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HomeMy Public PortalAboutPlanning Board May 4 2017 Minutes (PDF) Minutes of Planning Board Meeting, May 4, 2017 1 Rockport, Massachusetts Planning Board Minutes of Meeting, May 4, 2017 Rockport Town Hall Annex, 7:30 p.m. Present: General Meeting and Hearing, Town Hall Annex 7:30 p.m. Meeting comes to order with Herman S. Lilja, Chairman; Edward S. Hand, Jr. Vice - Chairman; Henry T. Betts, Cameron Smith and Terence Duffy present. Kirk W Baker, Town Planner, present. Minutes are recorded by Mary Bourguignon, Secretary 1. 7:30 p.m. General Meeting Discussion 2. 7:35 p.m. Continued Public Hearing for SPR – Michael D’Annolfo, (contractor) on behalf of Jillian Soucy (property owner) 1 Ocean View Dr., Map 10, Lot 109A . Mr. Lilja said he recused himself in the past and will do so now handing the meeting over to Mr. Hand. A discussion followed with Mr. D’Annolfo concerning different aspects of the plans for the foundation, grades of the driveway, location of the driveway and the landscape plan Mr. Hand said that the plans that the Planning Board has now don’t show the actual grading of the top of the foundation. Mr. D’Annolfo gave each Board member a copy of the outdoor lighting choices for the property and he said the landscape plan will show the location of the post lights on the driveway. Next, Mr. Duffy made a motion to continue the hearing for 30 days beyond the original 65 days. Mr. Smith seconded the motion. All in favor. 3. Planners Update. Mr. Baker said there is an ANR coming up for 1 Blueberry Lane. 4. Lighting By-Law Consolidation/ Revision – (Hank Betts). Mr. Betts said that Committee looked at what they had put together, the changes that were made and that they do feel they are starting to get ahold of this revision. However, Mr. Betts said he does not feel that they have reached a point for hearings for that. 5. 10 Gap Head Road, Certificate of Compliance formal action . Mr. Lilja asked Mr. Baker to get an original of the Certificate of Compliance from Mr. Weaver so the final document can be signed off by Mr. Lilj a. 6. 5 Granite St., traffic report – ZBA – Herm Lilja. Mr. Lilja said that the letter to the ZBA has been drafted but the members have not seen it yet. It will be sent around for everyone to look at. 7. Application of New Side Setbacks – Herm Lilja. Mr. Lilja said what has taken place is that the ZBA has actually voted to deny the application for the property at 85 Marmion Way. Mr. Lilja also feels that there will also be another application for this property, he is quite sure. 8. Bikeways Update – Herm Lilja. Eva Korpi, 148 Main St. spoke about the proposed bike route from the train station with current revisions to the south end. 9. Action Plan for Community Visioning Process – Cameron Smith. Mr. Smith said that he now thinks that the invitations to the visioning session are now in the water, sewer bills. The two dates, May 24rd and June 3rd are important hoping that the Planning Board members will be present to represent the Town. Mr. Smith said that he will send an email next week to Ms. Bourguignon containing a message for the Planning Board members and Kirk Baker, Town Planner that should be replied to Mr. Smith only with no cc. to other members. Ms. Bourguignon will forward this message to the designated people upon receipt of same. Mr. Smith feels that things are going ok. 10. Continuing Business, Liaison Reports, and Other Updates  Liaison Reports. No report given.  Updates from Members. Mr. Lilja said Barbara Sparks sent him information on a parking garage in Rockport. Mr. Lilja said he thought it was not wise for the Planning Board to pick up this topic. Minutes of Planning Board Meeting, May 4, 2017 2 11. Planning Board Administration  Approval of Bills. Invoice to pay Kirk Baker was presented for payment. Mr. Duffy made a motion to pay this invoice. Mr. Betts seconded the motion. All in favor.  Approval of Minutes. Minutes for March 2, 2017 were presented for approval. Mr. Duffy made a motion to approve these minutes. Mr. Betts seconded the motion. All in favor. 12. Adjournment. 9:32 p.m. Mr. Betts made a motion to adjourn. MR. Hand seconded the motion. All in favor. ________________________________________________ Herman S. Lilja, Chairman Date