12/14/10 Planning Board Meeting Minutes

12/14/10 Planning Board Meeting Minutes

Postby Lisa Lannon » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:42 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010


A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, December 14, 2010. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:03 PM and announced that the meeting is being recorded and will be available on cable and on the website.

ATTENDANCE
PRESENT: Ernest Marks (Chairman), Eben Chesebrough, Derek Brown, Robert Werme, Jr., Tracy Sharkey (arrived at 7:10 PM), Michael Zwicker, Michael Greco (Associate Member), Maureen Gallant (Associate Member), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent).
ABSENT: Mark Mungeam, William Cundiff (Town Engineer).

7:03 PM ANR PLAN: DEER CROSSING DEVELOPMENT, LLC WOODLAND ROAD
The ANR Plan for the Deer Crossing Development was tabled until later in the meeting.

7:04 PM ANR PLAN: JARED P. OUILLETTE 217 & 223 SOUTH STREET
Mr. Michael Yerka was present to discuss the ANR Plan for Jared Ouillette and the properties of 217 and 223 South Street. He reviewed a problem with the original survey of the boundaries with the two properties and discussed a solution which both properties have indicated an agreement to. Much discussion held. Mr. Yerka discussed the process taken in coming to a resolution. He also noted a request to waive the fees.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion that the Board endorses the ANR Plan for Jared Ouillette and Walter E. Howard, Jr. for the properties located on 217 and 223 South Street, Douglas, provided that the proper fee is paid. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Yes – 4, Abstained – 2. Motion carries.

7:45 PM ANR PLAN: DEER CROSSING DEVELOPMENT, LLC WOODLAND ROAD
Mr. John Nealand was present to discuss the ANR Plan for Deer Crossing Development, LLC on Woodland Road involving 6 lots. He noted this represents a change in the original plan for these lots due to the need for adjusting the lines for the accommodation of the septic designs. In addition, he is requesting the release of lot 55A. Some discussion held. Mr. Zisk discussed the need for future bonding. Mr. Nealand read a letter submitted to the Board regarding an agreement to provide a new covenant for lots 56A, 57A, 58A, 33B and 39A on or before December 22, 2010 and requesting that the Board sign a release to the lot 55A and that the release be held until the covenant is provided. Some discussion held.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to endorse the ANR Plan for Deer Crossing Development, LLC for the lots on Woodland Road identified as 55A, 56A, 57A, 58A, 33B and 39A. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion that the Board vote to release restrictions on lot 55A as shown on plan entitled Deer Crossing plan of land in Douglas MA owned by Deer Crossing Development LLC revised plan dated December 1, 2010 provided that said release be held by the Town until such time as a new covenant be received for lots 56A, 57A, 58A, 33B and 39A. Motion seconded by Mr. Zwicker. Discussion held. Mr. Zwicker retracted his second. Mr. Chesebrough amended his motion to change the date in the plan for the release of the restrictions and the proviso for the covenants for the remaining 5 lots; the revision is from December 1, 2010 to December 7, 2010. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

8:17 PM PUBLIC HEARING: # SPR 10.0614-01 MATTHEW & FINISIA MABEE APPLICATION FOR AN ACCESSORY APARTMENT SPECIAL PERMIT 95 WEST STREET
Mr. Marks opened the Public Hearing #SPR 10.0614-01 an application for an Accessory Apartment Special Permit 94 West Street. Mr. Matthew MaBee discussed the application. He noted that this is an application for the alternative standard 2B. Some discussion held. Mr. Zisk reviewed the floor plan and advised that a waiver be requested for the square footage. Discussion held regarding the need for evidence of low to median income.
Mr. Marks asked Mr. Greco to be a voting member if it is needed on this due to Mr. Mungeam’s absence.
Some discussion held regarding the reference to the 15-year timeline. Mr. Alan Boucher, Johnson Court questioned how many people could live in the unit. It was noted that the permit is for one person. Mr. Zisk explained that the permit is to be renewed every three years and the applicant must certify that the parameters of the original permit have not changed. Mr. Boucher also noted concerns regarding the septic system. It was indicated that the Board of Health would make the determination. However, it was noted that the system is a 4-bedroom design with only three bedrooms in the house at this time.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion that the Board grant the Special Permit for an Accessory Apartment located at 95 West Street by Matthew and Finisia MaBee provided that documentation be provided to the Board indicating that the subject renting the accessory apartment shall qualify as low or moderate income according to the applicable guidelines in the Commonwealth Department of Housing and Community Development. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

8:35 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: #SPR 10.0614-01 AMERICAN PRO WIND SITE PLAN REIVEW
A letter was read from Mr. Jané requesting to continue the Site Plan Review Hearing until January 11, 2011. Mr. Zisk noted Mr. Cundiff’s November 15, 2010 memo to Mr. Jané regarding the 53E ½ account being overdrawn by $1,398.84. He advised that there has been no response regarding this memo. Some discussion held. It was noted that the issue regarding the setbacks, which a different board is addressing, has not been resolved.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to continue the Public Hearing to January 11, 2011 at 7:45 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.


8:45 PM PLANNING BOARD MEETINGS HELD IN THE RESOURCE ROOM FOR 2011
Mr. Zisk inquired if the Board were interested in scheduling the meetings in the Resource Room. It was the consensus of the Board that the meetings remain in the Community Development Room unless a large audience is anticipated at which time it could be scheduled in the Resource Room.

8:48 PM GREEN COMMUNITIES ACT – BY RIGHT ZONING FOR SOLAR ARRAYS
Mr. Zisk noted the Building Facilities Construction Committee is exploring opportunities with the Green Communities Act. One of the criteria for the Green Communities Program is to provide for the as-of-right siting of renewable or alternative energy generating facilities. A model As – of – Right Zoning Bylaw was included in the packet for the Board’s review and discussion at a future meeting.

8:52 PM 2011 MEETING SCHEDULE
The 2011 Meeting Schedule was reviewed and discussed. It was agreed to eliminate the November 22 and December 27 meetings and to review the summer schedule later in the year.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to adopt the 2011 Meeting Schedule as amended. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

8:57 PM MEETING MINUTES OF 11/9
The minutes of November 9, 2010 were reviewed. Mr. Brown made a motion to accept the November 9, 2010 meeting minutes as presented. Vote unanimous.

8:59 PM ANONYMOUS LETTERS
Discussion was held regarding anonymous letters and whether they should be posted on the web site. Mr. Zisk will check with Mr. Guzinski to find out if there is a Town policy regarding this.

9:03 PM SIGN/CORRESPONDENCE
Mr. Marks noted a memo regarding dates of a Storm Water Program.
The Accessory Apartment Special Permit for 112 Maple Street was signed. The Earth Removal Special Permit: Devries Corp. Lackey Dam Road (Area E) was signed.

9:08 PM ADJOURNMENT
Mr. Brown made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:08 PM. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


Lisa Lannon
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