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Planning Board minutes February 21, 2013
The Raynham Planning Board meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at Raynham Veterans’ Memorial  Town Hall, was opened at 6:06 p.m. by Vice Chairman Burke Fountain.

Board members present:  Burke Fountain, Henry Ellis, Russell Driscoll

Board members not present:  Daniel Andrade, Christopher Gallagher

Staff present:  Administrative Assistant Maureen McKenney

6:06 p.m. – Form A Plan, South Street West:  Attorney Nicholas Schutauf, Taunton, MA, presented a plan for land on South Street West.  Proper application and fee were submitted.  Paul Patneaude, P.E., Earth Services, Taunton, MA, who prepared the plan, was also present.

Attorney Schutauf explained the plan conveys a small parcel of land from Professional Park Realty Trust to Andrade Construction LLC.  The plan was reviewed.  It was noted there was no wetlands determination note on the plan.  Mr. Patneaude said he was not sure if there were wetlands on site but he would make a phone call and find out.  He explained the reason for the land conveyance was to add land to a drainage area on the Andrade Construction LLC property.  The Board then tabled the matter to later in the meeting.

480 South Main Street - Attorney Schutauf then informed the Board he was also present tonight to discuss property at 480 South Main Street, the location of an approved subdivision plan that created one buildable lot.  Attorney Schutauf explained a house was constructed on the property and has been purchased, and prior to closing, the purchaser’s attorney wants a “no further action required” vote from the Board on the record to prevent any issues arising at closing.

Attorney Schutauf submitted “Final As-Built of 480 South Main Street in Raynham, Massachusetts, Prepared for Andrade Construction LLC,” by Arthur F. Borden & Associates, Inc., dated February 14, 2013.  During discussion, it was noted that road construction for the property was waived and no covenant or bond was taken by the Board since there was no roadway constructed.  Board members agreed there were no outstanding issues.  

Mr. Fountain moved that the Board find there are no issues with the plan as requirements have been met and that the February 14, 2013 as-built plan as submitted will be added to the file; second by Mr. Ellis; motion passed by unanimous vote (3).  

6:18 p. m. – Form A for South Street West was reconvened.  Paul Patneaude, P.E., informed the Board there were no wetlands on the property in question but there is isolated land subject to flooding. Mr. Fountain stated the wetlands determination note must be added to the plan.  

Mr. Ellis moved to approve plan entitled “Plan of Land In Raynham, MA. Prepared For Andrade Construction, LLC,” dated January 31, 2013, prepared by Earth Services Corporation, Taunton, MA, as a subdivision Approval Not Required Plan with the condition that a statement of no wetlands being on the parcel in question be added before the plan is signed by the Clerk or the Board; second by Mr. Fountain.  Motion passed by unanimous vote (3).

Mr. Patneaude added the wetlands determination note to the plan.  The Board signed the approved plan.

Attorney Schutauf asked the Board if he could get a document regarding the previous no-action-required vote for the 480 South Main Street property.  The Board advised that the minutes will be available after the next meeting.

6:22 p.m. – Discussion with Robert Rogers regarding FedEx property was cancelled at Mr. Roger’s request.

6:23 p.m.Form A, Pleasant Street - Paul Patneaude, P.E., Earth Services Corp., Taunton, MA, appeared before the Board and submitted a Form A for land on Pleasant Street.  He explained that land owned by Helides is being conveyed to abutting property owners Mr. & Mrs. Pillsbury.

Mr. Ellis noted there is no wetlands determination note on the plan.  Mr. Patneaude stated there are no wetlands.  Mr. Ellis said he saw no problem with the plan and Mr. Fountain agreed.  It was agreed Mr. Patneaude will add the wetlands note to the plan.

Mr. Fountain moved to approve the plan entitled “Plan of Land In Raynham, MA. Prepared For Malloch Construction Co., Inc.,” dated February 6, 2013, prepared by Earth Services Corporation, as an Approval Not Required plan subject to the wetlands note being added to the plan; second by Mr. Driscoll.  Motion passed by unanimous vote (3).

Mr. Patneaude added the wetlands note to the plan.  The Board signed the approved plan.

6:28 p.m. – General Business:  E-mail correspondence, dated February 21, 2013, was received from Highway Superintendent Roger Stolte informing the Board on the status of Whippoorwill Woods subdivision, as the Board had requested previously.  There were no outstanding issues, and no action was taken by the Board.

Mr. Fountain moved to waive the reading and accept the minutes of January 17, 2013 as submitted; second by Mr. Ellis.  Motion passed by unanimous vote (3).

Discussion on a contract for a project review consultant was tabled to the next meeting.

Invoice was received for snowplowing services at Carriage Hill Phase II.  Mrs. McKenney informed the Board the snowplow account will be depleted after payment of this invoice.  The Board instructed that applicant should submit $4,500 to replenish the account.

There was no further business and the meeting adjourned at 6:29 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Christopher J. Gallagher, Clerk

Town of Raynham 558 South Main St., Raynham, MA 02767
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