August 14, 2018 Planning Board meeting

August 14, 2018 Planning Board meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:13 pm

PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2018

A meeting of the Planning Board was held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Mr. Marks called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM and announced that the meeting is being recorded and will be available on cable and on the website.

ATTENDANCE:
PRESENT: Ernest Marks (Chairman), Michael Greco, Tracy Sharkey (Vice Chairperson), Aaron Socrat (arrived 7:15 PM), Michael Zwicker
ABSENT: Ken Ballou, Les Stevens
NON-VOTING: William Cundiff (Town Engineer)

7:05 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: (AQ, SPR, SP-180619) NEW ENGLAND REALTY VENTURES, LLC, Applications for an Aquifer Protection Special Permit, Site Plan Review Permit and a Special Permit, 74 Main Street.
Mr. Marks stated that the applicant has asked for a continuance. Mr. Cundiff stated that he recommends that a traffic consultant look at the traffic situation at the project. In the packet is an agreement from Greenman-Pederson Inc. The applicant has agreed with the scope.
It was the consensus of the Board to authorize Mr. Cundiff to move forward with the agreement with Greenman-Pederson, Inc.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to continue the public hearing for (AQ, SPR, SP-180619) New England Realty Ventures, LLC, 74 Main Street to September 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-4.

7:16 PM ANR PLAN: LACKEY DAM PROPERTIES, LLC (2018-16), 63 Cedar Street.
Rob Cherrier of 12 Birch Street joined the meeting and presented the plan. The wetlands were flagged in early July.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to endorse the ANR plan (2018-16) for Lackey Dam Properties, LLC, 63 Cedar Street. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.

7:22 PM ANR PLAN: DAVID R. & SUSAN L’HEUREUX (2018-17), 130 & 134 Southeast Main Street.
Margaret Bacon of Civil Site Engineering joined the meeting. There is an existing house and an existing shared driveway. Regarding obtaining access to lot 7A, currently, there is no easement recorded because the applicants own both properties. It is an Approval Not Required. The plan shows a proposed easement. There are wetlands and steep slopes across the entire frontage, creating an access issue. The Conservation Commission would need to permit a crossing. Ms. Sharkey stated that before the lots are subdivided, a 5500 would need to be shown with meets and bounds. A discussion was held.
The applicant decided to withdraw without prejudice. Fees will be waived upon resubmittal. Ms. Bacon will revise the plan to show the easement that’s recorded.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to accept the withdrawal, without prejudice, for the ANR plan for (2018-17), David R. and Susan L’ Heureux, 130 and 134 Southeast Main Street. Fees will be waived upon resubmittal, within six months. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.

7:34 PM ANR PLAN: EDWIN TAIPALE, BARBARA TAIPALE SCANLON, GRETCHEN TAIPALE (2018-18), 28 & 24 Main Street.
Byron Andrews of Andrews Survey and Engineering joined the meeting. He stated that Mr. Taipale wants to reconfigure the property lines of two parcels to give one parcel more area. The current gravel driveway would be used. The house is pre-existing, nonconforming, and a new lot is being created with a nonconforming structure.
Mr. Zwicker made a motion to endorse the ANR plan for (ANR 2018-18), Edwin Taipale, Barbara Taipale Scanlon, Gretchen Taipale, 28 and 24 Main Street. Mr. Socrat seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.

8:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: (ER-180619) ESTATE OF HARRY BEDOIAN & PYNE SAND & STONE COMPANY, INC., Gilboa Street.
Ron Tubman of Guerrier and Halnon joined the meeting. Since the last meeting, he has addressed Mr. Cundiff’s comments, removed work within 100’ of Gilboa Street, pulled the slopes back, added a table for groundwater elevations, added stockpiles, and phase 1 was made clear on the plan. Instead of erosion controls, they would like to use orange safety fence to delineate the area since all runoff will go into the project. Phase 2 has been broken down into 2 phases: 2a and 2b.
Jim Pyne of Pyne Sand & Stone joined the meeting. Phase 1 is not yet complete; 100’ has been left as a safety factor. 20,000 sq. ft. has been restored. Essentially, they are re-permitting phase 1. Mr. Cundiff would prefer to see one permit and have it phased operationally. A discussion was held. Instead of restoring 1/3 at a time, Mr. Pyne will restore 1/4 at a time.
The applicant plans to strip the topsoil, store it on site and use it in restoration. Historically, Douglas has required a waiver. The bond does not include a cost for topsoil. A discussion was held.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to close the public hearing for (ER-180619) Estate of Harry Bedoian and Pyne Sand & Stone Company, Inc., Gilboa Street. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to grant the waiver requests dated August 13, 2018 as presented for sections 6.1.3.4, 6.1.4.6, 6.1.6.13, 6.1.7.1, and 6.1.7.5 for (ER-180619) Estate of Harry Bedoian and Pyne Sand & Stone Company, Inc., Gilboa Street. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.
Mr. Cundiff will calculate the cost/acre for the surety using the Mass DOT weighted average bid prices minus loam, and spreading. A discussion was held. It was decided that the amount for the surety will be $15,000/acre, $180,000 for the project.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to grant the Earth Removal Special Permit for (ER-180619) Estate of Harry Bedoian and Pyne Sand & Stone Company, Inc., Gilboa Street. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.

