Planning & Zoning Board Notices & Minutes

Mar 21, 2017

Approved Planning Board Minutes - March 21, 2017

6:30 P.M.


PRESENT:  Tony J. Ilacqua, Val Poulsen, Colin Trahan, Jim Daly, and Joanna Ray (recording secretary)


EXCUSED:  Vice Chair Linda MacNeil, Mary Menzies, Milton Bratz, and Bruce Ralston


OTHERS:  Jim McMahon, III


Tony called the meeting to order at 6:30.  Colin was designated a voting member for this meeting. 


Val made a motion to approve the February 21, 2017 minutes as written.  Tony second the motion.  The motion passed by all.


The board discussed the Cumberland Farms (CF) update.  CF had a conference call with Milton, CF representatives, FX Bruton, and Chris Tymula regarding the cemetery next to the proposed store. CF agreed to install a new 4’ tall chain link fence along the side lot line to match the existing fence along Meadow Street.  CF did not agree to provide a gated access due to safety concerns with any vehicles parking along the driveway and potential conflict with CF traffic or traffic from any proposed rear development.  It was agreed that no access along the side makes sense for the reason.  Milton would need to discuss this with the Cemetery Commission, but agreed that a secondary access point would be nice but not required seeing as there is access along Meadow Street and indicated the cemetery crews will need to adjust their maintenance timing/schedule in the future.


For maintenance of the cemetery, a sign package can be used to alert traffic.  If equipment is to be in the road, the Police Dept. will help out if they are given sufficient notice.


The board decided to meet on April 4, 2017 to review the results from the survey that was sent out regarding land use in the town. Many figures in the Land Use chapter will need to be updated.  


The board was informed of a citizen concern regarding a subdivision approval from 2013.  Jeff Winn & Dennis Wagner were issued approval for a 2-lot subdivision at the end of Village Way.  The condition attached to that approval was for “On lot 79-219-01, a drainage swale to be constructed from the southern property line at approximately contour line 110 running in a northerly direction, adequate in size, to control the drainage off the property.  If this results in the drainage pipe being insufficient, it will be increased in size to handle the increase in runoff.”


Abutter, Arthur Hucksoll, informed the town office that this condition has not been met.  Zoning Officer Chris Hodge will be informed to investigate. 


Reappointment:  Bruce sent a letter to the town office stating his request to be reappointed. Mary, currently an alternate, had previously stated that she is interested in the vacant full voting position.  Jim stated he would be interested in being reappointed as well.

At 7:15, Val made a motion to adjourn.  Jim second the motion.  The motion passed by all.


Submitted by,

Joanna Ray