April 24, 2018 Planning Board meeting

April 24, 2018 Planning Board meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:03 am

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:01 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 (Vice Chairperson), Les Stevens, Michael Zwicker
ABSENT: Aaron Socrat
NON-VOTING: William Cundiff (Town Engineer)

7:01 PM PUBLIC HEARING: TOWN OF DOUGLAS PLANNING BOARD, Amendments to the Town of Douglas Zoning Bylaws, Section 8.4, (Article 19) Temporary Moratorium Regulating Recreational Marijuana.
Mr. Marks opened the public hearing. Mr. Cundiff stated that this edit was forwarded by the Board of Selectmen (BOS) who recommend excluding any marijuana cultivation or manufacture of marijuana products from the current moratorium adopted last fall. They are not considering the sale of marijuana products in Town, just the cultivation and manufacture of the products for sale elsewhere. The current moratorium will still apply, with the exception of cultivation and product manufacturing. A discussion was held.
Mr. Zwicker suggested that the Board work on marijuana zoning for the fall Town Meeting.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to close the public hearing and to favorably recommend Article 19 to Town Meeting as presented. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.

7:13 PM ANR PLAN: LEIGH PRANCKEVICIUS (#2018-10).
Byron Andrews of Andrews Survey and Engineering joined the meeting. The almost 7-acre parcel is a nonbuildable parcel. It has 80’ of frontage on Pine Street. Mr. Andrews is hoping to make this a lot frontage exception lot. Mr. Andrews has addressed all of Mr. Cundiff’s comments.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to endorse the ANR plan for Leigh Pranckevicius (#2018-10), Pine Street. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.

7:19 PM ANR PLAN: DEER CROSSING DEVELOPMENT, LLC (#2018-11), 60, 64, & 68 Woodland Road.
Tim Nealon joined the meeting. Mr. Cundiff stated that there was no file number at the bottom of the plan. All of Mr. Cundiff’s comments have been addressed. Mr. Cundiff stated that the grading is shown over the entire frontage of all three lots and it is in excess of 10%. There is a question of accessibility. Mr. Nealon stated that they will be regrading the portions that are over 10% and no pipes will be installed.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to endorse the ANR plan for Deer Crossing Development (#2018-11), 60, 64 & 68 Woodland Road. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.

7:28 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: GUARANTEED BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS, INC. (ER-180312), Application for an Earth Removal Special permit, 37 Glen Street.
Ms. Sharkey recused herself. Bill Pybas of Guaranteed Builders & Developers, Inc. joined the meeting. He stated that the grading has been changed to 10.9’ above the waterline. The plan has been stamped by a land surveyor.
Mr. Cundiff suggested a condition in the decision that a snow fence or staking along the property line to the south be done by a professional land surveyor. Mr. Cundiff has not yet received information, logs and photographs on the soil boring. He will also need hard copies for the file. The plan does not show information for test 1A. Mr. Pybas feels this is a clerical error.
Mr. Cundiff suggested removing the backhoe information and relying on the soil boring information. Mr. Cundiff will work with the applicant to be sure the plan shows the most recent data, as long as there is a 10’ elevation separation.
The waiver request list has not changed. Regarding 6.1.6 #3, letters from both property abutters have been received. Mr. Zwicker made a motion to grant a waiver for 6.1.6 #3. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.
Regarding 6.1.6 #4, Mr. Cundiff recommended leaving the regulation of this up to the Conservation Commission. Mr. Zwicker made a motion to grant a waiver for 6.1.6 #4. Mr. Ballou seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.
Regarding 6.1.7 #2, Mr. Cundiff asked if the Douglas public water supply qualifies as a sensitive area. The Water Dept. is allowing the excavation up to the property line. Because of that, Mr. Zwicker does not feel it is a sensitive area. A discussion was held. Mr. Zwicker made a motion to grant a waiver for 6.1.7 #2. Mr. Ballou seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.
Other requests included the bond amount at $14,000/acre. After this hearing, the Board will revise the guidelines to state that the MassDOT weighted average bid prices will be used to determine surety.
The Police Dept. has asked that signs be posted on Rte. 16 regarding trucks entering and exiting.
Mr. Cundiff does not feel that the applicant has asked for all the waivers that are needed. Regarding 6.1.4 #6, Mr. Cundiff always recommends that this waiver be requested, and he recommends granting this waiver. Mr. Pybas asked that this be included as a waiver. Mr. Zwicker made a motion to grant a waiver for 6.1.4 #6. Mr. Stevens seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.
Mr. Cundiff asked Mr. Pybas if he wanted a waiver from 6.1.6 #6, 10’ vertical offset, and Mr. Pybas replied that he did not want to request a waiver.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to accept the conditions that have been agreed upon and discussed at this and previous meetings. Mr. Ballou seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to close the public hearing for Guaranteed Builders and Developers, Inc., Application for an Earth Removal Special Permit (ER-180312), 37 Glen Street. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to grant the application for an Earth Removal Special Permit (ER-180312), for Guaranteed Builders and Developers, Inc., 37 Glen Street with the conditions and waivers as presented. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.
Ms. Sharkey rejoined the meeting.

DISCUSSION:
1. Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Barbara Deluca, 58 Southeast Main Street (AA090312). See #3 below.
2. Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Jeffrey Reger, 199 Walnut Street (AA030414). See #3 below.
3. Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Cory & Alana Howard, 101 Manchaug Street (AA120327).
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to grant the extensions to the Accessory Apartment Special Permits for (AA090312) for Barbara Deluca, 58 Southeast Main Street, (AA030414) for Jeffrey Reger, 199 Walnut Street, and (AA120327) for Cory and Alana Howard, 101 Manchaug Street. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.
4. Sign Vouchers.
5. Minutes: March 27 and April 10, 2018.
Mr. Greco made a motion to approve the March 27, 2018 Planning Board meeting minutes as amended. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5, Mr. Stevens abstained.
Mr. Greco made a motion to approve the April 10, 2018 Planning Board meeting minutes as amended. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.

OTHER BUSINESS:
Mr. Cundiff is looking into drone regulations with Town Counsel. These regulations may be outside the Planning Board’s jurisdiction. He has not had time to look into solar regulations.

8:18 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the Planning Board meeting at 8:18 PM. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Wright
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