GENERAL MINUTES

Members Present: B. Murphy, J. Beers

Alternates  Present: S. Jones

Public Present: S. Taylor, ZA

 

7:00 PM          B. Murphy called the meeting to order. B. Murphy submitted the site visit write-up for the Bryce project.

2 paper maps and Mylars were reviewed for the Collins Family Trust project. One map showed the overall parcel, the other focused on the 10 acre piece.  J. Beers made a motion to approve the 2 maps and 2 Mylars for the Collins Family Trust project.  S. Jones second.  B. Murphy, J. Beers and S. Jones in favor.  B. Murphy signed both Mylars for the Board. The paper map and Mylar were reviewed for the Lovell project.  J. Beers made a motion to approve the  map and Mylar for the Lovell project.  S. Jones second.  B. Murphy, J. Beers and S. Jones in favor.  B. Murphy signed the Mylar for the Board. The schedule was discussed.  There will be no meeting on April 1, 2009.  There may be at least 2 hearings ready for April 8, 2009.

 

7:15 PM          P. RAINVILLE – SKETCH PLAN REVIEW AND BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT

 

C. Rainville arrived.  The minutes from February 18, 2009 were reviewed.  C. Rainville made a motion to accept all the minutes from February 18, 2009.  J. Beers second.  B. Murphy, J. Beers and C. Rainville in favor. There was general Discussion on the width of roads in Fairfax.  P. Rainville joined the Board as an alternate. 

 

8:00 PM          PAIGE ESTATES – SKETCH PLAN REVIEW

 

 

9:22 PM  S. Jones made a motion to adjourn.  J. Beers second.  All in favor.

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,    

Cathy Raymond, Planning and Zoning Assistant

 

 

 

 

Approved:  ________________________________  Date:  _________________2009

                    For the Development Review Board

 

These minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly scheduled meeting. 

All motions were unanimously approved unless otherwise indicated. 

 

PETER AND MADONNE RAINVILLE – SKETCH PLAN REVIEW AND BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT

 

DRB Roll Call: B. Murphy, J. Beers

Alternate Present: S. Jones

Public Present: S. Taylor, Z.A.; C. Caruso-Randall; J. Caruso; P. Rainville

 

7:15 PM                 B. Murphy called the meeting to order. The public notice was read and attendees signed in.  P. Rainville made the presentation.  He does hope to re-build the barn that was destroyed by fire, and he needs to know the boundaries.  He is requesting a Boundary Line Adjustment and a 2 lot subdivision. There will be a shared well. He realizes he has to subtract out easements that are on his property for the required density calculations. There was much discussion on subtraction of easements and right of ways (ROW).  P. Rainville stated he wanted to create a 2 acre lot, but now it needs to be almost 3 acres due to the density requirements. He mentioned the Power Company will allow certain structures to be built on their ROW.  The Board agreed that the Bylaws need to be followed in fairness to all.

 

The Boundary Adjustment portion of the project was discussed in detail.  The Board recommended that the applicants consider re-configuring the proposed lot 3 to include the ROW corridor for access to lot one. The Board can not make exceptions for density calculations.

 

The subdivision portion of the project was discussed.  The existing ranch house will be subdivided onto its own lot.  A water permit will be needed.  The Board agreed that the project could go to the final step at the next hearing.  The project was classified as a minor subdivision.  No site visit will be required. 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Cathy Raymond, Zoning and Planning Assistant

 

 

Approved:  ________________________________  Date:  _________________2009

                    For the Development Review Board

 

 

These minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly scheduled meeting. 

All motions were unanimously approved unless otherwise indicated. 

 

PAIGE ESTATES – SKETCH PLAN (AMEND PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PRD)

 

DRB Roll Call: B. Murphy, C. Rainville, J. Beers

Alternates Present: P. Rainville, S. Jones

Public Present: S. Taylor, Z.A.; C. Caruso-Randall; J. Caruso; B. Superneau; J. Hochberg; C. Roberts; A. Hoak

 

8:00 PM                          B. Murphy called the meeting to order. The public notice was read and attendees signed in. J. Beers stated she is in business dealings with the applicant regarding a different matter.  She felt she could be objective.  P. Rainville stated he is doing work with A. Hoak, Engineer, on another project.  Both the Board and the applicant agreed that there was no conflict of interest for either Board member. 

 

A. Hoak, Engineer, made the presentation.  A 19 Unit PRD was approved in 2006.  This project has been re-designed.   It will still contain 3 triplex and 5 duplex, one story buildings.  The cul-de-sac will be more rectangular in shape and larger.  They are proposing a gravel road with no curbing and no sidewalks.  There will be three wells.  Two wells will each serve 9 units,  the third well will only serve one unit. There will be municipal sewer connection with gravity sewer collection.  The storm water system includes swales and ditches to a pond location.  There will be a hydrant near Rte 104, that will use municipal water for the hydrant only.  S. Jones asked why they changed from paved roads with sidewalks, to gravel roads with no sidewalks.  B. Superneau stated the decision was cost based.  There was much discussion on the sidewalk issue, with various alternatives brought up.  S. Jones mentioned the Town’s long range plans for Town sidewalks. J. Beers brought up safety issues. B. Murphy talked about the requirement to have sidewalks in the Growth Center District.  A. Hoak was concerned with the drainage if curbing was required.  B. Superneau stated that in this market, costs must be kept down.

 

J. Beers asked about access to the common land for all landowners.  The Covenants can define what can be done in the area around each unit.  Community gardens or playgrounds, etc. can also be discussed in the Covenants. S. Jones asked about lighting. Each unit will provide its own lighting. The shared wells were discussed.  A water storage unit may be needed depending on yield.  They will need either a powerful pump or a pump station.  No water system operators will be needed.  J. Caruso was concerned with the well water issue.  She wanted to know what if any plans were in place for testing the neighbors’ wells.  A. Hoak, Engineer is aware of the neighbors’ concerns.  Hydrogeology is his specialty, and he did testing 2 summers ago.  He talked about fracture trace analysis and water yields. Neighbors J. Hochberg and C. Roberts also had many concerns about their well and future water yield.  The water issue was discussed in detail.

 

J. Caruso asked about distance from the new homes to the homes on Summit View.  There will be at least 45 feet from the property line to the closest new structure.  There will not be any fencing or landscaping between the two developments. The price range for the new units will be somewhere in the $200,000 to $230,000 ballpark. Sewer allocations and the Act 250 Permit were discussed. 

J. Hochberg was concerned about construction noise.  The project was determined to be a major subdivision. A. Hoak questioned the need for two more hearings since this is an amendment of a previously approved project.  The Board is treating this as a new application.  The 50 foot ROW to the north property line was brought up.  It does not show on the Plat.  There were more concerns on the water well issue.  A site visit was scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 1:30 PM. 

 

ACTION ITEMS

     1.  Resolve sidewalk and curbing issue in accordance with Appendix A (Adequate Pedestrian Circulation and Access).

     2.  Trash collection site to be shown on Plat, or letter from trash collector agreeing to pick up trash at individual homes.

     3.  Plat to show current adjoiners.  (Cousino sold to Dumas, Tuck sold to Katz ,Hochberg & Roberts)

     4.  Show stream (on the back of the property) on Plat.

     5.  Access to common land for all land owners to be shown on Plat.

       

Respectfully Submitted,

Cathy Raymond, Zoning and Planning Assistant

 

 

 

Approved:  ________________________________  Date:  _________________2009

                        For the Development Review Board

 

 

These minutes are unofficial until approved at the next regularly scheduled meeting. 

All motions were unanimously approved unless otherwise indicated.