Luther Forest holds hearing

Ingersol explained the proposed subdivision involved a purchase of property currently owned by the Mackey family which has Route 9 access, two pieces of property owned by the Bailey family, two other Mackey parcels which are currently vacant, as well as the back portion of Spa Steel.

Most of the property will be utilized for the purpose of road construction and placement of power lines, however the property adjacent to Route 9, a strip between Stonebreak Road and 84 Lumber, will allow for easements of sewer and power. Some of the other Mackey parcels will be utilized for the road and infrastructure, but the bulk of it will likely be conveyed to another party, said Ingersol, while a portion will have an easement allowing for multi-use trail access.

Those vacant parcels are adjacent to lands currently owned by the Bailey family and while Ingersol indicated his clients were looking for a buyer, planning board members inferred that the land would be conveyed to the Bailey's. Ingersol said in his presentation, when asked by board members, that the existing Bailey property would continue to have access to the Stonebreak Road Extension.

The changes Ingersol is seeking from the Spa Steel property will require Spa Steel to provide an amended site plan which will include a new storm water management system. The existing system will be displaced by the construction of Stonebreak Road Extension. Ingersol said the new storm water management system will be placed on an adjacent parcel.

While the board was agreeable to the plan as proposed and did provide preliminary approval, it asked Ingersol to review the linkage study, which discusses an access road running parallel to Route 9 connecting from 84 Lumber through the currently owned Mackey parcel connecting with Stonebreak Road. Ingersol agreed to review the study and address it before the final approval is granted but noted he had not been aware of the linkage study and as such it was not factored in when previous traffic studies were done and roadway designs drawn up.

A number of Woodfield Estates residents showed up in hopes of talking about the power lines and road layout and the impact those things will have on them. Ingersol stated that the site plan review for those things will likely be on the agenda for next month's planning board meetings.""

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