Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
Thursday September 7, 2017
Members Present: Chairman Stan Brehm, Michael Williams, Richard Moore, Kevin Mara, Jeff Jordan, Tom Houle, and Kristy Barnouski Secretary.
Others present: Brayden Tescher, Jon Rokeh, Mr. & Mrs. Cote, Jodi Pinard and other members of the public.
Mr. Brehm called the meeting to order at 6:30pm.
Conceptual Map 4 Lot 171 A-Soil types
Mr. Rokeh came before the Board to discuss the possibilities of subdividing the parcel which currently sits in the agricultural zone. Mr. Rokeh’s soil scientist did a small amount of test pits revealing the soil was really residential zoning. Before his client does a full survey they wanted the opinion of the Planning Board as whether this would be allowed.
Mr. Brehm stated that there is enough road frontage and acreage available to subdivide but warned that both lots have to be 90% buildable in order to subdivide and be conscious of the wetlands. He also stated that the Board does allow applicants to do a high intensity soil survey and prove the Merrimack County Soil Survey wrong.
After some discussion the conscious of the Board was that is possible but to do their due diligence and check all of the factors that may prohibit the subdivision in advance.
Continued Public Hearing, Taz’s Talo-
Mr. Tescher came before the Board on behalf of Taz’s Talo with his completed plan with the updates required. He stated that he added the required 12 parking spaces. He also provided the approval number for the septic system design in case of septic failure. The Board also discussed with Mr. Tescher that all existing and additional lighting will meet the zoning.
The Board touched upon briefly that the applicants will need an approval from the Department of Agriculture.
Mr. Brehm stated that the plans needed a wetland stamp, an engineer stamp and supply the Board with a lighting design of any new lighting installed which will be shown to the Building Inspector.
Mr. Willams made a motion and Mr. Houle seconded to approve the Site Plan application for Taz’s Talo with the contingency’s noted. Motion passes.
Mr. Brehm made a motion and Mr. Willams seconded that Taz’s Talo Site plan review is not a regional impact. Motion Passes.
Mrs. Pinard discussed the D.O.T. Ten year plan with the Board. Currently the plan allocates money to King Road which be freshly paved. Mrs. Pinard would like support from the Planning Board to save the money for the King Road study and save it for the intersection of Main Street and Rt. 28. Mrs. Pinard stated that the intersection is extremely dangerous and that should be at the top of the priority list.
After some discussion, the consensus of the Board was that the Main St. and Rt. 28 intersection should be elevated above the King St. Project and send a letter of support from the Planning Board.
Rules of Procedures-
The Board reviewed the Rules of Procedures for the Planning Board and made some changes which will be corrected and voted on at a future meeting.
The next work session will be held on September 21, 2017.
Mr. Williams suggested that next meeting the Board work on Zoning Amendments and changes.
Adjournment- Having no further business, a motion was made by Mr. Williams and seconded by Mr. Jordan to adjourn the meeting at 8:30pm.
Kristy Barnouski, Secretary
Not approved until signed.
Chairman, Stan Brehm