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Planning Board minutes November 6, 2014
The Raynham Planning Board meeting of Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Raynham Veterans’ Memorial Town Hall, was opened by Chairman Daniel Andrade at 6:00 p.m.

Board members present:~ Daniel Andrade, Henry Ellis, Christopher Gallagher, Russell Driscoll

Board members not present:~ Burke Fountain

Staff present:~~ John Charbonneau, Director Planning & Community Development; Maureen McKenney, Administrative Assistant

6:00 p.m. – Amendment to rules and regulations:~ Public hearing opened for amendment to Planning Board Rules & Regulations/Fee Schedule, Sec. 3.6, Refund,~and Sec. 3.2, Submittal.~ Mr. Gallagher read the hearing notice.

Mr. Charbonneau explained the amendment will allow a 90-day period of time in which the Board may, under certain circumstances, return filing fees for a project.~ He noted Town Counsel has approved the amendment.~ After discussion, Mr. Andrade moved to approve the amendment; second by Mr. Gallagher; motion passed 4-0-0.~ Mr. Andrade noted that when changes are made to the Board’s rules and regulations, they are posted on the Town’s website.~ He requested that Mr. Charbonneau compile a written list of amendments to the Board’s rules and regulations that are approved during the course of the year to track the changes made.

6:10 p.m. – Bassett Knoll Estates public hearing was reconvened.~ Request for a continuance of the hearing was received from Scott Henderson, P.E., McKenzie Engineering Group.~ Hearing was continued to December 4, 2014,~p.m.~ No testimony was taken.~~ Letter dated November 4, 2014 was received from Highway Supt. Ed Buckley.~ It was noted the Board has not received the Nitsch Engineering report on the revised plan.

6:15 p.m. – 661 South Street West abbreviated site plan public hearing was opened.~ Mr. Gallagher read the hearing notice.~ Attorney William Manganiello,~Taunton, MA, Andrew Toldo~of MAREMI, Inc., and Karen Patneaude of Earth Services, Taunton, MA, were present on behalf of Applicant.~

Attorney Manganiello explained the South St. West property, which is across the street from the Staples store, is zoned business but the current use residential.~ The proposed plan is to convert the residential use to professional office space.~ Additional parking spaces in the existing parking area and a handicap ramp will be the only exterior additions to the site.~ The required number of seven parking spaces will be provided and there will be no alterations to the existing curb cuts.

Karen Patneaude explained there is no drainage required for the site because the only material being added is pervious stone dust and there will be no change in current grades.

Mr. Charbonneau stated the proposed use is appropriate for the site.~

Mr. Gallagher moved to approve the plan entitled Abbreviated Site Plan 661 South Street West Raynham, MA, Owned by MAREMI, LLC, Prepared by Earth Services, Taunton, MA, dated October 14, 2014; Mr. Driscoll seconded for discussion.~ Attorney Manganiello stated there will be no alteration to the footprint of the existing home.~ He noted wetland delineation is shown on the plan and work will be done outside the riverfront boundary and outer riparian area.~ Vote was taken and motion passed 4-0-0.

6:25 p.m. – Metro Ford/Kia, 1651 New State Highway, abbreviated site plan public hearing was opened.~ Mr. Gallagher read the hearing notice.~ Brian Dunn, MBL Land Development & Permitting, South Easton, MA, and Paul Balay, Metro Motors, were present on behalf of Applicant.~ E-mail correspondence, dated October 28, 2014, was received from David Flaherty, Board of Health Agent.

Mr. Dunn reviewed the plan for the Board, noting the following is proposed at the Ford dealership:~construction of an addition to the building entry; addition of a 4,820 sq. ft. service write-up area; new floor drain;13 bay garage addition; five-bay reconditioning/service addition; about 30 parking spaces will be displaced but they are car storage spaces, not customer parking spaces; a zoning/parking summary was added to the plan; there are 723 spaces in total on the Metro property with about 100 spaces off site, if needed; and, of the 723 parking spaces, 548 are for storage of cars; a few parking spaces at the back of the Ford building are being removed, but no required parking spaces are eliminated.

Mr. Dunn explained the following is being done for the Kia dealership:~ eight service bays and overhead rear door being added; recycled-water car wash being added; the service areas of Ford and Kia are being separated but there will be a drive-thru connection between buildings; no changes to drainage are occurring; no utilities will be under the building; water lines are being relocated; roof gutters are either tied to existing drainage or are on the outside of the building going onto the pavement for the storm water basin.~

Mr. Andrade requested that a note be added to the plan stating additions to the existing building and any alterations to any drainage for the parking lot and/or the buildings are to be tied into the existing pipework and not dumped to the parking lot in order that the original approved drainage calculations do not change.

Mr. Balay noted Applicant hopes to get all the work at both sites done at the same time.

Mr. Charbonneau noted the comments from the Board of Health (BOH) were for informational purposes and the BOH issues will be addressed when Applicant seeks a building permit.~ Mr. Dunn noted there is a large tight tank on site, which will contain recycled water and water from the floor drains, and the tank is certified by DEP.~ It was noted are no waivers requested for the plan.~ Mr. Dunn stated he had an on-site meeting with a representative of the sewer department about where the stubs will be going so the site can switch from septic to sewer.

Mr. Gallagher moved to approve as an abbreviated site plan, the plan entitled Proposed Site Plan/Building Additions, Metro Ford/Kia, 1651 New State Highway/Route 44, Assessors’ Map 16, Parcel 55-8 & 56, dated 10/17/14, revised through 10/15/14, with the added note as discussed; second Mr. Driscoll; motion passed 4-0-0.

General Business:~ Letter dated October 23, 2014, was received from Mike Chokski requesting the release of the remaining funds held for the Coletti’s Market site plan.~ Mr. Charbonneau noted Mr. Chokski is in the process of verifying everything on the approved plan is complete.~ Mr. Andrade noted the site has been well kept but, if there are any outstanding safety issues, they must be addressed.

Letter dated~October 23, 2014,~received from Earth Services regarding the All American Assisted Living facility currently under construction on 1084 Broadway.~ Mr. Gallagher explained the letter informs the Board of changes made during construction.~ It was agreed the changes were minor.~ No action taken.

Buddhist temple:~ Mr. Andrade noted a permanent occupancy permit was issued for the site, and he moved to release all remaining funds being held; second Mr. Gallagher; motion passed 4-0-0.

Town Meeting report was signed.~ Minutes were tabled to next meeting.

Town Planner update:~ Mr. Charbonneau noted the Board will hold a workshop at their next meeting to discuss rezoning on Rte. 138/Broadway and all are invited.~

Ronald Turowetz, Attleboro, MA, was present.~ He informed the Board that he will be at the Board’s December 4th~meeting to discuss both the four acres he owns on Orchard Ave and a potential Adult Retirement Community on his Church Street/Rte. 44 property.~ During discussion, Mr. Gallagher noted there will be Town water and sewer available in the Church Street area soon so conventional lot sizes may not need to be 60,000 sq. ft. in area.~ Mr. Gallagher suggested Mr. Turowetz determine whether or not those services will be needed and that he might consider using a 2” connection~line.

There was no further business and the meeting adjourned at 6:53 p.m.~~ ~

Respectfully submitted,

Christopher J. Gallagher, Clerk

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