March 28, 2017 Planning Board Meeting

March 28, 2017 Planning Board Meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Sun May 07, 2017 8:07 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:03 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, Aaron Socrat (Associate Member), Robert Werme, Jr.
ABSENT: Michael Zwicker
NON-VOTING: William Cundiff (Town Engineer-Absent)

7:03 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: JMT SLEEPY HOLLOW, LLC & JAMES T. FITZPATRICK (DEF 160316): Application for a Definitive Subdivision Plan “Sleepy Hollow”, 439 Northeast Main Street and 34 & 36 Davis Street.
This public hearing was held concurrent with the hearing below.

7:03 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: JMT SLEEPY HOLLOW, LLC & JAMES T. FITZPATRICK (ER 160815): Application for an Earth Removal Special Permit (Phase 3), 439 Northeast Main Street and 34 & 36 Davis Street.
Mr. Marks stated that the applicant has asked for a continuance. Nothing new has been received on this application.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to continue the public hearing for JMT Sleepy Hollow, LLC & James T. Fitzpatrick (DEF 160316), Application for a Definitive Subdivision Plan, 439 Northeast Main Street and 34 & 36 Davis Street and also to continue the public hearing for JMT Sleepy Hollow, LLC & James T. Fitzpatrick (ER 160815) Application for an Earth Removal Special Permit, 439 Northeast Main Street and 34 & 36 Davis Street to April 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Jeremy Flansburg, 63 Monroe Street stated that this item was not properly advertised on the Town’s website. There was no mention of the request for the continuance.

7:28 PM ANR PLAN: AARON SOCRAT & ROBERT B. WERME, JR. (#2017-02), 36 & 44 Locust Street
Mr. Werme and Mr. Socrat recused themselves. Mr. Socrat presented the plan. The applicants are looking to swap 1.3 acres for 1.3 acres. Mr. Socrat has addressed Mr. Cundiff’s comments.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to endorse the ANR Plan for Aaron Socrat and Robert B. Werme, Jr. (#2017-02), 36 and 44 Locust Street as presented. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5, No-0.
Mr. Werme and Mr. Socrat rejoined the meeting.


7:34 PM PUBLIC HEARING: CAROL GOGOLINSKI & WILLIAM COGLEY, APPLICATION FOR A DEFINITIVE SUBDIVISION PLAN (DEF-170222) ENTITLED “GILBOA COURT EXTENSION”, 30 Gilboa Court.
Mr. Marks opened the public hearing. Paul Hutnak of Andrews Survey and Engineering joined the meeting to present the plan. The applicants are proposing to extend Gilboa Court by approximately 350’ and add a cul-de-sac at the end, which would create five additional housing lots. The width of Gilboa Court would be increased, tapered up to 22’. A slope is proposed across the cul-de-sac and a high point created for stormwater and drainage into infiltration basins. The plan does meet the Mass. Stormwater Management standards. The applicant is going through the process with the Conservation Commission.
The lots will have on-site septics and municipal water will be brought onto the sites. The applicant will be requesting waivers for the following: to allow for greater than 2% grade within the cul-de-sac , 1650’ dead end limit, no catch basins, the extension of the right-of-way, and no sidewalks. Mr. Chesebrough informed Mr. Hutnak that Douglas is in the process of deciding what they will be doing to comply with the MS4 stormwater control ordinance.
Mr. Hutnak will respond to Mr. Cundiff’s comments, which he received yesterday. A discussion was held regarding the width of the roadway. Mr. Marks suggested posting a sign to notify drivers that the road narrows to 14’.
Felix Yacino, 24 Gilboa Court would like a sidewalk on one side. Mr. Hutnak confirmed for Mr. Yacino that there will be a fire hydrant in the cul-de-sac. Mr. Yacino was concerned about the narrow road handling the extra traffic, heavy equipment and emergency vehicles. He is concerned that vehicles will use private driveways when allowing vehicles to pass each other. He presented some photographs. Mr. Hutnak stated that the right-of-way is 33’ wide, and the paved road is 14’ at the end of the street. Mr. Yacino does not feel it is right for anyone to take someone’s property for the gain of another. He asked the Board to do a site walk, and he asked to be notified.
Paul Yacino, 27 Gilboa Court asked how the road would be widened. He wanted to know if he would lose some of his front lawn. Mr. Marks explained the Town’s rights in a right-of-way.
Ms. Sharkey asked Mr. Hutnak to stake where Gilboa Court and the extension meet.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to continue the public hearing for an Application for a Definitive Subdivision Plan (DEF-170222) entitled “Gilboa Court Extension”, 30 Gilboa Court, for Carol Gogolinski and William Cogley to April 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

