Planning Board Meeting Minutes 07/08/2019

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Planning Board Meeting Minutes

July 8, 2019

Town Hall Inspector’s Office

Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM in the Otis Town Hall Inspectors Room.

Present: Jen Daily, Hal Kobrin, Rona Knight, Jim Kauffman, Robert McMahon, Ed Williams, Larry Gould, Michael Knight

Approval of Minutes:  The June 10, 2019 Planning Board meeting minutes were approved as written. Hal Kobrin made the motion to accept and Jim Kauffman seconded.

Form A Review: A continuation of a Form A from the June meeting was presented by Larry Gould, representing Ed Williams. The major question that was not clear in the June meeting was the ownership of the road on the Williams property. Larry Gould suggested that the present plan for the Form A was an extension of the Form A that the Planning Board had allowed some years ago. The discussion revolved around the question of the ownership of the road. Mr. Williams stated that the road was not a town road, and that only one additional house could be built on the property and the land would be protected from any additional future buyers because the rest of the land was in a covenant that protected the Quarry and the Town turbine land. The approval of the Form A required that the following sentence be written into the plans before the Form A plan could be formally accepted: “The approval of this plan rests on the fact that the road is a private common way, and is not to be construed as a public way.”

Hal Kobrin made a motion to accept the Form A with the added provision above. Jim Kauffman seconded the motion. The Board unanimously approved the motion. The Form A will be signed by the Board once this sentence is added.


PB discussed the clerk applications, agreed to reach out to current application for further information.


Rona Knight made a motion that the meeting be adjourned, and Hal Kobrin seconded. The meeting was unanimously adjourned at 7:29 PM.


Respectfully submitted,

Rona Knight

Planning Board Member

Town of Otis, MA