Friday, April 1, 2005
Shorts from the March 24 ConsCom meeting
• Farmers' market for Carlisle? Commissioner John Lee reported interest in launching a farmers' market, perhaps at Foss Farm or the town parking lot in the Center. He quoted several people as being "very excited" about the possibility of setting up a location where such items as produce, flowers, honey or cheese might be sold. Interested Carlisle residents should consider attending the next ConsCom coffee at 7:30 a.m., April 12 in the Clark Room at Town Hall, when the subject is scheduled to come up for discussion.
• 190 Bingham Road. Applicant Harold Shneider filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) to remove an existing septic system and install a new facility consisting of a septic tank, pump chamber, breakout protection barrier, leaching field and associated grading, with 8,700 square feet of work in the 100-foot buffer zone of a Bordering Vegetated Wetland (BVW). Stamski and McNary engineer Tim McGivern found the location of both the old system and its replacement in the same spot to be inevitable, given the existence of large areas of wetlands interspersed with omnipresent ledge. As it is, the only successful test hole is half in and half out of solid rock. Having no alternative to suggest, the commissioners approved the plan.
• Lot 1, Cross Street. Engineer McGivern received quick approval for an NOI filed by developer William Costello that called for removal of vegetation and grading associated with installation of a sewage disposal system having 3,042 square feet of work within the buffer zone of a BVW. No discussion was required since the project had been approved in January of 2004, but had not been initiated within the stated one-year timeframe.
• 45 Elizabeth Ridge Road. At a continued hearing Durgaprasao Rao presented newly-drawn plans for an addition to a single family home. He had been asked to provide a redelineation of wetland boundaries previously established in 1980. The revision had made it possible for the applicant to get all construction out of the buffer zone. The commission approved the plans pending positive action by the Board of Health.
• 372 Brook Street. John and Kathleen Blinn entered a Request for Determination for a proposed addition to their remodeled home, which lies within the 100-foot buffer zone of a wetland. Since all construction activity is to take place 52 feet from the wetland and all materials can be stockpiled at a safe distance, the commission agreed that a more detailed and expensive NOI would not be needed, and issued the desired Negative Determination.
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