March 10, 2015 Planning Board Meeting

March 10, 2015 Planning Board Meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:16 am

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:07 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. 7:07 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: NEW ENGLAND REALTY VENTURES, LLC (AQ 141222): Application for a Water Resource Protection Overlay District (WRPOD) aka Aquifer Protection Special Permit, and
PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: NEW ENGLAND REALTY VENTURES, LLC (SPR 141222): Application for Site Plan Review, 74 Main Street
Mr. Marks stated that the applicant is requesting a continuance to April 14, 2015. It is not been determined if the applicant needs an Aquifer Special Permit. Mr. Cundiff has not heard back from them.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to grant continuances for AQ 141222 and SPR 141222, New England Realty Ventures, LLC, Application for a Water Resource Protection Overlay District and Application for Site Plan Review, 74 Main Street to April 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

2. 7:13 PM ALLEN G. RILEY: Application for a Preliminary Subdivision Plan Entitled “The Lane at Hunt’s Pond”, 229 Main Street & 175 Main Street.
Eric Bazzett of Heritage Design Group joined the meeting to present the plan. He revised the plan based on what was discussed at the last meeting. They removed Road B and widened Road A and extended it to Brookside Estates. One of the effects of widening Road A is that they now need a second wetlands crossing.
Lot 2 has an existing house and a garage that they are trying to save. With a 60’ right-of-way, the existing house is within 50’ of the existing road. They now show a 50’ right-of-way to the end of Lot 2, and it is 60’ wide for the remainder. Mr. Cundiff stated that Adelle Reynolds, Building Commissioner, stated that she could view Main Street as the frontage for Lot 2.
Ms. Sharkey mentioned centralized mailboxes. Mr. Bazzett will consult with the Post Office. Mr. Zwicker stated that headlights may shine into the windows of homes directly across from the entrance/exit. Mr. Chesebrough asked Mr. Bazzett to keep in mind when designing the central mailboxes and stormwater retainage system that there needs to be a safe place to place snow when plowing.
Mr. Marks stated that the Water Dept. has stated that they do not want a dead end line at the end of the cul-de-sac. They want to know if this development could tie in with Brookside. Mr. Cundiff has not received any comments from the Water Dept.
Mr. Cundiff will give Mr. Bazzett information on the central mailbox units and information about the subdivision off of West Street.
Mr. Bazzett left the meeting.

OPEN SESSION:
Mr. Cundiff stated that he is hoping to have Cobblestone Lane and Old Carriage Lane in Stonegate Estates accepted as pubic roads at the May Town Meeting. There are only three Board of Selectmen meetings at which to have a layout hearing before Town Meeting. He is still waiting for all the documentation.
Heritage is moving forward with the survey and layout plan for Gleason Court. It is currently a right-of-way and the School Committee would like to see it accepted as a public way. A discussion was held regarding whether or not Gleason Court meets the standards required to be accepted as a public way.

3. 7:33 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: DIANA DUBE (SR141112): Application for a Scenic Road Permit, 69 Oak Street.
Mr. Marks continued the public meeting. George Hendricks, 69 Oak Street, joined the meeting and presented the plan. Ms. Sharkey asked for some before and after photographs. The applicant is planning an opening of approximately 20’. It is not the intention to use it as a driveway. Mr. Hendricks is going to loam and seed the area. He will create a buffer, using wetland seed, between his lawn and the wetland. Ms. Sharkey would recommend a smaller opening. Mr. Hendricks stated he could make the opening 18’. Drainage was discussed. Mr. Marks asked Mr. Hendricks to install a 12” pipe, 20’ long, under the driveway.
Shirley Mosczynski, 60 Oak Street, asked to see the plan. She stated that the area gets wet and drains into her pasture. At times, water is rushing into her pasture. She is concerned that if Mr. Hendricks’ leach field leaches out, it will run into her pasture.
Mr. Hendricks has all the stone on site and it is his intention to expose the stone that was buried. He will reduce the opening to 18’ wide, install a 20’ long drainage pipe, rebuild the wall and recap the opening. He will obtain a driveway permit from the Highway Dept.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to close the public hearing, Diana Dube (SR141112), Application for a Scenic Road Permit, 69 Oak Street. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the Application for a Scenic Road Permit, Diana Dube (SR141112), 69 Oak Street, with the following conditions: that the stone wall be reconstructed and replaced so as to allow an access not to exceed 18’ in width, with an appropriate drainage pipe placed under said access with the approval of the Highway Superintendent. Mr. Ballou seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Hendricks left the meeting.

DISCUSSION
1. Status: Scenic Road, 23 Oak Street. Mr. Cundiff asked Maria Lajoie to prepare a summary of all the attempts she has made to contact the owner of 23 Oak Street regarding their opening in the stone wall. She spoke to the owner this week, and he had obtained an abutters list at the Assessor’s Office. This owner stopped all work when they were told they needed a Scenic Road Permit. The penetration in the wall occurred around the same time as the breach at 69 Oak Street. Mr. Cundiff will get a status for the next meeting.
2. Meeting Minutes: 2/10/15 and 2/24/15
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to approve the February 10, 2015 Planning Board meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to approve the February 24, 2015 Planning Board meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

OPEN SESSION (Cont.)
The Board spoke about an upcoming Planning conference.
Attendance at CMRPC meetings was discussed. Mr. Marks stated that there may be some federal money available to do work on Rte. 16 from Douglas to Webster.
Mr. Marks presented a letter that was sent out by the Accessory Dept. regarding Webster Road. The property has been sold and it is not known whether the accessory apartment is being used.
Mr. Cundiff asked Beth to talk to Carter Graphics to get a quote to update the zoning map.

8:06 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:06 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Wright
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