Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Members Present: Chairman Stan Brehm, Michael Williams, Richard Moore, Craig McIntosh, Jeff Jordan, Tom Houle, Kevin Mara, Alternate Ann Davis, and Alternate Matt Cole.
Chairman Brehm called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.
No minutes were available to review.
Chairman Brehm provided Site Plan Review regulations from Allenstown and suggested the members review them and see if they might be good to adapt to Chichester.
General discussion of the Site Review process ensues, followed by a general discussion about Zoning changes. Mr Moore suggested that all references to “paving” in the Zoning ordinances be replaced with “appropriate surface” in order to give the Board some flexibility.
Keith Babb from K&B crushing arrives. Chairman Brehm explained that he had a long conversation with Mr. Babb concerning the Site Plan requirements imposed by the Board at the previous meeting, and Chairman Brehm encouraged the Board to reconsider some of the previous requirements.
Mr. Babb stated that he did no want to update the Site Plan relating to outside lighting. Chairman Brehm explained that Mr. Babb inherited the current Site Plan from Northeast Landscaping and Chairman Brehm further believes that Mr. Babb should not have to update the lighting plan since no new lights are proposed and the current lighting has been brought into compliance.
After some discussion the Board finds that the allocation of 750 square feet of dealer showroom space necessary for a dealer license is a state matter and the Board finds that the building is of sufficient size to accommodate such showroom, however, the Board will not require Mr. Babb to designate such showroom space on the site plan.
After some discussion, the Board decided to not vote on any of the pending approvals without conducting another public hearing, so the Board conducted several non-binding consensus votes:
The consensus of the Board is that Mr. Babb may use reclaimed asphalt for the the required 13 parking spaces as an adequate alternative to paving required by the Zoning Ordinance.
The consensus of the Board is to approve the K&B Site Plan.
After discussion, the consensus of the Board is that K&B is not in compliance with the sign ordinance.
Chairman Brehm references the parking regulations and submits his opinion that the parking area for vehicles on display for sale need not be paved.
Chairman Brehm further states that another public hearing will be scheduled.
Having concluded with Mr. Babb, the Board resumes discussion about paving requirements in the Zoning Ordinance. General discussion about impervious surfaces.
General discussion about Master Plan. Chairman Brehm states that Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission has offered assistance to the Board at no charge. The Chairman will call the Commission.
Adjournment- Having no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:02 pm.
Michael Williams, Acting Secretary
Not approved until signed.
Chairman Stan Brehm