Board OKs three-lot subdivision

LYNDEBOROUGH – At its regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 19, the planning board gave final approval to Duane and Karen Forleo’s three-lot subdivision on Baldwin Hill Road, and a lot line adjustment between three lots off Beasom Road owned by Tom and Ginny Chrisenten. They conditionally approved a lot line adjustment on Pettingill Hill Road requested by Margaret and Kurt Charpentier.

A public hearing on proposed changes to Rules of Procedures was continued to next month to give Jay Minkarah, the newly-hired NRPC circuit rider, a chance to review the proposed changes.

The Forleo plan was conditionally approved in July, pending clarification of public access to a trail and definition of a well protection radius.

The Chrisenten project has been under discussion for several months while it was determined whether there were four lots involved or three. Research showed an error by the assessor – what he termed two lots had been combined in 1857. The selectmen recombined the lots and gave it a new tax map number. The plan was conditionally approved on June 17 pending clarification.

Selectman Member Mark Chamberlain said the previous hearing had been closed rather than continued and the changes in the plan required a new hearing with abutters notified. The rest of the board disagreed.

The Charpentiere plan will result in two lots of about seven acres each. The plan restores an internal boundary changed in 1988.

The Board asked for several minor changes on the mylar and a reference to a driveway crossing the railroad tracks.

In other business, two plans which had been submitted last year and not continued, were dropped, including a five-lot plan on Old Temple Road.

Work on updating the rules or procedure has been on-going for some months. Board members agreed that Minkarah should review the changes. He will also be included in an upcoming joint meeting with the Board of Selectmen to discuss development on Class 6 Roads.

It was suggested that a Growth Management Ordinance be revived because a recent rise in applications for building permits. That ordinance was allowed to lapse some years ago.

The next regular meeting of the board in Sept. 16.