The Raynham Planning Board held a meeting on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Raynham Veterans' Memorial Town Hall. Chairman Andrade opened the meeting at 6:03 p.m.
Board members present: Daniel Andrade, Burke Fountain, Henry Ellis, Christopher Gallagher, Russell Driscoll
Staff present: John Charbonneau, Town Planner, Maureen McKenney, Administrative Assistant
6:03 p. m. – Route 44 Toyota (reconditioning shop) site plan: Kevin Perry and Robert Barboza of Rte. 44 Toyota appeared before the Board to request a modification to the approved site plan. Memorandum, dated June 5, 2014, detailing their site visit was received from Nitsch Engineering, and a response letter dated June 19, 2014 was received from Rte. 44 Toyota. The following issues were discussed:
No. 1 – Storm basin and grass are done.
No. 2 – Striping: Mr. Perry explained the striping is not needed behind the reconditioning shop since it is a loading area now. There is no customer parking in this area but there is some employee parking. Mr. Fountain said he is concerned if ownership of the two sites becomes divided. Mr. Barboza explained that cross easements are provided and all properties, including the formerly Anderson property, are under the same ownership. It was agreed the modification can be approved subject to stipulation that if ownership of the two dealerships should change in the future, Applicant would need a loading/unloading area on each lot.
No. 3 –Landscape/garden: Applicant has asked to eliminate trees and shrubs and replace with a designated area for employees (i.e., smoking or pavilion area). The Board requested the dead trees between the two dealerships along Narragansett Drive be replaced.
No. 4 – Encroachment onto the adjacent formerly Anderson property not an issue as applicant now owns the property.
No. 5 – Lighting: the wall pak lights installed are less than those approved on the plan but they are adequate for business. It was noted there is a security camera on site and there are no safety issues with the lights. Mr. Fountain stated he would like to reserve the right to require change if any problems arise; Mr. Ellis agreed.
Nos. 6, 7 and 8 are completed.
It was noted the as-built plan is being prepared. Also, the Board will not require a pavilion be constructed in the garden area.
Mr. Andrade moved to approve the minor modifications to “Site Plan Prepared for Mibobden, LLC, In Raynham, Massachusetts,” ( reconditioning shop) with conditions, as stated: If either dealership in question is sold to separate ownership, both owners are to come to the Board with a loading area for each use; plantings in the garden area may be eliminated but Applicant must replace the trees on Narragansett Drive that are unhealthy; agreed there is no encroachment issue because of the change in ownership of the adjacent property; the Board will allow the lighting wall paks as installed; motion seconded by Mr. Ellis; motion passed 5-0-0.
6:23 p.m. - 1375 Route 44 property: Gideon Shurtleff appeared before the Board and explained that he wants to sell custom-made sheds, two of which will be 10 ft. by 16 ft. and a third possibly larger, and he would like to display three of the sheds on this property. The sheds will be located on the Hill Street side of the gas station site and will set back be more than 20 feet off the road. Mr. Gallagher noted 20 feet back is a good distance for passing cars. Mr. Fountain agreed the 20 feet set back is okay.
Mr. Shurtleff noted Building Commissioner suggested he talk to the Planning Board and Conservation Commission for their input. After discussion, the Board agreed to send a letter to Mr. Machado stating they are okay with displaying three but no more than four sheds as long as they are located 20 feet off the road and the sheds shall be less than 200 feet in size with a sign on the shed saying ‘sheds for sale.’
6:33 p.m. – Form A, 55 Judson Street: Mark Pasillo presented the plan that proposes to divide property at 55 Judson Street to create two house lots. After review of the plan, Mr. Ellis moved to approve “Approval Not Required Plan 55 Judson Street Assessors Map 15 Lot 136 Raynham Massachusetts,” dated June 3, 2014, prepared by Thompson Farland, New Bedford, MA; second by Mr. Gallagher; motion passed 5-0-0. Mr. Gallagher signed the plan.
General Business: Mr. Fountain moved to waive the reading and accept the minutes of January 16, May 1, and May 15, 2014; second by Mr. Driscoll; motion passed 5-0-0.
Executive Session scheduled for tonight was cancelled.
Request for release of Carriage Hill funds was tabled until the road deeds are received and recorded, as required by Board regulations.
Town Planner update: Mr. Charbonneau briefly discussed South Coast Rail project. Also, he noted that he met with Rick Mastria and another to discuss signage on Route 24.
Invoices/bills payable were signed.
There was no further business and the meeting adjourned at 6:47 p.m.
Christopher J. Gallagher, Clerk