October 9, 2018 Planning Board meeting

October 9, 2018 Planning Board meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:00 pm


A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Mr. Marks 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.

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

1. Proposed Zoning Map/Amendments for Lakeside Residential: Mr. Cundiff stated that last Tuesday, a request went to the Board of Selectmen (BOS) to consider a zoning bylaw amendment for lakeside residential for Town Meeting. The proposed zoning bylaw would create a zoning district around a number of larger water bodies in Town to provide some level of relief to non-conforming lots regarding the current zoning. It would allow frontage on the body of water (50’) and it would also allow the opportunity to have frontage on a public street (50’) and the ability to gain frontage on an open and unoccupied private way shown on a plan leading to a public way. The applicant is willing to drop the last section.
Mr. Zwicker was not comfortable with an 8’ side setback or with special permits for two- or multi-families. Mr. Stevens stated that Webster adopted this bylaw in the 90’s. Webster does not allow multi-family dwellings in that district. A discussion was held.
It was the consensus of the Board that they are not in favor of the amendment until they have had a chance to study it and receive input from CMRPC. They feel it would be better presented at the Annual Town Meeting.
Rob Miller of 115 Shore Road stated that with the proposed 5000 sq. feet, you cannot fit the septic, which needs to be 100 feet from the well.
2. Vote-Notice of Intent to Sell: MGL C.61, S8 Sale of Property of Suzanne M. Lussier, Maple Street. Mr. Greco made a motion to recommend to the BOS to not exercise their right-of-first refusal for the property of Suzanne M. Lussier, Maple Street. Mr. Ballou seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.
3. Annual Town Meeting (ATM) Articles for Road Acceptance: Cobblestone Lane, Meetinghouse Lane, Wildflower Drive & Woodland Road. Mr. Cundiff stated that requests have been received for the above listed roads to be accepted as public ways at the ATM.
4. Request for Release of Earth Removal Bond: Pyne/Bedoian, One Lackey Dam Road (ER-180619). Mr. Cundiff stated that this was a permit for phase 2. Mr. Cundiff needs to check the dollar amount.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to release the funds for the earth removal bond for Pyne/Bedoian, One Lackey Dam Road (ER-180619) pending verification of the amount by the Town Engineer. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.
5. Sleepy Hollow Subdivision: Request to Sign Covenant (24 Lots). Mr. Cundiff stated Town Counsel has approved the covenant to form. They will fill in the blanks once it is recorded.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to sign the covenant for 24 lots for Sleepy Hollow Subdivision. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.
6. Sign: New England Realty Ventures, LLC (SPR-180619), Site Plan Review Permit, 74 Main Street. Mr. Cundiff distributed the draft decision. The Special Conditions were reviewed. Mr. Zwicker stated that the proposed trees are underneath the power lines. Mr. Cundiff will add language to the effect that trees and shrubs shall not be planted that are projected to conflict with the power lines or sight lines.
It was the consensus of the Board to not limit hours of operation or place a limit on delivery and shipping hours. A discussion was held regarding whether or not “food” should be included in the proposed use. Mr. Cundiff will revise the language to include “food”.
7. Maple Heights, Isabella Circle: Drainage/Ponding Issue. Mr. Cundiff stated that a certified letter was sent out.
8. 2018 Town of Burrillville Comprehensive Plan. The Town of Burrillville invited the Board to provide input.
9. Minutes: There were no minutes for approval.

Mr. Socrat explained that there is intent by the State to devise a drone bylaw.
Regarding the parking lot across from the envelope company, Mr. Cundiff stated that the Town owns the land, however there is an exclusive parking easement over the parcel. The easement holder is Classic Envelope, and they have the exclusive rights to park there and they are responsible for maintaining it. Mr. Marks feels that Classic Envelope is roping off more than their easement allows. Mr. Cundiff stated that Town Counsel has been consulted. Mr. Cundiff will forward the Board’s concerns to the Town Administrator.

Mr. Zwicker made a motion to adjourn the Planning Board meeting at 8:02 PM. Mr. Socrat seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
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