The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 21, 2000


Treibick lot endorsed

Resident Theodore Treibick presented a ninth iteration of an Approval Not Required (ANR) plan for 138 East Street to the planning board. The board has refused to endorse Treibick's plan over the past few months because of various engineering errors and rule violations. R. Wilson and Associates made numerous changes to the plan in hopes that the board would finally accept the unusual boundaries. Both Treibick and Russ Wilson attended the January 10 meeting in hopes that the ninth life of this ANR cat would finally prevail.

The area of the new parcel was calculated to be 4.0041 acres, just enough to meet the four-acre pork chop lot requirements. Member Dan Holzman had previously questioned whether Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software could be trusted to an accuracy of four-thousandths of an acre. Town engineer Judith Nitsch subsequently reviewed the plans and confirmed that the lot closures and areas conform to the standard survey practices.

This removed the last hurdle as far as the board was concerned, but abutter Fred Lewis of Bedford Road came forward with one remaining concern. With the deed to his property in hand, Lewis wanted assurance that the boundary between his lot and Treibick's had not changed. It proved to be a daunting task to match the old property deed with a CAD-generated map, but "apples" were finally compared to "oranges" and Lewis smiled. The board easily endorsed the ANR by a unanimous vote of 6-0.

Chair Bill Tice, possibly recalling that old song, "The Cat Came Back," asked Treibick if he plans to submit any more ANRs. "Yes," replied Treibick, "another one similar to this." Tice immediately turned to Russ Wilson and said, "I've never seen an ANR plan with so many revisions. I hope we don't have to go through this again next time." Wilson's meek reply was, "I understand."

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