Petitions being gathered to intervene on Brubeck land

A land use attorney has begun filing petitions to intervene in the proposed access and development of the Brubeck Trust property on Millstone Road and Hickory Hill Road.

Marjorie Shansky, the attorney, spoke during the public hearing on the Brubeck proposal held by the Inland Wetlands Commission Sept. 22 and said studies have been completed based on water quality and the application is missing information that should be required by the board.

She noted that the nature of terrain and development needs to be factually supported and the lot line adjustment being studied has to abide by laws, according to minutes of the meeting filed at the town hall annex.

Up for consideration is a six-lot reconfiguration of property owned by the Brubeck Trust. The addresses are 221 Millstone Road and 67, 69, 73, 85, and 87 Hickory Hill Road.

“It looks at boundaries, but doesn’t create more lots,” Town Planner Bob Nerney said of the Brubeck property. “It’s a reshifting, a relocation of lot lines.”

Members of both the Inland Wetlands Commission and Planning and Zoning Commission are conducting hearings on the proposal.

Attorney Casey Healy, who is representing the trust, has not returned calls seeking comment on what is planned for the property. However, at the hearing he confirmed there was a subdivision approved there in 1954 and again in 1968. The approval the trust is seeking shows the boundary lines modified from the existing approval.

Healy confirmed the applicant wants to modify existing wetland crossings. He confirmed there would be two common driveways that serve all six lots, one on Millstone Road and one on Hickory Hill Road.

Regarding the intervenor status, Shansky did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.