7/10/2007 - Meeting Minutes

7/10/2007 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:44 am

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, July 10, 2007

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

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

ABSENT: Eben Chesebrough, William Cundiff (Town Engineer), and Roy Swenson

7:00 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 regarding the removal of septic systems, addition of distance to public well, contour adjustments, and reclamation notes, etc.
• Mungeam asked if there had been any change made to the grading of the property.
• Pybas stated that the abutters have been notified and there is a waiver request for the 100 ft buffer. The waiver request is needed in order to build a second house. The houses would encroach into the wetlands due to the slope.
• Vanden Berg asked if only one house would be built if the waivers were not granted and if there were no observation wells.
• Pybas replied that one lot would be rendered unusable if the waivers were not granted, and that there are no observation wells.
• Vanden Berg asked Zisk if other waivers like this have been granted.
• Zisk replied that the Planning Board has waived others similar to this plan, asking the selectmen and the abutters if they had any objections.
• Vanden Berg stated that there has been no response from the Water/Sewer Department and asked what the members of the Planning Board would like to do.
• Marks stated that the abutters have been notified. There is no need to pursue the issue.
• St. George stated that there was nothing in the letter from Pybas to the Water/Sewer Department indicating the date of the meeting or a timeline within which to respond.
• Brown stated that the letter does not request a response in writing.
• Mungeam stated that there is a groundwater level discrepancy.
• Pybas stated that he would check on the notes for this issue.
• Vanden Berg stated that the Planning Board would like to hear from the Water/Sewer Department and requested that Pybas send a letter to them stated that a response is required in letter or in person by July 24, 2007.
• A MOTION to continue the Public Hearing to Tuesday July 24, 2007 at 7:00 pm was made by Marks; seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

7:27 DISCUSSION: Meeting Minutes June 12, 2007
• Minutes of meeting were reviewed and amended.
• A MOTION to approve minutes as amended was made by Marks; seconded by Brown. AYE: 4, NAY: 0, ABSTAIN: 1. MOTION CARRIED.

7:30 PUBLIC HEARING: BRIAN GUILFOYLE
Application for an Accessory Apartment Special Permit
Located at 37 Hough Road
• Scott Medeiros of Andrews Survey & Engineering was present to discuss this application. The application is for an accessory apartment to be built into a recently renovated barn that is detached from the actual house on the property. The intent is for the applicant’s parents to live there for part of the year and full time in the future. All abutter issues have been addressed.
• Brown stated that the plan proposes two single-family homes on one lot.
• Vanden Berg stated that the intent of the bylaw is to keep single-family homes looking the same when the accessory apartment is built. The Planning Board generally does not grant a waiver for detached accessory apartments.
• Davie and Jane Guilfoyle (applicant’s parents) stated that the accessory couldn’t be attached to the house due to the shape of the lot and the location of the septic system.
• The members of the Planning Board stated that they would not approve this application if there were a vote tonight.
• Medeiros asked if the members would be open to amend this application and continue the Public Hearing.
• A MOTION to continue the Public Hearing to August 14, 2007 at 7:00 pm was made by St. George; seconded by Marks. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

7:50 DISCUSSION: Rules & Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land
• The Planning Board discussed the final edits that need further discussion including schedule/form G, completed set of forms, identical numbering of sections and Mass Regulations references, mail box units, dead end road length, requirement to show a plan without waivers, etc. The Planning Board will review the entire document before a date is set for the Public Hearing. The next discussion will be on August 14, 2007 at 7:30 pm.

8:17 ANR PLAN: EUGENE & SUSAN MORIN
Lakeshore Drive
• Tom Wickstrom of Whitinsville was present to discuss this application on behalf of the Morins. Rick Hathaway of Andrews Survey was also present to answer question.
• Eugene Morin stated that he was told (by whom he cannot remember for sure) that the Town Clerk stated that the road in question is in fact a way. Now he is told it is not.
• Zisk stated that if he were asked if a road was a way, he would obtain the list from the Town Clerk for reference and not just give a verbal response.
• Vanden Berg read three requirements, one of which must be met for a road to become a recognized way. There is no evidence to support any one of these requirements.
• Brown stated that she would like to see the road and asked if it could be marked in some way to identify where it begins.
• The applicant withdrew the ANR without prejudice and will resubmit at a later time.
• A MOTION to accept the withdrawal without prejudice was made by Marks; seconded by Mungeam. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

8:47 ANR PLAN: GADOURY HOMES, LLC & ELAINE ESPOSITE
Franklin Street, Planning Board File # 1441
• Rick Hathaway of Andrews Survey was present to discuss this application.
• A MOTION to endorse this ANR Plan was made by Brown; seconded by Mungeam. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

ADJOURNMENT
At 9:00 pm, a MOTION to adjourn the meeting was (attempted by Joel) made by Brown; seconded by Marks. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

Respectfully submitted,
Community Development Department

Ann Marie Flanagan
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