Welcome to the Yarmouth Planning Board Meeting held on May 18, 2022. Joanne Crowley, the chair of the Yarmouth Planning Board, opens the meeting with a statement about the hybrid format of the meeting, with participants both in person and remote. She also mentions the legal requirements for holding public meetings and invites the public to attend either in person or remotely. The meeting begins with roll call to establish a quorum of board members present.
Pledge of Allegiance and Opening of Public Hearing
After roll call, Joanne Crowley leads the attendees in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. She then formally opens the concurrent public hearing for the definitive subdivision number 2936 and special permit 116 2936a. She welcomes residents of Yarmouth and representatives of the applicants, including J.M. Riley Associates and the Davenport Companies. She encourages attendees to sign in so that their attendance can be recorded.
Meeting Format and Overview
Joanne Crowley explains the format of the meeting and how it will be run. She reads the public hearing notice that was published in the Cape Cod Times and sent to abutters. She provides an overview of the proposed project, including the location, zoning district, and the applicants’ request for approval of a definitive subdivision plan and a special permit for a single-family cluster subdivision. She emphasizes that the project meets the requirements of the Yarmouth zoning bylaw.
Presentation by Applicants and Introduction of Representatives
Attorney Paul Tardif, who represents the Davenport Companies, introduces himself and the representatives present at the meeting. He provides an overview of the proposed 14-lot single-family cluster subdivision on 15.3 acres of land in Yarmouth Port. He mentions the conversion of approximately 5.3 acres to open space, exceeding the minimum requirement of 30% open space set by the zoning bylaw. Tardif explains the layout of the lots, the proposed dwellings, and the road infrastructure. He addresses some of the comments in the staff report and assures that the project complies with the maximum lot coverage and stormwater management requirements.
The Yarmouth Planning Board Meeting on May 18, 2022, focused on the approval of a definitive subdivision plan and a special permit for a single-family cluster subdivision. The applicants, represented by Attorney Paul Tardif, presented their proposal for a 14-lot subdivision on 15.3 acres of land in Yarmouth Port. They emphasized compliance with the zoning bylaw, including the provision of open space exceeding the minimum requirement. The meeting also included public comments and discussions among the planning board members. The meeting adjourned without a final decision, as the board will further consider the project based on the information presented during the meeting.