4/7/2008 - Meeting Minutes

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4/7/2008 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Fri May 30, 2008 8:54 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. (FYI) Gift of Land. Received a Memo dated from the Board of Selectmen regarding the gift of land abutting “Evergreen Estates” Subdivision, Map/Parcel: 263/11 & 272/11.1. The specifics of this gift are being worked out by John Gosselin’s attorney and town counsel.
2. Received a letter from Michelle Walsh, BRWA Environmental Outreach Coordinator, dated 4/1/08 requesting a meeting regarding the Mumford River. Dube to contact her to ask that she come to the Conservation Meeting on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at 8:00pm.
3. There was a meeting held on Friday, April 18, 2008, with Board of Health member Justin Lapham, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski and Conservation Commission members Michael Yacino and Marylynne Dube. Following the session Dube as requested, asked for a follow-up meeting with Lapham and the Board of Health and he said he would get back to the Commission. Chesley received a telephone call from Lapham who said that he did not want to meet with the Commission at this time. Dube said that she would write the Board of Health a letter stating that the Commission is open to having a meeting with them.
4. (FYI). Bill # H.833. An Act to Protect the Rivers & Streams of the Commonwealth.

7:15 PM PUBLIC MEETING: ORBISON CORP (RDA)
Cross Street (6 Wildflower Drive)
Present was Applicant Daniel Heney. Heney is requesting permission to install a temporary wetland crossing to access a retreat lot and said that this work should take approximately 60 days. Heney already has an ongoing Order of Conditions for the house, septic and wetland crossing. Heney wants to install 4 15-Inch pipes on top of the wetland with crushed stone underneath and rip rap in between and then cover with smaller stone 1 to 2-inches thick. Windoloski asked Heney to get them the information regarding the class of pipe to be used. Zisk said that the intermittent stream slows down when there is no rain and the pipes will be able to handle it. Brown wants the bonds for the wetland replication and the permanent wetland crossing posted prior to work starting. The top will be covered with steel plates. Heney said that the straw bales are in place but will replace with new ones if needed. The permanent wetland crossing will be constructed in July or August. There will be no excavation for the temporary crossing. The Commission asked that bonds be submitted for the permanent wetland crossing and the replication prior to any work being done. The Commission added the word “permanently” to Page 3 #3. A MOTION was made by Brown to issue a Negative Determination of Applicability with the conditions that bonds be submitted for the replication and the permanent wetland crossing (100% of crossing needs to be bonded) before the start of work; any bales to be replaced with straw and not hay; and the permanent crossing must be done this summer in late July to August, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

MEETING MINUTES OF 3/17/08
After review, a MOTION was made by Van Roo to approve the Meeting Minutes of Monday, March 17, 2008, as amended, seconded by Mosczynski. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

7:30 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: MOBIL PIPE
LINE COMPANY (NOI)
Ridge Trail/Northwest Main Street
The Commission received an e-mail from Jeff O’Donnell requesting a continuance because they are working with the Board of Selectmen to operate the facility within the Northwest Main Street Right-of-Way. A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, May 19, 2008, at 7:45pm, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

SIGNED:
1. Order of Conditions: Michelle Laliberty, 36 Riedell Road
2. Extension Permit for Order of Conditions: Douglas Properties, LLC, 48 Glen Street
3. Extension Permit for Order of Conditions: Sean Connor dba J.S.B. New Homes, 189 Maple Street (Lot #4R)
4. Extension Permit for Order of Conditions: Sean Connor dba J.S.B. New Homes, 187 Maple Street (Lot #3R)
5. Extension Permit for Order of Conditions: Reservoir Properties Realty Corporation, Manchaug Street, Lot #10
6. Extension Permit for Order of Conditions: Daniel Heney dba Danlyn Realty, LLC, Riedell Road, Lot #2
7. Extension Permit for Order of Conditions: Nature View, LLC, Crescent Lane & South Street
8. Extension Permit for Order of Conditions: Jesse & Deborah Speckhard, 93 Chestnut Street
9. Voucher

7:50 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: GUARANTEED BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS (NOI)
37 Glen Street, Lot #1B
Present on behalf of the Applicant was William Pybas, employee. The Commission received a revised septic system plan from the Board of Health. Retesting was done to determine ground water level. Hay bales to be placed and the elevations are above 10-foot high water mark. Zisk said that the discrepancies regarding the water mark have been resolved. A MOTION was made by Brown to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Dudley. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

8:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: GUARANTEED BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS (NOI)
37 Glen Street, Lot #2B
Present on behalf of the Applicant was William Pybas, employee. The Commission received a revised septic system plan from the Board of Health. Additional ground water testing to be done after they remove a certain amount of earth. Yacino asked why the tests aren’t taken after the earth has been removed. Zisk said that the Planning Board wants GBI to retest 10-feet above the ground water. A MOTION was made by Brown to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Mosczynski. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

Mr. Pybas brought to the Commission’s attention that GBI has property located at the corner of Monroe Street and Davis Street and is seeking to construct a building that is 140-feet by 120-feet and contain a second floor. Parking would be located mostly in the back of the property. GBI will be filing the necessary paperwork soon.

8:15 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: ED’S CONSTRUCTION, INC. (NOI)
88 West Street
The Commission received a letter from Erin Gallogly of Mar N. Nuberg Associates dated 4/7/08 requesting a continuance of this Hearing to finalize plans and drainage calculations. A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, May 19, 2008, at 7:30pm, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

8:30 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. Mosczynski recused himself because he is an abutter. Keegan wants to know if she could lay crushed stone 1-1 ½-inches thick on the septic tanks instead of loam and seed. The Commission had no issue with this request. A MOTION was made by Yacino to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

DISCUSSION
1. Road Salt. Yacino would like to discuss road salt that gets into wetland areas at a future meeting. Yacino and Zisk will go around town to target areas of concern. This will be on the agenda for discussion at the Tuesday, May 6, 2008 meeting.

8:45 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: MARGARET BANAGHAN c/o MICHAEL McCAFFREY, ESQ. (NOI)
125 Walnut Street
Present on behalf of the Applicant was Karen Keegan of Andrews Survey. Also present representing an abutter, the Blackstone Valley Beagle Club, were Timothy Lapan and John Zifcak. The Commission asked BSC Group to go and review this site. The Commission then received a letter from BSC Group stating that there were numerous incorrect flags and because the cost agreed upon exceeded the Commission’s scope of work it needed to come back for Commission approval. Zisk said that BSC Group did a partial review and that all the flags have issues in the areas critical to the crossing but they did not do the entire site. The Commission decided that they wanted BSC Group to continue with flag approval for the entire project. Zisk asked Keegan to keep the dotted line area and approved delineation area and the approximate wetland line. The Commission will have BSC Group go to the site again and do a final review.
A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Hearing on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at 8:30pm, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

9:00 PM EXECUTIVE SESSION: To discuss strategy with respect to Litigation
At 9:00pm, a MOTION was made by Brown to go into Executive Session to discuss strategy with respect to Litigation and allow Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent), William Cundiff (Town Engineer) and Maria Chesley (Administrative Secretary) to remain, seconded by Mosczynski.

ROLL CALL
Linda Brown – Aye
Leon Mosczynski - Aye
Ralph Dudley – Aye
David Windoloski – Aye
Brandi Van Roo – Aye
Michael Yacino –Aye
Marylynne Dube – Aye

A MOTION was made by Yacino to rise from Executive Session and return to the meeting, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS. No action items were voted on in that session.

ADJOURNMENT
At 9:37pm, a MOTION was made by Yacino to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

Respectfully submitted,
Community Development Dept.


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