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Planning Board Minutes 11/05/1998



TOWN OF CHICHESTER

PLANNING BOARD

MINUTES OF MEETING

NOVEMBER 5, 1998


PRESENT:  Chairman Tracy Scott, Joanna McIntosh, Paul Adams, Ron Lesieur, Ted Bailey, Harold Arey, Skip Lawrence, Secretary Andrea Deachman

Chairman Scott introduced the Board and explained he had received a letter from Dave Bickert stating he was unable to continue as an Alternate Board Member the Board expressed that Dave would be missed.  Chairman Scott requested the Board to review the minutes of October 1, 1998.

Motion was made to except the minutes with one minor change.

                Arey/McIntosh                   (Passed)



CONTINUED FROM SEPTEMBER 3, 1998
PUBLIC HEARING:                         TOWN OF CHICHESTER
                                                SITE REVIEW REGULATIONS &
                                                CHECKLIST REVISIONS

Motion was made to accept Site Review Regulations & Checklist revisions.

                Lawrence/Adams                  (Passed)


CONTINUED FROM SEPTEMBER 3, 1998
PUBLIC HEARING:                         Mike Anderson
                                                Site Review - Retail Building
                                                Map 4, Lot 160, Dover Road

Mr. Anderson presented final plans to the Board with all requested information updated. No Abutters were present.

Motion was made to accept the Site Review.

                Arey/Bailey                     (Passed)




TOWN OF CHICHESTER PLANNING BOARD MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 5, 1998   PAGE 2

PUBLIC HEARING:                         Mark Drew
                                                Subdivision
                                                Map 1, Lot 26, Shortfalls Road

Abutters present:  Steve Grafton, Joseph Wherle and Jeff Andrews.

Mr. Andrews property is within 200 feet of Mr. Drew’s property, therefore he has been sent abutters notices and is present at this meeting.

Mr. Drew presented the Board with final plans.  The Board had requested specifically to have: Set Backs, Soil Types and Water Courses.  The property to be subdivided seems to all be in the RDA (old soil types) 547B  Walpole (new soil types) both types are classified as wet lands.  Several members of the Planning Board walked this property on October 10, 1998 and confirmed that the lot contains substantial wet lands, Chairman Scott notified Mr. Drew of this review by letter dated October 14, 1998.

Mr. Drew feels that people in town are trying to control his piece of property without anything coming out of their pockets.  Mr. Scott informed Mr. Drew that no one was trying to tell him what he can and cannot do, what the Board is trying to tell Mr. Drew is that this land is wet land and is not buildable.  Mr. Scott on several occasions placed Mr. Drew out of order, he was asked to leave and at such a point Mr. Drew could return to the Board in a civilized manner.  Mr. Drew handed the members notification of injustice.  Mr. Drew stated he had not received notice of Public Hearing on Map 4, Lot 167 the certified letter had not been returned by the Post Office.

Motion was made to table this meeting.

                Arey/McIntosh                   (Passed)

Abutters will be notified when this hearing will continue.

CONTINUED FROM SEPTEMBER 3, 1998
DESIGN REVIEW:                          Mark Drew
                                                Site Review - Self Storage of Apartments
                                                Map 4, Lot 167B, Horse Corner Road

NO SHOW

PUBLIC HEARING:                 McNichols/Crossroads II, Inc.
                                        Site Review - Message Board Sign
                                        Map 4, Lot 167, Horse Corner and Dover Roads

No abutters were present.

Question on the Honey Dew Donut sign being new. No it has been there since the shop has been there.  But it is now lit and only 64 square feet of sign can be illuminated.




TOWN OF CHICHESTER PLANNING BOARD MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 5, 1998   PAGE 3

Motion was made to accept the Site Review.

