8/26/2008 - Meeting Minutes

8/26/2008 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:36 pm

A meeting of the Planning Board was called to order on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 7:12 PM.

ATTENDANCE
Present: Richard Vanden Berg (Chairman), Ernst Marks (Vice Chairman), Linda Brown, Roy Swenson, Eben Chesebrough, David St. George, Mark Mungeam, William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Lisa Lannon (Recording Secretary).

7:00 PM PLANNING BOARD BUSINESS
Mr. Vanden Berg indicated that he received a call from Mr. Vecchione asking for reconsideration of the denial of the Water Resource District Aquifer Special Permit Decision.
Mr. Vanden Berg then read a letter to the Board from the Town’s Counsel regarding procedure for reconsideration. Some discussion held. Mr. Vecchione indicated that he would like the opportunity to allow his attorney to address the Board if the permit denial was rescinded. After discussion it was made apparent that no new information would be forthcoming. Mr. Vanden Berg asked members to give some thought to this issue as they proceed with the agenda items.
Mr. Cundiff reviewed an email from Trish Settles, CMRPC, regarding the use of the allocated 12 CMRPC hours for the completion of the Commonwealth Capital application. Discussion held. Ms. Brown made a motion to use the allocated CMRPC hours to complete the Commonwealth Capital application. Motion seconded by Mr. Marks. Vote: Yes - 6, Abstained - 1. Motion carried.
Mr. Cundiff reviewed a chart entitled “Subdivision Candidates for Road Acceptance”. He noted that the request for road acceptance has to come in prior to October 1. He asked that the Board prioritize three or four of these subdivisions to submit to the Board of Selectmen to start working on the process for next Annual Town Meeting. Some discussion held. It was the consensus of the Board to submit for road acceptance the following: Shady Knoll Estates II, Smith Hill Estates, Deer Crossing – Phases 1 & 2, Kingwood Estates Extension and Kingwood Estates. Mr. Chesebough commented with regard to the development of a road acceptance policy that he hopes the packet being put together by Mr. Zisk be included with that. In addition, he recommends an escape clause to allow for waivers.

7:30 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: DOUGLAS PROPERTIES LLC APPLICATION FOR A DEFINITIVE SUBDIVISIOIN PLAN OF LAND ENTITLE “LAKEWOOD ESTATES”
Mr. Vanden Berg noted a letter from Michael Yerka requesting a continuance of the Public Hearing for Lakewood Estates to the September 23, 2008 Meeting. Mr. Chesebough made a motion to continue the Public Hearing to September 23, 2008 at 8:00 PM. Motion seconded by Mr. Swenson. Vote unanimous.

7:45 PM ANR PLAN: GAIL HESTER, PINE STREET
The ANR plan for Gail Hester on Pine Street was discussed. Action on this plan will take place at the next Planning Board Meeting on September 9, 2008.

7:52 PM DISCUSSION: COOPERTOWN REALTY TRUST WATER RESOURCE DISTRICT AQUIFER SPECIAL PERMIT DECISION
Discussion held regarding the Coopertown Realty Trust Water Resource District Aquifer Special Permit Decision. A letter granting an extension to the Planning Board from Coopertown Realty for the purpose of the hearing was presented. It was noted that payment of property taxes is not up to date. Mr. Vecchione noted that he is the applicant and Coopertown is the owner, however, he would ask that this issue be waived so that taxes could be paid prior to commencement of activity. Discussion held regarding the reconsideration of the vote. Mr. Vecchione was advised that should the Board vote to not reconsider the vote, then the application for an Earth Removal Special Permit would be deemed incomplete. There being no motion to reconsider the vote, the decision to deny remains.

8:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING: COOPERTOWN REALTY TRUST APPLCIATION FOR AN EARTH REMOVAL SPECIAL PERMIT 34 DAVIS STREET
The Public Hearing on the application for an Earth Removal Special Permit for 34 Davis Street was opened. Mr. Marks made a motion to continue the Public Hearing to September 9, 2008 at 7:45 PM due to the fact that the application is deemed incomplete and the owner appears on the nonpayment of taxes list. Mr. Chesebough seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

8:05 PM ANR PLAN DENIAL: SUZANNE LUSSIER OLD FARM PATH OFF MAPLE STREET
The draft of the letter regarding the denial of the ANR Plan for Suzanne Lussier was reviewed and discussed. Mr. St. George made a motion to send the proposed letter regarding the denial of the ANR Plan for Suzanne Lussier. Motion seconded by Ms. Brown. Vote: Yes – 5, No – 2. Motion carried.

8:20 PM MINUTES
The minutes of the July 22 and August 12, 2008 were reviewed and discussed. Ms. Brown made a motion to accept the minutes of the Planning Board Meeting on July 22, 2008 as presented. Mr. St. George seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Discussion held regarding the August 12, 2008 minutes suggested revisions were noted and the minutes will be redrafted and submitted for review again at the next meeting.

8:30 PM OTHER BUSINESS
Mr. Cundiff noted that regarding Shady Knoll a letter has been sent to surety by Town Counsel and surety responded that they are willing to work with the Town. Mr. Cundiff has tried to call the surety company since that letter however, has not gotten any return calls. He will keep Board up to date.
Mr. Cundiff reported on Deer Crossing sweeping.

8:40 PM WATER RESOURCE DISTRICT AQUIFER PROTECTION SPECIAL PERMIT: COOPERTOWN REALTY TRUST, 34 DAVIS STREET
Mr. Cundiff reviewed VI. Findings, and VII. Decision & Conditions of the Water Resource Overlay Protection District Special Permit for the Board’s signature.

8:58 PM RULES AND REGULATIONS
Rules and Regulations will be put on the agenda for the meeting on September 23, 2008 at 7:30 PM.

9:00 PM ADJOURNMENT
Mr. St. George made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Mr. Chesebough. Vote unanimous. Meeting adjourned at 9:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,


Lisa Lannon
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