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Planning Board Minutes 08/08/2012
Planning Board, Middleton, MA
MINUTES OF THE MEETING
August 8, 2012

The Middleton Planning Board met at a regularly scheduled meeting on August 8, 2012 at the Fuller Meadow School, South Main Street, Middleton, Massachusetts at 7:30 PM.

The following board members were in attendance:
Christine Lindberg, Chairperson
Leah Moreschi, Clerk
Beverly Popielski

Also present:
Robert LaBossiere, DPW Director
Richard Bienvenue, Building Commissioner
Karen Matsubara, Recording Secretary

Chairperson Christine Lindberg called the meeting to order at 7:31 pm.

Definitive & Covenant Signing- East Meadow Farm Subdivision-East Meadow LLC
Attorney Jill Mann appeared on behalf of the applicant.  She presented the signed covenant and the definitive plan for the Board’s signature.  The Selectmen named the roadway East Meadow Lane which has been noted on the plan.

MOTION: Made by Beverly Popielski to approve signing the definitive plan and accept the covenant for East Meadow Farm Subdivision.  Motion seconded by Leah Moreschi.  Vote 3-0 in favor, motion carried.

ZBA Recommendation-189 North Main Street, Map 18, Lot 81- Special Permits (2)
& Site Plan Approval
Attorney Jill Mann appeared on behalf of the applicant Mutual Realty LLC.  She reviewed the petition and plans for two special permits and site plan approval.  The petitioner proposes to purchase the building, improve the façade with stucco and block and renovate the interior.  In the rear they are proposing to add a garage.  A special permit is required for the use of the property for professional offices and contractor’s yard.  Because the existing building does not meet the current front set back a special permit is required for any changes to the building. The parking requirements are met for the proposed use.  There will be fenced outdoor storage for materials such as rods and pipes.  A dumpster will be fenced at the rear of the property.

MOTION: Made by Leah Moreschi to give a favorable recommendation to the ZBA for the petition of 189 North Main Street for two special permits and site plan approval.  Motion seconded by Beverly Popielski.  Vote 3-0 in favor, motion carried.

ANR-Lots 1A & 2A White Lane-Map 28, Lots 9D & 9E
Attorney Jill Mann appeared on behalf of the applicant Michael Lane LLC.  The purpose of the plan is to correct the frontage of lot 2A which was miscalculated during the original subdivision of the property.

Robert LaBossiere commented that the binder on the subdivision roadway is coming undone.  It was also mentioned that complaints had been received from some abutters regarding noise.

MOTION: Made by Beverly Popielski to approve the ANR plan for Michael Lane LLC.  Motion seconded by Leah Moreschi.  Vote 3-0 in favor, motion carried.

Essex Crossing Definitive Subdivision-172 Essex Street, Map 10, Lot 20-
D.U.C Residential LLC
Clerk Leah Moreschi read the legal notice and confirmed that the abutters had been notified.  

Chairperson Lindberg stated that a request for a continuance had been submitted by Attorney McCann and read the letter into record.  

MOTION: Made by Beverly Popielski to continue the hearing to the September meeting.  Motion seconded by Leah Moreschi.  Vote 3-0 in favor, motion carried.

Chairperson Lindberg called a recess; 8:15 pm back on record.

Road Improvement Plan-Summit Avenue-Map 13, Lot 64A-George Collins
Clerk Leah Moreschi read the legal notice.

Chairperson Lindberg stated that a request for a continuance had been submitted by Attorney Nancy McCann and read the letter into record.  

MOTION: Made by Beverly Popielski to continue the hearing to the September meeting.  Motion seconded by Leah Moreschi.  Vote 3-0 in favor, motion carried.

Minutes 6/13/12 & 7/12/12

MOTION: Made by Beverly Popielski to approve the minutes of June 13, 2012 as written.  Motion seconded by Leah Moreschi.  Vote 3-0 in favor, motion carried

MOTION: Made by Beverly Popielski to approve the minutes of July 11, 2012 as written.  Motion seconded by Leah Moreschi.  Vote 3-0 in favor, motion carried.

Chairperson Lindberg called a recess; 8:45 pm back on record.

Road Improvement Plan-Pine Street, Map 18, Lot 63-Alan L. Grenier
Clerk Leah Moreschi read the legal notice.

Attorney Alan Grenier presented the road improvement plan to provide adequate access to a lot on Pine Street.  A 20’ paved surface with a grass channel swale adjacent to the roadway is proposed.

Mr. LaBossiere commented that the contours of the plan were not drawn correctly and he did not understand why the layout of the roadway was not centered.  He also suggested that the Fire Department needed to look at the plan to determine if there was adequate access for safety equipment to turn around.  Mr. LaBossiere stated that he would call the engineer of the plan directly to explain what needed to be changed.

MOTION: Made by Beverly Popielski to continue the hearing to the September meeting.  Motion seconded by Leah Moreschi.  Vote 3-0 in favor, motion carried.

MOTION: Made by Beverly Popielski to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 pm.