8:10 PM ANR PLAN: DOUGLAS PROPERTIES, LLC (#2017-03), Shore Road & Lakewood Drive.
Atty. Henry Lane, 100 Main Street, Whitinsville joined the meeting. The plan combines parcels B and D for a septic system. A request for an extension may be needed. Mr. Marks stated that Mr. Cundiff did not see any issues with the plan.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to endorse the ANR plan for Douglas Properties, LLC (#2017-03) Shore Road and Lakewood Drive. Mr. Ballou seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6, Ms. Sharkey abstained.

8:18 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”.
Ms. Sharkey recused herself. She stated that her yard was flooding, and she believes the source is off of Main Street, under the sidewalk. If this development adds to the drainage in that area, there will be a flooding issue.
Eric Bazzett of Heritage Design Group joined the meeting. Mr. Bazzett stated that Mr. Riley was able to obtain an easement from Mr. Taylor for the water line loop. Mr. Bazzett has not yet received feedback from the Water/Sewer Dept. regarding the water line, easement and hydrants. Mr. Marks would like written approval of the water line design from Bob Sullivan of the Water/Sewer Dept.
The Board reviewed the waiver requests for sections 4.2.4.K , 5.1.4.A, 5.1.1.D, 5.1.1.G, 5.1.2, 5.1.3.E, 6.2, 6.4, and 6.6 of the bylaws.
There will be a paved temporary cul-de-sac at the end of phase 1 with no berm. Mr. Bazzett described the retention basin that will be installed.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to close the public hearing, Robert C. and Maribelle Hare, Allen G. Riley & Hunts Pond, LLC (DEF-160628), Application for a Definitive Subdivision Plan “The Lane at Hunt’s Pond”. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6, No-0.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the nine waivers requested on the sheet revised on January 27, 2017. Mr. Ballou seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6, No-0.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the Application for a Definitive Subdivision Plan “The Lane at Hunt’s Pond” (DEF-160628) for Robert C. and Maribelle Hare, Allen G. Riley & Hunts Pond, LLC as contained within the plan revised March 22, 2017, provided that any conditions agreed to between the parties are complied with, including a letter from the Water/Sewer Commission relative to the water supply design servicing the project. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6, No-0.
Ms. Sharkey rejoined the meeting.

8:46 PM ANR PLAN: JAMES P. & CYNTHIA C. SAVIANO (#2017-04) 26 A Street.
Byron Andrews of Andrews Survey and Engineering joined the meeting. The applicants are looking to split their existing lot to make a buildable lot. The existing house and garage, built in the 1940’s, do not meet the front and side setbacks of the current zoning bylaws. Larry Lench, Building Commissioner and Mr. Cundiff determined that this plan could be signed, however before any transfer of ownership occurs, a zoning variance should be sought. Ms. Sharkey explained that the nonconformity is not being increased.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to endorse the ANR plan for James P. and Cynthia C. Saviano (#2017-04), 26 A Street. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

