Friday, May 1, 2009
Planning Board shorts, April 27
• Valchuis settlement agreement. The implementation of a settlement agreement on the long-standing suit against the Planning Board regarding a Berry Corner Lane property (Map 7, Parcel 29) is progressing. (See Carlisle Mosquito, February 15, 2002, “Valchuis brothers file second lawsuit.”) Details of the agreement have yet to be reported out of Planning Board executive session; however, board member Marc Lamere said after a personal site visit he concurred with a prior assessment by associate member David Freedman that although there are dozens of potholes in the road surface, there is no general washout. There was general agreement that the roadway could be repaired and that the proposed Maintenance Agreement with appropriate notations on the plot plan detailing type and frequency of maintenance would cover the situation.
• Hanover Hill subdivision. The board acknowledged receipt of a copy of a letter to the Selectmen by Rob West of Wilkins Hill Realty requesting support for curbside mail delivery to lots accessed on public ways to the subdivision. Chair Greg Peterson noted that the road in question is Westford Street and is within the purview of the Selectmen. Thus, the Planning Board offered no opinion.
• Town Meeting Article 34 – Wireless Zoning Bylaw revisions. The logistics of appropriately presenting the 14-page proposed bylaw change was discussed. Member Michael Epstein, who will make the presentation, hopes he will not have to read the entire motion, nor have to distribute multiple copies of the motion at Town Meeting. He expressed hope that the attending public would bring copies of the Warrant to the meeting. He will seek advice from the Town Moderator on how best to implement the process.
The April 10, 2009 issue of the Mosquito has an article summarizing the proposed revisions – “Town Meeting to Vote on Proposed Wireless Bylaw Revisions.” The board voted unanimously to support Article 34.
• Town Meeting Article 33 – Solar Power Generation and Wind Conversion Systems Bylaw. The board was notified that the Alternative Accessory Clean Energy Generation Committee, the sponsors of Article 33, have requested that the Selectmen not move the Article at the May 4 Town Meeting. ∆
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