8/14/2007 - Meeting Minutes

8/14/2007 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:16 pm

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

ATTENDANCE
Chairman Richard Vanden Berg, Linda Brown, Roy Swenson, Eben Chesebrough, David St. George and William Cundiff (Town Engineer). Absent were Ernest Marks, Mark Mungeam and Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent).


7:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: BRIAN GUILFOYLE
Application for an Accessory Apartment Special Permit
37 Hough Road
The Board received a letter from Brian Guilfoyle dated August 13, 2007, withdrawing his Application for an Accessory Apartment Special Permit.
The Board acknowledged this letter.


SIGNED:
1. Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Daniel & Alice Clark, 76 Manchaug Street.
2. Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: John & Gina Webber, 14 Marilyn Drive.
3. ZBA Application: St. Denis Church, Manchaug Street. The Board had no issues with this request for a Variance for an addition.


DISCUSSION
Swenson talked about cul-de-sacs and his concerns about steep grades ending up at the cul-de-sacs. Leveling needs to be done on road prior to cul-de-sac area.


7:30 PM DISCUSSION: Rules & Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land in Douglas
Cundiff handed out a revised “draft” copy to the Board for their review and comments.



7:40 PM ANR PLAN: MARGARET A. BANAGHAN-MICHEAL J. McCAFFREY
Walnut Street
Present on behalf of the owner was Rick Hathaway of Andrews Survey. A new plan is presented. Access to some of the lots would cross wetlands. The owner plans on using the existing right of way, a 75-foot strip that belongs to the Beagle Club. Two Board members agree to approve this plan and two Board members feel that access needs to be obtained from Walnut Street. Hathaway withdrew this plan and the Board agrees to waive the refilling fee. The intention of the Board is to visit the site and observe the condition of the Beagle Club road. Hathaway will send a formal withdrawal letter to the Board tomorrow.


8:15 PM ANR PLAN: JOSEPH R. & JANET A. OFCARCIK
160 Main Street
Present was Mr. Ofcarcik. He said that he was removing the interior lot line on his property. After discussion, a MOTION was made by Chesebrough to endorse this ANR Plan, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS. Planning Board File #1443.


8:30 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: HUE TIEU
Application for an Accessory Apartment Special Permit
44 Downs Road
Present was Mr. Tieu. A new plan was presented to the Board showing a door now providing access to the main house. There is an outstanding invoice from the Telegram & Gazette for Tieu’s Public Hearing Legal Notice that has not been paid. Tieu states that the door is installed. Building Commissioner Adelle Reynolds stated that Tieu has not filed for a building permit to install the door and he needs to do this. Two Board members present were not at the original Public Hearing. A MOTION was made by St. George to continue the Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 11, 2007, at 7:00pm, seconded by Chesebrough. VOTE UNANIMOUS.


8:45 PM ANR PLAN: PEMBROOKE REALTY TRUST
Chestnut Street
Present was William Pybas of Guaranteed Builders. This plan consists of five (5) lots. A common driveway is proposed to access all the lots. A MOTION was made by Chesebrough to endorse this ANR Plan, seconded by Brown. VOTE: YES-4, ABSTAINED-1. VOTE PASSED. Planning Board File #1444.



9:00 PM ANR PLAN: LAKE MANCHAUG CAMPING, LLC
Bigelow Road
Present on behalf of the owner was Rick Hathaway of Andrews Survey. Comments from Zisk are reviewed. Zisk requests a locus of the remaining lot of the plan and to enlarge it up to 1,000 scale and put on the same plan. The remaining comments are that the land has 244-feet of frontage on Oak Street. The Board asked Hathaway to add “Lot C” remaining land and the Board is not making a determination on Summer Court.
COMMENTS:
Crossing culverts? Hathaway said there was one on Bigelow Road near Parker Road.
Frontage. Bigelow Road is being used as frontage. Bigelow Road is not an approved town road and Hathaway did not submit any proof showing otherwise.
Status of Way. Bigelow Road is not a town road on our official Street Index.
The Board members want to take a look at the road and site to see the width, grade and construction. Hathaway withdrew the plan and will send a written letter to the Board tomorrow. The Board agreed to look at a new application plan on 9/11/07 at 7:15pm.


9:15 PM EXECUTIVE SESSION: NORTHEAST WIRELESS
SERVICES, LLC and OMNIPOINT HOLDINGS, INC. et al
v. THE TOWN OF DOUGLAS, et al
To discuss the strategy with respect to litigation (MGL
Chapter 39, Section 23B)
The Board went to Executive Session and will not return to Regular Session.
A MOTION was made by St. George to go to Executive Session at 9:15pm and to allow William Cundiff to remain and Eben Chesebrough recused himself and left the room, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.


ROLL CALL
David St. George – Aye
Linda Brown – Aye
Roy Swenson – Aye
Richard Vanden Berg – Aye


At 9:30pm, a MOTION was made by St. George to come out of Executive Session and return to Regular Session for the purpose of adjournment, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.



ADJOURNMENT
At 9:32pm, a MOTION was made by St. George to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Swenson. VOTE UNANIMOUS.


Respectfully submitted
Community Development Dept.



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