January 24, 2017 Planning Board meeting

January 24, 2017 Planning Board meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:21 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 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), Michael Greco, Tracy Sharkey, Aaron Socrat (Associate Member), Robert Werme, Jr., Michael Zwicker
ABSENT: Ken Ballou
NON-VOTING: William Cundiff (Town Engineer)

7:06 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: JMT SLEEPY HOLLOW, LLC & JAMES T. FITZPATRICK (DEF 160316): Application for a Definitive Subdivision Plan “Sleepy Hollow”, 439 Northeast Main Street and 34 & 36 Davis Street.
This public hearing was held concurrent with the hearing below.

7:06 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: JMT SLEEPY HOLLOW, LLC & JAMES T. FITZPATRICK (ER 160815): Application for an Earth Removal Special Permit (Phase 3), 439 Northeast Main Street and 34 & 36 Davis Street.
Mr. Marks presented the applicant’s request for a continuance of the public hearing and an extension on the timeline for filing a decision to April 14, 2017.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to continue the public hearing for JMT Sleepy Hollow, LLC & James T. Fitzpatrick (DEF 160316), Application for a Definitive Subdivision Plan, 439 Northeast Main Street and 34 & 36 Davis Street and also to continue the public hearing for JMT Sleepy Hollow, LLC & James T. Fitzpatrick (ER 160815), Application for an Earth Removal Special Permit, 439 Northeast Main Street and 34 & 36 Davis Street to February 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to extend the timeline for filing a decision regarding JMT Sleepy Hollow, LLC & James T. Fitzpatrick (DEF 160316), Application for a Definitive Subdivision Plan, 439 Northeast Main Street to April 14, 2017. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

7:15 PM ANR PLAN: PAULA BROUILLETTE (#2017-01) Yew Street.
Craig Holmberg of Guerriere and Halnon joined the meeting. There is an existing driveway with a main house and some out-buildings that are part of lot #3. The applicant is subdividing, including all the buildings, and leaving a 53-acre remainder with 304 feet of frontage. The building will be accessed by a shared, existing driveway.
Mr. Cundiff stated that on the plan, it should state “Not a Separate Buildable Lot” for the remaining land because the plan does not show the full meets and bounds around the perimeter. Mr. Cundiff read the regulations. Mr. Holmberg agreed.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to endorse the ANR Plan for Paula Brouillette (#2017-01) Yew Street with the condition that the remaining area of 53 ± acres be labeled “Not a Separate Buildable Lot”. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

7:49 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: ROBERT C. & MARIBELLE HARE, ALLEN G. RILEY & HUNTS POND, LLC (DEF 160628): Application for a Definitive Subdivision Plan “The Lane at Hunt’s Pond”.
Ms. Sharkey recused herself and left the table. Eric Bazzett of Heritage Design Group joined the meeting. He presented a letter from the Postmaster approving the location of the mailbox. The Postmaster does not require parking spaces for the mailbox, and the applicant would prefer to not have them. Mr. Cundiff stated that parking is not a design requirement. Mr. Zwicker suggested a bump-in on the same side as the mailbox.
Mr. Bazzett stated that Bob Sullivan of the Water/Sewer Dept. said that he can take an easement for a water main loop by eminent domain. The applicant is proposing constructing up to phase 1 without completing the water line loop through to Brookside Drive until they get beyond the wetland crossing. Mr. Cundiff advised the Board to not attach the water line looping to the phasing of the project. Mr. Cundiff suggested including money for looping the water line as part of the surety for phase 1. It was also suggested that a number of lots in phase 1 be held until the loop is completed. A discussion was held.
Mr. Bazzett requested a waiver for sight distance regulation. Since the street is existing and a traffic study was done, sight distances can be measured. The Board did not have a problem with that waiver. Mr. Bazzett has a final list of waiver requests. A street light will be installed by the mailbox. A solar light will be considered. There is a street light by West Street and another by Mr. Riley’s. The Board did not feel that another street light on Main Street was necessary. A discussion was held regarding solar vs. changing to LEDs. Mr. Cundiff will check with National Grid as far as who would own new LED lighting, the Town or the applicant.
Mr. Bazzett will resubmit plans to Mr. Cundiff for review, and he will incorporate revisions requested by the Conservation Commission.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to continue the public hearing, Robert C. and Maribelle Hare, Allen G. Riley & Hunts Pond, LLC (DEF 160628), Application for a Definitive Subdivision Plan “The Lane at Hunt’s Pond” to February 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Ms. Sharkey rejoined the meeting.

