Planning Board shorts, August 16
• Chestnut Estates Conservation Cluster. Chestnut Estates is a six-lot conservation cluster located at 400 Rutland Street (Map 36, Parcels 23 and 26). At the Planning Board meeting on July 19, Chair David Freedman cautioned the developer Lou Baldoumas, representing Rainbow Builders, that land that had been deeded as Conservation Land by the owner can not be encroached upon during any construction activities. Following up at the August 16 meeting, Freedman said that an August 2 field report from Nitsch Engineering (the board’s engineering consultants) indicates clearing and disturbance has been done in Open Space. Freedman said, “He (Baldoumas) will have to make restitution for trees that were cut. My sense is that he will have no recourse but to comply. He has done things on property that he does not own.”
Administrator George Mansfield said that there have been complaints to the police and Board of Health about excessive noise from rock breaking and possible impact on area wells due to blasting.
• Approval Not Required Plan for 57 and 63 Spencer Brook Lane. The board endorsed the plan showing the two lots as “Approval Under Subdivision Control Law Not Required.” Shown was a small exchange of land at the boundary between the two lots. Board member Michael Epstein, the applicant, did not attend the meeting. ∆