NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – The Planning Board unanimously agreed last night that Sandtrap Court should be accepted as a public way and will make that recommendation to voters at the Oct. 23 Fall Annual Town Meeting.
Department of Public Works Director James Shuris said all the homes at the subdivision are built, drainage installed, and the road ready for acceptance.
A proposal that the Shining Rock Drive subdivision also be accepted as a public way was rejected.
Shuris said subdivision roads should be accepted by a town only when the subdivision is complete. Just one house and one foundation has been built on the 13-lot Shining Rock Drive subdivision.
Based on his recommendation, planners unanimously agreed to withdraw the Shining Rock Drive road acceptance request which is on the Town Meeting warrant.
A third Planning Board article on the Town Meeting warrant asks voters to amend Northbridge Zoning Bylaws by taking the town’s seven overlay districts, currently shown on seven separate maps, and incorporating all seven into one digitized map.
“It will be easier to read and easier to determine where your property is,’’ said Town Planner R. Gary Bechtholdt II. “It’s an excellent idea,’’ said Planning Board Chairman Barbara Gaudette. “It will allow people to go to one source for information.’’
The board unanimously agreed to support the request at Town Meeting.
The Finance Committee meets tonight at 6 p.m. in Town Hall to discuss the 18-article Town Meeting warrant.