Friday, May 1, 2009
ConsCom shorts, April 23
• Westford Street pathway. Conservation Administrator Sylvia Willard reported that Wilkins Hill Realty, the developer of the Hanover Hill subdivision off Westford Street, has offered to grade and slightly extend the dirt ramp between the new footpath and the west entrance to Towle Field. This will eliminate the steep incline and allow easier access to the field. The Commission approved the work.
The Carlisle Planning Board Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land require footpaths for new subdivisions. In lieu of footpaths within the subdivision the applicant and the Planning Board agreed that a footpath would be constructed along the subdivision frontage on Westford Street beginning opposite Acton Street and continuing to Towle Field.
• Hanover Hill, Lot F, Sorli Way. George Dimakarakos of Stamski and McNary, representing Wilkins Hill Realty, sought a permit for those portions of a new single family house, associated grading, driveway and utilities that lie in a wetland buffer zone. The commission approved the project. This is the first house lot in the Hanover Hill subdivision off Westford Street to come before the commission. Dimakarakos indicated up to a dozen additional filings are being prepared for individual lots.
• 41 Patten Lane. Homeowner Mehdi Khayami, represented by Jonathan Bollan of Stamski and McNary, sought a permit to build two additions to his house which is located in the buffer zone of a bordering vegetated wetland. Willard noted that Khayami is concurrently seeking final signoff by the commission for a 2003 project that included additions to the house and moving and enlarging the septic system. However, in visiting the site she observed an area where small stones had been spread and portions of a fence located in wetland. She recommended these violations be remedied concurrently with work on the new project – specifically, once the rocks have been removed, the area be replanted with wetland vegetation. Given that a planting plan needs to be prepared, the public hearing was continued to May 14 at 8:45 p.m.
• 383, 389 River Road and Assessor’s Map 1 Parcel 8A. On behalf of applicant Luciano Manganella, Bollan presented a plan to remediate damage to bordering vegetated wetland and the adjacent buffer zone from work on portions of three lots that had been undertaken by Manganella without a permit. Manganella, of 383 River Road, was present. The commission voted to approve the plan pending written concurrence from the other landowners, the Campbells of 389 River Road, and the trust that owns common land on which the town holds a conservation restriction.
• 110 Maple Street. Sam Pietropaolo was granted a permit for work in a wetland buffer zone including razing his single family house and constructing a new one, replacing the existing septic system, and removing six diseased or damaged trees.
• 72 Brook Street. The commission approved a replacement subsurface sewage disposal system for Susan and Howard Cohn. The applicants were represented by Kevin Ritchie of Civil Solutions. ∆
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