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Lower Hearing Room
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Commission Members Present: Pallotta McDermott, Fairbairn, Taverna, Bering, Martin
the Public Present: See Sign-In Form
Hearing ? 71 Arlington Street, Construction of a parking lot adjacent to Sawins
Pond. Owner applicant: Maximos Hatziiliades.
Pallotta McDermott informed that the applicant requested a
continuance to the February 3, 2010 meeting.
Vote: Taverna moved to continue the Public Hearing
to the February 3, 2010. Fairbairn seconded the motion. The motion was
Pallotta McDermott read the Agent?s Report dated 1/7/2010.
Vote: Taverna moved to accept the Agent?s Report.
Fairbairn seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.
Whitney Hill Report
Hayward to research the Town Meeting records from the
1970s establishing annual appropriation to the CC.
Recycling Center/Filippello Park
Pallotta McDermott reported that the recycling center has
been approved to be relocated to a Mt. Auburn Cemetery-owned site with a 10
Storm Water Advisory Commission
Vote: Taverna moved to accept Rose?s SWAC report.
Fairbairn seconded. CC unanimously accepted report.
Rules and Regulations
Rivers Protection Act
Hayward working with Assessor to update the RPA areas on
the Town?s GIS map.
Collins reported that Anne Marie DesMarais is in agreement
to act as the CC consultant for the review & response on the GSA Summary
Report. DesMarais requested that the CC ask for a 30 comment period if it
was less. DesMarais noted that the Summary Report is not yet posted. (See
Rose to provide updated information. (See below)
Hayward visited site twice. He observed bottles, trash
and snow dumping. Hayward contacted UPS. UPS agreed to clean up. Hayward to
visit site after each snowfall.
Scott sent a letter (12.4.09) to the owner regarding site
violations and requesting a response within 30 days. Bering noted that the
letter did not id the violation affect on Walkers Pond. Pallotta McDermott
will discuss the matter with Hayward.
Vote: Bering moved that Pallotta McDermott write a
letter requesting under the Public Records Act the Summary Report for the GSA
site. Taverna seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.
Bering requested that the data available for DEP on the GSA
site be obtained for DesMarais. He questioned the imposition of a comment
period of 20 to 30 days. Bering suggested that Ellen Iorio be contacted ASAP
regarding the report and an electronic version be obtained for the CC.
Pallotta McDermott to contact Hayward to discuss the matter.
Vote: Bering moved to request that Pallotta
McDermott write a letter to DEP requesting records on Sawins Pond and that DEP
move as soon as possible on the clean-up at Sawins Pond. Taverna seconded the
motion. The motion was unanimously approved.
Bering was not sure who to address the letter. Debra Hawks
was identified. Bering suggested calling Hawks to find out what was going on.
Paul Hatziiliades, son of the owner of 71 Arlington Street,
responded that his contact at DEP was Steve Johnson, Director of the NE
District of DEP. He noted that it was difficult to obtain information from DEP
who continues to move the deadline on their determinations.