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Adopted on July
Conservation Commission Members Present: Pallotta McDermott,
Rose, Bering, Taverna
Present: Hayward, Collins
Members of the Public Present: See Sign-In Form
Public Hearing Continuance? NOI - 140 Pleasant Street, 321-0134/WWO-09-02
proposed demolition of an auto shop and home, continuation and repair of retaining
wall, site grading and construction of 48 unit apartment building, work
proposed in the 200 foot Riverfront Area to the Charles River and the 150 foot
Watertown Wetlands Ordinance buffer zone, Claudio Coppola, owner; Cresset
The applicant did not appear.
Vote: Taverna moved to close the item. Rose seconded
the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.
Public Hearing Continuance ? NOI- 175 North Beacon Street, 321-0138/WWO-09-05
for the installation of a new storm water management system for the new
building and parking area which will be route drained into an existing pond on
the Perkins School campus. Perkins School, owner.
Stephen Garvin, Samiotes Consultant and applicant
representative, reported that the 9? of parking will sheet towards the trees.
He noted that the stormceptor was sized according to the drainage outlet
Hayward informed that a meeting with the applicant and the
DPW was held on June 1, 2009 as requested by the CC. He noted that the Town is
not responsible since the outlet goes into DCR infrastructure. He said that
DPW requires a particle separator be installed. He reported that the pond
restoration was completed as by the OOC. In addition, he noted that Magoon was
concerned about the additional water infiltration created by the adjacent
Perkins? water park.
Garvin responded that the five water parks are used on very
hot days for approximately 1 to 2 hours and that the water goes into the water
infiltration systems. The parks are not used on wet storms days.
In response to Rose?s inquiry, Dan Dyer, the architect for
the applicant, informed that the green roof would be 2000 sq. ft. of the total
40,000 sq? ft.? Though not substantial, the roof is primarily educational.
Taverna inquired whether the 18? to a 12? pipe was selected
and considered for a 100 year storm water event. Garvin responded that the
selection was based on the existing pipe profile and that the area is stable
for a 100 year storm event.
May Minutes ? approved.
Whitney Hill Report
Hayward provided copy of letter to the Manager
requesting property be surveyed. No update on the property transfer request
Recycling Center/Filippello Park
Item tabled until August.
Storm Water Management Standards
Storm Water Advisory Committee representatives: Hayward
Rules and Regulations
Hammett to attend July meeting.
Rivers Protection Act
Hayward working with Assessor to update the RPA areas on
the Town?s GIS map.
Bering to continue investigation into EOEA grant
5. Agent?s Report
Sawins Pond - Hayward reported that representatives
for Max Haziliiades, owner of Sawins Pond, inquired about a proposed porous parking
area in the area surrounding the pond. No mitigation was proposed. Pallotta
McDermott suggested that proposed ideas for the property be brought before the
CC and that no site visits be scheduled to discuss this. Bering inquired
where the bordering wetland vegetation boundaries were. Rose was not
supportive of a porous area where contaminates may be present. Hayward noted that a proposed parking area will disturb the unstable landfill. Pallotta
McDermott noted that Haziliiades, as the owner of record, is responsible for
the property. Bering suggested contacting the Circuit Rider for further
UPS ? Hayward reported that the clean-up of urine
bottles was only partially completed. He met with UPS management requesting
that they complete the job.
6. OOC ? 140 Pleasant Street, 321-0134/WWO-09-02
Pallotta McDermott requested that a letter be sent to the
applicant informing him that the item was closed and that a reapplication would
be required. The reason for the closure was lack of response.
CC requested that the Master List of the OOC be e-mailed to
7. OOC - 175 North Beacon Street, 321-0138/WWO-09-05
Request that a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan be
submitted before work begins.
Conditions: 18a, b, c, d, e, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26,
27, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41a, b, c, f, g, 42, 45? in
March of each year, 46?as per observation, 53.
Meeting adjourned at 8:53pm.