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Planning Board Minutes 04/02/2009
Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
April 2, 2009

Members Present:  Chairman Thomas Jameson, Ex-Officio Richard DeBold, Joanna McIntosh, Richard Arell, Richard Moore, Stan Brehm, Kevin Mara, and Secretary Jamie Pike.

Chairman Jameson opened the meeting at 6:33pm.

The Board welcomed Kevin Mara as a newly appointed alternate member.

A motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Ms. McIntosh to appoint Tom Jameson as the Chairman for the ensuing year.  Motion passes.

A motion was made by Mr. Jameson and seconded by Mr. DeBold to appoint Richard Moore as the Vice-Chairman for the ensuing year.  Motion passes.

The Board welcomed John Dever as the new Building Inspector.

The minutes of the March 5th meeting were reviewed.  A motion was made by Mr. Brehm and seconded by Mr. DeBold to approve the minutes as written.  Motion passes.

The Board has received a letter from DOT regarding the proposed subdivision located on Depot Street in Epsom.  The letter requests the developer to plan for a northbound turning lane on Route 28.    The Board discussed the possible to need to require upgrades to Depot Street to accommodate the needs of the subdivision.  The Road Agent will be provided with a copy of the traffic study and subdivision plans to determine any assessed need.

Public Hearing:  Home Occupation, Scott Marston, Classic Firearms and Parts, LLC Map 8 Lot 37A, Carpenter Rd.

Scott Marston was present to speak on the merits of the application.

There were no abutters present.

Mr. Marston explained that the proposed business will be exclusively internet sales.  These sales will be primarily of parts, but there may be some complete firearms sold.  There will be no customers visiting the home.  There is no floor plan modifications to the home proposed.  There is no signage proposed for the site.  Mr. Marston is currently awaiting a Federal Firearms License.

Following review of the application and discussion, a motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Arell to approve the Home Occupation with the following subsequent conditions:

- the applicant shall maintain compliance with those regulations as defined in Section F of the Town Zoning Ordinance.
- there shall be no customers on site for the purchase of goods.
- there shall be no additional signage or lighting upon the site directly related to the operation of the Home Occupation.
- the applicant shall comply will all state and federal regulations regarding the storage and
sale of firearms and parts. Motion Passes.

Discussion:  Abby and Ian Ladd, Site Development, Map 8 Lot 17, Suncook Valley Road

Abby and Ian Ladd were present to speak on the merits of the proposal.  The proposal is currently to maintain the existing home as a residence and renovate the outbuilding for the purposes of an upholstery shop.  A hand drawn site plan was presented to the Board for conceptual review.  The Board guided the Ladds through the application process and the Zoning Ordinance and the Site Review Regulations and applicable State requirements for wetlands and driveway permits.

Discussion:  Paul Mertz, Site Development, Map 3 Lot 40, Dover Road

Paul Mertz was present to speak on the merits of the proposal.  The proposal is currently to install a large ìgrain styleî bin upon the property for the purpose of storing wood pellets.  This storage bin would hold up to 22 tons of pellets.  Mr. Mertz explained that he is in the business of installing and maintaining heating systems, and that it is difficult to find quality pellets in the marketplace.  Mr. Mertz intends to maintain the residence on the property as a rental.  It was understood that there was some site work to be completed in order to allow for a tractor-trailer to enter the property to deliver the pellets.  The pellets would be delivered to customer homes in smaller quantities.  The Board had concern over the entrance to and from Dover Road with a large trailer.  It was recommended to Mr. Mertz to contact DOT with these concerns.  The Board reviewed the site review process with Mr. Mertz.

The Board was reminded that the OEP Spring Conference is on May 2nd and that the registration deadline is fast approaching.  

Being no further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Jameson to adjourn the meeting at 8:37pm.  Motion passes.

Respectfully submitted,



Jamie A Pike


                                                                Approved as corrected.
Thomas Jameson, Chairman


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