Planning Board Workshop
December 30, 2003
Present: Board Members: Chris Cronan (Chair), John Manter, Terry Studley, Suzanne Malis-Anderson, David Wardrop, Harold Pinkham
Town Officials: William Reed (Manager), Allen Thomas (CEO), John Ellis (Asst. CEO), Beckie-Jo Woods (Deputy Clerk).
Representatives: Terry Dewan, and Amy Seigal (Community Master Planners)
-Terry Dewan stated that he received a set of maps from the James Sewell Co. The maps received are as follows:
-Zoning Map – Shows the current zoning, subject to change if the Board feels necessary.
-Planametric Map – Shows driveways, houses, trails, etc.
-Property Ownership Map – Broken down by major land owners. (Amy Seigal stated that the newest developments are not shown on this map, but she has penciled them in.)
- Resource Protection Map – Shows the hydric soils and wetlands.
-Topographic Map – Shows the slopes.
-Land Cover and Trails Map – Shows types and sizes of trees and trails.
-Drainage Study Map
-Terry Dewan mentioned having a buffer between I95 and the house lots, and what type of buffer. The consensus of the Board was to require a buffer, with the stipulation that the buffer is not used as open space.
-Terry put an overlay of Barney Silver’s land off Jackson Drive and stated that he met with Barney earlier in the day to discuss how he would like to see it developed. With the overlay it allowed for access to the trails. The only item needing discussion is the placement of the road.
-Suzanne stated that she likes the way the trails and flowers have been preserved in the plans. She also liked the idea of each lot having access to the trails.
-Terry Studley stated that he would like to see the larger lots closer to the buffer zone and smaller lots towards the front. He also mentioned that by having smaller lots in developments, it would put more stress on the schools.
-Allan stated that Barney would like to see the open space areas used for playgrounds, sitting areas, etc. He also stated that the Board will need to discuss who will maintain the playgrounds etc., whether it will be a land trust or the Town. He feels that the land owners would rather have the open space going into a land trust or an association instead of the Town.
-The Board would like to have Tom Davis attend a future meeting to discuss development of his land. John Ellis stated that Stan MacMillian should also attend a meeting.
-Amy stated that the tentative schedule should is as follows:
-January-Meet with other large land owners
-February – Talk about strategies, review meeting with land owners
-March – Go to the Town Council with an informal overview
-March – April – Begin finalizing plan
-May – June – Possible completed plan
Motion to adjourn @ 7:20 pm.
Deputy Town Clerk