6/26/2007 - Meeting Minutes

6/26/2007 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:43 am

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 PM.

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

ABSENT: Eben Chesebrough

7:02 DISCUSSION: PUBLIC HEARING: MICHAEL & CINDY CHRISTIAN
Application for an Accessory Apartment Special Permit
5 Manchaug Street
• Stephen Dix and Michael Christian were present to discuss this Special Permit.
• Zisk stated that no waivers have been requested and that the plan is acceptable.
• A MOTION to close the Public Hearing was made by Marks; seconded by Swenson. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
• A MOTION to approve this Special Permit application was made by Marks; seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

7:10 ANR PLAN: NATURE VIEW LLC
Crescent Lane, Planning Board File# 1440
• Walter Noonan of Guerriere & Halnon was present to discuss this plan. The proposal is to change the lot lines of Lots 5 and 6.
• A MOTION to endorse this ANR Plan was made by Marks; seconded by St. George. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

7:30 PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: GUARANTEED BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS, INC.
Application for an Earth Removal Special Permit
Located at 35 (Lot #1B) & 39 (Lot #2B) Glenn Street
• Bill Pybas of Guaranteed Builders & Developers was present to discuss this application. Pybas presented changes that were made to the plan.
• Cundiff asked if there was a waiver list as requested last meeting.
• Pybas stated that the two waivers requested are listed on the plan.
• Cundiff asked for details on the final restoration of the site. The regulations require 4 inches of topsoil; this is not listed on the submittal. Houses shown on the drawings are not appropriate for this plan. Documentation on groundwater/elevations is not available.
• Pybas stated that restoration of the site would be ongoing as they proceed through the project. He will provide the groundwater information.
• Vanden Berg asked where the loam would be coming from for the restoration.
• Pybas responded that the material would come from the site.
• Mungeam asked about the grading on the plan where the slope disappears into the property line.
• Pybas stated that he would address this issue.
• Zisk asked if the property lines would be staked/marked.
• Pybas stated that the lines are already staked.
• Cundiff stated the plan must address the 10-foot vertical offset requirement.
• Vanden Berg stated that since there are a few outstanding issues, the Public Hearing would be kept open.
• A MOTION to continue the Public Hearing to Tuesday July 10, 2007 at 7:00 pm was made by Marks; seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

7:46 ANR PLAN: EUGENE J. & SUSAN W. MORIN
Lakeshore Drive
• The Planning Board received a letter from the applicant withdrawing the application.
• A MOTION to accept without prejudice the withdrawal of this application was made by Marks; seconded by St. George. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
• A MOTION to waive the filing fee of a future similar proposal (must be same concept) was made by Marks; seconded by Swenson. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

7:48 DISCUSSION: Subdivision Map
Zisk presented the Board with an enlarged map of the subdivisions in town for easier viewing.

7:50 DISCUSSION: Zoning Map
Vanden Berg will review the zoning map and checklist with Cundiff and Zisk over the next two weeks.

7:51 DISCUSSION: ZBA APPLICATION
• Notice of Zoning Board Public Hearing, CASE #2007-08.
• There will be a Public Hearing on August 9, 2007 at 7:00 pm to act on a request for Variance pursuant to the Zoning Laws of the Town of Douglas, Massachusetts.
• Applicant: Calvin Haire
• Location of Property: 27 Southeast Main Street
• Reason: Applicant is requesting a Variance from the requirements of Section 4.1.3 for two existing sheds, which lack the required side yard setback for property located in a V/R Zoned District.
• The Planning Board has no objection to the request for a Variance.

8:35 DISCUSSION
Cundiff stated that a grant has been obtained for $150,000 to modify the review process for parcels in town. Upon Chesebrough’s return at the next meeting, the Planning Board will need to vote for one member to serve as a representative on future applications.

ADJOURNMENT
At 7:55 pm, a MOTION to adjourn the meeting was made by Brown; seconded by Marks. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

Respectfully submitted,
Community Development Department

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