Otis Conservation Commission
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Otis Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis, MA
Opening Items: Introductions
Notice that meeting is recorded
Deadline for April Applications is Wednesday, April 5th at 6:00 p.m.
Next Meeting is Tuesday April 18, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Approval of Minutes from Last Meeting: December 19th 2016 Meeting
Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by D & J Development LLC – David Donahue, 1367 Reservoir Road, map 16B lot 3, regarding the emergency repair of boat ramp to meet the terms of MASS DEP Chapter 91 license #12479. Rip rap area between ramp docks to prevent further erosion & provide level base for trailers. Rip Rap will consist of washed granite with no fines.
Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by Berkshire Engineering, Inc., on behalf of Michael Gould, 335 Brookman Drive, map 18 lot 24, regarding the application for a chapter 91 license with MASS DEP; RDA filed for existing docks, no work being proposed, licensing only.
Public Hearing – NOI – Submitted by R. Levesque, on behalf of Saloomey Construction, Inc., 31 South Bay Road, map 17D lot 24, regarding the demolition of existing home and construction of a new single family home with associated site improvements.
Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by Berkshire Engineering, Inc., on behalf of Harvey D. Homan, 84 Cedar Drive, map 8 lot 3, regarding the construction of a septic system serving the house on site, to replace failed system, all work within the 100’ BZ of White Lily Pond.
Public Hearing – NOI – Submitted by Berkshire Engineering Inc., on behalf of Kevin & Juanita O’Rourke, 1 Round Island, map 17D lot 46, regarding extension of existing dock with a 102 SF removable dock module supported by piers & padded feet. Also construction of a 170 SF removable dock module supported by piers & padded feet, and a 720 SF permanent dock structure supported by 21 5-inch piers.
Public Hearing – RDA – Continuation – Submitted by Berkshire Geo-Technologies, on behalf of Robert & Marlene Goldstein, 44 Hyland Way, map 10 lot 40, regarding the replacement of existing failed septic tank & pump chamber within 100’ riverfront area, & the clearing of minimal trees to allow for install of septic.
Public Hearing – NOI – Continuation – Submitted by Berkshire Geo-Technologies, on behalf of Stephen & Tammy Payuk, 23 Oak Lane, map 18C lot 22, regarding the construction of 2 wooden sitting decks & the reconstruction of existing wood stairway, all within the 100’ BZ of OR. A roof will be constructed over a portion of the upper deck.
Public Hearing – NOI – Continuation – Submitted by Berkshire Engineering, on behalf of Thomas Gabriel, 199 Ray Hubbard, map 15A lot 81, regarding the removal of existing cottage & foundation, to allow construction of a new 3 bed., single family home on concrete foundation with basement; repair of piers on existing 1-bed. Cabin; a new well will be drilled, & decommission of the old septic, with install of a new septic; removal of outhouse; tree clearing & gravel access drive; and finally a stone retain wall will be constructed along the eastern boundary.
Public Hearing – RDA – Continuance – Submitted by Domenic Battista, 58 S. Lake Ave., map 18B lot 3, regarding the continuance of maintenance of 10’ x 19’ shed that was started in October of 2015. Includes cutting & nailing in the BZ of OR, and is all within existing footprint.
Public Hearing – NOI – Continuance – Submitted by Justin Hyland, on behalf of Steve Cloud, 257 Brookman Drive, map 18C lot 32, regarding the rebuilding of existing dock in the same footprint on OR; techno metal posts will be used for the footings/pilings.
Stephen R. Payuk, 21/23 Oak Lane, map16B lot 14, regarding the installation of 2 decks within the resource area without prior approval from Otis ConCom. On this agenda as applicant has 10 business days from 7/18/16 to provide OCC with issued paperwork for the work done in the BZ. On this March 2017 agenda as a reminder to follow up with Mr. Payuk.
Normand & Elayne LeBeau, 61/67 North Gate Island Road, map 17C lots 19 & 30, regarding the unapproved work and/or alteration of the BZ of the OR; work done in the area that which under OOC issued for DEP File 254-0280, special condition 28, was supposed to stay vegetative buffer. Continued from September agenda due to owners’ inability to attend last meeting; on February 2017 agenda for follow up.
Forest Cutting Plan(s):
Otis, Norton Road, MASS Audubon Society – Timber Harvester is Gary Pease
Extension of OOC:
Extension of Orders of Condition issued for Otis Reservoir & Big Pond drawdown, MASS DCR: 254-0155 & 254-0156
Certificates of Compliance:
Any topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair:
Review of the Commission’s need of an agent
Discuss Special Conditions for RDA and NOI Filings, follow up paperwork to be provided to the commission for their review.
Discuss and review trees removed on Otis Town property, allegedly by Peter Pappas, which was forwarded to the Otis Selectmen.
Welcome of Renee Dube to the Commission as an alternate member.
Next Office Hours: Wednesday, March 1st – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Otis Town Hall – Deadline for April 18, 2017 meeting Applications is Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 3 PM!
Next meeting: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – 6:00 pm at Otis Town Hall