TOWN OF MARION
April 2, 2012
MEMBERS PRESENT: J Ryder, Chairman
Ted North, Clerk
MEMBERS ABSENT: Thomas Magauran, Vice-Chairman
BOARD SECRETARY: Terri Santos
ALSO PRESENT: Norm Hills
Commencement –Chairman Ryder called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. and explained the meeting procedure.
Discussion – Report on Town Planning and Realignment Responsibilities c/o Ted North
Clerk North as Member of Marion Capital Improvement Planning Committee explained that over the next few meetings he would talk about the financial condition of the Town and also the conditions of assets and some of the estimated capital costs of which the Capital Improvement Committee has been working on for over a year. He then would conclude with an overall look at Marion Planning and what they should be doing as a Board. Clerk North presented a Power Point presentation dated April 12, 2012 (on file with the Planning Board Office).
After discussion Chairman Ryder asked if there were questions from the Public – there were none.
Public Hearings- Articles for Town Meeting, Amendments to the Zoning Bylaws Change in Accessory and Association Piers Language, Amendment of Sections 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 - Change in Accessory Dwelling Units Language, Amendment of Section 8.6.3 Paragraph 4
Motion made by Member Gonsalves to open the public hearing, seconded by Member McArdle.
The public hearing notice was read into record by Clerk North (on file in the Planning Board Office)
Chairman Ryder asked for comments from the Public.
Richard Schaefer approached the Board and explained that there had been a similar measure proposed by the town 4 or 5 years ago which had been defeated at Town Meeting. He then asked if what was being proposed was different material from what had been defeated previously. He stated that he was in favor of what was now proposing and that it makes sense should be done.
Chairman Ryder and Member McArdle suggested the Board Secretary research when and what the opposition was to the prior article at Town Meeting and find out what the language of the article was.
Motion made by Member Sweeney to close the Public Hearing, seconded by Member McArdle.
Old /New Business
Comments to the ZBA – 19 Shawondasse Road, Robert B. MacNamara
Comments to the ZBA – 17 Maple Avenue, Julia L. Kalkanis
Motion made by Member Gonsalves to make no comment to the ZBA, seconded by Member Sweeny.
Approval of Minutes
Motion made by Member Gonsalves to approve the minutes of March 5, 2012 as amended, seconded by Member Briggs. .
Approval of Bills
Motion made by Clerk North to approve bill for $580.00 from Field Engineering for the 53G account of Cumberland Farms, seconded by Member Gonsalves.
Motion made by Member Sweeney to pay the Wanderer $114.00 for the legal advertisement of change in the Zoning Bylaw seconded by Member Briggs.
Motion made by Member Gonsalves to adjourn, seconded by Member Briggs 7:50p.m.
List of Documents Submitted:
Bill - Field Engineering, $580.00
Bill – Wanderer, $114.00
Copy of Report on Town Planning and Realignment Responsibilities c/o Ted North
Copy of Articles for Town Meeting, Amendments to the Zoning Bylaws Change in Accessory and Association Piers Language, Amendment of Sections 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 - Change in Accessory Dwelling Units Language, Amendment of Section 8.6.3
Minutes March 5, 2012
Ted North, Clerk
Planning Board April 2, 2012 Page