January 9, 2019 ZBA meeting

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January 9, 2019 ZBA meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:12 pm


A meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) was held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Mr. Heney called the meeting to order at 7:15 PM in the Community Meeting Room.

PRESENT: Daniel Heney (Chairman), John Bombara, Pamela Holmes (Vice Chairman), Michael Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Holland (Alternate), Sean Holland, Louis Tusino (Alternate)
NON-VOTING: William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Maria Lajoie (Administrative Assistant), Jay Talerman (Town Counsel)

7:15 PM CASE #2019-01 PUBLIC HEARING: DAN DUDLEY, 160 Wallis Street.
Mr. Heney opened the public hearing. Atty. Henry Lane asked for a continuance.
Mr. Holland made a motion to continue the public hearing for Case 2019-01 Dan Dudley, 160 Wallis Street to February 13, 2019 at 7:15 PM. Mr. Bombara seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.
The ZBA was given a 30-day extension for the decision date.

Tim Barlow joined the meeting to give a monthly update. He stated that in December, 2018 they had 25 showings of affordable units. Of those 25, one party met the preliminary guidelines. There are three parties in the process of being approved with the lottery agent. One affordable unit is closing in two weeks and there is one affordable unit that is currently occupied.
The phase II roadway is under construction. Is is ready for gravel and pavement as soon as weather allows, with the exception of a few minor crossings for National Grid. The fire cistern will be delivered 2/7/19. It may take a week to get it in the ground and another week to get it hooked up. All 26 units in phase I are under construction; 15 are occupied. The project will have a total of 124 units.
Atty. Talerman stated that he and Mr. Cundiff worked on a written reflection of what the ZBA voted on in November changing the phasing of the affordable units and stating that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been ratified. Atty. Ed Taipale has been sent a copy, but has not yet responded.
Mr. Cundiff asked Mr. Barlow to provide a written summary to the ZBA in advance of meetings. Mr. Barlow agreed.
Mr. Cundiff presented a $114 invoice for RFQ advertising for building inspection services for the project. Under advice of counsel, this is not an allowable expenditure under 53g without written authorization from the applicant allowing them to draw from the account. Atty. Talerman suggested that the applicant write a check to pay for the invoice. Mr. Barlow agreed.

1. North Village Amended MOU. This item was passed over until the next meeting. See 7:18 PM discussion item.
2. 2018 Annual Report. The Board reviewed the report. The Board will add “ongoing review of comprehensive permit”.
3. MINUTES: September 12, October 10, & November 14, 2018
Ms. Holmes made a motion to approve the September 12, 2018 ZBA meeting minutes as amended. Mr. Holland seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.
Ms. Holmes made a motion to approve the October 10, 2018 ZBA meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Holland seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.
Ms. Holmes made a motion to approve the November 14, 2018 ZBA meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Fitzpatrick seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.

Mr. Heney presented a notice from the Ethics Commission regarding a restriction on gifts.

Mr. Holland made a motion to adjourn the ZBA meeting at 7:44 PM. Mr. Bombara seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
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