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Planning Board Minutes 12/11/2013
Middleton Planning Board
Middleton, MA
MINUTES OF THE MEETING
December 11, 2013

The Middleton Planning Board met at a regularly scheduled meeting on December 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, Beverly Popielski (arrived late)
Others present:
Karen Matsubara, Recording Secretary and Katrina O’Leary, Planning Coordinator
Chairperson Robert Aldenberg called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM

Minutes October 9, 2013 & November 13, 2013

MOTION: Made by David Leary to accept the minutes of October 9, 2013 & November 13, 2013
as written. Motion seconded by Christine Lindberg. Vote 3-0 in favor, motion carried.
ANR-104 & 106 Forest Street-Map 16, Lots 24 & 26-Barbara Broff & Timothy Brown
Scott Cameron of the Morin-Cameron Group presented the ANR plan on behalf of the applicants to raze
the existing structure at 106 Forest Street and create two new lots. A portion of 104 Forest Street will
also be conveyed to Lot 2 for the requisite frontage.
Robert Aldenberg confirmed that the lots met the dimensional requirements; lot width and setbacks.

MOTION: Made by David Leary to approve the ANR for 104 & 106 Forest Street. Motion
seconded by Christine Lindberg. Vote 4-0 in favor, motion carried.
ANR-8 Grove Avenue & 2 Poplar Avenue-Map 29, Lots 22, 22B & 67-Antonio & Tammy
Lawrence and Patricia White
Tony Lawrence presented the ANR plan to change lot lines with the abutting property which is owned
by his mother in law, Patricia White. Ms. White was unable to attend the meeting; a notarized letter of
authorization was submitted to the Board. The lots will be reconfigured for placement of a shed on 8
Grove Avenue; none of the street frontage lines will change.

MOTION: Made by Beverly Popielski to approve the ANR for 8 Grove Avenue & 2 Poplar
Avenue. Motion seconded by David Leary. Vote 4-0 in favor, motion carried.
ANR 18 Upton Hills Lane & 140 Forest Street-Map 15, Lot 7 & Map 16, Lot 40A-Middleton Real
Estate Group LLC
Jeff Garber and Thomas Schank, principals of Middleton Real Estate LLC were present. Jeff Garber
reviewed the revised ANR plan to create two new building lots. The home at 18 Upton Hills Lane will
be razed. The plan presented at the last hearing had to be revised because it was originally intended that
the existing home at 18 Upton Hills would be maintained and only one new lot would be created.
However, the lot width of the new lot did not allow for the required 165’ through the home.
Katrina O’Leary recommended a note be added to the plan that the home at 18 Upton Hills had to be
razed prior to issuance of a building permit.
Beverly Popielski suggested that the Board could approve the ANR with the condition that the requested
notation be added to the mylar. The revised mylar can then be delivered to the Planning Board office for
signatures of the Board.

MOTION: Made by Christine Lindberg to approve the ANR for 18 Upton Hill Lane & 140 Forest
Street with the condition that the additional notation be added to the mylar “No building permit
to be issued for lots 1a or 2a until the dwelling on lot 1a is razed.” Motion seconded by Beverly
Popielski. Vote 4-0 in favor, motion carried.
Definitive Subdivision-64 East Street-Map 14, Lots 9 & 9A-Jon & Catherine Maidment
Attorney Melissa Gnoza Ogden of Mann & Mann, P.C. explained that a request for a continuance had
been submitted to allow time for the final engineering review of the definitive.

MOTION: Made by Christine Lindberg to continue the definitive subdivision hearing for 64 East
Street to the January 8, 2014 meeting. Motion seconded by Beverly Popielski. Vote 4-0 in favor,
motion carried.
Release of Refundable Fees & Bond Reduction-Millbrook Estates Subdivision-Dolan Drive-Dolan
Drive, LLC.
Attorney Melissa Gnoza Ogden of Mann & Mann, P.C. explained that a request for a continuance had
been submitted to allow time to ensure completion pursuant to the approved definitive subdivision plan.

MOTION: Made David Leary to continue the hearing for a bond reduction and release of
refundable fees to the January 8, 2014 meeting. Motion seconded by Christine Lindberg. Vote 3-
1 in favor, motion carried; Beverly Popielski voted against.
Release of Refundable Fees & Bond Reduction-27 East Street Subdivision-Mitchell Lane-D.O.B.
Realty, Inc.
Attorney Melissa Gnoza Ogden of Mann & Mann, P.C. requested the reduction of the bond contingency
and remaining $1,000.00 refundable fees. She confirmed that the roadway is to remain a private way.

MOTION: Made by Christine Lindberg to reduce the bond by $10,549.00 and release the
additional refundable fee in the amount of $1,000.00 plus any accrued interest. Motion seconded
by Beverly Popielski. Vote 4-0 in favor, motion carried.
Release of Refundable Fees-Natsue Way Industrial Park-Ajootian Way-Riverview Industrial Park
LLC
Attorney Melissa Gnoza Ogden of Mann & Mann, P.C. requested the release of the refundable fees for
Riverview Industrial Park.

MOTION: Made by Christine Lindberg to release the refundable fees in the amount of $6,382.85
plus any accrued interest. Motion seconded by Beverly Popielski. Vote 4-0 in favor, motion
carried.

Other Business-
Christine Lindberg requested that a discussion be scheduled for the next Planning Board meeting to
discuss the pavement that was put in on Thunderbridge Lane without permission.
Robert Aldenberg stated that it was his contention that the roadway was in existence prior to subdivision
control and was not required to submit a roadway improvement plan for approval by the Board.
Beverly Popielski agreed with Mr. Aldenberg and stated that whoever paved the roadway did a favor for
everyone that lives on Thunderbridge Lane.
Mr. Leary commented that they used their own money to pave a private road.
Ms. Lindberg stated that they had come before the Board on different occasions and were told what they
needed to provide for approval of the improvements; they did not like what they were told and did what
they wanted. The Town does not know how the road was built; a plan should be on file.
After some additional discussion Mr. Aldenberg stated that he and Ms. O’Leary would do some research
on the matter and apprise the Board of the findings.
Chairperson Aldenberg called for any other business, hearing none he called for a motion to adjourn.

MOTION: Made by David Leary to adjourn. Motion seconded by Christine Lindberg. Vote 4-0
in favor; meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm.