October 17th 2012 Regular session

Calendar Name: 
Oct 17, 2012 Reg Session
Date/Time of Meeting: 
10/17/2012 7:30pm
Location: 
Wilton Town Hall meeting room
Application Deadline: 
September 25, 2012
Minutes for this Meeting:

TOWN OF WILTON
PLANNING BOARD MEETING
MINUTES
Approved 12/19/12
 
 
DATE:           October 17, 2012
TIME:            7:30 P.M.
PLACE:         Wilton Town Hall Courtroom
PRESENT:    Wilton Planning Board Members: Vice Chairman Jeff Kandt, Neil Faiman, John Shepardson, Matt Fish (arrived late), Sue Egan, Alternate Steve Yurcak, Board of Selectmen Representative Bill Condra and NRPC Representative Jennifer Dinovo and Minute Recorder Heather Loewy Nichols.
 
The agenda was amended as follows:
1.)                 Minutes
-          September 19, 2012
-          October 3, 2012
2.)                 PB12-013-SA: Sign application, 47 Main Street. Lot J – 051.
3.)                 PBEX -01, PBEX-02, PBEX-04, and PBEX-05: Quinn Excavation sites
4.)                 PB-09-018-SD:  William & Kyle Langille drive relocation, Lot D-142 & D-130
5.)                 PB12-015-LLA Building Performance Solutions, LLC. Lot K-79, K-78, & K-82.
6.)                 Adjournment
 
Vice Chairman Kandt opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m. and appointed Mr. Yurcak to the Board as a voting member for Mr. MacMartin.
 
  1. Minutes to approve:
·         September 19, 2012
A MOTION was made by Mr. Condra and SECONDED by Mr. Yurcak to approve the minutes of September 19, 2012 as written.
Voting: 5 ayes; motion carried with Mr. Shepardson abstaining.

·         October 3, 2012
A MOTION was made by Mr. Shepardson and SECONDED by Mr. Yurcak to approve the minutes of October 3, 2012 as written.
Voting: 5 ayes; motion carried with Mr. Condra abstaining.
 
Sign Applications:
  1. PB12-013-SA: Sign application for the Roam Café, located at 47 Main Street. Tax Map J – 051.
 
Cheryl Schaefer appeared before the Board.
 
Mr. Kandt stated that this application is for Roam Café at 47 Main Street for a 36" x 60" sign with a downcast LED light.
 
In response to a question from Mr. Kandt, Ms. Schaefer explained that the LED light will be a small intensity light which will hang over the sign and will not have any wash to the street or across the street.
 
In response to a question from Mr. Kandt, Ms. Schaefer stated that the sign will be a projecting sign mounted with a metal bracket.
 
Mr. Fish arrived at the meeting.
 
In response to a question from Mr. Kandt, Ms. Schaefer stated that the current proposal for the sign is 3ꞌ x 5ꞌ.  
 
A MOTION was made by Mr. Yurcak and SECONDED by Mr. Faiman to approved the sign application.
Voting: 6 ayes; motion carried with Mr. Fish abstaining.
 
Continued:
  1. PBEX -01, PBEX-02, PBEX-04, and PBEX-05: Quinn Excavation sites.
 
Ms. Egan stepped off the Board as a voting member.
 
The Board, Mr. Quinn, and Ms. Tuomala entered into a discussion as to when to extend the current excavation approvals to.
 
Ms. Tuomala suggested July of 2013 noting that she has submitted Annual Excavation Inspection Reports for each site including revised reports for excavations PBEX-05 and PBEX-02.
 
A MOTION was made by Mr. Fish and SECONDED by Mr. Faiman to conditionally approve excavations cases PBEX -01, PBEX-02, PBEX-04, and PBEX-05, until August 31, 2013 pending receipt bond documentation.
Voting: 6 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
 
  1. PB12-014-SPR: Langille Family Revocable Trust. Application to revise the proposed driveway locations. Located at Wilson Rd, Tax Map D-142-2 & D-142-3
 
Ms. Tuomala appeared before the Board and explained that the application is to relocate two driveways. She stated that she has reviewed the site with the Road Agent and they decided that the driveway for LOT D-142-3 would be acceptable 35ꞌ from the corner and 65ꞌ from the corner for Lot D-142-3. She noted that the brush has been cut down and the Road Agent approved of the new locations and has verified the site lines. She submitted a letter of approval from the Road Agent.  
 
