Otis Conservation Commission
Tuesday, April 18, 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 May Applications is Wednesday, May 3rd at 6:00 p.m.
Next Meeting is Tuesday May 16, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Approval of Minutes from Last Meeting: March 21st 2017 Meeting
Public Hearing – RDA– Submitted by Berkshire Geo-Technologies, on behalf of Henry & Elaine Palach, 50 South Lake Ave., map 18 lot 2, regarding the replacement of a hydraulic piston on existing boat ramp & issuance of chapter 91 license for existing dock(s).
Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by Clearwater Recovery, on behalf of EOS Enterprises, Inc. dba Katie’s Country Store, 1922 East Otis Road, map 54 lot 16, regarding the removal of existing failed leach field & clogged unsuitable material, replaced by clean title 5 sand & installation of new leach field in exact same area and enhancement of JET I/A system.
Public Hearing – Request for Amendment to an OOC – Submitted by White Engineering, Inc., on behalf of Daniel Zenkel, 620 Reservoir Road, map 15 lot 60, regarding request to amend OOC issued 254-0331, to design and install a drainage system to alleviate the issues with stormwater run-off.
Public Hearing – NOI – Continuation – 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. Continued from March Meeting.
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. Continued from March 21 Meeting.
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. Continued from March 21st Meeting.
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. Continued from March Meeting.
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. Continued from March 21st Meeting.
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 April 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 April 2017 agenda for follow up.
Emergency Certification – Sandy & John Long – 133 Vine Street, regarding the emergency removal of a dead tree in the BZ of Otis Reservoir.
Forest Cutting Plan(s):
Extension of OOC:
Certificates of Compliance:
Any topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair:
Marc Bergeron – 933 Algerie Road, wants to present overview of dock maintenance he would like to begin but wants to discuss the scope of work with the commission first.
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, May 3rd – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Otis Town Hall – Deadline for May 16, 2017 meeting Applications is Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 3 PM!
Next meeting: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – 6:00 pm at Otis Tow