Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
Thursday May 11, 2017
Members Present: Chairman Stan Brehm, Michael Williams, Richard Moore, Keven Mara DVM, Craig McIntosh, Jeff Jordan, Tom Houle, Ann Davis, Matt Cole, and Kristy Barnouski Secretary.
Others present: Patrick Hayes, Web Stout, Chris Moultroup of Unitil, John Lafleur, Mr. & Mrs. McAnney, Sandra Gilmore and other members of the public.
Mr. Brehm called the meeting to order at 6:35pm.
Minutes were reviewed from the April 6, 2017 meeting. A few grammatical changes were requested.
Mr. Jordan mad a motion and Mr. Williams seconded to approve the minutes with the changes stated. Motion passes.
Mr. Moultroup of Unitil came before the Board to get permission for Unitil to trim trees along the scenic roads located in Chichester. These include Garvin Hill Road, Land Road, Towle Road and Blackman Road. A public notice was not given so the public hearing will be scheduled on June 1, 2017.
Public notice- Site Plan Review, Forever Metal Roofing-
Mr. Williams recused himself from this matter due to a conflict of interest.
The only abutter in attendance is Mr. Lafleur.
Mr. Stout came before the Board with his client Mr. Hayes looking for a site plan approval for Forever Metal Roofing located on 298 Dover Road, Map 3 Lot 40 for a multi storefront building. The proposed building is 4,900 sq. ft., two unit building with the dimensions of 60X82. Mr. Hayes has already obtained a septic approval from DES.
Mr. Stout stated that the proposed parking lot will be paved with twenty five spaces around the building and a paved driveway from the Rt.4. Mr. Stout stated that a driveway permit has been submitted to state and are awaiting approval. The proposed driveway will run through part of the wetland setback. Mr. Stout stated that wetland buffers do allow for crossing of roads, or the Board could issue a conditional use permit. He stated that it is forested wetland and not swamp or standing water. Mr. Brehm stated that he was concerned about the water shedding off of a four thousand square foot building with a metal roof and asked if a retention pond would be installed. Mr. Stout stated that it was not necessary due to sheet drainage and swales. No
calculations were made before the meeting to find out if the land can handle the drainage. Mr. Brehm stated that it may be a possibility to use the State’s existing culvert for drainage and suggested they contact the State of NH to discuss it further. The Board discussed whether the Town Engineer should review this plan but ultimately decided against it. Mr. Brehm stated that he would be comfortable not involving the Town Engineer as long as the area of the road that is in the wetland buffer is dealt with accordingly for water shed.
Mr. Mara expressed concern about the square footage of the proposed sign. Mr. Brehm explained that due to the extra road frontage of the property, the business would be able to have extra square footage and the Board could grant a waiver for a larger sign.
Mr. Mara made a motion and Mr. Houle seconded to accept the application for Forever Metal Roofing for site plan review as complete. Motion passes.
The Board tabled the public hearing until next meeting on June 1, 2017. The Board asked Mr. Hayes to meet with the Conservation Commission to ensure there were no major concerns with the driveway running through the wetland buffer. Per the Chichester Site Plan Regulations, Mr. Moore requested that an engineer review the plans to determine if a treatment swale or pond on the property is necessary.
Public hearing-K&B Crushing Site Plan Review
Mr. Babb of K&B Crushing was not in attendance of the meeting. There were several abutters present including Mr. and Mrs. McAnney and Sandra Gilmore. Mr. and Mrs. McAnney expressed concern about there being too many car dealerships in Chichester already. All of the Abutters were upset that Mr. Babb did not show up for his scheduled hearing.
Adjournment- Having no further business, a motion was made by Mr. Williams and seconded by Mr. Houle to adjourn the meeting at 9:03pm.
Kristy Barnouski, Secretary
Not approved until signed.
Chairman, Stan Brehm