October 13, 2015 Planning Board Meeting

October 13, 2015 Planning Board Meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:18 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, October 13, 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), Eben Chesebrough (Vice Chairman), Ken Ballou, Michael Greco, Tracy Sharkey, Robert Werme, Jr., Michael Zwicker, William Cundiff (Town Engineer)
ABSENT:

7:06 PM ANR PLAN: LAWRENCE A. BASILE (#2015-09), 30 Southwest Main Street
Mr. Cundiff stated that the applicant is carving out parcel A from one contiguous piece of property to transfer to the abutting property owner, who is also the same property owner. The frontage remains the same. They are taking 4 acres out of the 32 acres, leaving 28 acres and transferring that to the abutting property.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the ANR Plan (#2015-09) for Lawrence A. Basile, 30 Southwest Main Street. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

DISCUSSION:
1. Pyne Sand & Stone Co., Inc.: Request for release of Bond (#0180871) for Sleepy Hollow, Phase I, 439 Northeast Main Street. Mr. Cundiff stated that he took some photos of the site today, and he prepared a sketch that shows the different areas on the site. Some areas have poor to no vegetation and some areas are well vegetated. Erosion has started around the paved area. A Marlen Pyne explained that it has been a slow growing season due to the lack of moisture.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to release to Pyne Sand and Stone Co., Inc. 50% of the bond (#0180871) in the amount of $36,000 for Phase I restoration project at Sleepy Hollow, 439 Northeast Main Street. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
2. Pyne Sand & Stone Co., Inc.: Request for a one-year Extension for Earth Removal Special Permit, Area “H” (#ER11.0825). Mr. Cundiff stated that this permit was granted initially in 2011 with one one-year extension, and now they are looking for another. This property is being used for storage of materials, not excavation, which is why it has not been restored. Mr. Cundiff has no issue with the extension.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to grant a one-year extension for the Earth Removal Special Permit (#ER11.0825), Area “H”, 1 Lackey Dam Road; said permit to expire November 1, 2016 and provided further that the $20,000 bond be continued for said additional term of one year to November 1, 2016. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
3. Stone Gate Estates: Tripartite Lenders Agreement (Cobblestone Lane, Phase IV). Mr. Cundiff stated that he has been working with the developer on a tripartite agreement so that they can post surety for Phase IV. Phase IV is the last phase of the project. Two of the phases are done.
At the last meeting, there was one sentence in the agreement that Town Counsel had issue with. They spoke with the developer’s attorney, and it was thought there was a resolution, however today the bank had an issue with that same sentence. The previous agreements did not have that sentence. Town Counsel summarized his position in an email. The Board reviewed the email. Mr. Cundiff said the developer has provided a document that has been signed by the developer and the bank and it does not have the contested sentence. A discussion was held.
Mr. Cundiff explained how the tripartite agreement works. Mr. Chesebrough suggested if it reached the point where the project is not complete, have that be the time the bank releases the Town of liability. Mr. Cundiff believes the language could be written up that way. He will check with the attorneys. Ms. Sharkey suggested the developer post a cash bond. Mr. Cundiff has no objection to releasing bond 3923040, Road B, Phase II which was accepted as a public way in September, 2015.
The Planning Board would like Atty. Jay Talerman to speak with the bank’s attorney and come to an agreement for the next meeting.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to release the tripartite agreement in the amount of $39,230.40 for Road B, Phase II of Stone Gate Estates. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
4. Request for Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Ana Majkut, 14 Arch Street. Mr. Cundiff stated that taxes have not been paid in full and there is no agreement to pay, however a partial payment has been made. Also, the applicant is not the owner. A discussion was held. Mr. Cundiff will check with Cheryl Vaidya, Treasurer to see if a payment agreement has been made.
5. Letter from Joshua & Suzanne Berube, 29 Colonial Road: Accessory Apartment will not be built. Mr. Cundiff stated that Maria Lajoie has asked that the applicants send a letter.
6. Minutes: September 22, 2015
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to approve the September 22, 2015 Planning Board meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6, Mr. Marks abstained.

OPEN SESSION:
Mr. Cundiff presented a complaint that was made to the Safety Committee at their last meeting regarding truck traffic on Charles Street. The Planning Board can provide feedback to the Safety Committee if they feel it is necessary.
Mr. Cundiff presented an inspection report for Whitin Reservoir Estates. He will send a letter to Lori Funari and ask her to stabilize the site better if she is not going to be working there for some time. Mr. Marks stated that he saw someone on the site a week ago in a Bobcat cleaning up. Mr. Cundiff stated that there is a plan for a drainage system down to the dam.

8:12 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:12 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


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