6/10/2008 - Meeting Minutes

6/10/2008 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:27 pm

A Meeting of the Planning Board was called to order on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 7:07 PM.

ATTENDANCE
Present: Richard Vanden Berg, Mark Mungeam, Linda Brown, Roy Swenson, Ernest Marks, David St. George, William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent), Lisa Lannon (Recording Secretary).
Absent: Eben Chesebrough.

7:07 PM ANR PLAN: ESTATE OF MARGARET BANAGHAN/WALNUT STREET
The ANR Plan for the estate of Margaret A. Banaghan on Walnut Street next to Beagle Club Access Road was presented and reviewed. Some discussion held. Mr. St. George made a motion to endorse the ANR Plan for the estate of Margaret Banaghan on Walnut Street. Mr. Marks seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

7:16 PM REVIEW OF MEETING MINUTES
The minutes of the May 14, 2008 Meeting were reviewed. Mr. St. George made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 14, 2008 Meeting as presented. Ms. Brown seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.
The minutes of the May 27, 2008 Meeting were reviewed. Mr. Swenson made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 27, 2008 Meeting as presented. Mr. Marks seconded the motion. Vote: 5 – yes, 1 – abstained. Motion carried.

7:19 PM GAIL HESTER, 81 PINE STREET
Mr. Cundiff noted the Cemetery Committee’s interest in acquiring under ownership a cemetery located on Ms. Hester’s property. Ms. Hester is interested; however, she does not want to lose the ability to have the same number of developable lots as a result of the transfer of property. Mr. Cundiff reviewed possible option of two adjacent lot frontage exemption lots.
Discussion held. It was the consensus of the Board that such a concept would be workable.

7:30 PM REQUEST FROM LANE & HAMER FOR TWO YEAR EXTENSION/MORSE POND PRESERVE SUBDIVISIOIN
Mr. Cundiff noted a letter from Lane & Hamer dated May 28, 2008 requesting a two-year extension for “Morse Pond Preserve” Subdivision. He noted that the plans were recorded at the registry of deeds but the decision was not. Some discussion held. It was the consensus of the Board that a letter be sent indicating that they prefer not to act on it until the decision gets recorded. Mr. Cundiff will request a draft of the revised version prior to next meeting.

7:36 PM ANR PLAN: CHERRIER REALTY CORP. & KENNETH R. & LINDA A. MILLER
The ANR Plan for Cherrier Realty and Kenneth and Linda Miller on Wallis Road and Northwest Main Street was reviewed. Discussion held. Mr. Marks made a motion to endorse the reduced lot frontage plan for Cherrier Realty and Kenneth and Linda Miller on Wallis Road and Northwest Main. Mr. St. George seconded the motion. Vote: 5 – yes, 1 – no. Motion carried.

7:55 PM CORRESPONDENCE
Mr. Vanden Berg noted a request from Suzanne Lussier for a meeting with Mr. Cundiff, Mr. Vanden Berg Mr. Zisk, Mr. Chesebrough and her attorney which will pertain to her ANR plan. That meeting will take place on June 12.
Mr. Vanden Berg circulated a letter from Comprehensive Environmental Incorporated noting a seminar to be held in Springfield.
An anonymous letter from a concerned citizen regarding 27 Franklin Street was discussed. It was noted that this was reviewed by the Building Inspector and information was attached indicating that this is in fact legal.

8:02 PM ZBA APPLICATION: CHAPTER 40B WAIVER LIST “NORTH VILLAGE”, NORTH STREET
The Chapter 40B Waiver List North Village, North Street was discussed. Mr. Cundiff noted that any concerns should be forwarded to the ZBA since they have authority over this. ZBA Public Hearing for this project will be June 19 at 7:45 PM. Some members felt that such waivers should be presented to this Board. Some discussion held. It was agreed that members would email Mr. Cundiff with comments/concerns and he would prepare a master list to be presented at to the ZBA with copies sent to Board members.

8:15 PM OTHER BUSINESS
Ms. Brown noted that she reviewed the information on “ways” distributed to Board members. It was indicated that perhaps the term “way” in existence should be defined and included in the Bylaws. Discussion held. Ms. Brown will review further and possibly draft language to define a way.
Mr. Cundiff raised the issue of proceeding with action on the zoning maps. Discussion held. It was agreed that owners in the questionable areas be notified. Mr. Cundiff will work with Cartographic’s first to try to better resolve the problem. It was suggested and agreed that should there still be issues after that the owners involved be invited to these meetings 5 at a time to review the issue with them.

8:30 PM ADJOURNMENT
Mr. Marks made a motion to adjourn. Ms. Brown seconded. Vote unanimous. Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted

Lisa Lannon, Recording Secretary
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