Mr. Fish noted that Note 4 states that a driveway change can be approved by the Wilton Planning Board or the Road Agent. Discussion ensued as to whether this is appropriate.
 
Mr. Fish expressed concern that the driveway can be changed without public input.
 
Mr. Kandt noted that there is often no expectation that the public receives notice to a change in driveway location.
 
Ms. Tuomala noted that building and leach field locations are often changed after Planning Board approval.
 
Mr. Faiman noted that when a plan specifically requires that a home be put in a specific place then the Planning Board requires a building envelope on the plan.
 
Mr. Fish expressed concern that the abutters will not be notified in the future if the applicant moves the driveway.
 
 Mr. Kandt and Mr. Faiman noted that the abutters have been noticed about this change and if they were at this meeting they would hear about the change in the note on the plan, and be able to object, but they are not present.
 
A MOTION was made by Mr. Faiman and SECONDED by Mr. Shepardson to accept the plan for two driveway relocations.
Voting: 7 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
 
A MOTION was made by Mr. Faiman and SECONDED by Mr. Shepardson to approve the driveway relocation plan with Note 4.
Voting: 7 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
 
  1. PB12-015-LLA Building Performance Solutions, LLC. Application for lot line adjustment. Located at 174, 180 Main St. & 5 Defoe Alley. The intent is to add portions of lot K-79 to Lot K-78 & K-82 eliminating Lot K-79.
 
Ms. Tuomala explained that this property is on Main Street just past Draper’s old building. She explained that this property was sold recently and the Mr. Fornier lives next door. After talking together both owners decided that would like to eliminate a parcel in the back, known as K-79, so that Parcel A is added to K-78 and Parcel B is added to K-82. She further explained that after laying out the line to do the consolidation she found that the current lot line bisects a fence and ends up in Mr. Fornier’s driveway. She stated that previously the old owners and Mr. Fornier have always used the fence as the lot line and the current owners would like to move the lines to reflect what the owners have always considered to be the lot line. She stated that this proposal will remove 1.5ꞌ of frontage from Lot K-82 and add 9SF to K-78.
 
Mr. Condra noted that there used to be a house on Lot K-79.
 
Mr. Tuomala noted that she has already received a variance from the Zoning Board for the reduced frontage.  
 
Ms. Dinovo stated that she finds no issues with accepting the application.
 
A MOTION was made by Mr. Faiman and SECONDED by Mr. Yurcak to accept the application.
Voting: 7 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
 
Ms. Dinovo stated that the application is straight forward and everything has been confirmed. She noted that the historic frontage is not met but the applicant has received a variance which is listed on the plan.
 
In response to a question from Mr. Shepardson, Ms. Tuomala explained that the adjustment will make the lot line a straight line from front to back down the fence line rather than bisecting the driveway.
 
A MOTION was made by Mr. Faiman and SECONDED by Mr. Yurcak to conditionally approve the application subject to completion of the following items:
-          Verification of the bounds
-          Receipt of all applicable fees
-          Receipt of 6 copies of the plan and a mylar with the northwest lot corner bound marker of Lots K-78, 80 and 82 described.
-          Receipt of electronic copies of the plan.
Voting: 7 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Faiman volunteered to walk the bounds.
 
6.      Adjournment
A MOTION was made by Mr. Condra and SECONDED by Mr. Fish to adjourn the meeting.
Voting: 7 ayes; motion carried unanimously.
 
Vice Chairman Kandt declared the meeting adjourned.
 
Respectfully Submitted,
Heather Loewy Nichols
Minute Recorder
 
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October 17th 2012 Regular session 10/06/2012