TOWN OF WINTHROP
September 20, 2006
Harvey Hearing Room
The Planning Board opened the meeting at approximately 7:00pm. The following members were in attendance: Chairman Dimes, John Crosby, Dave Proctor and Peter Roche. Member Peter Boyle was not in attendance.
Chairman Dimes invited Mr. Robert Massa to discuss with the Planning Board his proposed waterfront zoning amendment.
Mr. Massa said his discontent with Atlantis, the height, look and general non conformance to the neighborhood is what brought him to create the amendment to the waterfront zoning.
He would like to see it scaled back to 45 feet maximum instead of 55 feet and a five foot minimum setback rather than an average of five feet setback. Mr. Massa questions whether appurtances would be allowed over that max height allowance. Member Peter Roche answered he thought yes elevator/cooling towers could be placed over that height. Height was for living space.
Chairman Dimes then thanked Mr. Massa for coming and turned the meeting to some administrative items.
The Board discussed the formal report that will be presented to the Town Council on the Special Development Overlay District. They also discussed the minutes of August 23, 2006.
VOTED: on a Motion by Peter Roche and 2nd by John Crosby to accept the minutes of August 23, 2006. Board voted unanimously in favor.
VOTED: on a Motion by Peter Roche and 2nd by John Crosby to accept the final Special Development Overlay District (SDOD) report created by Consultant Judi Barrett. Board voted unanimously in favor.
VOTED: on a Motion by Peter Roche and 2nd by John Crosby to accept the final Special Development Overlay District (SDOD) report created by the Planning Board for presentation to the Town Council. Board voted unanimously in favor.
Lastly Chairman Dimes asked for the Town Manager and Town Attorney to provide guidance as to the Planning Board’s authority over and around the Viking Oil property and their upcoming license hearing for gasoline storage.
Chairman Dimes adjourned the meeting at approximately 9pm.