WELLESLEY PLANNING BOARD
MONDAY, MAY 21, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
PLANNING BOARD OFFICE - TOWN HALL
Present: Mr. Frisardi, Ms. Donahue, Mr. Chan, Mr. McCauley, …….Mr. Brown
1. Polaris Subdivision
The Board received for filing the Letter of Credit from Needham Cooperative Bank in the previously approved amount of $203,000.
2. Planning Board Vacancies
The Board received letters of interest from Terry Catchpole, Guy DeFeis, Fred Fortmiller, Neil Glick, Tom Harrington, Jeffrey Kaplan, Barbara Lehman, Dennis McFadden and Tom Ulfelder. The Board discussed the skills and experience that would be most useful to have represented on the Board. It was noted that a background in engineering, architecture, planning or commercial real estate development would be particularly valuable. Based on these needs the Board decided to schedule interviews with Mr. Catchpole, Mr. Fortmiller, Mr. Kaplan, Ms. Lehman and Mr. McFadden. The others will be thanked for coming forward and expressing an interest in serving on the Planning Board. The interviews are scheduled for the meeting of Monday, June 4th beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The minutes of May 1, 2007 were approved. The minutes of May 14, 2007 were approved as amended. Mr. Frisardi suggested that the Zoning Work Plan be appended to the May 14th minutes.
a. Schedule - The Board discussed its upcoming meeting schedule which calls for interviews of Planning Board candidates on June 4th. The Board hopes to schedule a joint meeting with the Board of Selectmen to appoint the new members on June 11th. Mr. Frisardi indicated that on June 18th he will arrange to have a work session beginning at 4:00 pm with dinner to discuss with the full Planning Board, including the new members, the summer work program.
a. Agendas - Mr. Frisardi suggested that we send our agendas to Polly Smith and others who might request the agenda.
c. Mr. Chan announced that his wife has received a very favorable job offer in the San Diego area and consequently his family may be moving to California in August of this year. He indicated that he will stay on the Board until that time and complete work on a rewrite of Section XIX. All present expressed their happiness for his news but sadness at his needing to leave the Board.
d. CPC - Ms. Donahue reported on the year-end meeting which was held at Mr. Dinwoodey's house. She indicated that the CPC appointment is for a three-year term. It is a major time commitment but that she is willing to continue. She indicated that Mr. Dinwoodey would like to meet with the Planning Board soon to discuss projects.
The Board moved, seconded and voted to reorganize for the upcoming year as follows:
Thomas Frisardi, Chairman
Rose Mary Donahue, Vice Chairman
Chris Chan, Secretary
Next Meeting: May 21, 2007
Meeting Adjourned: 8:40 p.m.
Richard H. Brown