8:58 PM PUBLIC HEARING: MARGARET BACON/MBACON REALTY, LLC (AA-170216), Application for an Accessory Apartment Special Permit, 174 South Street.
Mr. Marks opened the public hearing. Mike Yerka of Civil Site Engineering joined the meeting. The applicant is proposing to divide the approximately 4.5 acre lot into two lots. Richard Skinner is proposing to build a single-family home on one lot with an attached 896 sq. ft. in-law apartment. Mr. Skinner will be living in the apartment. His daughter and her husband will own and inhabit the main dwelling. Mr. Yerka presented the plan for the dwelling.
Septic has been approved by the Board of Health. The plan has been approved by the Conservation Commission. The applicant does not yet have a Building Permit.
The plan in front of the Board shows that the accessory apartment is 784 sq. ft. Ms. Bacon stated that they may increase the size from 896 sq. ft. to 906 sq. ft. The Board informed the applicant that they would have to ask for a waiver.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to close the public hearing for Margaret Bacon/MBacon Realty, LLC (AA-170216), Application for an Accessory Apartment Special Permit, 174 South Street. Mr. Ballou seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to grant a waiver on the regulations for Accessory Apartment Special Permit for MBacon Realty, LLC (AA-170216), 174 South Street from the 900 sq. ft. requirement to allow, not to exceed 920 sq. ft. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the Application for an Accessory Apartment Special Permit, Margaret Bacon/MBacon Realty, LLC (AA-170216), 174 South Street. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

DISCUSSION:
1. David & Janis Cahill: Lakeshore Drive. David Cahill, 767 Northwest Main Street joined the meeting. He has two lots of over 90,000 square feet each with a 25’ foot mouth opening on Northwest Main. He would like to widen the road from 12’ to 18’-20’ and install proper drainage. He would like to make a turn-around. There are four existing dwellings at the end. Ms. Sharkey stated that more detail for the drainage would be needed. A discussion was held regarding the standards for an ANR and Mr. Cundiff’s recommendations.
2. John Senkarik: Proposed Assisted Living Facility off Franklin Street. Paul Hutnak of Andrews Survey and Engineering joined the meeting. The site is a 10.1-acre undeveloped parcel in a VR zone. There would be 13.6% impervious area with at least a 50’ buffer around the property. Stormwater management would be handled on site. There is water and sewer to the site. The dwelling would have a maximum of two stories with a maximum of 162 beds. A discussion was held.
3. Stonewall Village: Proposed Flexible Development Concept Plan. Larry Basal, owner of the property, David Feist of McClure Engineering, and Paul Yorkis, President of Patriot Realty in Medway joined the meeting. Mr. Feist presented the plan. Three properties would be combined to be subdivided. The property is bordered by Morse Pond and the Trunkline Trail. The lots would contain 3-bedroom, 2500 sq. ft. homes on 60-70 acres on Southwest Main Street. Mr. Basal would retain 6.5 acres for his home. A one-acre village green is proposed. Forty percent of the project would be open space. The pond would have public access. A discussion was held. It was the consensus of the Board that the applicant can move forward with the process.
4. Pyne Sand & Stone: Request for a one-year Earth Removal Permit Extension, Lackey Dam Road, #ER-140120-1 (Area E). The area will be reseeded. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve a one-year Earth Removal Permit Extension, Lackey Dam Road, #ER-140120-1 (Area E) for a period of one year past its date of expiration. Mr. Ballou seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
5. Pyne Sand & Stone: Request for a 6-month Earth Removal Permit Extension, Lackey Dam Road, #ER-140120-2 (Area F). Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve an extension for Earth Removal Permit, Lackey Dam Road, #ER-140120-2 (Area F) for a period of six months past its date of expiration. Mr. Socrat seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
6. ZBA Application: Eugene & Cheryl Guilmain, 3 Reid Road (Variance). The location is in Wallum Lake Terrace, 5,000 sq. ft. lots. The applicant would like to combine two lots and add a garage. None of the setback requirements would be met. A discussion was held. A hardship could not be identified. The Planning Board had no objection.
7. Sign Vouchers.
6. Minutes: February 28 and March 14, 2017.
Approval of the February 28 and March 14, 2017 Planning Board meeting minutes was deferred to the next meeting.

10:02 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the Planning Board meeting at 10:02 PM. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Wright
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