire Chief has sent a follow-up email saying the way is suitable.
This plan would still qualify as a Lot Frontage Exception Plan. There is language to that effect from Town Counsel. It cannot be subdivided. The covenant will be revised. If it is not verbatim to the previous one, it needs to be reviewed by Town Counsel. Mr. Cundiff will send the covenant to Town Counsel for review.
There are no meets and bounds shown on the plan on the northerly side of Bald Hill Road. A discussion was held. Mr. Cundiff told Mr. Higgins that Kurt needs to establish the northern boundary line in the field so he can give meets and bounds on the northerly side. Mr. Higgins will need an easement deed drafted that defines those meets and bounds. Mr. Higgins decided to withdraw without prejudice.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to accept the withdrawal of ANR Plan, Seamus Higgins (#2016-14) Bald Hill Road without prejudice. Fees will be waived upon re-file. Mr. Greco seconded the motion.

DISCUSSION:
1. Earth Removal Surety: See #2 below.
2. Earth Removal Special Permit: Pyne Sand & Stone Company/Estate of Harry Bedoian, Gilboa Street (ER 161005): Mr. Cundiff stated that he has drafted the permit application and included the restoration fee of $15,000/acre. A subsequent plan has been submitted.
Mr. Cundiff stated that at the last meeting, the applicant came in with a request for a restoration cost dispute on the calculated value and historically, they carried $18,000/acre. The request came in for $14,000/acre and the Board went with $15,000/acre. A discussion was held.
3. Request for an Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension/Mark W. & Debra J. Cygielnik-Blain, 112 Maple Street (AA 101020). Mr. Cundiff stated that everything is in order.
Mr. Werme made a motion to approve the Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension for Mark W. & Debra J. Cygielnik-Blain, 112 Maple Street (AA 101020). Mr. Greco seconded the motion.
4. Minutes: October 11, 2016
Mr. Greco made a motion to approve the October 11, 2016 Planning Board meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

OPEN SESSION:
Mr. Cundiff stated that Kip is back in charge at Evergreen Estates, and he calls Mr. Cundiff almost daily. The project has berms throughout and they are getting ready to do sidewalks.

8:27 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to adjourn the Planning Board meeting at 8:27 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
Mary Wright
 
Posts: 474
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:56 pm

Return to 2016 Planning Board Meetings

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron