6/18/2007 - Meeting Minutes

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6/18/2007 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:01 am

The meeting was called to order at 7:03pm.

ATTENDANCE
Chairwoman Marylynne Dube, Leon Mosczynski, Michael Yacino, Linda Brown, Ralph Dudley, Michael Valliere, Brandi Van Roo, Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent), William Cundiff (Town Engineer) and Maria Chesley (Administrative Secretary).

*Van Roo and Cundiff are attending the Board of Selectmen’s Meeting at 7:00pm and will return to the Conservation Commission Meeting.


COMMISSION BUSINESS – DISCUSSION
1. Kenneth Rawlings, 58 Lakeshore Drive: Minor change to plan. Rawlings found additional existing pilings for a larger deck and asked the Commission’s permission to build a 16-foot by 22-foot deck along with an 8-foot by 8-foot bottom deck. A MOTION was made by Brown to approve this request for a minor change on the original plan, seconded by Yacino. VOTE UNANIMOUS. Chesley was asked to write a note regarding the change and to place it in their file.
2. Beaver Dams: Emergency Protocol. Zisk to give the information to the Commission for the next meeting. Van Roo has concerns with the procedure.
3. FYI: Meeting with DEP Outreach on Tuesday July 10, 2007 @2:00pm in the Resource Room. All are invited to attend. Dube, Yacino, Brown and Mosczynski to attend on behalf of the Commission.
4. Merritt Tetreault: Complaint. Mr. Tetreault did not appear to discuss his complaint.
5. Mark LeBoeuf, 72 Mumford Street. The Commission signed his Certificate of Compliance.
6. Site Walk: The Commission scheduled a site walk for Hemlock Street on June 19, 2007, at 4:00pm. (Rhode Island border to the bridge)
7. Straw Bales: Mosczynski said that some developers say that it is a hardship to get straw bales. Most places are sold out and they cost $7.00 per bale.





MEETING MINUTES OF 6/4/07
After review, a MOTION was made by Yacino to approve the Meeting Minutes of Monday, June 4, 2007, as amended, seconded by Dudley. VOTE UNANIMOUS.


7:30 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: ROSENFELD CONCRETE CORP (NOI)
South Street
Present were Nancy Prominski and Robert Bowie (Rosenfeld Concrete), Judith Schmitz (Wetland Scientist) and Norman Gamache (Engineer) of Guerriere & Halnon. A revised Notice of Intent was submitted to address the stream crossing. Prominski gave a brief synopsis of the timeline of activities since the violation was issued on June 6, 2006 (see attached copy). In the fall of 2006, Prominski said that the slopes were restored, graded, loamed and seeded in the back area and completed by May 2007. Rosenfeld would like to keep the temporary crossing in for safe access and are proposing to stabilize the crossing, spot seeding within 200-feet of the riverfront area. Prominski said that Rosenfeld agrees with the delineation done by EcoTec, Inc. in the fall of 2006. Schmitz said that in the spring there is a back water pool with salamanders and crayfish and that the river is functioning well on both sides. The crossing has developed itself for the last 20 years and that there would be a change if the crossing is taken out. She said that this is a good habitat and recommends that it stay. Prominski said that Rosenfeld would level grade with fabric over the crossing and will keep the culverts open and clean. Gamache said that they would place 12-inch erosion stone to act as a protective measure at the crossing. Zisk asked about the term temporary crossing and Prominski said that is just what it has been called and that the prior owner installed the bridge. Zisk asked about the stormwater calculations and Gamache said that he has not done any. Schmitz said that this is for a 25-year event. Brown said that she wanted to see the site now. The Commission scheduled a site walk for Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at 4:30pm. A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, July 16, 2007, at 8:30pm, seconded by Mosczynski. VOTE UNANIMOUS.


8:00 PM PUBLIC MEETING: THOMAS TOMKIEWICZ (RDA)
796 Northwest Main Street
Present was Owner/Applicant Thomas Tomkiewicz. The scope of work is to modify and grade around the septic system. Tomkiewicz said that he was not aware that there was a culvert on Lot #5. After discussion, a MOTION was made by Yacino to issue a Negative Determination of Applicability, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS. The Commission signed his Negative Determination of Applicability.


