The regular meeting of the Marion Planning Board on Monday, October 1 was the shortest meeting on record at only 11 minutes. The celerity resulted from the postponement of the only public hearing for the evening, which was the continuation of a hearing for the River Road definitive subdivision plan represented by Gregory Morse of Morse Engineering Company.
Morse had written a letter to the Board asking for more time and a further continuation. The Board voted to continue the hearing on Monday, October 15 at 7:10 pm.
In the remaining 10 minutes of the regular meeting, the Board approved an ANR plan for property at 185 Wareham Street. The applicant was not present.
“There is no change to lot lines or size,” Vice-Chairman Patricia McArdle said. “There is a clerical error for bearings and distance.”
Also, the Board approved the sending of a letter to the proprietor of Cumberland Farms in Marion. The letter expresses the Board’s concern about the increased traffic on the property, which the Board cites as bothersome and unsafe, and the continued parking violations of delivery trucks. The Board’s letter asks for an associate of Cumberland Farms to meet informally with Chairman Jay Ryder to discuss these concerns as a first step to alleviating them.
The next meeting of the Marion Planning Board will be on Monday, October 15 at 7:00 pm at the Town House.
By Anne Smith