Friday, May 19, 2000
Planning board thanks Tice
May 8 was the last meeting for planning board chair Bill Tice, who did not seek re-election, and members paused to honor him and reflect on his five-year tenure. Secretary Anja Stam baked a cake for the occasion with the words "thank you" written in yellow on the chocolate frosting. Board members, and an appreciative Mosquito reporter, munched on delicious cake and strawberries while Kate Reid presented a homemade plaque to both Tice and vice-chair Michael Epstein commending them for a successful year.
The meeting immediately began on a positive note as the board quickly approved a special permit for a common driveway at 76 and 104 Sunset Road. Matthew and Jennifer Corbett have a driveway that's so steep that a four-wheel drive vehicle can't make it up in the winter. They wish to remove the offending driveway, then loam, seed, and landscape it to match the existing front yard, and obtain access via the neighboring driveway. To make things easier, they happen to own the house next door, which makes getting the neighbor's approval perfunctory. This made sense to the planning board members and they voted 7-0 to approve the common driveway plan.
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