Town of Hinesburg
Development Review Board
June 7, 2011
– Approved June 21, 2011 –
Members Present: Tom McGlenn, Zoë Wainer, Dick Jordan, Ted Bloomhardt, Dennis Place, Greg Waples, Kate Myhre
Members Absent: none
Also Present: Alex Weinhagen (Planning/Zoning Director), Mary Seemann (Recording Secretary), Peter Erb (Zoning Administrator), Stewart Pierson, Mary Beth Bowman, Rocky Martin (Director of Buildings and Facilities), Nicole Grubman
Tom M called the meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.
Minutes from May 17, 2011 Meeting: Zoë W moved to accept as amended. Dennis P seconded. A vote was taken. 6-0. Greg W abstained. THE MOTION PASSED
Mobil Station-Jolley: Tax Map # 16-20-68.000 - Conditional Use -expansion of existing store, addition of a 3-bay car wash on the north end of the building for property located in the Commercial District on/at the corner of Commerce Park and Route 116
Peter E did not hear from the applicant before the meeting. The Board needs to vote to continue this at the June 21st meeting.
Tom M moved to continue this application at the June 21st meeting. Greg W seconded the motion. A vote was taken. 7-0. THE MOTION PASSED
Town of Hinesburg : Tax Map # 20-50-81.000 - Sign approval for a "Russell Memorial Trail" sign. This is a sign to idenfity the location of the Main Trail head for the trails on the Russell property and to recognize that they were donated as a memorial to Phyliss and Howard Russell. This property is located in the Village District on/at Lyman Park
Rocky Martin said he wanted to withdraw this application at this time due to having the wrong signature on the application. He stated it is the Lyman Park Association that owns the land the sign would be on, not the Lyman Meadow Association. He will resubmit later.
Tom M said this did not require a Board vote.
Town of Hinesburg: Tax Map # 09-02-38.500 - To create a new LaPlatte Headwater sign on property located in the Agricultural District on/at Gilman Road
Rocky Martin explained the entrance to this lot is off Hines road and there is an informal parking lot there which the town wants to gravel for better parking.
Greg W asked if this parking lot would be plowed by the town. Rocky M said he has been plowing it for years and it will continue to be plowed by the town.
Tom M asked if there were markings for parking spaces. Rocky M said no because it is a gravel surface.
Rocky M said the idea is to make a wider entrance for logging trucks. He stated this will not be an everyday occurrence. Rocky M then said by widening the entrance it will also be accessible for school buses to enter.
Tom M asked about landscaping. Rocky M said there is no plan for any. Tom M asked if the culvert would be new. Rocky M said yes it would be.
Tom M asked about the water going onto the Chevrier parcel. Rocky M explained that is what it is happening now, and with the improvements the water will be redirected slightly. He said he met with Craig Chevrier and they reviewed the plan.
Tom M asked if it is 2 signs, Alex W said yes; one on the road and one on the lot.
Dick J asked if there were any complaints or comments that had been voiced. Alex W and Peter E said no.
Ted B asked if it would be possible to have a shade tree planted (he showed where on the map). Rocky M said there are a couple of trees already, on both sides. Rocky M said he didn’t feel they needed a tree where Ted B was asking for one, but if that is what the Board wants he will do it. Tom M made a motion to close public hearing and direct staff to write up an approval. Dennis P seconded. THE MOTION PASSED
Dick J asked if they would be able to see the sign from both sides, Rocky M said just one side.
Nicole Grubman: Tax Map # 14-21-53.000 - Conditional Use Non Complying Structure. Adding 40sf of decking with a roof for property located in the Lakeshore District on/at 422 Southwest Shore Road
Nicole G said it is pretty basic. She said she wants to put a roof over the steps in the front of the house, but because of the setback she thought she needed a permit. She is not expanding the house and she feels this change will make the neighborhood better.
Greg W asked if this is a year round residence, Nicole G said it was.
Peter E said she needs a 20’ front yard set back expansion.
Greg W said he saw no issues with this application. Ted B moved to close the public hearing and approved this request. Dennis P seconded. Mary Beth Bowman said she felt this should go through. A vote was taken. 7-0. THE MOTION PASSED
Green St. LLC: Tax Map # 20-50-43.000 - Final Plat Amendments for the PUD for property located in the Village District on/at Green Street
Mac Rood presented a drawing of the project. He explained they are asking for two basic changes: First in the form of ownership of the lots in the development. It was going to be a form of a condo where no one owned the land, and now he would like to convert it to where everyone will own the house and land. Mac R said the reason for this change is that Freddie Mac and Fannie May have changed their financing criteria, and the new rules make it harder for condominium owners to get financing.
Mac R said physically nothing has changed. He then showed where they drew lot lines for the units. He showed where the 5-unit apartment building will be built, and where the 14 single family and 4 duplexes will be located. Mac R said another thing is to clarify what the minimum lot size is. Right now the smallest lot size is 1,377sf.
Mac R said the second part is to make the internal walkways, and those next to Route 116 asphalt as opposed to concrete. The sidewalk along Charlotte Road will still be concrete.
Ted B asked about the durability of asphalt. Mac R said asphalt is easier for bikes and wheelchairs of move on.
Greg W asked if the HOA (Home Owners Association) would be responsible for maintaining and repairing the walks. Mac R said it would.
There was a discussion on whether the owner, with this change, would be able to erect any kind of building or out building on their property without DRB approval.
Greg W agreed to no accessory building without a Board approval language. Discussion of the differences of LCE, waivers and footprints.
Tom M asked if there were any questions from the Board members or public.
Ted B moved to keep the application open and moved to have it continued to the July 5th meeting, directing staff to write an approval. Zoë W seconded. A vote was taken, 7-0. THE MOTION PASSED
Hannaford Comments from Craig Chevrier and Annie Van Dusen. The Board acknowledged they had received comments from the above mentioned.
Tom M made a motion to adjourn. The meeting closed at 8:33 p.m.