Minutes of a
Meeting of the Planning Board held on
ELI HAUSER, VICE CHAIR
WAYNE BRADLEY, CLERK
PETER O’CAIN, ASST. TOWN ENGINEER
I. Meeting called to order.
FORM A PLANS
II. DISCUSSION RE: TOWN MEETING ARTICLES
had decided not to go forward with any zoning articles for the Spring Town
Meeting. Instead, any proposed articles
relating to the CSD would be brought to Fall Town Meeting to give the Board
adequate time to prepare the articles.
The article regarding rezoning of
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Mr. Hauser reported that he had spoken with Mr. Intoccia’s attorney, Mr. Shelmerdine. Mr. Shelmerdine indicated that the Town would have to come up with a business rationale for what it would like. Mr. Shelmerdine did not seem too positive about the mix the Town would like to see, but said that he would speak with Mr. Intoccia about the Town’s suggestions.
Mr. Bradley said that if the Board was looking to plan five or ten years down the road, then it should go forward with this rezoning. You have to be ready for what may happen if Intoccia doesn’t build or sells the property to someone else. Mr. Cohen agreed and said it would be to the Town’s advantage to rezone this area. Mr. Hauser added that as long as 40B’s are viable, you can build a 40B in a commercial zone. He said that the Board needed to stress size restrictions for the rezoned areas, which was something that wasn’t clear the last go round. Ms. Cheyer, a Town resident, suggested the Board needed to hire a planner who would be able to paint a clear picture of what the Town is looking for. She said that if the Board was going to bring the rezoning of that area to Town Meeting again, it needed to come up with new ideas and not just regurgitate the same arguments as last time.
Mr. Cohen said that the last time the residents of that area just didn’t want any rezoning period. They were the ones that came to Town Meeting and voted it down. If you could get a real cross section of Town residents to come to Town Meetings, you may have a better chance of getting something like this passed. But residents do not come to Town Meetings unless it is for something that affects them. The best argument for rezoning may just be that if the rezoning is not passed, you could just get a huge housing development in your backyard.
Mr. Hauser said that there were three points the Board needs to look at:
added that this is a good parcel for commercia
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Maniscalco asked Mr. O’Cain to provide the Board with an updated map of
developable land in
III. There being no further business before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at