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Planning Board Minutes 03/09/2011

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DATE:                   March 9, 2011   

TIME:                           7:12 PM

PLACE:                  Town Hall Annex, 66 High Point Lane

ATTENDANCE:             Aldrin, Peak, Seidman, Stephenson and Thompson

BILLS:                          Postmaster………………..$281.00
                                Petty Cash (Postage)……...$    6.15      
                                MV Times ………………..$  52.50
MEETING MINUTES:        As referred in the February23, 2011 Meeting Agenda
                                02 February 2011        Deferred
                                09 February 2011        Deferred
                                23 February 2011        Deferred


7:12 PM Douglas Hoehn SB&H Inc.
A)      Form A Application - Carlos DaSilva, AP 27A31.8 & 31.9

Mr. Hoehn submitted a plan of land reflecting a lot line adjustment proposing an equal exchange of property between two existing building lots. The proposal rectified an encroachment issue between neighbors. The two wedges were noted on the plan as non-buildable lots to be conveyed to the abutting properties.

This being acceptable to the board, Mr. Peak moved to approve the proposed division of land as an ANR for Carlos Teixeira-DaSilva Jr. & Gordan L. and Nancy L. Massingham.  (No. MV 9395) under the subdivision control law. Mr. Aldrin seconded the motion, which motion carried. 5/0/0

B)      Potential Form A - Robert Jewett AP 04G07

Board members revisited a slightly modified ANR plan that was previously denied for the above named applicant. Mr. Hoehn submitted a revised version to solicit the Board’s informal opinion on a plan that reconfigured the proposed property between Lots 3 and 4, so that the latter met the 125 ft. frontage requirement for the R25 District.

Board members reviewed the proposal and agreed that Mr. Hoehn’s revision addressed the only issue they had with the initial proposal pertaining to the lack of frontage.


1.      Zoning Bylaw Amendments (Hearing on 3/16/2011)

Mr. Stephenson reminded the Board members that they have scheduled two hearing to consider a zoning bylaw amendment permitting large ground mounted photovoltaic arrays as a “matter–of-siting” in the BII District. The bylaw amendment met one of the requirements mandated by the state to qualify as a Green Community.

In a parallel initiative, the Cape & Island Electric Cooperative is consulting with a few photovoltaic installers to help the town negotiation the installation of an array on town owned property at the landfill.

Mr. Stephenson added that in conjunction with the bylaw amendment, they were also required to adopt an energy efficient building code (Energy Stretch Code) to meet the requirements of the Green Community Act, which was going to be presented by Mr. Seth Pickering from DOER on the Board of Selectmen’s behalf.

Mrs. Loberg inquired if there were any updates on the Board of Health’s position about the landfill’s use. Mr. Stephenson understood that the Board of Health was still looking into mining the landfill, but that the proposal would cost the town a few million.  In order to come up with the best alternative, they had to provide the town voters a clear delineation of the costs and benefits for each proposal. He just did not think the town was prepared to pay a few million dollars at this point in time, given the economy.

On returning to the subject of the public hearing, Mr. Stephenson thought they could ask the MV Commission for a large sized map of the BII District for their presentation, and instructing the Board Secretary to follow up on his request.

2. Tisbury Planning Board Meeting

Mr. Peak referred to the Board’s meeting schedule noting that they normally cancelled their regularly scheduled sessions during the weeks of Special and Annual Town Meeting so that they could legally conduct any town business that may unexpectedly arise.

Mr. Peak suggested canceling their meetings on April 6 and April 13, 2011 so that they could meet at the Tisbury School Gymnasium on April 5 and April 12, 2011.  Mr. Stephenson recommended meeting at 6:45 PM.

Mr. Peak entertained a motion to post a meeting of the Planning Board for April 5, 2011 at 6:45 PM at the school gymnasium prior the Special Town Meeting, and on April 12, 2011 at 6:45 PM prior to the Annual Town Meeting and to cancel the currently scheduled meetings on April 6 and April 13, 2011. Mr. Stephenson so moved. Mr. Aldrin seconded the motion, which motion carried.  5/0/0


1. American Planning Association
RE: Zoning Practice, February 2011

2. MV Commission
A. 4 March 2011 Extended Schedule
B. 10 March 2011 Meeting Agenda

3. Tisbury Department of Public Works
RE: MassWorks Infrastructure Program (grant for connector road)

4. Seth Pickering – SE Regional Coordinator Green Communities Division
RE: Excerpts of his Webinar (easy read)

5. Massachusetts Municipal Association
RE: TheBeacon, March 2011


1.      Town Report

PRO FORM        Meeting opened, conducted and closed in due form at 8:38P.M. (m/s/c  5/0/0)     
Respectfully submitted;
Patricia V. Harris, Secretary

APPROVAL:       Approved and accepted as official minutes;

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Date                    Henry Stephenson