9/3/2013 - Meeting Minutes

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9/3/2013 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:24 am

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

ATTENDANCE
Present: Linda Brown (Chairman), Tracy Sharkey (Vice Chairman), Brandi Van Roo, Michael Greco, Stephen Zisk (Conservation Agent) and Maria Lajoie (Administrative Secretary).

Discussion:
1. James & Jean Verdon, 38 Martin Road. Present was the Verdon’s daughter June and her husband Bill Laprade. The Verdon’s are requesting a Certificate of Compliance because they are selling their home. The Commission did a site walk and found that the landscaping was not done according to the approved plan which showed the limit of clearing. Mrs. Laprade said that the builder built the house according to the specifications and Ms. Van Roo said that the Commission is talking about the land clearing, which was more than what is shown on the plan. Mrs. Laprade said that it has been like this for 13 years. Ms. Brown said the landscaping was not done according to the plan.
The Commission discussed options: 1) rip up lawn and spread conservation seed mix; 2) place rocks where the line should have been, which would be inexpensive and easy; 3) place a line of bushes 7-feet from the front of the house and 100 to 150-feet long beginning at the corner. Mrs. Laprade said she would bring in a planting plan. Ms. Brown said that the Commission feels that the landscaping should be done according to the original plan. Ms. Van Roo made another suggestion that a sign be placed that states “Do not mow beyond this point” or another option would be to install a post and rail fence (split timber). The Laprade’s said that they would install a fence and will contact the office when the work is done.

7:30 PM (AMENDED NOI: DEP #143-0854) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED – 12 Meetinghouse Lane, Lot #27 / KTKM REALTY TRUST
Present on behalf of the Applicant was Robert Poxon of Guerriere & Halnon. A revised plan was submitted showing a change in the wetland line and there is no work within the 50-foot buffer zone. Also shown is a plantings plan. A Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions with the condition that “Trees or shrubs need to be planted along the limit of disturbance line in order to designate the edge of clearing. The plantings shall be done no later than when the landscaping for the single family dwelling is completed”, seconded by Ms. Sharkey. Vote: Unanimous.

7:35 PM (NOI: DEP #143-0861) PUBLIC HEARING – 15 Cross Street / GUARANTEED BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS
Ms. Sharkey recused herself from this hearing. Present on behalf of the Applicant was William Pybas of Guaranteed Builders & Developers. The proposed work consists of the installation of an above ground swimming pool and construction of a two-car garage within existing lawn with associated site work. Mr. Pybas said the pool is within the 50-foot buffer zone which is a flat area and sand will be placed under the pool. A Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Mr. Greco. Vote: Unanimous.

7:40 PM (RDA) PUBLIC MEETING – South Street, Davis Street, Northeast Main Street, West Street, Riedell Road & Martin Road / HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Present on behalf of the Applicant was William Cundiff, Town Engineer. The proposed work consists of the following streets: South Street (Pole #1-#60), Martin Road Park parking area and access drive, Davis Street, Northeast Main Street, West Street, Riedell Road and 91 Martin Road (Map 190, Parcel 22). Mr. Cundiff said paving will be done on South Street from Pole #1-Pole #60 where there are two perennial streams. The Highway Department will be milling the pavement and re-pave. The cold plane tailings will be set in the Martin Road Park parking lot but will not be expanding the road. Mr. Zisk said that this is usually a two day job. Mr. Cundiff said that crack sealing will be done on Davis Street, Northeast Main Street, West Street and Riedell Road. Grading will be done at 91 Martin Road (Map 190, Parcel 22) for sight line distance for cars exiting Martin Road Park. Mr. Cundiff said that Joel Smith gave his permission to take down the slope at 91 Martin Road and keeping the slope 20-feet in. Mr. Cundiff said that John Furno, Highway Superintendent will contact Mr. Zisk to let him know when the project will begin on South Street and what erosion controls will to be used. There was much discussion about erosion controls being used for the Martin Road project. The Commission agreed on loam and hydro-seed using a native mix seed with mulch in the mix until 10/31/13. After 10/31/13, loam and hydro-seed with straw mulch spread. A Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to close the Public Meeting and issue a Negative Determination of Applicability with the above stated conditions, seconded by Ms. Sharkey. Vote: Unanimous.

Discussion:
1. Hemlock Street Bridge Project. Mr. Cundiff informed the Commission that this project will begin next fall of 2014.
2. Certificate of Compliance: Brad Maltz, 44 Linden Street. Mr. Maltz present. He said that he has the final as-built plan and will e-mail it to Mr. Zisk. A Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to grant a Certificate of Compliance for 44 Linden Street, seconded by Ms. Sharkey. Vote: Unanimous.
3. Certificate of Compliance: Brad Maltz, Linden Street, Lot #3R. A Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to grant a Certificate of Compliance for Lot #3R, Linden Street, seconded by Ms. Sharkey. Vote: Unanimous.
4. Certificate of Compliance: Brad Maltz, Linden Street, Lot #1R (Shared Driveway). On hold for an as-built plan.
5. FYI. Planning Board Public Hearings on 9/24/13. Zone change on West Street, Site Plan Review on Northeast Main Street and an Accessory Apartment Special Permit on Chestnut Street. The Commission had no comments.

Signed:
Order of Conditions: Robert Josey, 9 Cook Street; KTKM Realty Trust, 8 Meetinghouse Lane; Guaranteed Builders, 15 Cross Street.
Negative Determination of Applicability: Douglas Highway Department
Certificates of Compliance: Brad Maltz, 44 & 3R Linden Street

ADJOURNMENT
At 8:35pm, a Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ms. Sharkey. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Maria D. Lajoie
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