Otis Conservation Commission
Monday, October 17, 2016 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Otis Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis, MA
Opening Items: Introductions
Notice that meeting is recorded
Deadline for November Applications is Tuesday, November 1st at 6:00 p.m.
Next Meeting is Monday November 21, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Approval of Minutes from Last Meeting: September 19th 2016 Meeting
Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by Francisca Heming, Dist. Hwy. Dir., on behalf of MASS DOT, rte. 23 from rte. 8 & 23 Intersection, to Otis/Monterey town line, regarding the milling & resurfacing of route 23 with hot mix asphalt.
Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by Berkshire Geo-Technologies, on behalf of William & Nancy Riley, 189 Brookman Drive map 18C lot 56, regarding the demolition of an existing single family dwelling, the construction of a new dwelling, along with the installation of a jet-bat pre-treatment unit and pump chamber. A portion of this work is in the 100’ BZ of OR.
Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by Kelly, Granger & Parsons, on behalf of Jill M. Peters-Gee, 81 N. Gate Island Rd., map 17C lot 33, regarding the construction of an 8’ x 16’ shed in the 100’ BZ of OR.
Public Hearing – NOI – 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 – NOI – Continuance – Submitted by Mark & Kirsten Paulson, 6 South Gate Island Road, map 17C lot 2, regarding the improvement of existing walkways & reconstruction of seawall in BZ and bank of OR.
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 October 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 October agenda for follow up.
Forest Cutting Plan(s):
Extension of OOC:
Certificates of Compliance:
Any topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair:
Discuss the schedule for 2017
Discuss obtaining another alternate member (or two) for back-up when existing commissioners are not available.
Discuss Special Conditions for RDA and NOI Filings, follow up paperwork to be provided to the commission for their review.
Next Office Hours: Tuesday, November 1st – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Otis Town Hall – Deadline for November 21, 2016 meeting Applications is Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 3 PM!
Next meeting: Monday, November 21, 2016 – 6:00 pm at Otis Town Hall