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Friday, January 23, 2004


Planning Board accepts scenic road remediation plan

Property owner Scott Henderson again appeared before the Planning Board on January 12 to discuss how to mitigate the damages done from his removal of some stone walls and trees along the Brook Street scenic roadway to accommodate the construction of a septic system and concrete barrier wall on his property. Henderson brought forth a plan, which included a design for restoring a portion of the stone wall that had been removed, and applying a stone facing to the facade of the concrete wall to make it look like a continuation of this stone wall. Henderson also presented a landscaping proposal, which called for various plantings, such as ivy, mountain laurel, white pines, azaleas, and blue rug junipers to limit the visibility of the concrete wall.

The board was satisfied with Henderson's proposal, and although it could not vote at this meeting because it failed to post the meeting in the Town Clerk's office, the board drafted a motion "consenting to the removal of the 100 feet of stone wall and trees along the right of way adjacent to Brook Street with the condition that the stone facing and grading shown on Henderson's plan be implemented." The hearing was continued to January 26, or until the motion could be voted on.

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