February 10, 2015 Planning Board Meeting

February 10, 2015 Planning Board Meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:04 am

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:06 PM and announced that the meeting is being recorded and will be available on cable and on the website.

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

1. 7:06 PM PUBLIC HEARING: NEW ENGLAND REALTY VENTURES, LLC (SPR 141222), Application for Site Plan Review.
See agenda item #2.

2. 7:06 PM PUBLIC HEARING: NEW ENGLAND REALTY VENTURES, LLC (AQ 141222), Application for a Water Resource Protection Overlay District (WRPOD) aka Aquifer Protection Special Permit, 74 Main Street.
Mr. Marks opened the public hearings. Agenda items #1 and #2 were heard simultaneously. Mark Smith of Alfred Benesch & Co. joined the meeting to present the plan. The 5.35 acres are currently undeveloped. There are wetlands. They are looking to develop the west side. Two curve cuts are proposed. They did soil testing for septic and stormwater. They are proposing two stormwater retention basins. Mr. Smith feels their design meets all the Massachusetts stormwater requirements. The proposed building would be set back off the road. Their goal is to have plantings that match the Town requirements.
Mr. Smith has read through Mr. Cundiff’s comments, and he feels that all can be addressed. Mr. Smith presented the design for the building. The applicant is looking to have 1500 sq. ft. of leasable space. There will be retail space and a drive-through. The applicant still has to go before the ZBA and the Conservation Commission.
Mr. Cundiff received comments from a few Town departments asking if the applicant could improve the existing condition of the telephone pole in the middle of the road in the intersection of Main Street and Ridell Road. Mr. Cundiff will contact National Grid. Mr. Smith suggested improving the island with some signage. Mr. Cundiff suggested a t-intersection. Ms. Sharkey would like to see the pole moved.
Mr. Cundiff is not looking for a full-blown traffic assessment. His main concern regards cars traveling east in the morning and stopping on Rte. 16 to take a left into the site. He would like to know if that traffic would warrant widening Rte. 16 at that site. Mr. Cundiff’s understanding is that dump traffic does not queue on to Ridell Road. Mr. Zwicker would like a turning lane.
Mr. Smith stated that any signage would fit within the Town’s bylaw. “No Parking” signs along Main Street are on the plan. Mr. Cundiff suggested signs on both sides of the road. Mr. Zwicker suggested a cut-out like the one that exists on Rtes. 12 and 20.
Mr. Zwicker stated that the driveway opening is directly across from another opening. Mr. Cundiff feels that the intersections need to be aligned or offset at least 125 feet.
The Fire Chief had stated that if there is not going to be a fire suppression system in the building, they would need two fire hydrants with 300 feet spacing.
Mr. Smith presented the traffic flow on the site. The drive-through access is north to south.
Regarding the stormwater design for the outlet of Basin 1, Mr. Cundiff recommended having an outlet pipe in the middle of the pond so that any storage would occur in the pond instead of having an overflow spillway onto the road. Mr. Smith suggested a perforated standpipe, such as they designed in Bellingham.
Mr. Smith will show the snow storage areas on the plan.
Mr. Smith stated that the site is 15% impervious. Mr. Cundiff has not yet looked at the aquifer. Mr. Chesebrough questioned the type of basins planned in the stormwater plan. He would like to see mostly infiltration basins used. Mr. Smith stated that it is fast recharge. No additional stormwater runoff would leave the site. The basins are designed for a 100-year storm.
Maintenance of basins should be the responsibility of the owner. Mr. Chesebrough would like to see a schedule of maintenance presented to the Planning Board for approval. This schedule is part of the Conservation Commission review and has been submitted. Mr. Smith will send Mr. Cundiff an electronic copy for distribution.
A question arose regarding the monitoring wells for the old landfill. The Board of Health did not raise a concern. Periodic gas and water sampling may need to be done at those locations.
If the aquifer bylaw is triggered, the applicant will need to provide detail on uses of fertilizers and storage of hazardous materials. Mr. Smith stated that there will be no outside storage of hazardous materials.
Ray Whitehead, 68 Old Farm Road and 63 & 65 Main Street feels that the project is on the wrong side of the road for a drive-through and will create a traffic hazard.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to continue the public hearings, New England Realty Ventures, LLC (SPR 141222 & AQ 141222), Applications for Site Plan Review and an Aquifer Protection Special Permit, 74 Main Street to March 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

3. 7:56 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: DIANA DUBE (SR141112). Application for a Scenic Road Permit, 69 Oak Street.
Mr. Marks continued the public hearing. Mr. Cundiff received a call from George Hendricks today who asked to continue the public hearing to February 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM, as they are currently on vacation. The owner has paid the $50 fine.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to continue the public hearing, Diana Dube (SR141112), Application for a Scenic Road Permit, 69 Oak Street to February 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

4. 7:58 PM ANR PLAN: GAIL HESTER, Vine Street and Pine Street
Ms. Hester joined the meeting. She was before the board in 2007. She is creating one ANR lot. The board endorsed the plan in 2007, but Ms. Hester did not record it. The plan needs to be re-endorsed. Mr. Cundiff has reviewed the plan. Byron Andrews of Andrews Survey and Engineering will add the date of the survey to the plan.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to endorse the ANR Plan dated August 9, 2007, Gail Hester, Vine Street and Pine Street. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

MEETING MINUTES: 8/12/14, 9/10/14, 9/23/14, 11/12/14, 1/13/15
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the August 12, 2014 Planning Board meeting minutes as amended. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6, Mr. Werme abstained.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the September 10, 2014 Planning Board meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5, Ms. Sharkey and Mr. Greco abstained.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the September 23, 2014 Planning Board meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-4, Ms. Sharkey, Mr. Zwicker and Mr. Werme abstained.
Mr. Ballou made a motion to approve the November 12, 2014 Planning Board meeting minutes as amended. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5, Ms. Sharkey and Mr. Chesebrough abstained.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to approve the January 13, 2015 Planning Board meeting minutes as amended. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6, Mr. Chesebrough abstained.

SIGN:
Two vouchers.

OPEN SESSION:
Mr. Cundiff presented some mylars to sign for Cardinal Drive, with the understanding that he will check the final decision before he releases them.
Mr. Cundiff stated that they are looking to get a portion of Stone Gate Estates accepted as a public way at the annual Town meeting. He is waiting for some plans. He has contacted their engineer.
Mr. Cundiff received some complaints from residents on Woodland Road that the Deer Crossing mailboxes were not accessible. Woodland Road is not a public way. The Highway Dept. has moved the snow out of the way of the mailboxes. Mr. Cundiff has notified the developer that they have to maintain clear access to the mailboxes.

8:22 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:22 PM. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Wright
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