10/5/2009 - Meeting Minutes

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10/5/2009 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:36 pm

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, David Windoloski, Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent), William Cundiff (Town Engineer) and Maria Chesley (Administrative Secretary).

7:00 PM CONSERVATION BUSINESS
1. Christopher & Taryn Eisnor, 103 Franklin Street. The Eisnor’s are present. Cundiff read the latest e-mail sent by abutter Al Genis, who could not attend the meeting tonight. Genis needs to be more specific with his concerns. The Commission did a site walk and said that the tree cutting is beyond the buffer zone areas. Zisk said that he had shown Genis a plan and the activity, location of the buffer zones and told him what is and is not allowed. Mrs. Eisnor said that she knew what she and her husband couldn’t do. Dube suggested calling DEP to look at the project. Yacino said that the Commission has been to the property many times and the Eisnor’s have done nothing wrong. Genis has the right to contact DEP. A MOTION was made by Yacino stating that the Commission sees no violations at this time and gives the Eisnor’s permission to loam and seed the area and to move their shed, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS. Cundiff was asked to write a letter to Mr. Genis stating that the Commission does not see any violations pertaining to the Wetland Protection Act or the Douglas Wetland Bylaw.
2. Associate Member Application. Tracey Sharkey of 3 West Street present. Sharkey said that she is an environmental consultant and works for Guaranteed Builders & Developers and is very interested in becoming an associate member. After discussion, a MOTION was made by Van Roo to appoint Tracy Sharkey as an Associate Member, seconded by Brown. VOTE: YES-6, NO-1. VOTE PASSED. Chesley will send a memo to the Board of Selectmen.
3. Associate Member Application. John Hurley, 698 Northwest Main Street. A MOTION was made by Yacino not to appoint Mr. Hurley because he did not attend this meeting that he was invited to by letter and he did not call the office to say that he couldn’t make it, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
4. Meeting of 10/19/09. A MOTION was made by Yacino to cancel the meeting of Monday, October 19, 2009 because there will not be a quorum, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS. Chesley will notify the Town Clerk and reschedule the Hearings for that night.

07:40 PM - DEP #143-0810 (NOI): PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED - 75 & 91 Chestnut Street l GOSSELIN, JOHN - SKM REALTY, INC.
All issues have been addressed and taxes were paid. A MOTION was made by Yacino to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

07:42 PM - DEP #143-0782 (NOI): PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED – Located off of North Street “North Village” (Chapter 40B project)l TAIPALE, EDWIN - NORTH BROWN, LLC
The Commission received a letter from Edwin Taipale on behalf of the owner requesting a continuance to11/2/09. A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, November 2, 2009, at 7:30pm, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

DISCUSSION
1. Timber Bridge Deck – Mumford Street, Lot #5. Stephen Dix present on behalf of the owner of Lot #5, Mumford Street. Dix is asking the Commission’s permission to use timber instead of concrete as originally stated in the Order of Conditions. Dix said that it would be less of a disturbance and the owner would not be clearing any trees. The bridge will be 12-feet wide and 8 ½ -feet long. Van Roo said that she has a problem with chemicals on the wood such as creosol. Brown feels that the Applicant should file an RDA for this change. Windoloski suggested building a smaller concrete bridge. Yacino said that he had no problem with pressure treated wood. Van Roo feels that this is a minor project (smaller scale) project with a lower impact. Yacino said that it is a good design. Brown would like to have something in writing regarding this change. Yacino said that the Commission can condition it. This discussion will continue later in the meeting.

08:05 PM - DEP #143-0812 (NOI): PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED - 114 West Street l EDWARD WHIPPLE & GERALD SKEEAN
Present were the Applicants Edward Whipple and Gerald Skeean. Also present was their representative Scott Rabideau of Nyberg Associates. A revised plan was submitted with the house moved 3-feet closer to the road and out of the 50-foot buffer zone. The deck is also out of the 50-foot buffer zone. A MOTION was made by Yacino to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

08:13 PM -DEP #143- 0814 (NOI): PUBLIC HEARING - 85 Ledgestone Road l WILLIAM NYDAM
Present was the Applicant William Nydam and his representative Robert Murphy of Murphy & Associates. The work consists of demolishing an existing dwelling and constructing a single family house, driveway, septic system and well. The Applicant received Board of Health approval and a waiver from DEP for the septic system. There will be no grading or tree removal within 80-feet of the resource area and there will be no stockpiling of materials or debris. The pavement will be recycled and repaved. The artesian well will remain on the property. The Commission will schedule a site walk. A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, November 2, at 8:45pm, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

08:30 PM - DEP #143-0807 (ANRAD): PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED – Webster Street, Rte. 16 (Wind Farm) l GUZINSKI, MICHAEL - TOWN OF DOUGLAS BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Present was William Cundiff, Town Engineer representing the Applicant. Cundiff said that BSC Group made some changes to the wetland delineation and Cundiff and Zisk are waiting for the final report and Cundiff asked for a continuance. A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, November 2, at 8:30pm, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

08:31 PM (RDA): PUBLIC MEETING - 77 Davis Street l GUZINSKI, MICHAEL, TOWN OF DOUGLAS BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Present was William Cundiff, Town Engineer representing the Applicant. The work consists of parking 16 busses owned by Tellstone on the above property to bus the student to and from school. The bus drivers will be parking their vehicles on the site out of the 100-foot buffer zone areas while they are driving the students to and from the schools. Dudley asked that the entrance into the site be graded and to maintain erosion control (waddle –rolled mulch) on both sides of the access road. Brown said that no maintenance or fueling is to be done on the site and that the stockpiling of snow is to be beyond the 100-foot buffer zone areas. A MOTION was made by Brown to issue a Negative Determination of Applicability, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

08:45 PM (RDA): PUBLIC MEETING - Birch Street l FURNO, JOHN - TOWN OF DOUGLAS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Present was William Cundiff, Town Engineer representing the Applicant. The work consists of the installation of approximately 650-feet of underground drainage system and several catch basins and associated underground piping. The closest point to a wetland resource area is 140-feet from an intermittent stream (USGS Map). The project will improve the stormwater quality by routing flow through a series of deep sump catch basins. Erosion control devises such as straw bales will be installed between the project site and down gradient resource areas (at the swale). A MOTION was made by Brown to issue a Negative Determination of Applicability, seconded by Yacino. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

DISCUSSION CONTINUED:
1. Timber Bridge Deck – Mumford Street, Lot #5. Stephen Dix present on behalf of the owner of Lot #5, Mumford Street. The Commission discussed having the Applicant file for an amendment to the Order of Conditions for a paper trail or is the revised plan sufficient. After discussion, a MOTION was made by Van Roo to consider this timber bridge as a minor change, seconded by Yacino. VOTE: YES-6, NO-1. VOTE PASSED. Two bonds (bridge & replication) must be posted prior to construction. The revised plan will be on file.
2. Request for Certificate of Compliance: Abcon Realty, 730 Northwest Main Street, Lot #3 (DEP #143-0542). Present was Applicant Gamal Abdel-Fattah requesting Certificates for Lot #3 and #4. Lot #5 has been cleared but remains a vacant lot. Zisk took videos of these sites. A MOTION was made by Yacino to issue a Certificate of Compliance for Lot #3, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
3. Request for Certificate of Compliance: Abcon Realty, 726 Northwest Main Street, Lot #4 (DEP #143-0541). A MOTION was made by Yacino to issue a Certificate of Compliance for Lot #4, and it will state on this Certificate “that this Certificate is for the completion of Lot #4 and the work on Lot #5 never commenced except for the clearing of the lot”, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
4. Shed on Manchaug Street conservation land. The shed is in bad condition and needs to be taken down. Zisk to get a cost of renting a dumpster and find out who we could get to take down the shed without it being a liability. Also discussed was the abutter of the property mowed the land, which was very nice of him to do but Van Roo reminded the Commission that there are guidelines that need to be followed for mowing conservation land to protect turtles, etc. The Commission said they would pay for his fuel for the lawn mower and Zisk will get a cost for this also.
5. Request for Certificate of Compliance: Douglas Properties, 48 Glen Street (DEP #143-0642). The Commission will do a site walk.
6. Request for Extension Permit for Order of Conditions: Keystone Development Corp, 187 Maple Street (DEP #143-0635) (Extension expired 3/21/09). A MOTION was made by Yacino to have the Applicant re-file a Notice of Intent because the Order of Conditions expired, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS. Chesley will contact the Applicant.
7. Request for Extension Permit for Order of Conditions: Deer Crossing Development, Old Farm Road & Woodland Road (DEP #143-0572) (Six years completed). Van Roo recused herself. A MOTION was made by Yacino to reject the Applicants request because the six (6) years are up, seconded by Windoloski. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
8. Meeting Minutes of 3/16, 6/1, and 9/14 are on hold until the next meeting.
9. Extension Permit for Order of Conditions: Kenneth Linder, Cliff Street (DEP #143-0712). A MOTION was made by Yacino to reject this request for an extension because the Order of Conditions has expired, seconded by Dudley. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
10. Extension Permit for Order of Conditions: Joseph Vecchione, 135
Webster Street, Lot #1. A MOTION was made by Brown to grant a one-
year extension, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
11. Extension Permit for Order of Conditions: Joseph Vecchione, 135
Webster Street, Lot #2. A MOTION was made by Brown to grant a one-
year extension, seconded by Mosczynski. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
12. Voucher. Signed by Commission.
13. 42 Oak Street. Cundiff informed the Commission that the Highway
Department installed the drainage pipe.
14. NPDES Stormwater Bylaw. Cundiff said that he is working on this bylaw.
15. Mumford Road conservation land. Yacino Suggested that the property line be determined and then decide where the parking areas will be.
16. Site Walks. Zisk will get in touch with the Commission as to when site walks will be scheduled.

ADJOURNMENT
At 9:35pm, a MOTION was made by Yacino to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

Respectfully submitted,
Community Development Dept.



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