3/27/2007 - Meeting Minutes

3/27/2007 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Wed May 23, 2007 2:12 pm

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM.

Chairman Richard Vanden Berg, Vice Chairman Ernest R. Marks, Jr., Linda Brown, Daniel Heney, Mark Mungeam, Roy Swenson, William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent), Ann Marie Flanagan (Administrative Secretary)

ABSENT: Joel Rosenkrantz

Southeast Main Street, Planning Board File # 1335
• Rick Hathaway of Andrews Survey & Engineering presented this ANR. The ANR plan proposes to create two lots; one lot is a reduced frontage lot for the applicant’s daughter.
• Heney recused himself from this discussion.
• Zisk stated that all comments have been addressed.
• A MOTION to endorse this ANR as presented was made by Marks; seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

81 Northwest Main Street
The applicant did not attend the meeting. The Board did not act on the ANR Plan.

Charles Street, Planning Board File 1336
• Mike Yerka of Yerka Engineering presented this ANR. The ANR plan proposes to split one lot into two lots.
• A MOTION to endorse this ANR as presented was made by Heney; seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

7:20 DISCUSSION: Cartographics Associates
• Cundiff stated that he has sent an e-mail regarding the work not completed vs. the money owed. He has not yet received a response and suggests withholding the payment for the last invoice.

7:28 DISCUSSION: Rosenfeld Concrete
• Cundiff sent a letter to Ms. Boylan regarding the proposed reclamation plan. He will request Rosenfeld send a letter back confirming receipt of the plan.

7:33 DISCUSSION: Nature View Estates
• Cundiff received an e-mail formal request to release Lot 5. The loam and seed have been completed and are holding well. The catch basins need to be cleaned.
• Vanden Berg suggested waiting to release any additional lots until the Board members can go out to view the site.
• Swenson stated that the builder needs to do more of the work that was agreed upon before additional lots are released.
• Marks stated that in order for projects to work, the developer needs cash flow. He would be willing to work something out with the developer.
• Mungeam suggested the developer give up one lot in Phase I in order to get Lot 5 in Phase II.
• Brown stated that she agreed with Heney.
• Maria Chesley will send a letter to Nature View Estates requesting he attend a meeting to discuss options.

7:40 DISCUSSION: Northeast Wireless Services LLC
• Cundiff stated that he received the most recent waiver list and he asked Bryan Wilson for the formal coverage map for the area.

Proposed Amendments to the Town’s Zoning Bylaws
(Common Driveway Bylaw, Water Resource Protection Overlay District, Floodplain District)

Floodplain District Boundaries
• Carol Goglozinski of the Master Plan Implementation Committee stated that she thinks it is unnecessary for the information to all be on the same map. She feels that the residents in the area should receive notice of these changes so that they can vote on it.
• Heney would like input from all those involved.
• Mungeam, Brown and Swenson would like to move forward with this.
• Marks suggested that maybe more discussion is needed and that it was acceptable with him to wait until the fall meeting.
• Colin Haire of 37 Southeast Main Street asked if this information could be separated from the FEMA Flood Plain Map.
• Mungeam stated that he believes the advertisement did not provide adequate information to the public to properly notify them.
• Heney stated that the residents in the dam break zone should be aware of it, and know that it provides no restrictions.
• Vanden Berg stated that the wording gives no reference to the dam break line.

Water Resource Protection Overlay District/Aquifer Study Map of Douglas, MA
• Marks stated that he thinks that other boards should be given more time to work on this map and that the fall meeting would be a better goal.
• Swenson stated that he would like to get input from other departments and agrees to wait until the fall.
• Heney stated that nothing could actually be done for the May meeting.
• Mungeam stated that he would like to see this done in the fall.
• Brown stated that she would like to see a subcommittee that includes residents that it will affect to address this map/project.
• Haire stated that he only wants the DEP to evaluate potential town wells so that no wells are situated below dumps, etc. He believes that the DEP is the authority on this subject and that they will identify potential well sites.

Common Driveway Bylaw
• By CONSENSUS the Board agrees that this will not be done for the May meeting.

Floodplain District Boundaries
• Zisk stated that residents should be aware of the dam flood area.
• Vanden Berg suggested that at the town meeting there be an individual from the Safety Committee or Emergence Management Department to present the Guilford Study as a publicly accessible document for review.
• Ed Taipale of 28 Main Street stated that residents may want to know what would happen if there were a flood.
• Mungeam stated that the information should be added to the map. It is clearly stated that there are no restrictions on the map. However, the advertisement should be clearer.
• Marks stated that the recent study of the dam shows that it is in great shape (Manchaug and Whitins Reservoir.)
• A MOTION to close the Public Hearing was made by Brown; seconded by Heney. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
• New public hearings will be opened for the Aquifer map and the Common Driveway Bylaw.
• A MOTION to endorse the FEMA Flood Map of Douglas, MA with the removal of the dam failure inundation area was made by Marks; seconded by Heney. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

10:26 DISCUSSION: Future Road Acceptances
• A MOTION to endorse the FEMA Flood Map of Douglas, MA with the removal of the dam failure inundation
Zisk stated that he would like to have each future road acceptance applicant receive a white binder with blank tabs. The purpose of this would be so that when a project starts, the applicant before the road acceptance would fill in all the tabs.
At 8:37 pm, a MOTION to adjourn the meeting was made by Heney; seconded by Marks. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

Respectfully submitted,
Community Development Department

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