Friday, September 14, 2007
Shorts from the Planning Board, September 10
• Hanover Hill. Chair Michael Epstein opened the discussion by saying that the development is the largest to come before the board since Tall Pines. The Preliminary Subdivision Plan for Hanover Hill shows 36 lots on 126 acres (at 672 and 872 Westford Street). The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. on October 22. The board selected Nitsch Engineering to be its engineering consultant.
• Sorli farm public hearing. Omnipoint Communications, Inc. is seeking a permit to build a personal wireless communication facility on the Sorli farm at 1022 Westford Road. The board is waiting for response by town counsel on issues regarding the application. Attorney Brian Grossman, representing the applicant, responded to prior questions posed by the board. Summarizing the board's reaction to Grossman's responses, Epstein said, "You are not giving us a lot to work with here."The hearing will be continued at 7:45 p.m. on October 22.
• Sprint Nextel Wireless Facility. Administrator George Mansfield presented copies of the formal application for a special permit and site plan approval to install, operate and maintain a personal wireless communication facility at 27 School Street (First Religious Society). The board selected David Maxson (Broadcast Signal Labs) as its peer review consultant for this application and scheduled a public hearing for 7:45 p.m. on September 24.
• Scenic roads. In order to accommodate construction of a pathway there is a proposal for removal of certain trees within the Town's right-of-way along the east side of Concord Street, from Church Street to Bingham Road, and along the west side of Lowell Street, from the Police Station to Morse Road. In the absence of a representative from the Pathways Committee to give the presentation, the joint hearing with the Carlisle Tree Warden was rescheduled for 8:30 p.m. on September 24. At that time the board intends to propose a site visit at 8 a.m. on Saturday September 29.
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