BOS - December 4, 2002

BOS - December 4, 2002

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:04 pm

Board of Selectmen
Joint Meeting with Planning Board, ZBA, Conservation,
Master Plan, and Mark Bobrowski.

December 4, 2002

6:00 pm

1. Opening Remarks – Madame Chairman Shirley Mosczynski

2. 40 B Discussion

3. Zoning for Economic Development

4. Site Plan Review: ZBA or Planning Board

5. Adjournment
Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
December 4, 2002
Approved August 5, 2003

Chairman Shirley Mosczynski called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. In attendance were Selectmen Richard Preston, Ronald Forget and Edward Therrien. Also present were Executive Administrator Kenneth Mahoney, Attorney Mark Bobrowski, Town Engineer William Cundiff, Planning/Conservation Agent Stephen Zisk, Linda Brown, Marylynne Dube, Paul Peterson, Ralph Dudley III, Eben Chesebrough, Carol Gogolinski, Robert Werme, Daniel Heney, and Pam Holmes.

The Chair welcomed Attorney Mark Bobrowski and members of the various boards that were represented.

The majority of discussion centered on the issue of affordable housing. Attorney Bobrowski offered comments and suggestions and gave examples of what is being done in other communities.

• Some communities have passed the Community Preservation Act (CPA)
• CBBO Funds – grant to homeowner becomes affordable housing
• Make an affordable accessory bylaw with deed restrictions
• Develop subdivisions in five year instead of two years
• Put the homes up for sale or rent
• Town owned assisted living where each bed counts towards the affordable housing percentage
• Flexible development – build 30 regular and 5 affordable homes

He stressed the need for a Housing Authority and suggested the name of David Hedison, Executive Director of the Housing Authority in Chelmsford to contact for more information.

Question regarding Site Plan Review and which board does them were asked. Attorney Bobrowski said that in most communities it is done by the Planning Board as they are more familiar with design issues, subdividsion, drainage and sewer issues. The Canton, site plans are reviewed by the Zoning Board of Appeals, in Sudbury by the Board of Selectmen, and in Orleans by an independent design review board.

The Chair thanked Attorney Bobrowski and board members for attending. The motion to adjourn was made by Richard Preston and seconded by Ronald Forget. The vote was unanimous and the meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Shirley Mosczynski
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