3/3/2008 - Meeting Minutes

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3/3/2008 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:16 am

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

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

CONSERVATION COMMISSION BUSINESS
1. Meeting Minutes of 2/19/08. After review, a MOTION was made by Yacino to approve the Meeting Minutes of Tuesday, February 19, 2008, as amended, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
2. Executive Session Meeting Minutes of 2/19/08. After review, a MOTION was made by Van Roo to approve the Executive Session Meeting Minutes of Tuesday, February 19, 2008, as amended, seconded by Yacino. VOTE UNANIMOUS. A MOTION was then made by Van Roo to release the Executive Session Meeting Minutes of Tuesday, February 19, 2008, seconded by Yacino. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
3. Town Wells. Yacino said that he would be meeting with the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night and then the Board of Health on Wednesday night of this week. He and Zisk met with Senator Moore this morning and said it was a very constructive meeting and Moore recommended that Yacino contact Clark University for guidance.
4. The Commission signed a Certificate of Compliance for George Burns, 98 South Street.
5. The Commission signed a one-year Extension Permit for Order of
Conditions for Dennis & Cheryl Michalik, 48 Davis Street.
6. Lakewood Estates Subdivision. Abutter Michael Nelson will be submitting a letter tomorrow morning in regard to his concerns about this subdivision and would like to meet with the Commission to discuss them. The Commission said that Mr. Nelson could come in on Monday, March 17, 2008, at 7:15pm. Chesley will inform Mr. Nelson of this meeting date.
7. Beaver Dams. Van Roo said that someone needs to calculate the flow rate for breaching beaver dams. The Commission felt that it is the responsibility of the Applicant. Zisk asked who would be responsible if it is an emergency. The Commission will discuss this further at a future meeting.




7:30 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: ED’S CONSTRUCTION
(NOI) 88 West Street
Present was Applicant Ed Whipple, his representative Lisa Barbosa of Marc Nyberg Associates and abutters Jonathan Given of 92 West Street, Susan Chilton of 96 West Street and David & Kathleen Molvar of 90 West Street. Barbosa submitted a revised plan and said that ZBA didn’t feel comfortable enough with the plan that was submitted to them due to conservation issues and Barbosa withdrew her ZBA Application without prejudice and has come back to the Commission for approval. Barbosa said that she moved the (24’ x 36’) house forward and changed the septic system to an Elgin System. The new plan is 78 feet of wetland alteration. The total area of replicated wetland is a minimum of 160-feet located to the left of the house and propose to store the material there during construction.
Susan Chilton asked that if the lot slopes could stormwater run into the wet area and Barbosa said yes.
David & Kathleen Molvar said that the stormwater flows down West Street into the wetlands. They said that the Highway Department put a berm at the end of their driveway for water runoff but they are still having problems and if Whipple’s house is built it will probably create more problems. The Commission said that Whipple has not gotten Board of Health approval yet. A MOTION was made by Van Roo to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, April 7, 2008, at 8:15pm, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

7:55 PM PUBLIC MEETING CONTINUED: SKM REALTY, LLC (RDA) 75 & 91 Chestnut Street
Present was Applicant John Gosselin. The scope of work is to use a rubber tire back-hoe to perc and deep hole two (2) lots, follow the same driveway location as shown on a plan to minimize damage to the wetlands at shown crossing sites.
After discussion, a MOTION was made by Van Roo to close the Public Meeting and issue a Negative Determination of Applicability with the condition that the work be done the first week in August 2008 if it is dry, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

8:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: LAKE MANCHAUG CAMPING – WILLIAM STARUK (NOI)
76 Oak Street
Present on behalf of the Applicant was Karen Keegan of Andrews Survey. The Board of Health approved the septic system. Cundiff asked Keegan to submit elevations on the dam and she said that she would. Cundiff said that this area is in the flood plain and asked Keegan to show it on the plan also. The Commission will schedule a site walk at their meeting on 3/17/08. A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, April 7, 2008, at 8:30pm, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.


8:15 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: MARK SANTORA (NOI)
14 Prentice Court
No one present for this Hearing at 8:15pm. A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, March 17, 2008, at 8:00pm, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS. The Applicant Mr. Santora walked in at this time and the Commission agreed to open his Hearing. A MOTION was made by Yacino to open the Public Hearing, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS. The Commission is waiting for Board of Health approval and Yacino suggested that Santora attend the Board of Health meeting on Wednesday and get James Malley’s approval or denial in time for our next meeting. A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, March 17, 2008, at 8:00pm, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

8:30 PM PUBLIC MEETING: MASS ELECTRIC COMPANY dba NATIONAL GRID (RDA)
21 Main Street
Present was Guillermo Weyer of National Grid and Katrina Proctor, Wetland Scientist of BSC Group. The scope of work consists of the installation of five (5) telephone poles, two (2) of which are in the wetland and riverfront areas. These poles are located at the VFW Hall for the Douglas Soccer Field Complex. Weyer said that National Grid made an agreement with the Town due to the outage problems in 2005. Proctor did the wetland delineation and Weyer said that they would install overhead wires and use an auger to dig the holes for the poles. Zisk said that he talked to Mark Bergeron from BSC Group and said it was a formality to file with the Commission. Weyer said that he met with resident Jack Blatchford, who is active with the Douglas Soccer Field Complex, to help coordinate the placement of the telephone poles. After discussion, a MOTION was made by Yacino to issue a Negative Determination of Applicability, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

ADJOURNMENT
At 8:40pm, 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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