6/15/2009 - Meeting Minutes

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6/15/2009 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:14 am

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

ATTENDANCE
Chairwoman Marylynne Dube, Vice Chairman Michael Yacino, Leon Mosczynski, Linda Brown, Ralph Dudley, Brandi Van Roo, Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent), William Cundiff (Town Engineer) and Maria Chesley (Administrative Secretary). Absent was David Windoloski.

7:00 PM CONSERVATION BUSINESS
1. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Gadoury Homes, 103 Franklin Street. This has been put on hold to do a site walk.
2. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Douglas Properties, Hemlock Street. Zisk said that the pipe that was installed is oversized but it is better than the proposed pipe. Cundiff said that there is adequate pitch and rip rap and is functioning better. A MOTION was made by Brown to issue a Certificate of Compliance, seconded by Yacino. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
3. Negative Determination of Applicability: Peter & Jessie Rinaldi, Hough Road. The Commission signed this previously approved Determination.
4. 43D – Wind Farm, Webster Street. Zisk said that the access road has been constructed and the flagging has been done for the Applicant. The Commission must hire a firm to verify the flags during the summer and look at the plans (GPS) for the site.
5. Zisk was asked to research the streams in town and also DEP Regulations and the Rivers Protection Act.

MEETING MINUTES OF 4/21/09
After review, a MOTION was made by Brown to approve the Meeting Minutes of Tuesday, April 21, 2009, as amended, seconded by Dudley. VOTE: YES-5, ABSTAINED-1. VOTE PASSED.

7:20 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: DOUGLAS CAMP
MEETING ASSOCIATION (NOI)
25 South Street
Ralph Dudley recused himself because he is an abutter. Present on behalf of the Applicant was Eric Bazzett of Andrews Survey. ZBA approved their Variance and also received Board of Health approval. Bazzett made revisions per Zisk’s comments. Bazzett submitted a narrative from the wetland consultant and there are no endangered species. As a condition, the Commission said that “there is to be no equipment stored on the property in the buffer zone and put stockpiles near the ball field area”. Cundiff said that the surveyor stamped the plan and there is less than 10% disturbance of the river. A MOTION was made by Yacino to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE: YES-5. VOTE PASSED.

7:30 PM PUBLIC HEARING: GUARANTEED BUILDERS
AND DEVELOPERS, INC. (NOI)
93 Davis Street
Present on behalf of the Applicant was William Drexel, Engineer. The scope of work consists of a proposed commercial site with a parking lot, 40-foot by 80-foot office building, septic system, well, landscaping areas, utilities, earth cuts and fills and a drainage system. Drexel submitted a wetland report. Zisk’s comments to Drexel were to keep the building 75-feet away from the resource area and he is concerned about the outlet structure being located halfway down the side slope and the amount of clearing and disturbance involved with the location of the structure – can the outlet be cut back and move it up hill at all? The erosion control line should be addressed on the plan; a slurry pit to catch any excess well material during drilling should be located on the plan; the limit of disturbance should be shown on the plan; any foundation drains should be addressed on the plan; is there a need for catch basins on the south side of the parking area?; can any of the proposed clearing and grading be moved off the steep side slope and onto the flat area of the site and would the use of a retaining wall help prevent any clearing and grading on the side slope area?; has the Board of Health and ZBA approved the project, does the Planning Board need to review the project for an Aquifer Permit?; and said that DEP commented that the project needs a Stormwater Report. Drexel said he was waiting for soil testing results but said it was probably good sand. Abutter Jeremy Flansburg of 63 Monroe Street asked if pervious material would be used to pave the driveway and Drexel said yes pervious asphalt. Flansburg asked Drexel what the building would be used for and Drexel said office space. Drexel asked for a continuance. The Commission scheduled a site walk for 6/18/09 at 9:30am. A MOTION was made by Brown to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, July 20, 2009 at 8:00pm, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

7:45 PM PUBLIC HEARING: MASS. DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION & RECREATION (NOI)
Wallum Lake
Present on behalf of DCR was Michael Ball of AECOM Environment. The scope of work is to demolish two abandoned cottages. To access the cottages you need to go in through the fire road. A small excavator will be used to demolish the cottages. A trailer will be used to load the wood and masonry materials. Straw bales and silt fence will be used for sediment and erosion control barriers. They will loam and seed when the project is done. There is an endangered aquatic wetland plant that will be protected. Cundiff said that these cottages pose a fire hazard and is in the best interest to have them removed and also said this was a good project. A MOTION was made by Yacino to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
8:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: MUMFORD RIVER
RESERVOIR COMPANY (NOI)
Whitin Reservoir Dam, Northwest Main Street
Present on behalf of the Applicant was Wendy Porter of Interface, Inc. Also present was Don Virostek, member of the Whitin Reservoir Association. Virostek said that the Association had a meeting on June 2, 2009, and acquired the Whitin Reservoir dam – an eminent domain taking. Virostek wants to know if the Association can take over the current Notice of Intent and said that Andrews Survey is in the process of doing a plan for them. Virostek said that he would send a letter to the Commission regarding the exchange. The Commission asked Zisk to contact Town Counsel to see of the NOI can be transferred with modifications. A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, August 3, 2009, at 7:30pm, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

8:30 PM PUBLIC HEARING: MANCHAUG RESERVOIR CORP
c/o INTERFACE, INC. (NOI)
Torrey Street
*Application Withdrawn
Present on behalf of the Applicant was Wendy Porter of Interface, Inc. The Commission received a letter from DEP dated 6/4/09 stating that this is the jurisdiction of Sutton and not Douglas. The Commission did not have to open the Public Hearing and accepted the application withdrawal.

ADJOURNMENT
At 8:35pm, a MOTION was made by Yacino to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

Respectfully submitted,
Community Development Dept.



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