4/23/2008 - Meeting Minutes

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4/23/2008 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Fri May 30, 2008 9:17 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, David Windoloski and Maria Chesley (Administrative Secretary). Absent was Angela Saunders (Associate Member).

CONSERVATION COMMISSION BUSINESS
1. FYI: Highway Paving Schedule
2. FREE Workshop Series 6/12/08 from 6:30pm-8:30pm – “Protecting Special Places”
3. FY2009 DCS (Division of Conservation Services) Annual Grant Round. Yacino and Van Roo to look into this.
4. FY09 Appointments. A MOTION was made by Yacino to recommend to the Selectmen that they reappoint Leon Mosczynski and Ralph Dudley each for a three year term, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS. Chesley will send a memo to the Board of Selectmen.
5. Site Walk on 4/29/08 at 5:15pm. 139 Martin Road.
6. David Raia, 76 Old Farm Road. Mr. Raia present to ask permission to place a drain within the 100-foot wetland boundary to draw off water and divert standing water to a street catch basin and excavate a 20-foot by 30-foot area around drain to provide controlled drainage. After discussion, the Commission told Mr. Raia that he would have to file a Request for Determination.

SIGNED:
1. Voucher
2. Certificate of Compliance: Shawn Kasper, 42 Conservation Drive (As-built submitted for longer deck). A MOTION was made by Yacino to approve the as-built plan and issue a Certificate of Compliance, seconded by Brown. VOTE: YES-5, ABSTAINED-2. VOTE PASSED.
3. Negative Determination of Applicability: Orbison Corp, 6 Wildflower Drive. After discussion regarding the wording on Page 3, Negative Determination - #3, a MOTION was made by Brown to insert “but will not permanently alter an area subject to protection under the Act”, seconded by Yacino. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
4. Extension Permit for Order of Conditions: Cynthia Morin, 350 Southwest Main Street. A MOTION was made by Yacino to approve the Extension Permit to July 1, 2008, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
5. Extension Permit for Order of Conditions: Paul & Mary Parenteau, 65 Linden Street. ON HOLD FOR A SITE WALK.
6. Extension Permit for Order of Conditions: Neal & Christine Taylor, 140 Southeast Main Street. ON HOLD FOR A SITE WALK.
7. Extension Permit for Order of Conditions: David L’Heureux, 144 Southeast Main Street. ON HOLD FOR A SITE WALK.
8. Extension Permit for Order of Conditions: Pyne Sand & Stone Company, Lackey Dam Road. ON HOLD FOR A SITE WALK.

A MOTION was made by Yacino that the Commission is in agreement that (5-8), the above four (4) Applicant requests for extensions were filed in a timely manner and the Commission will go out to look at the sites and issue their determination, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

7:30 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: LOUIS TUSINO (NOI)
103 Shore Road
Present on behalf of the Applicant was William Pybas, employee. Also present was abutter Cary VandenAkker, representing the Department of Conservation and Recreation, which owns the property, Wallum Lake State Park. The Board of Health approved the septic system. Pybas submitted a revised plan showing that the well, which had originally been located near the lake, was moved to the front of the house. Yacino asked Pybas to stake the area and said that moving the well was a good idea. Cundiff agreed and said that it is now 100-feet away from the adjacent well. The Commission scheduled a site walk on 4/29/08 @ 5:45pm. A MOTION was made by Brown to continue the Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at 8:00pm, seconded by Dudley. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

7:55 PM PUBLIC HEARING: SHAWN KASPER (NOI)
42 Conservation Drive
Present was Applicant Shawn Kasper. Kasper is requesting permission to install an in-ground swimming pool. The plan shows the pool being 10-feet from the deck and 17-feet from the wetland. The Commission wants Kasper to move the pool and any disturbances out of the 25-foot zone (further away from the wetland). Kasper will have the plan revised to have the pool 3-feet closer to the deck and 4-feet closer to the left and he said he would stake the area for the Commission to do a site walk. A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at 8:15pm, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

8:15 PM DISCUSSION: Blackstone River Watershed Association Outreach Initiatives 2008 – Mumford River
Present to do a presentation was Michelle Walsh, BRWA Environmental Outreach Coordinator. Walsh said that the BRWA Program wants to improve and restore the waters and habitats of the Mumford River, West River and the Mill River. The program is to raise awareness and advocacy of these rivers throughout the communities in the Valley by using educational materials and stream survey information. The goal is to provide each community with the resources to become advocates for their riverways and to view them as important environmental and recreational assets. The presentation included water quality monitoring data collected over the past five years; stormwater runoff solutions; and information regarding river friendly practices.

8:40 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: MARGARET BANAGHAN c/o MICHAEL McCAFFREY, ESQ. (NOI)
125 Walnut Street
Chesley received an e-mail from Karen Keegan of Andrews Survey, on behalf of the Applicant, requesting a continuance of this Hearing in order to review BSC Group’s revised report dated 4/23/08 and to revise the plan accordingly. A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at 7:45pm, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

ADJOURNMENT
At 8:45pm, 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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