Otis Conservation Commission
Monday, December 19, 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 January Applications is Tuesday, January 4th at 6:00 p.m.
Next Meeting is Tuesday January 17, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Approval of Minutes from Last Meeting: November 19th 2016 Meeting
Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by John Field Tree Service, on behalf of William and Nancy Amanti, 26 Pine Road Ext., map 17 lot 96, regarding the removal of a total of 21 trees, all within the 20’ bank of OR.
Public Hearing – RDA – 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 – RDA – Submitted by White Engineering, on behalf of Margaret Amanti, 34 Pine Road Ext., map 17C lot 98, regarding the construction of a gas fire pit with a field stone patio set in concrete around the pit; install of a propane line to the fire pit below grade.
Public Hearing – NOI – 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 – RDA – Continuation – Submitted by George Martin, 1010 Reservoir Road, map 15C lot 45, regarding removal of several tree(s) in prep for a new house, garage & septic; moving of a drain pipe, removal of gate hinge pipe, removal of several rocks, grading of a driveway & parking area with gravel; putting up a fence; all work within the 100’ BZ of OR.
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 November 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 November agenda for follow up.
996 Reservoir Road, regarding the removal of a dead/diseased tree in the BZ of OR. The commission approved the removal of the tree with the following conditions: no heavy equipment in the resource area; stump cut flush with ground; no other work permitted; OCC reserves the right to inspect for 3 years from date of approval.
353 Brookman Drive, regarding the removal of 2 dead Beech trees in the BZ of OR. The commission approved the removal of the tree with the following conditions: no heavy equipment in the resource area; stump cut flush with ground; no other work permitted; OCC reserves the right to inspect for 3 years from date of approval.
Forest Cutting Plan(s):
Extension of OOC:
Certificates of Compliance:
Any topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair:
Review of the Commission’s need of an agent
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.
Discuss and review trees removed on Otis Town property, allegedly by Peter Pappas.
Next Office Hours: Wednesday, January 4th – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Otis Town Hall – Deadline for January 17, 2017 meeting Applications is Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 3 PM!
Next meeting: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – 6:00 pm at Otis Town