June 12, 2018 Planning Board meeting

June 12, 2018 Planning Board meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:32 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. 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), Ken Ballou, Michael Greco, Tracy Sharkey (Vice Chairperson), Aaron Socrat, Michael Zwicker
ABSENT: Les Stevens
NON-VOTING: William Cundiff (Town Engineer)

7:06 PM REORGANIZATION
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to nominate Ernest Marks as Chairman and Tracy Sharkey as Vice Chairman of the Planning Board. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.
Mr. Socrat made a motion to nominate Les Stevens as the Planning Board representative to the Central Mass. Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC). Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.

7:08 PM ANR PLAN: HAYWARD HOMES, LLC (2018-12), 90 Cedar Street.
Byron Andrews of Andrews Survey and Engineering joined the meeting. The applicant is asking to create three buildable lots. Mr. Andrews presented a plan that included changes made after addressing Mr. Cundiff’s comments. There are wetlands on the property. The plan will be going before the Conservation Commission.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to endorse the ANR plan for Hayward Homes, LLC (2018-12), 90 Cedar Street. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.

7:15 PM ANR PLAN: HEIRS OF ALICE CHASE (2018-13), Orange Street.
Mr. Cundiff had no comments regarding the plan. The applicant is making one additional lot.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to endorse the ANR plan for Heirs of Alice Chase (2018-13), Orange Street. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.

DISCUSSION:
1. Maple Heights/Isabella Drive: Water/Flooding Issues. Mr. Cundiff stated that this area is a private way. The surety that was proposed by the developer and agreed to by the Planning Board was that before lots #1 and #2 could be sold, a binder course of paving and some infrastructure had to be done, such as drainage piping. Before lot #3 could be released, the project had to be completed. No bond was posted. Emerald Leasing, LLC owns lot #3 and they are current on their taxes.
Brad Maltz joined the meeting (owner of lot #1) and stated that there is still finish work to be done on the road, and he asked if there is a way to make the road a public way. Grading issues are creating flooding problems. Mr. Cundiff stated that Emerald Leasing, LLC would need to petition the Town for the road to become a public way.
Bob Dumas (owner of lot #2) joined the meeting. There is no estimate for the work to be done. Ms. Sharkey suggested he take the plan to a contractor, have an estimate done and ask Emerald Leasing, LLC to pay for the road to be completed according to the plan. A certified letter could be sent to them. Mr. Dumas read his prepared statement asking the Board to make Isabella Drive a public way.
2. William Estates Definitive Subdivision: Status of Subdivision. Mr. Cundiff stated that the developer is looking to sell the project, and the buyer is asking for clarification that the subdivision is still valid and in good standing. The consensus of the Board is that the subdivision is in good standing.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to authorize Mr. Cundiff to prepare a memo stating that the Williams Estates Definitive Subdivision plan is currently valid and in good standing. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.
3. North Woods Definitive Subdivision: Request for Release of Funds. There was no discussion.
4. Cardinal Drive: Covenant (Form F), Release of Covenant and Conditions (Form O). Ms. Sharkey recused herself. Mr. Cundiff stated that Atty. Jay Talerman, Town Counsel, had some comments regarding the homeowners association. An earlier version was recorded. A revised version will replace the existing version.
Atty. Talerman has reviewed the covenant and it is fine as proposed.
There is a release in the packet from the same covenant. Mr. Cundiff asked that the Board sign it tonight, and authorize him to release it once he is satisfied that the as-builts match the approved design drawings.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to approve the Cardinal Drive No-Build covenant (Form F) as written. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5, Ms. Sharkey abstained.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to release the Cardinal Drive No-Build covenant (Form O) pending Mr. Cundiff’s review that the as-builts match the approved design drawings. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5, Ms. Sharkey abstained.
Ms. Sharkey rejoined the meeting.
5. Subdivision Regulations. Mr. Marks asked that the members review the subdivision and solar regulations in the packet, submitted by Mr. Stevens, in order to be prepared for discussion at the next meeting.
6. Solar Regulations (Webster Example). See Discussion item #5 above.
7. ZBA Application: Louis Tusino, 103 Shore Road. Mr. Greco stated that the lot is against the lake and does not meet current zoning regulations. The applicant is requesting a variance so the dwelling can remain on the property. The Planning Board had no objection, Ms. Sharkey abstained.
8. ZBA Application: Robert Parent/Carole Dolan, 12 Roslyn Road. Mr. Zwicker stated that two lots were combined to make a 10,000 sq. ft. lot, 100’ x 100’. The applicants want to build a house in an RA zone and they are requesting a front yard side setback of 42’, 10’ on each side, and 22’ in the rear. The Planning Board had no objection, Ms. Sharkey abstained.
9. ZBA Application: David & Barbara Trychon, 122 Franklin Street. Ms. Sharkey stated that the front setback is not being met for the proposed attached garage. There is 100’ of frontage and 200’ is needed. Ms. Sharkey stated that the application is not correct. The applicant is proposing a porch on the front, for which they also need a front setback variance. The application is incomplete. A discussion was held. The Planning Board objected to the application because it is incomplete and unclear.
Mr. Socrat asked the people of Douglas to be clear, precise and informative on all ANRs, variance applications, special permits, etc.
10. Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Patrick & Leslie Fleming, 295 Wallum Lake Road (AA-060323). Ms. Sharkey made a motion to grant the Accessory Apartment Special Permit extension for Patrick and Leslie Fleming, 295 Wallum Lake Road (AA-060323). Mr. Socrat seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.
11. Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Mark & Laurette Potter, 280 South Street (AA-030407). Mr. Socrat made a motion to grant the Accessory Apartment Special Permit extension for Mark and Laurette Potter, 280 South Street (AA-030407). Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.
12. Accessory Apartment Special Permit Extension: Mark & Teddianne Parent, 67 Northwest Main Street (AA-090331). Mr. Socrat made a motion to grant the Accessory Apartment Special Permit extension for Mark and Teddianne Parent, 67 Northwest Main Street (AA-090331). Mr. Ballou seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.
13. Sign Vouchers.
14. Vote: Notice of Intent to Sell, MGL C.61, S.8: Sale of Property of the Estate of Alice Chase, a Portion of 22 Orange Street. Mr. Socrat made a motion to recommend to the Board of Selectmen to not exercise the Right of First Refusal for the property of the Estate of Alice Chase, a Portion of 22 Orange Street. Mr. Ballou seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-6.
15. Minutes: April 24, 2018.
Mr. Greco made a motion to approve the April 24, 2018 Planning Board meeting minutes as presented. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5, Mr. Socrat abstained.

OTHER BUSINESS:
Mr. Cundiff stated that he will be meeting with CMRPC tomorrow regarding zoning maps.
In response to Ms. Sharkey’s inquiry, Mr. Cundiff stated that he updates the website for the Planning Board and Community Development when he sees or is notified that there is an error. The bulletin board section is updated after each meeting. He stated that a new website will be rolling out.

8:39 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the Planning Board meeting at 8:39 PM. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Wright
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