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Acton Planning Board Meeting Minutes
September 18, 2008
Members Present: Chip Venell (Chairman), Tom Cashin, Keith Davis, Randy
Goodwin, Larissa Crockett (arrived at 8:15)
Members Absent: Jim Fiske, Yoli Gallagher
Guests: Shelly Blaisdell (Minutes Secretary), Ken Paul (CEO), George Sleeper,
Patty Sleeper, Bill Paladino (Wild Willey’s Ale Room)
Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Chip Venell.
1. Mr. Bill Paladino appeared before the board for Wild Willey’s Ale Room, at
1060 Route 109, to mount a 3’ X 15’ sign on the roof to say “Wild Willy’s Ale Room”.
The board discussed whether the application should be an amended conditional use
permit instead with no fee required. Chip explained to Mr. Paladino that he will
need to fill out a new application for the amended conditional use permit, and then
the board will readdress this issue at their October 2, 2008 meeting.
2. Best Possible Location Permits:
A. Ken presented an application to the board from Mr. & Mrs. Sleeper, 9 Thrush
Road, Map #126, Lot #16. After some discussion, the board decided to do a site
walk on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. before making any decisions on
this best possible location permit.
B. Ken presented an application to the board from Dan Higgins for a right of way
off Katy Lane, Map #110, Lot #49 to accomodate new construction on the
existing lot. Ken recommends that the board allow this project as applied for.
Keith makes a motion to accept Ken’s recommendation for the project
at Map #110, Lot #49. Randy seconds. All in favor. Passed 4-0
3. Mr. Pat Frasier came before the board for an update on the proposed road
application for Map 244, Lot 005. Mr. Frasier told the board that he turned in the
completed application, and an escrow account in the amount of $1,000.00 has
been set up with the town for necessary expenses. After much discussion, Mr.
Frasier was told that he needed to come back with a completed application,
including larger maps, before any decisions can be made on this application. A site
walk is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1st at 5:00 p.m. Mr. Frasier will come
back before the board at their next meeting for follow up.
Keith makes a motion to accept the meeting minutes of August 7, 2008
as written. Randy seconds. All in favor. Passed 4-0
The board decided to address the minutes of August 21, 2008 at their next
regularly scheduled meeting to give each board member an opportunity to review
them more thoroughly. All were in agreement of this decision.
Keith makes a motion to accept the meeting minutes of September 4,
2008 as corrected. Randy seconds. All in favor. Passed 4-0
The board discussed a letter from Durward Parkinson dated January 4, 2007
regarding an application for a subdivision from Leo Menard. After much
discussion, the board decided to wait and hear back from Mr. Menard on his plans
before going forward.
Randy makes a motion to adjourn the meeting. Keith seconds. All in
favor. Passed 4-0
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.