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HomeMy Public PortalAboutPlanning Board July 6 2017 Minutes (PDF) Minutes of Planning Board Meeting, July 6, 2017 1 Rockport, Massachusetts Planning Board Minutes of Meeting, July 6, 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. 7:40 p.m. Planners Update – Kirk Baker. Mr. Baker said that Mr. Cranston from 6 South St. came in and was asking for an occupancy permit for one of the units in order to get some revenue. Mr. Lilja suggested having a Site Visit before making any decisions which would give us an idea of what it looks like and what they are willing to do before. A site visit was arranged for July 18 at 9 a.m. 3. Bikeways Update - Herm Lilja. Mr. Lilja stated that the Bikeways Committee has come up with pretty close to a final form for bike paths. He then handed out a two sided Rockport Bike Map to each member of the Board stating that there is another part to this in as much as the Committee has gone to the DPW with regards to street signs and talked to the police about street signs. So, the effort will be to try to get the Town signs painted and put up. We should try to consider this as the final document for 2017. We want to get this thing out. In closing there were no other comments from the Board. 4. Application of New Side Setbacks – Herm Lilja. Mr. Lilja said that the only thing that he would say with regards to this is that, as mentioned before, the ZBA and the Planning Board are at the moment trying to identify dates on which the members that the two Boards can get together and discuss the topics that have been generated by both Boards that relates to improving the understanding of the By -Laws. A firm date has not been established for the first meeting of the two Boards. 5. 8:00 p.m. – Hearing – SPR - 1 Ocean View Dr. – Continuation. Mr. Lilja recused himself and turned over the Chair to Mr. Hand who opened the Hearing. A copy of the final Decision that Mr. Baker drafted was handed out to each member after which the Board went it over each page and made a few minor modifications. Next, Mr. Duffy made a motion to approve the SPR. Mr. Betts seconded the motion. All in favor. 6. 8:30 p.m. - Hearing – ANR - 1 Blueberry Lane ( Esther I Garlick), Map 3, Lot 46. Daniel Ottenheimer, Mill River Consulting, explained that he is representing the Garlick family who wants to take the 9.3 +/- acre parcel with one single family dwelling on it and create one parcel with an existing dwelling and one vacant parcel. After the Board members had a short discussion it was decided to approve the ANR. Mr. Hand made a motion to approve the ANR. Mr. Smith seconded the motion. All in favor. 7. Lighting By-Law Consolidation/ Revision – Hank Betts. Mr. Betts handed out a revised by-law (Proposed Amendment to Chapter 14 Subchapter E., Section 6) to each member and then went over each sheet. Mr. Betts said he had taken a look at what the Lighting By-Law Committee had written so far, and changed some of the wording. The Planning Board made some additional changes. 8. Action Plan for Community Visioning Process – Cameron Smith. Mr. Smith showed a power point presentation and talked about where we are on this project. We have been getting help, which is quite good, from MAPC. They have already given us some best practices that are wrapped around the initiatives that we have got so far. i.e. bicycles. 9. Continuing Business, Liaison Reports, and Other Updates  Liaison Reports. No liaison report given.  Updates from Members. No updates given from members. Minutes of Planning Board Meeting, July 6, 2017 2 10. Planning Board Administration  Approval of Bills. No bills presented for approval.  Approval of Minutes. Minutes for June 1, 2017 and June 15, 2017 presented for approval. Mr. Smith made a motion to approve these two set of minutes. Mr. Betts seconded the motion. All in favor. 11. Adjournment 10:55 p.m. Mr. Smith made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Duffy seconded the motion. All in favor. ________________________________________________ -Herman S. Lilja, Chairman Date