April 10, 2018 Planning Board meeting

April 10, 2018 Planning Board meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Sun May 13, 2018 4:43 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM and announced that the meeting is being recorded and will be available on cable and on the website.

ATTENDANCE:
PRESENT: Ernest Marks (Chairman), Ken Ballou, Michael Greco, Tracy Sharkey (Vice Chairperson-left 7:46 PM), Aaron Socrat, Les Stevens, Michael Zwicker
ABSENT:
NON-VOTING: William Cundiff (Town Engineer-Absent)

7:02 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: GUARANTEED BUILDERS (GBI) & DEVELOPERS, INC., APPLICATION FOR AN EARTH REMOVAL SPECIAL PERMIT (ER-180312), 37 Glen Street.
Ms. Sharkey recused herself. Bill Pybas of GBI joined the meeting. He presented a letter from the abutter to the left of the site. He also presented a letter from their engineer regarding groundwater situations and other responses to the Board’s and Mr. Cundiff’s comments from the last meeting. The applicant is asking for a total of three waivers.
Mr. Greco stated that there are still two finish grades below groundwater level that were not addressed from the last meeting. Mr. Marks stated that the Board needs to know that the applicant is not going below 10’. The engineer should have stated that the chart was wrong and should have provided a correct chart. That information also needs to be on the plan. Mr. Pybas stated that when they dug, they never found groundwater.
Regarding waivers, the Board had no issue with the first two, and no issue with the third as long as the Conservation Commission does not object. The third waiver from 6.1.7.2 is a request for an area that is a 1.5:1 slope instead of a 2:1. The applicant still plans to install a retaining wall. The entire site and the retaining wall will be bonded. The site is just under 1.5 acres.
The plan does not have a land surveyor’s stamp. Mr. Pybas will have that taken care of.
Andrew Gorman of Northbridge asked about #19 on the application stating that nothing will be within 10’ of the high water table. Mr. Marks responded that that is one of the issues the applicant needs to address for the next meeting.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to continue the public hearing for Guaranteed Builders & Developers, Application for an Earth Removal Special Permit (ER-180312), 37 Glen Street to April 24, 2018 at 7:15 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.
Ms. Sharkey rejoined the meeting.

7:27 PM ANR PLAN: HEIRS OF ALICE CHASE/PAUL A. CHASE (#2018-08) Orange Street.
Lance Anderson of Heritage Design Group joined the meeting. They are cutting out a lot from the 67 acre parcel. The lot that remains with house #22 will be 19.3 acres.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to endorse the ANR plan for the Heirs of Alice Chase/Paul A. Chase (#2018-08), Orange Street. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-7.

7:32 PM ANR PLAN: GEORGE WIEGELE (#2018-09), 832 Northwest Main Street.
Byron Andrews of Andrews Survey and Engineering joined the meeting. He stated that in July, 2017 the Board stamped a plan separating a lot into a non-buildable parcel and a lot to be conveyed. Mr. Wiegele has since decided that he would like to adjust the lot line to go approximately 25’ further south to keep ownership of the brook.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to endorse the ANR plan for George Wiegele (#2018-09), 832 Northwest Main Street. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-7.

DISCUSSION:
1. Road Layout and Acceptance Recommendation: Stonewall Court, Darling Way, Brandywine Circle.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to recommend to the Board of Selectmen to accept the road layout for Stonewall Court and accept the road as a public way. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-7.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to recommend to the Board of Selectmen to accept the road layouts for Darling Way and Brandywine Circle and accept these roads as public ways, subject to the Town’s acceptance of a corrected deed showing a drainage easement. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-7.

OTHER BUSINESS:
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to release the remaining bond funds in Spring Meadow Estates in the amount of $916.06 and Phase 11 of Shady Knoll in the amount of $13,690 to Audet Builders, Inc. pending Town Counsel’s authorization of release. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-7.
Ms. Sharkey left the meeting.
Mr. Stevens asked to put a discussion of solar regulations on a future agenda. Mr. Socrat asked to put a discussion of drone regulations on a future agenda.

DISCUSSION: (Cont.)
2. Louie Subdivision: Release from No Build Covenants, Lot #1 and Lot #2.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to release the No Build Covenants from Lot #1 and Lot #2, Louie Subdivision. Mr. Ballou seconded the motion. Aye-6.
3. Sign Vouchers.
4. Minutes: January 9, January 23, February 13, and March 13, 2018
The above minutes were approved at the March 27, 2018 meeting.

7:53 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to adjourn the Planning Board meeting at 7:53 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Wright
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