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Planning Minutes 07/06/16

Regular Meeting
Date: 7-6-2016
Present: William Straub, Warren Spencer, Paul Steinhauer, Manley Gove, Joseph Rousselle, CEO and Kathy Connor, SMPDC

Absent: John Stirling

Mr. Steinhauer called the meeting to order at 6:43 p.m.

Motion to approve minutes with addition of 6-15-2016 by Mr. Straub second by Mr. Spencer. VOTE 3-0.
Mr. Straub would like to add at line #48 (under Old Business) that Planning Board decided that since lack of interest from Abutters and lack of impact on property, that a Public Hearing would not be necessary for this project.

Chris Mendi, Civil Consultants
Ben Clark, Berry Surveying and Engineering


Amendment to existing Subdivision Map 10 Lot 78-A Deborah Blouin Subdivision plan 85-5 Final 5/18/89 (Slip lot)
Mr. Mendi provided an overview of the project for the Planning Board. His purpose is to receive guidance from the board and his clients proposed division. Original plan from 1988 was for a 16 lot division with protective covenants that were drafted and recorded. The plan was revised in 1990 to 6 lots and in 1992 was revised to 5 lots and to 2 lots in 1997.

Applicant is meeting with a Title Attorney for an opinion on original covenants that limited division of lots. Client still has much fewer lots than originally planned and recorded.

Applicant is seeking to split her land into 2 lots, one will be either a 5 acre or 3 acre plot with a house and the rest of the land will be split and sold without house.

Ms. Connor stated that since this is a modification for an existing plan, the Planning Board can decided what they would require from the applicant and waive any of the other requirements.

Mr. Straub commented that nothing is gained in the public interest in doing all that work since no proposal of development is suggested for divided lot, and if future development is planned that would have to come before the board as a subsequent amendment to the plan.

Mr. Steinhauer said that once applicant has legal clarification about title piece and then they can be back with application and requested waivers.

Changing Places LLC John O’Neil (As Built plan for 80 Main Street)
Mr. Clark discussed proposed changes to drainage plan, PWD asked to move catch basin to a different low position on lot without having to re-grade the driveway. The intent is to get the water to the back of the property.

Granite curb on basin will be 6 inches.

Ms. Connor stated that the Planning Board will have to vote on each modification that was made on site during construction without prior approval. They don’t need to do it tonight; they can wait until applicant provides final As Built Mylar. Also, if the Planning Board is ready to vote on drainage plan they can do that tonight.

Mr. Straub is concerned that the curb will not work if it becomes clogged, should it be larger or multiple inlets at that site, he is worried about inlet capacity.

Notes of operation and maintenance can be added as condition for approval and any damages caused to abutting properties would be their responsibilities.
At the next meeting (7/20/16) applicant will return with entire As Built plan showing drainage and additional O&M and PWD approval and Ms. Connor will review and provide Planning Board with list of changes.

Mr. Straub made a motion to waive submission requirements since this application is so far along, second by Mr. Gove. Vote: 3-0



Motion by Mr. Spencer second by Mr. Straub to adjourn the Regular Meeting at 7:35 p.m. VOTE: 3-0

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