TOWN OF TOLLAND
MINUTES OF PLANNING BOARD
Meeting of 7/18/2005
Meeting called to order by chairman Steve McAlister at 7:08.
Present: Steve McAlister
1. Applicant: Verizon Wireless
Representative: Ellen W. Freyman
Shatz, Schwartz & Fentin, P.C.
1441 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103
413/737-1131 ext. 107
Parcel: Map 403, Lot 31
Location: Clubhouse Road
Description: Application for Special Permit to modify existing cell tower by removing the three (3) existing whip antennas and replace them with twelve (12) 48” x 43” x 3” panels with added PCS coverage. Radiation will be only 7% of allowed limit. No information was presented on radiation level of existing system.
Applicant requested a waiver of the noise study required by current Wireless Communications Bylaw. The noise level will not change because the diesel motor which runs every Monday at 10:00 a.m., will not be changed.
Action Taken: A Public Hearing was scheduled for August 15, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tolland Town Hall. A Motion was unanimously approved to waive the requirement for a noise study, on the grounds that the current noise level is acceptable and will not increase due to the change from antennas to panels.
1. Minutes of meetings of 6/15/05 were approved as amended.
2. A final review of the Zoning Bylaw Review Committee’s Draft was held and the following changes approved.
Section X.D.1 (Page X-2) between 2nd and 34d paragraphs add the following: “No Building Permit shall be issued for new structures and additions to existing structures without verification that the placement of the structure or addition corresponds to an approved site plan, or in the case of a “Site Plan Review Required”, a reviewed site plan”.
Section V. (Page V-8) The Planning Board voted 3 in favor and 2 opposed, to change Garages, Vehicle Service Station, etc. to “Special Permit with Site Plan Review” in AR-I and AR-II.
Section IX.A.3.a (Page IX-2) Change “sixty-five (65)” to “ninety (90)”
Section IX.A.6 (Page IX-4) In first sentence change word “Heating” to “Hearing”.
Section IX.B.6 (Page IX-7) In first sentence change word ‘issues” to “issuance”
Meeting adjourned at 9:10.
Gertrude T. McKay