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Planning Board Minutes 09/17/09

P.O. BOX 602
(508) 696-4270


DATE:                   September 17, 2009      

TIME:                           4:00 P.M.

PLACE:                  Katherine Cornell Theater, 51 Spring Street

ATTENDANCE:             Aldrin, Peak and Stephenson



The Board of Selectmen called the meeting to order at 4:00PM and
moved into Executive Session at 4:15 PM.

The Planning Board called their meeting to order at 4:10PM and retired out of the chamber at 4;15. The Board were called into Executive Session with the Board of Selectmen at 4:30PM and remained until 4:45 PM when they once again left the chamber.
The Board of Selectmen returned to open session at 5PM, at which time they announced that the annex personnel were more than likely going to be housed temporarily in trailers for one (1) year, with “special plans” to follow.  Their proposal would require two (2) articles. One would request funds to lease the trailers, and the second article would be worded very generally to try to give flexibility in financing a follow-up proposal?

Chairmnan Tristan Israel asked the three Selectmen to comment on each of the proposals put forth:

1.) Spring Building

Mr. Kristal noted that he had no interest in pursuing the recommendation to use the Spring Building for the annex’ operations.
Mr. Coogan concurred, explaining that there were other much more viable long-term options.
Mr. Israel agreed, adding that there were too many issues with the recommendation.

2.) Senior Center

Mr. Kristal thought the Senior Center’s basement level was a good idea, but learned that it would be far too expensive to renovate into business offices. He has since reconsidered.  
Mr. Coogan spoke against the option, as did Mr. Israel. The latter foresaw co-use issues.

3.) Former DPW Garage

Mr. Kristal indicated that he preferred using the old DPW garage on Spring Street as the school’s parking lot.  
Mr. Coogan reiterated his preference for a long-term solution. He added that any change to the use other than parking would require a vote at town meeting.
Mr. Israel believed the site posed safety issues, and did not want to retract on their agreement with the school.

4.) New Building at Water Tower Site

Mr. Kristal opposed the concept or a new building near the standpipe on High Point Lane because he disliked the location, and questioned whether the Water Department would consider relocating to the new site.
Mr. Coogan agreed, observing that there was much employee resistance to the site.  
Mr. Israel was not discounting the option, but felt that it hinged upon the Water Department’s interest in vacating their current offices to relocate into the new building.

5.) Current Fire Station

Mr. Kristal asked the Planning Board about the end use of the old fire station property. (re-open by use of trailers for one year??)
Mr. Coogan thought it was a viable option, if it was a permanent arrangement.
Mr. Israel expressed an interest in the proposal, and thought it could be used as a police and EMT satellite station.

6.) Leasing commercial space

With regards to the leasing of rental space, all three Selectmen considered it an option, pending on the availability of space, and time frame.

The Board of Selectmen noted that they had to consider where the trailers could be placed for the town hall annex personnel’s use. It was suggested that the trailers could be located at the following locations:
a.      Tashmoo park near the road (Between the entrance drive to the park and the intersection of W. Spring St. and State Road),
b.      West Spring Street’s well site,
c.      The Nobnocket parcel, so called (rent space),

Tony Peak added two additional possibilities
d.      Back lot of the Catholic Church (rent), and
e.      The end of Evelyn’s Way.

It is necessary to be sure of any requirements for Second Floor Access in any of these options.??


DCPC issue for commercial wind.
Mr. Peak entertained a motion to send letter of support of DCPC to MV Commission. Mr. Aldrin so moved. Mr. Stephenson seconded the motion, which motion carried.  3/0/0

The Board of Selectmen ms to approve letter as amended. Mr. Kristal so moved. Mr. Coogan seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 3/0/0.

Mass. Draft Ocean Plan
Kenneth Barwick, Building Inspector entered his report on Barnstable Hearing on Draft State Ocean Plan.
Tristan Israel may have resource person prior to hearing to be held at 6PM, Sept. 23, 2009 at KCT.
Motion to designate Mr. Peak as Planning Board’s spokesperson for the hearing on the 23rd of September, and to sign letter to MVC.   Mr. Stephenson so moved.  Mr. Aldrin seconded the motion. And the motion carried.  3/0/0

PRO FORM        Meeting opened, conducted and closed in due form at 5:58 P.M.           (m/s/c  3/0/0)          
Respectfully submitted;
Patricia V. Harris, Secretary

APPROVAL:       Approved and accepted as official minutes;

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Date                    L. Anthony Peak