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Planning Board Minutes 09/11/2013
Middleton Planning Board
Middleton, MA
MINUTES OF THE MEETING
September 11, 2013

The Middleton Planning Board met at a regularly scheduled meeting
on September 11, 2013 at the Fuller Meadow School,
143 South Main Street, Middleton, Massachusetts at 7:00 PM.

The following board members were in attendance:
Chairperson Robert Aldenberg, Clerk Christine Lindberg, and members David Leary and John Knott

Others present:
Richard Bienvenue, Building Commissioner, Karen Matsubara, Recording Secretary

Chairperson Robert Aldenberg called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

Minutes-08/14/2013
MOTION: Made by David Leary to accept the August 14, 2013 minutes as written.   Motion seconded by John Knott.  Vote 4-0 in favor, motion carried.

ZBA Recommendation-49 South Main Street-Special Permit(s)-Nonconforming Sign Replacement & Electronic Message Board Sign-Chris Kourkoulis, Angelica’s Restaurant
Mr. Kourkoulis reviewed his ZBA petition to replace the existing sign with a new modernized sign to include an electronic message board.  He explained that the electronic message board would help him stay competitive with the other restaurants in Town that have similar signs.  The sign will be slightly small than the existing and would be located in the same footprint.

MOTION: Made by Christine Lindberg to give a favorable recommendation for the requested special permits to replace the existing nonconforming sign and add an electronic message board.  Motion seconded by David Leary.  Vote 4-0 in favor, motion carried.

ZBA Recommendation-Rundlett Way (Off South Main Street)-Special Permit-Temporary Contractor or Landscaper Business and Storage Yard-Richardson Green Inc.
Peter Richardson presented the ZBA petition to the Board to allow the use of the property for the temporary storage of loam from construction of the new North Reading high school.  It is estimated that the use will be necessary for about a year and a half.  The materials will not be visible from Route 114 and will be surrounded with a silt fence and/or hay bales and will by hydro-seeded to keep in place.

MOTION: Made by Christine Lindberg to give a favorable recommendation for the requested special permit to use the property for a temporary contractor or landscaper business and equipment storage yard with the condition that the materials are not hauled on River Street.  Motion seconded by David Leary.  Vote 4-0 in favor, motion carried.

ZBA Recommendation-325 North Main Street, Unit C-Special Permit & Site Plan Modification-Auto Detail Shop-Ronald J. Drouin, Jr.
Mr. Drouin presented his ZBA petition to use Unit C at 325 North Main Street for his auto detailing business.  The site plan modification is to expand the existing parking by six spaces.  He has been in business for 8 years and is currently located on Rte 1 in Peabody and needs to move to accommodate the expansion of his business.

MOTION: Made by Christine Lindberg to give a favorable recommendation for the requested special permit to allow the use of the property specifically for an auto detailing shop; mechanical repairs are not allowed.  Motion seconded by John Knott.  Vote 4-0 in favor, motion carried.

Release of Refundable Fees-Mitchell Lane-D.O.B. Realty Inc.
Attorney Jill Mann, on behalf of the applicant, requested to continue the request for release of the refundable fees to the October 9, 2013 Planning Board meeting.

MOTION: Made by David Leary to continue the request for release of refundable fee for Mitchell Lane to October 9, 2013.  Motion seconded by Christine Lindberg.  Vote 4-0 in favor, motion carried.

Definitive Subdivision-Boston Place-Map 24, Lots 52 & 53-Middleton Real Estate Group, LLC
Attorney Jill Mann, on behalf of the applicant, explained that the comments had not come back from the third-party engineer and requested to continue the definitive hearing to the October 9, 2013 Planning Board meeting.

MOTION: Made by David Leary to continue the definitive hearing for Boston Place to October 9, 2013.  Motion seconded by John Knott.  Vote 4-0 in favor, motion carried.

ZBA Recommendation-64 East Street, Map 14, Lots 9 & 9A-Special Permit-Common Driveway-Jon & Catherine Maidment
Attorney Jill Mann, on behalf of the applicant, explained that they were awaiting comments back from the third-party engineer and requested to continue the ZBA recommendation for the common driveway special permit to the October 9, 2013 Planning Board meeting.

MOTION: Made by David Leary to continue the ZBA recommendation for 64 East Street to the October 9, 2013 meeting.  Motion seconded by Christine Lindberg.  Vote 4-0 in favor.

Definitive Subdivision-64 East Street-Map 14, Lots 9 & 9A-Jon & Catherine Maidment
Attorney Jill Mann, on behalf of the applicant, requested a continuance for the definitive hearing to the October 9, 2013 meeting for the same reason; awaiting third-party engineering review.

MOTION: Made by David Leary to continue the definitive hearing for 64 East Street to the October 9, 2013 meeting.  Motion seconded by Christine Lindberg.  Vote 4-0 in favor.

Definitive Modification Signing-Woodbrook Estates-Mark & Christine Melito
Attorney Jill Mann presented the certificate of no appeal to the Board for the modification of the Woodbrook Estates Subdivision.  The mylar plans endorsed by the Town Clerk were signed by the Board.

Definitive Signing-Ridgewood Estates Subdivision-LAR Property Management, LLC
Attorney Jill Mann explained that the appeal of the subdivision has been dismissed by the court and that once the paperwork is received she will deliver it along with the mylars to the Town Clerk for her signature.  She suggested that the Board sign the mylar plans at the Planning Board office at their convenience because there are 54 pages to sign.

MOTION: Made by Christine Lindberg that the Board sign the mylar plans for the Ridgewood Estates Definitive Subdivision at a time when it delivered to the Planning Board office and upon receipt from the Town Clerk’s certification along with the copy of the Stipulation of Dismissal from Superior Court.  Motion seconded by David Leary.  Vote 4-0 in favor, motion carried.

MOTION: Made by Christine Lindberg to adjourn.  Motion seconded by David Leary.  Vote 4-0 in favor; meeting adjourned at 7:22 pm.