8:18 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: TOWN OF DOUGLAS/SIMON FAIRFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY (SPR 161121), Application for Site Plan Review.
Mr. Chesebrough recused himself. Bill Cundiff, Town Engineer joined the meeting to present the application. He stated that the plan now shows landscaping at the rear of the property to screen the abutter from the parking area and bollard details to protect the propane tanks.
The Board requested that the bollards be continued along the edge of the driveway, along the sidewalk to protect the stairs to the second floor of the pizza place. Mr. Marks is concerned that the stairs are on Town property and the Town would be liable for damage and injuries. Mr. Cundiff will take some measurements. Joe Biagioni, Chairman of the Library Board of Trustees has tried to contact the owner of the pizza place.
Mr. Biagioni stated that the Trustees have a plan to move the retaining wall back 3-4 feet. This would make the driveway 17’ wide. There will be signs. Mr. Cundiff will make revisions to the plan.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to continue the public hearing for Town of Douglas/Simon Fairfield Public Library (SPR 161121), Application for Site Plan Review to February 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Chesebrough rejoined the meeting.

DISCUSSION:
1. Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to recommend the Planning Board FY2018 Budget to the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee as presented. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
2. Sign Vouchers. There were no vouchers.
3. Sign Decision for Main Street Auto & Towing, 120 Gilboa Street (SPR 1610107). Mr. Cundiff stated that the decision states the following: that the previous permits for the site are no longer valid, the hours of operation that were requested, the sign is valid under the Sign Bylaw, there will be no exterior storage, the fire lane around the building needs to be accessible, and the decision is contingent on receiving a ZBA special permit.
4. ZBA Application: John Petraglia, 74 Wallis Street (Variance).
Mr. Zwicker stated that the applicant would like to split a 4.01 acre lot into a 1.95 acre lot and a 2.06 acre lot in RA. In 2002 this split was approved by the ZBA, but it is now null and void because it is over one year old.
The Planning Board objected to the plan because accurate square footage was not shown, and the plan is not stamped by a land surveyor.
5. ZBA Application: Main Street Auto & Towing, 120 Gilboa Street (Special Permit). Mr. Werme stated that they are changing the permit that was approved for Dauphinais Concrete to reduce the square footage to 5,000 sq. feet and opening to the public.
The Planning Board had no objection to the application.
6. ZBA Application: Alfred Benesch & Co., 74 Main Street (Special Permit). Mr. Socrat stated that the applicant wants to include a drive-through window with the construction of a new commercial building. The window was denied by the ZBA at first pass. It went through the appeals process, and it was decided at court that the hearing would be reopened. There has never been a proposal for mitigating the traffic issue. The Planning Board had no objection.
7. Minutes: October 25, November 9, and December 22, 2016.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to accept the October 25, 2016 Planning Board meeting minutes as amended. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Chesebrough made a motion to accept the November 9, 2016 Planning Board meeting minutes as amended. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5, Ms. Sharkey abstained.
Mr. Greco made a motion to accept the December 22, 2016 Planning Board meeting minutes as amended. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5, Mr. Chesebrough abstained.

OPEN SESSION:
Mr. Cundiff stated that he received a packet from MMA regarding temporary moratoriums on recreational marijuana businesses.
Mr. Cundiff included a copy of the Assisted Living bylaw in the packet. He would like to identify issues with the bylaw in order to have it amended at Town meeting. Mr. Socrat also suggested defining building purposes for Earth Removal permits.

8:53 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to adjourn the Planning Board meeting at 8:53 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Wright
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