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Planning Board Meeting 09/21/2017
Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
Thursday September 21, 2017

Members Present: Chairman Stan Brehm, Richard Moore, Jeff Jordan, Tom Houle, Ann Davis, and Kristy Barnouski Secretary.

Mr. Brehm called the meeting to order at 6:30pm.

Map 3 Lot 68B
Mr. Brehm stated that he wanted the Board to discuss property located on Dover Road known as the White Birches Condominiums Corp.  The project is at a point where the Town Engineer needs to go out to inspect and they are looking for guidance as to exactly what needs to be inspected.

Fire pond-  The consensus of the Board was that Chief Quimby and the Fire Department should go out to approve the pond to make sure what was agreed upon was done.

ESMI soil-  In accordance the letter from DES and the notes listed on the plan, the ESMI soil needs to be inspected to check if it has been properly mitigated.  If not the Board would like a report of what kind of coverage is there currently.

Private Road-  The Board would like to know whether  the road has had any compaction tests completed.  If so, they would like to see the reports.  The engineering firm that worked on the project in previous years has since closed and no reports were found in the property file.  If no records can be found, the Board would like two foot holes dug every 100ft(or how engineer sees fit) to show what is there and also elevations.   The Board would also like to be sure that the under drain has been installed.

The Board has a tentative date to have a meeting with the engineering firm to discuss the inspections to take place.

Map 5 Lot 50A-
Mr. Brehm apprised the Board that he had spoken with Mr. and Mrs.   Andersons Soil Scientist about going to the Zoning Board of Adjustments for a variance due to the slopes on the property.  He advised that they will be coming in to the net planning Board meeting to ask for a letter of support from the Planning Board if they see fit.

The Board discussed hiring someone to correlate and update old soil numbers to recent findings.

Zoning Amendments-
The Board discussed a number of changes that they would like to work on changing and bringing to Town Meeting.  
  • Flag update
  • Wetland buffers
  • Paving language
  • Sign wording for electronic message signs
  • Five year exemption, active and substantial development to be added to the Site Regulations.


Adjournment- Having no further business, a motion was made by Mr. Williams and seconded by Mr. Jordan to adjourn the meeting at 8:20pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Kristy Barnouski, Secretary
Not approved until signed.

Chairman, Stan Brehm


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