August 11, 2015 Planning Board Meeting

August 11, 2015 Planning Board Meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:27 am

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, August 11, 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, Michael Greco, Tracy Sharkey, Robert Werme, Jr., Michael Zwicker
ABSENT: Eben Chesebrough (Vice Chairman-Excused), William Cundiff (Town Engineer-Excused)

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 read a letter from the applicant requesting a continuance to the December meeting. The applicant has granted the Planning Board an extension until the day after the public hearing date of December 8, 2015. There was no information from the applicant regarding a withdrawal. Ms. Sharkey was not in favor of additional extensions. A discussion was held.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to continue the public hearings for AQ 141222 and SPR 141222, New England Realty Ventures, LLC, Applications for an Aquifer Protection Special Permit and for Site Plan Review, 74 Main Street to December 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

DISCUSSION:
1. Stone Gate Estates: Tripartite Agreements. This discussion was tabled until the next meeting.
2. Street Sweeping: Summerlyn Estates & Deer Crossing (Woodland Road): This discussion was tabled to the next meeting.
3. Accessory Apartment Special Permit (Extension): Ronald Forget, 503 Northwest Main Street. The Board reviewed the Special Permit.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to approve the Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension for Ronald Forget, 503 Northwest Main Street. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
4. Accessory Apartment Special Permit (Extension): Scott & Debra Valis, 13 Yew Street. The Board reviewed the Special Permit.
Mr. Greco made a motion to approve the Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension for Scott & Debra Valis, 13 Yew Street. Mr. Werme seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
5. Minutes: July 14, 2015
Mr. Greco made a motion to approve the July 14, 2015 Planning Board meeting minutes as amended. Mr. Ballou seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

OPEN SESSION:
Application for two ANRs: Leslie Stevens, Barbara Stevens and Michael Mercak, Brookside Drive and Railroad Avenue: Byron Andrews of Andrews Survey and Engineering and Leslie Stevens joined the meeting. Mr. Andrews stated that Adelle Reynolds, Building Commissioner, has expressed her opinion that because there are two pre-existing, nonconforming houses within the front setback, this plan will increase the nonconformance mass before zoning. Mr. Andrews disagrees, however he will defer to the Planning Board’s decision. All the plans say that signature by the Planning Board does not express any opinion regarding zoning conformancy. Mr. Stevens argued that zoning does not come into play until a Building Permit is applied for, however a structure is not being built. A discussion was held.
Mr. Stevens said that the original layout and footprint does not change. The sliver of area is needed for square footage.
Mr. Andrews stated that they are using the P&S instead of an application to say that all three parties are in agreement.
Mr. Zwicker would like to hear from Mr. Cundiff and Ms. Reynolds. Mr. Marks stated that the applicants can ask to withdraw without prejudice with the fees waived or the Board can deny the application. The Board does not have another meeting planned before the twenty-one day deadline is up.
Ms. Sharkey asked about the slopes. Mr. Andrews stated that the slope on one driveway is slightly over 10%. Mr. Stevens said that the slopes would change.
Mr. Stevens wrote a request to withdraw without prejudice. The Board agreed to waive the fees. Mr. Andrews will send a PDF of the plan to Mr. Cundiff. They will ask to be on the agenda for the September 8, 2015 Planning Board meeting.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to accept the applicant’s application to withdraw without prejudice, and the Planning Board agreed to waive the fees, for Brookside Drive and Railroad Avenue ANR plans. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

It was the consensus of the Planning Board members that Ken Ballou continue as CMRPC Representative.

7:45 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Wright
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