6/16/2008 - Meeting Minutes

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6/16/2008 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:16 am

The meeting was called to order at 7:34pm.

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

7:34 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 dated 6/16/08 requesting a continuance of this Hearing to August 18, 2008 because they are waiting for the Board of Health approval and addressing engineering comments by the Town Engineer. A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, August 18, 2008, at 8:00pm, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

DISCUSSION
1. Received a letter from the Board of Health dated 6/9/08 requesting the Commission write a letter endorsing a proposal regarding the expansion of the Transfer Station for additional recycling containers. No one from the Board of Health was present. A small portion of the area is within 200-feet from the riverfront near Riddlebrook. James Malley/Board of Health did a plan in 2007. The Commission will do a site walk when the property is staked. The Commission will write a letter to the Board of Health regarding the above and to also inform them that they must file a Request for Determination.
2. Received a letter from Patricia McNulty, 358 Southeast Main Street, dated 6/9/08, requesting a Certificate of Compliance. Brown recused herself because she is an abutter. The Commission will do a site walk on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at 9:00am. Chesley to call her and let her know.
3. Received a letter from Joyce Guiou, 65 Main Street, requesting a Certificate of Compliance. The Commission will do a site walk on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at 9:30am.
4. “Draft” copy of a form letter to notify owners that their Order of Conditions is about to expire. The Commission approved this letter that Chesley wrote.
5. Schedule site walk: James Fitzpatrick, II, 36 Davis Street. Mr. Fitzpatrick wants to construct a two-car garage. The Commission will do a site walk on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at 9:45am.
6. Schedule date to update the Town of Douglas Wetland Protection Regulations. The Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, August 4, 2008, at 7:00pm. Chesley will place the Legal Notice.

8:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: LOUIS TUSINO (NOI)
103 Shore Road
Present was William Pybas, employee of Guaranteed Builders. The Board of Health approved the septic system plan. The Commission received a letter from James Malley that was written to Kopelman & Paige and Malley is waiting for written confirmation. The house was moved forward. Currently there is a property dispute between Louis Tusino and Michael Nelson. A MOTION was made by Yacino to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Mosczynski. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

DISCUSSION
1. MACC. The Commission received a questionnaire from the Mass Association of Conservation Commissions wanting to know what the largest issue our Commission will face in the coming year. Members said people and/or companies taking water from ponds/lakes; and the reclassification of streams. Members are to e-mail Chesley if they can think of any other issues.
2. Manchaug Road Conservation Land. Yacino received a phone call from a resident asking if the Commission could have a path cut through this property and Yacino asked the members who would do this with a weed-whacker or a lawn mower. The Commission asked Zisk to call the Highway Superintendent and ask if they would do this work. The Commission also wants to send the Highway Superintendent a letter thanking the Highway Department for removing the brush from the Yew Street conservation land and for assisting them in the placement of a picnic table at the Manchaug Road conservation land.

8:15 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: KAREN SHERLOCK (NOI)
318 Northwest Main Street
Present were the Sherlock’s, owners, and their representative Chris King of Heritage Design Group. King submitted a revised plan. Yacino said that a site walk was done by the Commission and his concern is that the distance should not exceed the deck and to stay on the line of the deck. Dube agreed that the Applicant stay in the same footprint. Zisk said that the proposed deck is protruding and is closer to the resource area. King feels that this is not an adverse impact. King also said that no trees would be taken down but will move a maple tree that the owners planted four years ago. Brown asked King to submit an alternatives analysis and an adverse impact report. Zisk asked King what the distance was from the existing deck to the proposed deck and King said 6 ½ -feet. Zisk suggested moving the proposed deck towards the road to match the existing structure. Cundiff told King that he wants grading shown on the plan. King said that there will be a half basement that goes out to the lawn area and will expand the foundation by removing rock. Cundiff asked if the tie line was the actual property line and King said he didn’t think so it may be the mean high water line. Cundiff is concerned about the grading and asked King to think about the construction. Grading, rock is not to be stockpiled, rip rap for roof plan, foundation drains, water & septic system lines, exposed dirt and earth and add it all on the plan. King said that he would clarify these items on a revised plan. Cundiff asked King about the elevation of the garage slab. The driveway should not be pitched into existing garage. King said that he was not sure. The Commission asked Chesley to e-mail Van Roo, Dudley, Windoloski and Saunders to see if they had any concerns regarding the site. A MOTION was made by Brown to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, July 21, 2008, at 8:45pm, seconded by Mosczynski. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

MEETING MINUTES OF (4/7, 4/23 & 5/6 amended but not voted – on hold for next meeting)

MEETING MINUTES OF 5/19/08
After review, a MOTION was made by Yacino to approve the Meeting Minutes of Monday, May 19, 2008, as written, seconded by Dube. VOTE: YES-3, ABSTAINED-1. VOTE PASSED.

MEETING MINUTES OF 6/2
After review, a MOTION was made by Brown to approve the Meeting Minutes of Monday, June 2, 2008, as amended, seconded by Yacino. VOTE: YES-3, ABSTAINED-1. VOTE PASSED.

ADJOURNMENT
At 9:00pm, a MOTION was made by Yacino to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

Respectfully submitted,
Community Development Dept.



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