Planning Board Meeting Minutes
June 27, 2006
Memorial Hall Town Hall
Members Present: R. Bates, R. Ricker, C. Stanovich, O. Lies C. Prager, W. Ritter,
Others Present: Pamela Harding, Senior Planner, Debra Sciascia, Recording Secretary
7:30 PM the Planning Board meeting was called to order.
DISCUSSION OF ALDEN WOODS SUBDIVISION: Plans have not been received for the wall located in the rear of 111 Blair Drive. The plans for the revised outlet location for detention pond #3 are still being reviewed by the Town Engineer, who has been away on vacation. D. Nason has spoken with the architect/engineer regarding the outlet to the detention pond, which will be manually corrected. George Kiritsy, Attorney for applicant, stated that the outlet has been graded onto MDC land, and the flow redirected. Blair has met with the homeowners on site. Residents have copies of the plans. Blair will be getting a building permit for the rip rap wall.
G. Kiritsy and D. Nason discussed the dam and outlet flow. This is only a temporary fix. D. Nason will meet with the Engineer of the plans next Thursday. R. Ricker stated that this needs to be corrected. D. Nason said the design point has not changed. Alden Woods will be put on the July 18th agenda. Neither the Board nor DPW will sign off on the structural plans for the rip rap wall.
Zhong Xu, 117 Blair Dr: Part of the wall is on his property. R. Ricker said it was agreed that the entire wall will be addressed. Pictures were viewed by the Board. There is additional deterioration at the neighboring properties. G. Kiritsy stated that it is not a structural problem. The Board asked if Dennis Lipka, Building Inspector, could be at the next meeting.
R. Ricker said that at the last meeting a full site plan was agreed on with a third party review. P. Harding said Blair should submit a site plan to the town, and the town will pick a third independent party to review the plan.
Brian Dorwant will forward a copy of all the lot plans to the DeCilli’s, abutters, and the town, along with the names of three independent engineers. The cost was agreed to be paid for by Blair.
R. Ricker stated that Mass Highway has standards for this type of wall/erosion issue.
APPROVAL NOT REQUIRED:
760 Wachusett Street, Edward Migdelany: Zoning District R-2, relocation of a new lot line where no new lots are being created. The tennis court is being transferred to another property. W. Ritter motioned for approval. R. Ricker seconded, all in favor. Vote 7-0.
Salisbury Street: Town of Holden Zoning District R-40, a town owned parcel abutting 546 Salisbury Street. The town is giving an easement for a driveway to be created in exchange for a small transfer of frontage. R. Ricker motioned for approval. W. Ritter seconded. O. Lies abstained from the vote. Approved, vote 6-0.
Mason Road, Jonathan & Deborah Lucier: In a R-40 Zoning District, the applicant is creating one lot with sufficient area and frontage. The plan is entitled to endorsement. W. Ritter motioned to approve. C. Stanovich seconded. All in favor, vote 7-0.
MASTER PLAN: The Committee met with the consultant and worked on drafts of flyers and brochures as well as a booth and outreach plans for Holden Days. The consultants have started to gather and update existing data on the Town.
Wachusett Woods: Wrong street name on plans. The mylar needs to be signed again.
C. Stanovich: Discussed Newell Road improvements, straightening out the curve in the road, and tree cutting. Wagner Meadows is coming in for an extension. Discussed curb cuts for Walgreens.
O. Lies: 1) Westminster Place – August renewal. 2) Discussed sidewalk fund. 3) Sunnyside tire rack, banners and balloons.
C. Prager: Would like to see D. Lipka at an August meeting to discuss the slope issues at Alden Woods. Discussed if it would be more productive to have D. Lipka at a meeting before, or after the meeting with Alden Woods.
W. Ritter: D. Lipka would agree that it is a private matter.
D. Lindberg: Asked for update on Jefferson Mills.
May 23, 2006: C. Prager motioned to approve with changes. C. Stanovich seconded. R. Bates and W. Ritter abstained from the vote. Vote 5-0.
NEXT MEETINGS: July 18, 2006 at 7:30 PM. at the Senior Center
W. Ritter motioned to adjourn the Planning Board meeting. R. Ricker seconded. All in favor.
Adjourned at 9:10 PM.
June 27, 2006 meeting minutes approved: January 9, 2007
Debra A. Sciascia