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Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes 01/11/07
Hudson Board of Appeals
Town Hall
Hudson, Massachusetts 01749

Minutes of Meeting— January 11, 2007            page 1
Minutes of Meeting— January 11, 2007
The Hudson Board of Appeals met in the Selectmen’s Hearing Room, Town Hall, Hudson, Massachusetts.  At 7:30 p.m., Vice Chairman Joe Peznola called the meeting to order.
Present:        Joe Peznola, James Smith, Alan Herzog, Dorothy Risser, Darja Nevits, Sara Lafluer, Jennifer Burke, Town Planner and Teresa Vickery, Clerk.

Petition 2006-11:  Main Street Special Permit
Present were:   Christopher Yates, Atty. at Law
                        Kathy Kane Adams
Mr. Peznola informed the applicant that there were only 4 eligible voting board members present for the meeting.  Ms. Adams chose to proceed with the meeting and accept any decision made by the 4-voting members.  

Mr. Peznola stated that one of the issues left unresolved at the last meeting was that of snow removal.  Atty. Yates agreed to have the snow removed off site at a time determined by the Board.

Mr. Peznola asked if there would be preparation of food in building.  Ms. Kane Adams and Atty. Yates both agreed that there would not be any food prep.  

The final concern was the location of the manhole in the driveway.  Ms. Burke indicated that she had spoken to Tony Marques regarding this issue.  Mr. Marques had identified some engineering items that required the manhole.  Mr. Peznola stated that he understood Mr. Norris’ previous concerns to be the lack of treatment for the run off.  He noted that the catch basin should handle the treatment.  Atty. Yates also stated that he spoke with Mr. Marques and showed him the plans.  Mr. Marques stated his desire to maintain the location of the manhole.  Mr. Peznola stated that if Mr. Marques is comfortable so is he.

Joe Peznola, seconded by Jim Smith, made a motion to go into deliberative session.

Vote: 4-0-0, Unanimous (Sara Lafluer and Darja Nevits not voting)

Joseph Peznola, seconded by Dorothy Risser, moved to approve Petition 2006-11 and grant a Special Permit under section 3.3.10 to allow the construction of an industrial/office building within the Watershed Protection District based on the following findings:

The Petitioner has standing to bring the Petition, and;

The subject property is located in the M-6 Industrial District, and;

The use is in harmony with the purpose and intent of this by-law and will promote the purposes of the Watershed Protection District as outlined in the project plans, and;

The use is appropriate to the natural topography, soils and other characteristics of the site to be developed as there is little change to the existing topographic features and the soil characteristics have been considered by the applicant in the appropriate design of the septic and drainage systems, and;

The use will not have an adverse environmental impact on any water body or course in the district or the existing water supply through the implementation of a treatment device within the drainage design and as further protected through conditions herein;

And with the following conditions:

The septic loading will be limited to 383 gpd.

For any snow storm over 12 inches within 24 hours, the owner will be required to remove snow from the site and dispose of it properly.

The owner will implement environmentally friendly lawn car in accordance with DEP guidance as outlined in the memo from DPW dated December 6, 2006.

The use of sodium based de-icing chemicals is prohibited.

Vote: 4-0-0, Unanimous (Darja Nevits, Sara LaFleur not voting)


On a motion by Alan Herzog, seconded by James Smith, made a motion to approve the minutes of December 14, 2006 as written.

Vote: 4-0-0, Unanimous (Sara Lafluer and Darja Nevtis not voting)


At 8.00 p.m., Dorothy Risser, seconded by Alan Herzog, moved to adjourn.

Vote: 4-0-0, Unanimous (Sara Lafluer and Darja Nevits not voting)