10/20/2008 - Meeting Minutes

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10/20/2008 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:12 am

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

ATTENDANCE
Present was Acting Chairman Michael Yacino, Leon Mosczynski, Linda Brown, Ralph Dudley, Brandi Van Roo, David Windoloski, Angela Saunders (Associate Member), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent) and William Cundiff (Town Engineer). Absent was Chairwoman Marylynne Dube.

CONSERVATION COMMISSION DISCUSSION
1. Beaver Protocol. After discussion, a MOTION was made by Dudley to accept this protocol, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
2. Received a letter from Environmental Resources Management dated
10/8/08 regarding the Mass Electric Company Pole Improvement
Project located on South Street involving replacement poles and brush
and tree limb clearing. By consensus, the Commission agreed that they do
not have to file with them and may proceed with the proposed work.
3. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Robert Ebbeling, 2 Mumford Street. A MOTION was made by Van Roo to issue a violation without fines because the Order of Conditions had expired but to complete the work according to the Order of Conditions prior to the 12/08/08 meeting, seconded by Mosczynski. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
4. MEETING MINUTES OF 10/6/08. After review, a MOTION was made by Brown to approve the Meeting Minutes of Monday, October 6, 2008, as amended, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
5. French Property (Conservation Land, off of Makowski Drive) – Maintenance of Field. David Ranslow will cut the field for $300. Zisk to contact the abutters to Manchaug Road property and see if they will cut the conservation field again for the cost of gas reimbursement.
6. Request for Certificate of Compliance: Cynthia Morin, 350 Southwest Main Street. The Commission will do a site walk on Friday, October 24, 2008, at 5:15pm.

7:40 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: ED’S CONSTRUCTION, INC. (NOI)
88 West Street
The Commission received a letter from Erin Gallogly of Marc N. Nyberg Associates requesting a continuance in order to finalize their revised plan addressing changes regarding a rip rap swale, the culvert elevation and the appropriate analysis per Section 10 of the Ordinance. A MOTION was made by Van Roo to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, December 8, 2008, at 7:30pm, seconded by Windoloski. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
7:45 PM PUBLIC MEETING: DOUGLAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS (RDA)
33 Davis Street
Present on behalf of the Douglas Public Schools was their representative Mark Mungeam. The scope of work consists of upgrading trails for a cross-country course and stream crossing with bank alteration. Most of the course/trail is existing but there were a few areas that needed clearing in order to connect the trails. There is a perennial stream that traverses the site. A temporary bridge of 2-feet by 10-feet was installed at one of the crossings of the stream. Some stones were dug out with a backhoe. Robert Doyon, Athletic Director for the school, states that they planned on using pressure treated wood for a permanent bridge. A MOTION was made by Van Roo to issue a Positive Determination of Applicability, seconded by Mosczynski. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

8:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: COOPERTOWN REALTY TRUST (NOI)
34 Davis Street
Present were the Applicant Gary Vecchione (Coopertown Realty Trust), his Attorney Henry Lane and his representative Michael Weaver of Guerriere & Halnon. A revised plan was submitted showing the limit of disturbance and straw bales. Weaver stated that stormwater regulation filings for projects prior to 1/2/08 means that 1997 standards would apply. Van Roo made a MOTION that this Notice of Intent needs to follow the most recent stormwater standards, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS. The Commission received a proposal from BSC Group dated 10/6/08 regarding 34 Davis Street but because the Applicant needs to revise the plan for current stormwater management, BSC Group would need the revised plan in order to submit a new proposal. Vecchione agreed to split the cost (50/50) with the Commission to hire BSC Group. The Commission requires a bond for replication and full construction costs for the crossing. The Commission also requires a check in hand from Vecchione prior to BSC Group going out to the property. A MOTION was made by Brown to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, December 8, 2008, at 8:00pm, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

8:30 PM PUBLIC MEETING: FLORANCE C. NEELY (RDA)
14 Northwest Main Street
Present on behalf of the Applicant was Seth Lajoie of Seth L. Lajoie & Associates. The scope of work consists of installing an upgrade sewage disposal system within the 100-foot buffer zone but not within the 50-foot buffer zone. The existing tree line will remain. Straw bales and silt fence are proposed. A MOTION was made by Van Roo to issue a Negative Determination of Applicability, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

ADJOURNMENT
At 8:45pm, a MOTION was made by Van Roo to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Dudley. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

Respectfully submitted,



Linda M. Brown
Member

*Meeting Minutes Transcribed By:

Maria D. Chesley
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