Planning Board Actions Taken 9/9/19

Planning Board Actions Taken 9/9/19

Agenda Items & Actions Taken (unofficial):

  1. Administrative Items
    1. a. Planning Board Member Appointment discussion
    2. b. Zoning Advisory Committee Appointments
      1. i. One (1) at-large applicant – Sundar Sivaraman Appointed
    3. c. Planning Board Representative to Community Preservation Committee Appointment – Gary Trendel Appointed
    4. d. Legacy Farms North Bus Stop Issue – Discussed
    5. e. Legacy Farms Road/East Main Street Traffic Light Status – Discussed
    6. f. Discussion of New Sidewalk Survey – No discussion
    7. g. Growth Study Committee Membership and Discussion
      1. i. Alternates – Alternate positions will be posted for applicants to apply
      2. ii. Ex-officio positions – Voted to add 3 ex-officio liaison positions (Appropriations, School Committee and Select Board)
    8. h. Approval of Minutes – July 22, 2019 – Approved
  2. Continued Public Hearings – Whisper Way OSLPD (Whisper Way/Wood Street) – Proposed 12-lot single family subdivision – Approved
  3. Continued Public Hearings – 76 Main Street – Proposed construction of a 3-story mixed use building with commercial and residential uses REQUEST TO WITHDRAW – Voted to allow the withdrawal
  4. Local Action Unit Application Discussion and Recommendation to Select Board – Chamberlain-Whalen Subdivision – REC Hopkinton, LLC – Offsite Affordable Housing Units – No Action
  5. Continued Public Hearing – 97-99 South Street (Lykan Bioscience) – Minor Site Plan Review – Approved
  6. Continued Public Hearing – Maspenock Woods (West Elm Street) – demolition and replacement of the existing dwelling at 5 West Elm Street – No Discussion – Continued to 10/7/19
  7. Continued Public Hearings – LNG Line Replacement (Eversource Energy): 1) Stormwater Management Permit, 2) Earth Removal Permit – No Discussion – Continued to 10/7/19
  8. New Public Hearing – Cross Street – Scenic Road Permit – Eversource Energy – Approved
  9. New Public Hearing – 223 Pond Street – Scenic Road Permit – Approved
  10. New Public Hearing – Elmwood Farms III – Off Adams Street, Myrtle Avenue, and Fitch Avenue – No Discussion – Continued to 10/28/19
  11. New Public Hearing – 57 Hayden Rowe – Major Site Plan Review – Keefe Chesmore, Chesmore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. – Discussed, then Continued to 9-23-19

Business to be considered by the Board at any time during the meeting:

  • Legacy Farms North Bus Stop Issue – Discussed
  • Lumber Street/West Main Street improvements – No Discussion
  • Legacy Farms North (Section formerly known as Rafferty Road) – Discussion about disrepair – No Discussion
  • Peloquin Estates – No-cut easements – No Discussion
  • Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness and Climate Change discussion – No Discussion
  • Affordable housing/payments-in-lieu/off-site units discussion – No Discussion
  • Future agenda items, correspondence – No Discussion

Meeting Adjourned at 10:17 PM

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