Planning Board Minutes, February 8, 2011



February 8, 2011

  Planning Board members present:  Chairman Palmer Little, Secretary Sylvia Wardwell, Michael Rossney, John Allen Also present:  CEO Duane Ford, Reporter Jon Thomas, Jane Thomas, Nicole Gray, Peter Neill, Paul Trowbridge, Franklin and Bethany Burke. Last meeting the cell tower application from Centerline Communications was approved, but the contingencies that were to be put in place have not been received and no one was here from the tower company.  The application will not be signed until these are in place. Map 8, Lots 2-7. Ridgeway Subdivision.  Trowbridge was in with new maps of the subdivision showing that 3 lots are unchanged, parts of 3 lots have been put into one common lot and there are 3 new lots.  There are still 14 lots, 13 are residential, 1 common lot will be preserved farmland.  The road has changed.  The new maps were approved and signed by the members of the planning board. The wind power ordinance committee presented the revised ordinance to the board, and Peter Neill presented an explanation of it.  Chairman Little gave the board copies of Trowbridge’s letter of disagreement and the committee’s rebuttal.  Mr. Trowbridge is a member of the committee and was the only negative vote.  Assistant to the selectmen is to send copies of the ordinance to DEP and to MMA for their comments.  Chairman Little will talk with engineers and get feedback from other towns that have ordinances.  The planning board would like to have all transmission lines buried.  This committee is a volunteer group and has no legal standing so the planning board has to take it to the town.  The committee would like to have an informational hearing before town meeting on March 5, but the planning board must review the ordinance before that can be done. Map 7, lot 41, Franklin and Bethany Burke would like to open a business in the basement of their home to screen print and embroider clothing.  They will also need signage.  They were told to send registered letters to the adjacent landowners, and bring a copy of the letter and receipts to the next planning board meeting.  They were given a site plan application.  There would be no need for parking because there would be no stock on the premises.  It would be just order from catalogs and pick up the finished product. The meeting was adjourned at 9 pm.                                     Barbara Grindle, Assistant to the Selectmen