8:39 PM PUBLIC HEARING: JOHN E. & CHERYL A. COSMA, MILLICENT & CAROLYN COSMA/THE COSMA REALTY TRUST, Application for a Residential Compound, Definitive Subdivision Plan, 202 & 206 Maple Street.
Mr. Marks opened the public hearing. Travis Brown of Andrews Survey and Engineering joined the meeting. John Cosma was also present. Mr. Brown stated that there is an existing driveway to the exiting house and a cart path that continues on. They are proposing a paved apron at the beginning. The existing driveway will be widened to 16’ and tilted to drain off the road and toward the back of the lot. They are proposing adding two new building lots and a 40’x 30’ turn around area in the cul-de-sac.
The applicant is requesting a waiver for the requirement of 30’ of vegetative buffer from adjacent properties; they have 5’ to 20’. Ms. Sharkey asked for written permission from the neighbor.
Mr. Cundiff stated that the plan shows four lots, the application shows three lots and the fee schedule shows two lots. Also, no documentation for a homeowners association has been received, and the plan does not show any accommodation for drainage at the entranceway. Mr. Brown did not see any drainage issues on Maple Street after the recent heavy rains. Mr. Cundiff asked for supporting documents.
A discussion was held regarding the fees.
Mr. Cundiff asked that detail on how the driveway is going to be widened, including a cross section where the driveway is already constructed, be added to the plan.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to continue the public hearing for John E. and Cheryl A. Cosma, Millicent and Carolyn Cosma, The Cosma Realty Trust, Application for a Residential Compound, Definitive Subdivision Plan, 202 and 206 Maple Street to September 11, 2018 at 8:00 PM. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.

DISCUSSION:
1. Proposed Zoning/Map Amendments. Mr. Cundiff received a request to consider creating a lakeside residential zone. He received language of such zones from the Towns of Webster and Monterey, MA that state that any lot that abuts a body of water with 50’ of frontage on the lake or the way or was in existence before 1970 would qualify. Creation of this zone would alleviate hardship for many residents with undersized lots that abut waterfront. The Board asked Mr. Cundiff to find out the extra cost for CMRPC to do this work Deb Blaine of GBI joined the meeting and spoke about the proposed zoning bylaw. A discussion was held.
2. Subdivision Cisterns. Mr. Cundiff stated that the Fire Chief has asked that the Planning Board consider adopting requirements to require cisterns onsite for new subdivisions that are outside the water supply district. The average cost for a 30,000-gallon cistern is $90,000. An example was supplied. Ms. Sharkey asked to know what other towns have regulations like this and how often it has been used. Further discussion will be held at the next meeting. Mr. Cundiff will invite the Fire Chief to the next meeting.
3. Sign. Accessory Apartment Special Permit: Norman & Bernadette King, 21 Wallis Street.
4. Sign: Release of 53G Funds: North Woods Subdivision, Colin Haire. Mr. Cundiff stated that the new developer has funds in their 53G account.
5. Vote & Sign: Release of 53G Funds: William Estates Subdivision, Colin Haire. Ms. Sharkey made a motion to release the balance of $1,203.46, plus any accrued interest to date, in the 53G account for William Estates Subdivision, Colin Haire. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.
6. Vote & Sign: Release of Funds, Morse Pond Preserve, Paul Schmidt. Ms. Sharkey made a motion to release the balance of $6,109.64, plus any accrued interest to date, in the 53G account for Morse Pond Preserve, Paul Schmidt. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.
7. iPad/Chromebook. Mr. Cundiff presented information on both products. The School Dept. does not have any iPads that they are no longer using. The Board asked Mr. Cundiff to check on the cost of refurbished tablets. Ms. Sharkey asked Mr. Cundiff to research grant money for technology and municipality discounts.
8. Newspaper Fees. There was no discussion.
9. Sign Vouchers.
10. Minutes: July 10, 2018.
Mr. Greco made a motion to approve the July 10, 2018 Planning Board meeting minutes as amended. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.

OTHER BUSINESS:
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to authorize Mr. Cundiff to send the draft letter in the packet to Dan Heney regarding Wild Flower Drive. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-5.
Mr. Cundiff suggested obtaining a three-year agreement with a firm for laboratory proposals for subdivision projects, instead of soliciting prices for each individual subdivision project. The Board was in agreement. He will solicit prices.
Mr. Zwicker suggested working on zoning for marijuana retail.

9:11 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the Planning Board meeting at 9:11 PM. Mr. Zwicker seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Wright
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