8:07 PM PUBLIC MEETING: MARK DANSEREAU (RDA)
8 Glen Street
Present was Owner/Applicant Dansereau. The scope of work is to construct a 14-foot by 20-foot shed. Dansereau said that he proposes to dig eight (8) 4-foot piers. The shed is 24-feet from the swimming pool. He wants to install a green
metal fence at the end of the yard. A MOTION was made by Yacino to issue a Negative Determination of Applicability, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS. The Commission signed the Negative Determination of Applicability.


*The Commission asked Zisk to fax DEP’s letter to Rosenfeld and highlight the paragraph on the 2nd page.


8:15 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: WILLIAM & TEENA PORTER (NOI)
317 South Street
Present were the Porter’s and their representative Michael Yerka of Yerka Engineering. Yerka submitted a revised plan. Yerka said he moved the garage 21-feet and gave up two front parking areas. Yerka also said that he twisted the garage area and lost one parking area and 57% in crushed stone area. The commission scheduled a site walk on Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at 5:30pm. A MOTION was made by Brown to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, July 16, 2007, at 8:45pm, seconded by Yacino. VOTE UNANIMOUS.


8:30 PM PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: BRIAN LACEY (NOI)
141 Yew Street
Present were the Applicants and their representative Seth Lajoie of Seth Lajoie & Associates. Lajoie said that he did not make any changes to the plan. The owners want to remove fallen (cut) trees by hand. Lajoie feels that there is no need to place straw bales. Zisk suggested that they keep some type of buffer zone and 5-feet from the culvert. Brown said to leave the trees that have fallen into the wetland and to leave a reasonable buffer zone and to unblock the culvert. Yacino feels that the Applicants should be fined for the violations on their property, remove trees from the top of the banking - nothing below and said that Van Roo has concerns but is at the Selectmen’s Meeting at this time. Lacey said that he bent over backwards for the Commission and that the culvert was installed by the Highway Department years ago. Lacey also said that he spoke to the state about this issue and also said that he would be taking the town to court. Dube said that the issue pertaining to the installation of the culvert that was installed was not within the Commission’s jurisdiction. A MOTION was made by Yacino to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, July 16, 2007, at 8:08pm, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS.
8:49 PM PUBLIC HEARING: AQUA FIBERGLASS POOLS-GUARANTEED BUILDERS, INC. (AB.NOI)
2 Gilboa Court
Present was Cate Olsen, employee of Guaranteed Builders, Inc. The scope of work is the installation of an in-ground swimming pool. A site walk was done by the Commission and they saw no issues. A MOTION was made by Yacino to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Brown. VOTE UNANIMOUS. The Commission signed the Order of Conditions.


9:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING ORBISON CORP (NOI)
25 Olde Carriage Lane, Lot #35
Present was Applicant Daniel Heney and his representative Normand Gamache of Guerriere & Halnon. The scope of work consists of the construction of a single-family home, driveway and septic system. This filing is under the Local Bylaw and does not require a number from DEP. The Commission created their own for this filing: DCC-01. A site walk was done and there were no issues. A MOTION was made by Yacino to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Mosczynski. VOTE UNANIMOUS. The Commission signed the Order of Conditions.


9:15PM EXECUTIVE SESSION: “PRESERVATION PARK” SUBDIVISION
To discuss the strategy with respect to litigation (MGL Chapter 39, Section 23B)
This discussion was postponed.

*Van Roo rejoined the meeting at 9:16pm.

DISCUSSION:
1. Chapter 43B. Van Roo said that a contact person from the Commission should be appointed as a member of the Technical Review Team. That person will work with attorneys to revise the application process. The Commission should hear from the Team in July or August. Brown said that she would be the contact person on behalf of the Commission.







ADJOURNMENT
At 9:20pm, a MOTION was made by Yacino to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Dudley. VOTE UNANIMOUS.

Respectfully submitted,
Community Development Dept.



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