January 22, 2013 Planning Board Meeting

January 22, 2013 Planning Board Meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:36 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 6:59 PM and announced that the meeting is being recorded and will be available on cable and on the website.

ATTENDANCE
PRESENT: Ernest Marks (Chairman), Derek Brown, Eben Chesebrough, Michael Greco, Tracy Sharkey, Robert Werme, Jr., Michael Zwicker, William Cundiff (Town Engineer)
ABSENT:

7:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: GUARANTEED BUILDERS, INC. (SPR-121119) APPLICATION FOR A SITE PLAN REVIEW, 10 RIEDELL ROAD
Ms. Sharkey recused herself. Mr. Marks reopened the public hearing. Mr. Bill Pybas of Guaranteed Builders and Mr. Callahan of Hawk Consulting, Inc. joined the meeting. Mr. Pybas presented revised plans. Access off of Riedell was added and parking areas were moved to the other side of the building. He answered questions presented by Mr. Cundiff and they reached a consensus, except for the truck turning radius encroaching on the adjoining property. Mr. Pybas stated that the same owner owns both properties, so there would be no issue, unless the adjoining property was sold. A discussion was held.
Mr. Cundiff presented a couple of concerns from Mr. Al Thornton, 60 Main Street. Mr. Thornton asked for a screening fence along the entire length of the access drive and a condition that no vehicles would be using the ingress/egress easement. Town Counsel had requested that the applicant do a title search because there is a question of whether or not the ingress/egress is open to the public. A discussion was held. The board was in consensus to remove the screening fence condition and include the condition that the ingress/egress would not be used for the general operation of this facility.
The first waiver request, pertaining to parking, was withdrawn. The board granted waiver requests numbers 16, 17 & 18, pertaining to landscaping. Mr. Brown inquired as to the vehicle traffic and was satisfied with the answer that there would be no increase in traffic. A discussion continued regarding vehicle traffic, hours of operation and dust during construction. Mr. Chesebrough asked to add a condition for dust control during construction.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to close the Public Hearing for a Site Plan Review for Riedell Brook Development Corporation for a proposed dry storage building off of Riedell Road. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to grant the three waiver requests, 16, 17, & 18. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the Site Plan Review for 10 Riedell Road, Riedell Brook Development Corporation, for a dry storage building with conditions as agreed to at this public hearing. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

7:32 PM ANR PLAN: WEBSTER VENTURES, LLC (2013-02) 156 MAPLE & MONROE STREET
Ms. Sharkey rejoined the meeting. Mike Yerka of Yerka Engineering joined the meeting and presented the plan, which is also a lot frontage exemption plan. Mr. Cundiff said the plan is good with the exception that on lot 3, which is the lot frontage plan, the zone change boundary line clips the back edge of that lot so that it is not entirely in residential. Town Counsel said the condition prevails. Mr. Yerka will reconfigure the lot shapes so that none lie in an industrial zone.
Mr. Cundiff mentioned that lots 7 & 8 might be interpreted to have issues with accessibility. A discussion was held.
Mr. Yerka will withdraw this plan and submit a revised plan at a later date. The fee has been paid, therefore the fee will be waived for the resubmittal.

7:43 PM DECISION: NEXTSUN ENERGY DOUGLAS, LLC (SPR-121120), APPLICATION FOR A SITE PLAN REVIEW, 436-440 NORTHEAST MAIN STREET.
Mr. Steve O’Connell of Andrews Survey & Engineering, Inc., and representatives from NextSun joined the meeting. Mr. Cundiff reviewed comments submitted by Mr. Chesebrough, which he has incorporated into the application. Mr. Cundiff will also incorporate comments from the Fire Chief. Mr. Zwicker asked that “no commercial tags” be added on item #33. Mr. Chesebrough asked that #22 read as follows: “…the Bond shall be posted ‘by the Applicant’…”

7:58 PM DECISION: PYNE SAND & STONE COMPANY (ER-12.1204) APPLICATION FOR AN EARTH REMOVAL SPECIAL PERMIT (AREA “I”) LACKEY DAM ROAD
Mr. Cundiff stated that Mr. Pyne has reviewed the documents and his only comment pertained to letter “O”. Mr. Pyne asked that “O” be revised to allow him to submit an annual as-built plan at the end of the permit period, which is three years, rather than every year. The board agreed.

