Plan for construction of three single-family homes revised

  • Two lots near the former ice house on Chestnut Street are proposed sites for two single-family homes. Athol Daily News/Kathy Chaisson

Staff Writer
Published: 8/28/2019 9:46:10 PM

ATHOL – The engineer for Matson Homes Inc., of New Ipswich, NH told the Conservation Commission Tuesday night that he revised the plan to construct three single family homes on Chestnut Street as suggested by the Commission last month.

During the continuance of the Notice of Intent, Mark Popham said he eliminated the lot closest to a brook, leaving two lots for houses, one of which would be close to the same size footprint as the building being taken down on the property, which was subdivided after 1996 and grandfathered as a riverfront. Wetlands agent Ward Smith said he will write up conditions to allow the undisturbed areas to revegetate naturally. The Commission approved of the NOI which includes a 10-day period for others to file an appeal of the decision.

The Commission was in favor of seeking approval from town counsel regarding a request from the town assessor’s office by an auctioneer who would like the Commission to look at properties being auctioned off to determine if they are buildable lots. The town-owned properties include 94 Warwick Ave., 954 Hapgood St., and a lot on Petersham Road.

A Request for Determination of Applicability already on the meeting agenda before the work was done was approved for the grinding and re-grading of Doe Valley Road from Pleasant Street to Woodlawn Road by the Town of Athol DPW. The project is nearly complete pending the application of another coating.

No issues were found and approval was given to Brian Colasurdo of 3585 South Athol Rd. to install a swimming pool. Conditions were provided including no tree removal and re-vegetation.

The removal of three large trees on the property of Don and Carol Ambrozy, 417 Pinedale Rd. was approved.

The Commission will continue to research whether a new home being built on Benton Place encroaches on the town-owned Minnie French Conservation Area. Conservation Land Agent Brian Hall said he was unable to locate any property markers.

The next Conservation Commission meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall.

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