APPROVED

 

TOWN OF PELHAM

PLANNING BOARD MEETING

June 2, 2003   

 

The Chairman, Paddy Culbert called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm.

 

The Secretary, Mr. Bill Scanzani, called the roll:

 

PRESENT:

Paddy Culbert, Bill Scanzani, Peter McNamara, Henry DeLuca, Gael Ouellette, Alternate Raymond Brunelle

 

ABSENT:

 

Robin Bousa, Selectmen Representative Hal Lynde, Alternate Bob Yarmo, Planning Director Amy Alexander

 

ADMINISTRATIVE

 

Map 11 Lot 254 - Century Builders, Inc. - Nature’s Way - Request for Bond Reduction

 

Mr. Scanzani reviewed the file and noted that the road had been put in this year (April, 2003) and the base coat had recently been laid.  He said the file did not contain a note from the Planning Director, or a note from TF Moran (Town engineer) informing of a final inspection. 

 

MOTION:

(Scanzani/Ouellette) To deny the request for a bond reduction and request that the Town’s engineer submit a report and perform an inspection of the site.

 

VOTE:

 

(5 - 0 - 0) The motion carries.

 

The bond reduction request was denied.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Map 8 Lot 20 & 22-9 Fireside Homesteads LLC

 

Mr. Culbert informed that a request had been received by the applicant to date specify the case to the Board’s July 7, 2003 meeting.  He said that he granted the request.

 

The plan was date specified to the July 7, 2003 meeting.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Map 11 Lot 93 - Cormier & Saurman Building, LLC - Dutton Road - Proposed Elderly Housing for site plan review and seeking special permit for wetland crossing (To be continued to the July 7, 2002 Planning Board meeting, no discussion will occur.)

 

Mr. Culbert noted that a letter had been submitted to the Board, to be forwarded to the Fire Chief.

 

Date specified to the July 7, 2003 meeting. 

 

Map 5 Lot 75 - Keyes Hill Realty Trust - off Keyes Hill Road - Proposed 7-Lot Subdivision and Seeking Special Permit for Wetland Crossing for Resubmission (To be continued to the July 7, 2002 Planning Board meeting, no discussion will occur.)

 

Date specified to the July 7, 2003 meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

None.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

Mr. Scanzani informed that the CIP would be meeting Thursday evening to review and prioritize the Capital Requests with the help of NRPC.  The CIP will be presented to the Selectmen and the School Board in time for the budgetary process.

 

Mr. DeLuca noted that the Building Committee had walked through the Municipal Center.  He said that the ‘punch list’ was being completed.  He said if anyone was interested in donating, there were a few trees remaining.  He then discussed how beautiful the Library building was. 

 

PLANNING DIRECTOR REPORT

 

None.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Mr. Culbert said he spoke with Mr. Lynde, who had received comments regarding the John Bobula plan.  Mr. Culbert told Mr. Lynde that the Planning Board had not received a draft of the changes to review.  He said he would request a copy of the changes from Mr. Lynde so that the Board could review. 

 

Mr. Culbert noted that Ms. Alexander handed in her resignation.  He said that Mr. Lynde wanted to know how he felt about Ms. Alexander continuing as a sub-contractor inspector.  Mr. Culbert said that Ms. Alexander was a good inspector and would encouraged her to submit her data in the form of an RFQ.  Mr. McNamara asked the status of the RFQ.  Mr. Culbert said that thirty-four people had received the packet, but nothing has been turned back in.  He said if there were no respondants, the RFQ may be reopened and publicized again this time probably in the Boston Globe. 

 

Mr. Scanzani discussed certain sites that had been visited and noted that the subdivision regulations were not being followed.  He said that siltation was a serious problem.  Mr. McNamara wanted to know if the problems were the result of the regulations, or TF Moran (Town engineer).  Mr. Scanzani believed the problem was a combination of the state statutes and the new EPA regulation.  He suggested limiting the construction to three building envelopes on any one site, until they were stabilized.  Mr. Culbert felt the Town should review the site and not grant a permit unless an EPA permit had been pulled.  Mr. McNamara recalled the conversation between the Board and the representative from TF Moran, in which the Board discussed its expectations.  He felt that TF Moran should be reviewing the sites for problems, not the Board members.  Mr. Culbert discussed a site that TF Moran had reviewed, but still was not properly corrected for siltation.  Mr. Scanzani felt there was a need to set up a capital reserve fund specifically for the needs of the Planning Department in order to help continue enforcing the regulations.  Mr. Culbert felt that regulating disturbance, and creating new erosion control plans would help the current problems.  Mr. DeLuca asked for further explanation of the EPA requirements.  Mr. Culbert provided a brief explanation.  Mr. Brunelle discussed a site he had seen that had no erosion control in place even though the steep slopes had been cleared.  The Board continued their discussion regarding erosion control problems and how the Board should move forward.  Mr. McNamara suggested seeking Town Counsel’s opinion.  He said the sites should be enforced by the Town’s engineer while the Board awaited Counsel’s opinion.  Board members discussed various sites that had drainage/erosion/siltation problems. 

 

Mr. Culbert noted that he would: 1) contact Mr. Lynde regarding the latest communication involving the John Bobula plan; 2) meet with Mr. Tom Gaydos regarding the Planning Director position once Ms. Alexander leaves; 3) contact V&G Development to come back before the Board to discuss the current status of the development (Appleleaf subdivision); 4) contact TF Moran/inspector to attend the next scheduled Board meeting; 4) Ms. Ouellette will contact Ms. Alexander and ask her to provide the results from the EPA review of certain sites. 

 

MINUTES REVIEW

 

May 19, 2003

MOTION:

(Scanzani/McNamara) To approve the May 19, 2003 meeting minutes as amended.  

 

VOTE:

 

(4 - 0 - 1) The motion carries.  Mr. DeLuca abstained.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

The motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. 

 

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:15 pm.

 

                                                                                          Respectfully submitted,

 

                                                                                          Charity A. L. Willis

                                                                                          Recording Secretary