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Planning Minutes 02/18/15

Regular Meeting
Date: 2-18-2015
Present: John Stirling – Chairman, William Straub, Warren Spencer, Terrence Parker, Paul Steinhauer, Manley Gove, Kathy Connor and Joe Rousselle, Code Enforcement Officer

Mr. Straub called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Motion to approve minutes of 2-4-2015 by Mr. Spencer and second by Mr. Straub. VOTE: 4-0

Ed Brake, Attar Engineering
John O’Neil, Changing Places, LLC
Scott O’Neil, Changing Places, LLC



#1: Continued review of Ordinance Updates

Ms. Connor provided additional landscaping material for Planning Board to discuss. Mr. Stirling requested that it be put on agenda for 3-4-15 Planning Board meeting.

#2: MSP#14-01: Subdivision Outlook Farm Golf Club, LLC (Map 31 Lot 29)
Mr. Brake from Attar Engineering provided a brief overview of proposed project. Plan was before Planning Board previously. They have reworked plan and are presenting a 25 unit cluster subdivision. Lots are all a minimum of 7,500 sq. ft.

Mr. Straub asked Mr. Brake what were specific changes from last proposal to this one. He stated that last time it was a 31 lot proposal. Also have moved the proposed road perpendicular to Rt. 4 and have worked on slope of road.

Mr. Straub expressed concern about safety of new road entrance onto Rt. 4. Client has not provided a traffic analysis of intersection of new road with Rt. 4.

Mr. Parker raised concern of wet lands affecting 2 lots on south side and Mr. Straub noted that conventional subdivision layout and if all proposed lots would be approvable, one or two lots are questionable

Mr. Parker made a motion to accept cluster concept for this project, second by Mr. Spencer. VOTE: 5-0

Mr. Straub made a motion to accept Sketch Plan of MSP #14-01, second by Mr. Steinhauer. VOTE: 5-0

#3: Discussion with John O’Neil on 80 Main Street
Mr. Parker recused himself due to past association with this project.

After site walk with John O’Neil and Joe Rousselle, it was determined that they missed a few points from approved plan, specifically granite curbing and retaining wall and he explained what they did and why.

Mr. Straub asked under what jurisdiction are we dealing with this issue, this evening

Mr. Straub was very concerned that what was approved by the Planning Board was not what was built by contractor.

Mr. Straub made motion to not take action tonight and request that the applicant will need to provide a stamped engineered drawing of record conditions of what got built and assessment of changes with respect to drainage and other factors. No second by other Planning Board members.

Ms. Connor suggested that the client provide As Built plan and compare to Plans previously approved.

At this point, it is not something that can be dealt with until the Spring. The Planning Board requested that Mr. O’Neil return in the spring with an engineered prepared as built plan for further discussion.



Motion by Mr. Spencer second by Mr. Steinhauer to adjourn the Regular Meeting at 8:15 p.m.
VOTE: 4-0

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