9/2/2008 - Meeting Minutes

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9/2/2008 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:42 pm

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

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

CONSERVATION COMMISSION DISCUSSION
1. Request for a Certificate of Compliances. Fidelity Financial, Inc., 55 Southeast Main Street & a Partial Certificate of Compliance for “Shady Knoll Estates II’ Subdivision. The Commission signed both Certificates of Compliance.
2. Christopher Podles, Northwest Main Street: Request to expand work in buffer zone. Cundiff passed out a new plan for work that the Town of Douglas is doing to move a drainage swale. Erosion has occurred beyond the original scope of reconstruction work in the original swale. A change of material in the bottom of the rain garden is also proposed. A MOTION was made by Brown to consider this a minor change and allow the work as proposed, seconded by Yacino.
YES- 6, ABSTAINED-1. VOTE PASSED.
3. Discussed the conservation land on Southeast Main Street (former French property). Mr. French said that he would bush whack the open field for $500. The Commission will assess the work to be done first. Zisk will go to the site with Yacino, Mosczynski and Van Roo at 1:00pm on Thursday. Kevin Bliss offered to look at the field and may mow it for the Commission. Zisk will call him tomorrow.
4. Sutton Conservation Commission Meeting: Wednesday, September
3, 2008 @ 7:00pm: NOI for the Operations and Maintenance Plan for
Manchaug Reservoir in Sutton, MA

7:30 PM PUBLIC HEARING: KEVIN BLISS (NOI)
24 Perry Street, Lot #1
Present on behalf of the Applicant was Karen Keegan of Andrews Survey. The septic system is 83-feet away from the wetland. The Applicant received Board of Health approval. The Commission asked that the plan be titled Conservation Plan and straw bale notes and slurry pit notes need to be amended. A revised Notice of Intent submitted is to include flood plain. The Commission scheduled a site walk for Thursday, September 4, 2008, at 2:00pm. A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, September 15, 2008, at 8:15pm, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.



7:45 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: STEVEN BAGDIS (NOI)
90 Peters Cove Road
Present on behalf of the Applicant was Robert Murphy of Murphy & Associates. Final revised plan submitted addressing the deck and grading. The deck will be on sonar tubes. The commission stated that there will be a special condition that “the tree can be cut and shall be ground but not stumped”. A MOTION was made by Yacino to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Brown. VOTE: YES-4, ABSTAINED-3. VOTE PASSED.

8:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: NATHANIEL SMITH (NOI)
75 Northwest Main Street
Present on behalf of the Applicant was Seth Lajoie of Seth Lajoie & Associates. A revised plan was submitted for the entire wetland in the back and proposed gravel driveway. The Commission wants the straw bales to be moved back at the closest point of the wetland and driveway to 10-feet from the wetland. Lajoie will get the Executer of the Estate to sign the Notice of Intent and provide the legal documentation for the next meeting. The Commission will do a site walk on Thursday, September 4, 2008, at 2:30pm. A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, September 15, 2008, at 8:30pm, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

8:15 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: MARGARET BANAGHAN (NOI)
Walnut Street, Lot #2
Present on behalf of the Applicant was Karen Keegan of Andrews Survey. Keegan submitted a revised plan showing the foundation drain and asphalt driveway. The Commission will add a special condition that a slurry pit be added to the plan. A MOTION was made by Yacino to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Mosczynski. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

MEETING MINUTES OF 8/4/08
After discussion, a MOTION was made by Brown to approve the Meeting Minutes of Monday, August 4, 2008, as amended, seconded by Yacino. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

SIGN-DISCUSSION:
1. Request for Extension for Order of Conditions (One Year 9/19/09): Framingham Co-operative Bank, “Whitin Reservoir Estates”, located off Northwest Main Street. A MOTION was made by Yacino to extend this Order of Conditions for one year and asked Zisk to contact the bank about the erosion issues, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
2. Certificate of Compliance: Michael Fresh, 9 Newport Drive. A MOTION was made by Brown to issue this Certificate of Compliance, seconded by Mosczynski. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
3. North Brown, LLC: Conservation Restrictive Covenant. Cundiff said that special counsel for ZBA for this project, Jay Talerman, is reviewing this document. The Commission asked that Cundiff contact Talerman to be present at the next meeting with North Brown to discuss this restriction.

8:45 PM PUBLIC MEETING: RICHARD HANSON (RDA)
113 Ledgestone Road
Present was Applicant Richard Hanson. The scope of work requests permission to remove four (4) large trees: two (2) oak trees and two (2) pine trees. Stumps to be ground and not stumped and this work will be done in the winter. Van Roo feels that if the two pine trees that are located over the water line for habitat shading were omitted from the RDA, she would vote to issue a Negative Determination of Applicability, however, if the pine trees are left in the RDA, she would vote to issue a Positive Determination of Applicability. Hanson asked if he could trim the pine trees on the land side and Zisk said that he would provide Hanson with the vista pruning regulations. The Commission asked Hanson to submit a revised RDA excluding the two water side pine trees and only file for the two oak trees and one maple tree. A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Meeting on Monday, September 15, 2008, at 7:31pm, seconded by Mosczynski. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

ADJOURNMENT
At 8:55pm, a MOTION was made by Yacino to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Van Roo. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

Respectfully submitted,
Conservation Commission Member


Linda M. Brown


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