BOLTON BOARD OF APPEALS
Minutes of Meeting
November 15, 2006 at 7:00 P.M.
Bolton Town Hall
Present: Gerard Ahearn (Chair); Jackie Smith; Kay Stoner; and Brad Reed
1. Riverside Hearing
Present: Roxann Burney, Paal Brandvold, other abutters
Ahearn read the hearing notice. Greg Thomas, a member of the board recently added, was not
Ahearn explained the applicant and town signed an agreement written by Town Counsel intended to
provide structure to the process forward.
O’Hagan reviewed the history of the project. The first plan was for 12 units. Concerns raised were
density, environmental involving construction within an Area of Critical Environmental Concern and
Priority Habitat areas; and historical/archeological concerns. O’Hagan reviewed additional plan
iterations including a 10 unit plan and eight unit plan. The current plan before the Board shows six
units in two buildings, with two affordable units. The architecture of the structures were designed to
complement the barn on the Mass Fish and Wildlife parcel, and other historical structures in the
neighborhood. The project would use a single septic system. Buildings were pulled from the western
property line to address a concern made by neighbors that the proposed location would negatively
impact the Mass Fish and Wildlife property.
O’Hagan stated no mounding would be necessary for the septic system. The vegetation at the front of
the parcel would be maintained to provide a buffer from neighbors. The drainage system is composed
of an infiltration swale. No water would leave the site as a result of the project. The land in back would
be permanently restricted either through a conservation restriction with the state or donating the land to
Mass Fish and Wildlife. The price range for the affordable units would be $160,000 to $165,000.
Residents of the affordable units will be selected via a lottery system. O’Hagan characterized the
requested waivers as minimal. No Board of Health waivers would be nece