                        Arey/Lawrence                   (Passed)


CONTINUED FROM SEPTEMBER 3, 1998
DISCUSSION:                             Larry Leppard/Concord Pool & Spa
                                                Site Review/Retail Sales
                                                Map 4, Lot 30, Dover Road

NO SHOW

DESIGN REVIEW:                          Tony Merullo/Luksza Property
                                                Subdivision
                                                Map 9, Lot 19, Swiggey Brook Road

MR. MERULLO IS UNABLE TO CONTINUE WITH THIS PROJECT AT THIS TIME.


DESIGN REVIEW:                  Ed Hussey
                                        Subdivision
                                        Map 1, Lot 22, Hutchinson Road

Mr. David Noyes, Registered Land Surveyor, presented the Board with the plans.  Mr. Noyes presented the Board with septic approval on file plan approval #108817 dated 1/9/84 this plan has soil types listed.

Motion to accept soil types from 1/9/84 septic approval plan.

                Arey/Bailey                     (Passed)

Note to be added to approved subdivision plan:  “See water Control & Pollution plan approval #108817 dated 1/9/84.

Public Hearing set for 12/3/98

DISCUSSION:                     Bob Lincoln/Furniture Discounters
                                        Zoning issue, sign at Abundant Life Plaza
                                        Dover Road

Mr. Lincoln and his partner didn’t understand the zoning and felt that they need this sign to stay at that property.  Mr. Lincoln was advised that their sign was in violation of the zoning.  The Board suggests they go to the Zoning Board of Adjustment, also suggest they write a letter to the Selectmen to postpone any action on the sign until the issue is resolved with the ZBA.  They will also need to go thru a site review for the new business located at the Abundant Life Plaza.




TOWN OF CHICHESTER PLANNING BOARD MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 5, 1998   PAGE 4

DISCUSSION:                     Bob Lincoln/Furniture Discounters
                                        Ed Drew Property - Site Review - New Building
                                        Map 3, Lot 18, Dover Road

Mr. Lincoln would like to build a 50 X 200 foot building, 7000 feet of show room and 3000 feet of warehouse storage.  The Board agreed that this is an acceptable use and will set the Design Review for December 3, 1998.

DISCUSSION:                     Joseph & Theresa Phinney
                                        Lot Line Adjustment
                                        Map 4, Lot 78, Burnt Hill Road

NO SHOW

DISCUSSION:                     Terry Southwick
                                        Subdivision
                                        Map 4, Lot 60, Lane Road
NO SHOW


DISCUSSION:                     Carl & Frank Merrill and Carla Brown
                                        Lot Line Adjustment and Subdivision
                                        Map 9, Lots 54 & 55, Map 10, Lot 2
                                        Pleasant Street

Tim Bernier, Registered Land Surveyor, presented the Board with plans.  They would like to add on to the road and turn it over to the Town.  They will be making 5 lots out of the 3 existing.  Frank’s shop will be on a lot by its self.  The Board is in agreement that this is a subdivision.

They will need to post a bond for the road and check with the Road Agent and the Fire Department about the hammerhead road ending.  Zoning states a cul-de-sac is needed, maybe Board of Adjustment for a variance.

$ 500. 00 deposit for an escrow account for the Town Engineers services was requested.

Design Review is set for December 3, 1998.

DISCUSSION:                     Dan Waldon/Raymond Green Investment Owner
                                        Subdivision
                                        Map 10, Lot 9-1, Hillard Road

Tim Bernier, Registered Land Surveyor, presented the plans to the Board for a 7 lot subdivision. The Board suggested contacting the road agent for driveway sites.

Mr. Bernier will be in contact for when they would like to continue.




TOWN OF CHICHESTER PLANNING BOARD MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 5, 1998   PAGE 5


OTHER BUSINESS:                         1999 BUDGET

The Board went over some figures and requested what they felt was fair.

Motion was made to adjourn.

                Arey/Lesieur                    (Passed)


Meeting adjourned at 10:05pm.


                                                        Respectfully submitted,



                                                        Tracy Scott, Chairman


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