Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
Thursday October 12, 2017
Members Present: Chairman Stan Brehm, Michael Williams, Richard Moore, Kevin Mara, Jeff Jordan, Tom Houle, and Kristy Barnouski Secretary.
Others present: Mike Seraikas, Mr. & Mrs. Anderson, Mr. & Mrs. Baas, Mr. Bouchard and other members of the public.
Mr. Brehm called the meeting to order at 6:30pm.
Discussion Map 4 Lot 171 a-Soil types-
Mr. Seraikas and Mr. & Mrs. Anderson came before the board a second time, but this time to ask for a letter of support to go to the Zoning Board of Adjustments for a variance on the sloap of their property. It was brought to the attention of the Board that currently Chichester’s zoning is more restrictive than the State.
After some discussion the Board voted the general consensus was not to write a letter of support for the Andersons. The majority of the Board felt that the zoning needed to be changed but they did not feel comfortable writing the letter on their behalf.
Conceptual- ADU Map 8 Lot 4
Mr. & Mrs. Baas came before the Board to have a discussion about adding a second accessory dwelling unit to their property. The property is currently in half residential and half commercial-industrial zone. They supplied the Board with a packet of pictures, some history on the home and what they would to do with the ADU.
The Board discussed with the Baas that they already have a substandard lot with only 1.43 acres and not did not have enough acreage to have a multi-family in the commercial-industrial zone.
The consensus of the Board was that Chichester zoning does not allow for the Baas to have a second ADU.
Public Hearing- Site Plan Map 4 Lot 49B-Global Automation and Controls LLC. Converting Garage into Office.
Mr. Bouchard of Global Automation and Controls LLC, came before the Board with a Site Plan Review to convert his garage into his office space for his business. After some discussion with the Board it was ruled that there was no need for a site plan because Mr. Bouchard does not have employees or customers visiting his property.
Mr. Williams made a motion and Mr. Mara seconds that no change in use or regional impact for this project. Motion passes.
Mr. Mara made a motion and Mr. Houle seconded to approve Mr. Bouchard’s request as a home occupation in the commercial village district. Motion passes.
2018 Zoning Amendments-
The Board discussed the 2018 Zoning Amendments they would to put on the ballot. A public hearing will be scheduled for November 9, 2017.
The first Zoning Amendment will be the wording of the flag update that was not able to be passed last year.
The second will be the Zoning Amendment regarding signs. The amendment will read as follows:
Amend Section 3.18, C, IV, (1) to read as follows:
- Moving, fluttering, blinking, or flashing lights or signs are prohibited. No sign shall change any more frequent than 15 minutes.
The Board discussed changing the wording “paving” in the zoning to “suitable for intended use”. Mr. Brehm stated that he would make some phone calls to the NHRPC and the Town attorney for advice on this matter.
Adjournment- Having no further business, a motion was made by Mr. Williams and seconded by Mr. Jordan to adjourn the meeting at 8:20pm.
Kristy Barnouski, Secretary
Not approved until signed.
Chairman, Stan Brehm