3/15/2010 - Meeting Minutes

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3/15/2010 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:33 pm

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

Acting Chairman Michael Yacino, Leon Mosczynski, Linda Brown, Ralph Dudley, Brandi Van Roo, David Windoloski, Kelley Donley (Associate Member), Tracy Sharkey (Associate Member), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent), William Cundiff (Town Engineer - arriving at 8:05pm) and Maria Chesley (Administrative Secretary). Chairwoman Marylynne Dube absent.

1. School Bus Parking Area, Davis Street. Zisk informed the Commission that erosion controls are in place and the water that is flowing is clearer and the hay bales are keeping the sediment back. Zisk said that he would go to the site again tomorrow and he would ask the Highway Department to move the remaining sediment and stake the hay bales. Cundiff is working with Highway Superintendent John Furno to find alternative areas in town for the busses to park. Cundiff said that the Town may loam and seed the Davis Street property or they may decide to establish a parking area and pave for the busses but it is too wet to do any work at this site right now. Cundiff will have an answer for the Commission within the next couple of months.
2. Meeting Minutes of 3/1/10. After review, a Motion was made by Van Roo to approve the Meeting Minutes of Monday, March 1, 2010, as amended, seconded by Windoloski. Vote: Yes-5, Abstained-1. Vote passed.
3. Conservation Land – Boundary Markers. Mosczynski suggested that the Commission hold a contest involving the high school students as to who can create the best logo for boundary markers at the conservation land properties. Donley said that she would provide Zisk with information about holding the contest.
4. Site Walks – 3/20/2010 @ 1:00pm. The Commission scheduled site walks beginning at 187 Maple Street, 21 Richie Road, 88 West Street, 78 Cottage Colony and 78 Ledgestone Road.
5. Wetland Protection Fund. Yacino said that the Town is looking for an additional $10,000 from the Wetland Fund. He spoke to Chairwoman Dube and she suggested that the Commission form a sub-committee to look into the account activity for the Wetland Protection Fund and the Conservation Fund and formulate a plan for future use of this money. Dube asked that Linda Brown chair this sub-committee and have Brandi Van Roo and Kelley Donley as members. The Commission agreed. Yacino to send the Selectmen a letter informing them of the sub-committee.
6. Signed Voucher. (Telegram & Gazette – Stormwater Bylaw).
7. Coopertown Realty Trust, 34 Davis Street. Received a copy of a letter from Michael Weaver of Guerriere & Halnon dated 3/1/10 to Joseph Bellino of DEP stating that Pyne Sand & Stone has assumed responsibility for the project and are requesting an extension of the deadline of 3/8/10. Bellino e-mailed his reply to Weaver on 3/2/10 granting an extension until 4/8/10. Weaver then forwarded it to Zisk for the Commission.

Present were Applicants Justin & Rhonda Lapham. The Applicants are requesting permission to construct a single room addition on the left side of the existing single family dwelling. All disturbances are contained within the existing landscaping yard area. No clearing of brush or trees are required for the construction of the proposed addition. Cundiff asked what the elevation was from the house to the wetland and Lapham said 10-feet. Much discussion about the plan submitted. Van Roo asked Lapham to show the contours on the plan and also the closest distance to the wetland area. The Commission asked that he stake the corners and the 50-foot buffer zone for when they do a site walk. Lapham asked the Commission to do a site walk in a couple of weeks so that he can have his plan revised and the Commission said that they would schedule a site walk at their next meeting on April 5, 2010. A Motion was made by Van Roo to continue the Public Meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 7:30pm, seconded by Brown. Vote was unanimous.

7:45 PM (RDA) PUBLIC MEETING - 75 Ledgestone Road / BURGESS, ELLIS
Present were Applicants Ellis & Laura Burgess. The scope of work consists of the construction of a proposed house addition and deck while using proper erosion control barriers (straw bales). The proposed addition/deck is 70.5-feet from Manchaug Pond. No fill will be removed from the property. Burgess said that he received Board of Health approval. The Commission will do a site walk on 3/20/10. A Motion was made by Brown to continue the Public Meeting on Monday, April 5, 2010 at 8:15pm, seconded by Windoloski. Vote was unanimous.

Present was Applicant Justine Aslanian-Shea and her representative William Drexel of Northwest Engineering Services. The scope of work consists of the construction of a single family dwelling with driveway, private well, septic system and earth cuts and fills. The well has already been installed. Aslanian-Shea said that she never had water issues (a stream) going through both sides of her property until her neighbors above her diverted the flow of the water from the stream and she also said the water always ran along the side of her property and now it runs through her property. The Commission scheduled a site walk on 3/20/10. A Motion was made by Brown to continue the Public Meeting on Monday, April 5, 2010 at 8:30pm, seconded by Van Roo. Vote was unanimous.

At 8:30pm, a Motion was made by Brown to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Van Roo. Vote was unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Maria Chesley
Administrative Secretary
Community Development Dept.
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