Planning Board Actions Taken 11/25/19

Planning Board Actions Taken 11/25/19

Agenda Items & Actions Taken (unofficial):

  1. Administrative Items
    1. Photographic Log for Eversource Liquefaction Facility – Accepted
    2. Forestry Legacy Program Letter of Support – Supported
    3. Approval Not Required Plan – 0 Wilson Street (The Trails at Legacy Farms) – Approved
    4. Approval Not Required Plan – 9 Morse Lane – Approved
    5. Main Street Corridor Presentation and Warrant Article Discussion/Vote – Voted to Send a Letter of Support (7-Yes, 1 No)
    6. Legacy Farms Road North Acceptance – Voted to Send a Letter of Support for Finding a Solution
    7. Planning Board Consultant Selection – Reviewed
    8. Board Member Training Reimbursement – Information Given
    9. No-cut Easement Exception for 2 Cobbler’s Way removal of 4 trees – Approved
    10. 2020 Planning Board Meeting Dates – Eliminated the 8/24/20 Meeting, then approved
    11. Minutes of October 7, 2019 – Approved
    12. Introduction of Stephanie Pemberton who will be taking the minutes at Planning Board meetings going forward – Welcomed
  2. Continued Public Hearings – Bucklin St. & Leonard St. – No Discussion, continued to 12-16-19
  3. Continued Public Hearings – Commercial Photovoltaic Solar Facility (0 Wood Street, 5 Mechanic Street) – Approved on the second vote (6-Yes, 1-No, 1-Abstain)
  4. Continued Public Hearing – 27 Lumber Street/Hopkinton Tennis Club – Discussed and continued to 12-16-19
  5. Continued Public Hearing – Elmwood Farms III
 – No Discussion, continued to 12-16-19
  6. New Public Hearing – Earth Removal Permit – 253 Lumber Street – Approved
  7. New Public Hearing – Shared Parking Special Permit – Bittersweet 22-24 Main Street, 6 Church Street, and 17 Main Street – Approved

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

  • Legacy Farms Road/East Main Street Traffic Light Status – Developer reports that the drawings will be done in about 2 weeks, then will go out to bid.
  • Legacy Farms North Bus Stop Safety Issue – Discussed above
  • Lumber Street/West Main Street improvements – Requested an update at a future meeting.
  • Legacy Farms North (Section formerly known as Rafferty Road) – Discussion about disrepair – Not discussed
  • Main Street Downtown Corridor discussion – Discussed above
  • Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness and Climate Change discussion – Not discussed
  • Affordable housing/payments-in-lieu/off-site units discussion – Not discussed
  • Future agenda items, correspondence – Requested future discussion of Town Charter’s description in the role of the Planning Board in appointing a Town Planner.

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