8:00 PM DECISION: FUNARI SITE DEVELOPMENT (MOD-120906) APPLICATION FOR A MODIFICATION OF A DEFINITIVE SUBDIVISION PLAN, “WHITIN RESERVOIR ESTATES”, LOCATED OFF DOUGLAS HILL WAY
Mr. Steve O’Connell of Andrews Survey & Engineering, Inc. and Lori Funari of Funari Site Development joined the meeting. Mr. Cundiff stated that they were originally granted an extension to the end of this month to make this decision. He has a draft. He does need more time. An extension was granted. The application was reviewed.
Mr. Zwicker asked for clarifications on which holidays they would be closed. A discussion was held.
Mr. O’Connell commented that monthly status and scheduling reports is a large financial commitment, especially the partial as-builts. He suggested submitting prior to milestones or “at the Planning Board’s” request. Mr. Cundiff suggested “…to the Planning Board, as requested until the project is completed.” A discussion was held. Mr. Cundiff will work with Mr. O’Connell and come up with language that they can both agree on.
Mr. O’Connell mentioned that there are no wetlands on any of the lots.
Mr. O’Connell stated that at one of the prior meetings, they talked about not having sidewalks installed prior to occupancy permits. They would provide compacted gravel as temporary walks. Ms. Sharkey recalled that it was decided to be ok. A discussion was held. Mr. O’Connell will discuss with Mr. Cundiff.
Mr. O’Connell asked to include a “Not a Through Way” sign.
Regarding #9 site distance, Mr. Cundiff will need to revisit this and develop it with Town Counsel.

8:00 PM DECISION: FUNARI SITE DEVELOPMENT (FD-120403) APPLICATION FOR A FLEXIBLE DEVELOPMENT SPECIAL PERMIT, “WHITIN RESERVOIR ESTATES”, LOCATED OFF DOUGLAS HILL WAY
Mr. Cundiff stated that the cash contribution section is not as straightforward as was originally thought. Mr. Cundiff is speaking with Town Counsel and the Town Accountant to see how to deal with the DOR requirements.
This Application and the Application for a Modification will be continued at February 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM.
The Board held a 5-minute recess.

DISCUSSION
1. CMRPC: Douglas Sign Bylaw Review & Recommendations. Mr. Richard Preston joined the meeting to answer questions on his recommendations and suggestions. He feels the bylaw as written is convoluted. He offered suggestions to make it user-friendly. He suggested forming a temporary study group to look at this bylaw and bring a draft to the Planning Board for their consideration. A discussion was held. It was decided that Mr. Cundiff, Mr. Preston, Ms. Sharkey, and Mr. Zwicker would serve on the study group, as well as a member of the Board of Selectmen, someone from community development and someone from the Highway Dept. The study group will meet January 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM at the Municipal Center.
Mr. Marks made a motion for this Board to create a Sign Bylaw Study Group, consisting of five members: two members from the Planning Board, one from the Community Development Dept., one from the community at large and one from the Highway Department. The purpose of this study group will be to develop a draft Sign Bylaw incorporating those recommendations from CMRPC, this Board and other relevant sources for presentation and review by this Board on February 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
2. Southern New England Trunkline Trail: It was the consensus of the Board that Mr. Cundiff will send a letter on behalf of the Planning Board in support of Southern New England Trunkline Trail.
3. 2012 Annual Report: The report was reviewed and corrections made. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to accept the 2012 Annual Report, as amended. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

SIGN
1. NextSun Energy Douglas, LLC (SPR-121120)
2. Pyne Sand & Stone Company (ER-12.1204)

9:37 PM ADJOURNMENT
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:37 PM. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
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