Team CVS Begins Journey With ConCom

MRcc_103014

The developers of a proposed CVS for Route 6 began its Marion Conservation Commission chapter in what is looking like a seemingly slow saga ahead for the project; Team CVS received its first ConCom continuation on October 22 for its initial Request for Determination of Applicability to confirm the boundaries of the wetlands. ConCom Chairman […] Read more »

Technology, Safety Dominate Discussion

MRcpcPIC_102314

The Marion Capital Improvement Planning Committee (CIPC) met October 16 at the Marion Police Station to discuss changes to the ten-year plan for Sippican School assuggested by Old Rochester Regional School District Facilities Director Eugene Jones. Jones opened his statements to the group by requesting an increase in the amount of funds allotted for the […] Read more »

Board Drafts Letter to CVS Developers

MRplan_090414

With a unanimous vote, Marion Planning Board members approved a draft letter addressed to developers Robert Korff and Dean Holt of Mark Investments, LLC in response to recent pre-submission conferences, one of them attended by about 150 residents. Board members agreed that during the last meeting, the representatives of the proposed CVS at the corner […] Read more »

Resident Gets Lucky with Septic Variance

MRboh_102314

Apparently it does not happen often, but one property owner was lucky enough to ‘strike sand’ during a percolation test, winning him a variance to install a new septic system at a four-foot separation to groundwater level, instead of the Title 5 required five-foot separation. On October 21, Kevin Forgue of G.A.F. Engineering told the […] Read more »

Opposition Mounts Against Goodspeed Pier

MTmab_102314

The October 21 meeting of the Mattapoisett Marine Advisory Board was yet another Town board that heard concerns and reasons from residents opposed to Daniel DaRosa’s application to build a 290-foot pier into Mattapoisett’s harbor. It was also a meeting called solely for the purpose of hearing from the public one more time as the […] Read more »

Goodspeed Pier Denied

MTcc_102314

After a nearly two hour-long hearing, the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission denied Daniel DaRosa’s application to construct a pier at 3 Goodspeed Island, following DaRosa’s insistence that the commission take a vote that evening. Early in this continued hearing, the board heard from Engineer David Davignon of N. Douglas Schneider & Associates, Inc. who spoke to […] Read more »

ConCom Lets Illegal Hot Tub Stay

ROcc_102314

Even though the work was unpermitted, the property owners at 425 Neck Road will be allowed to keep their illegal hot tub and patio that encroaches the ‘25-foot no-touch zone’ along Snipatuit Pond Road, after the Rochester Conservation Committed voted to approve the after-the-fact application for an Amended Order of Conditions on October 21. Andrea […] Read more »

Board Drafts Letter to CVS Developers

MRplan_100914

With a unanimous vote, Marion Planning Board members approved a draft letter addressed to developers Robert Korff and Dean Holt of Mark Investments, LLC in response to recent pre-submission conferences, one of them attended by about 150 residents. Board members agreed that during the last meeting, the representatives of the proposed CVS at the corner […] Read more »

Town Meeting Bypasses Bylaws

MTstm_102314

Mattapoisett’s voters zipped through 15 articles at the Special Town Meeting on October 20 until they reached Articles 16, 17, and 18 dealing with changes to the current zoning bylaws regulating cluster housing projects. Those articles, which had previously been vetted through the public hearing process by the Planning Board, were brought to the voters […] Read more »

Town Meeting Rejects Funding Annex Study

ROstm_102314

An article to appropriate $20,000 towards a feasibility study for the construction of a new Town Hall Annex failed after a majority voted against Article 5– and against all three selectmen. Questions arose despite Town Administrator Michael McCue’s explanation of how the Town needs an annex of its own in order to circumvent an imminent […] Read more »