Attendees: Paul Grégoire, Chairman, Judith Bernath, Tom Stapleton and Bill Lis
Absent: Dave Methe
7:00 PM: Meeting opened to conduct general business, review mail and sign invoices.
7:30 PM: 198 College Highway - Pride Station
Bob Bolduc, Lynn Pulaski and Marsha Delmonte were in attendance representing the Pride Station. Mr. Bolduc presented the revised plan indicating the parking spaces were brought up to code to the 10 X 20 feet and that there were sufficient spaces to support the business. Mr. Bolduc also indicated that the dumpster and loading zone were relocated to be out of the way of traffic. The plan also shows the location of the land being contributed to the Town for the renovation of Congamond Road. The reduction of driveways to two large ones, maximizes safety and traffic flow. Mr. Bolduc advised the Board that Conservation has approved plans and re-vegatation and re-seeding has been included.
Mr. Stapleton discussed the interpretation of the law of “or vs. and.” Ruth Preston of the Planning
Board, who was in attendance, advised that upon research it was found to be a scriber’s error and
therefore was recently corrected in the by-laws. Also in attendance for the Planning Board were
Mr. Moglin, Mr. Deedy, Mr. Utzinger and Mr. Johnson.
Mr. Stapleton asked about the entrance to the store and was shown a sketch of the planned store and canopy for the business.
Mr. Grégoire expressed concern over the 30 foot distance between islands feeling it was excessive. Mr. Bolduc explained it provides the safest traffic flow for the business. At this time a letter submitted by the Safety Officer, Kirk Sanders, was reviewed and his agreement that the new plan took into consideration all areas of concern regarding safety.
The Board advised that, due to a discrepancy in the by-law, their decision would be based on the outcome of the court proceedings in regards to the property setbacks.
Motion made by Mr. Lis to accept the variance as presented, Mr. Stapleton second and all were in favor. Motion passed.
9:15 PM: Mr. Lis made a motion to close the meeting, Mr. Stapleton second and all were in favor; meeting was closed.