Shawmut Associates Getting Closer to Approval

The Planning Board is getting closer to closing a public hearing regarding changes to plans for an addition on a recycling facility on Cranberry Highway in Rochester.

            Shawmut Associates has proposed several changes to the Order of Conditions for construction at their existing facility, including alterations to drainage on the site in addition to others. The Board decided to continue the hearing until the town’s engineer, Ken Motta, reviewed the latest plans, and until the town’s fire chief, Scott Weigel, approved changes to the original plans concerning the new placement of existing fire hydrants on the property.

            “Kenny’s [Motta] got to review those calculations, and [they need approval from] the Fire Chief [regarding the hydrants],” said Board Chairman Arnold Johnson.

            Johnson said that he and Town Planner Mary Crain were planning on visiting the site soon, and he said that he would call Weigel regarding the hydrant situation. “We want to make sure we get that nailed down.”

            The Board also voted unanimously to support Thomas Gayoski, Jr. and the subdivision of his property on Alley Road, with the condition that approval not be required for going forward.

            “It’s pretty straightforward here,” said Johnson of the subdivision, which exceeds minimum width requirements as well as possesses the required frontage to be subdivided.

            Also on hand at the meeting was Lee Carr, who has expressed a desire to join the Planning Board, and who will join them once approved at a joint meeting of the Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen.

            The next meeting of the Planning Board is scheduled for March 11 at 7:00 pm.

By Nick Walecka


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