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Planning Board Minutes 09/03/2009
Chichester Planning  Board
Minutes of Meeting
September 3, 2009

Members Present:  Chairman Thom Jameson, Richard Moore, Richard DeBold, Kevin Mara, Stan Brehm, Mike Valotto, Allen Mayville, and Jamie Pike, Secretary.

Chairman Jameson opened the meeting at 6:40pm.

Pursuant to RSA 673:11, Chairman Jameson appointed Mr. Mayville and Mr. Valotto as voting members for the purposes of this meeting in the absence of Mr. Arell and to fill a vacant position.

The minutes of August 6th were reviewed and a motion was made by Mr. Mayville and seconded by Mr. Valotto to approve the minutes as written.  Motion passes.

Mr. Pike informed the Board that a potential buyer for the old Bed and Breakfast on the corner of Route 4 and Main Street has asked about the status of a previously approved site review for a self storage unit.  It was determined by the Board that as no substantial activity has occurred at the site that the 4 year exemption has lapsed.  Mr. Pike was directed to confer with town counsel and to contact the interested party with regards to this information.

Mr. Brent Moses was unavailable to attend this evenings meeting and as the submitted plans are not sufficient to review a motion was made by Mr. Jameson and seconded by Mr. DeBold to continue the design review and public hearing until the next meeting on October  1st.  Motion passes.

Design Review- Subdivision, Gary and Susan Schreier, Map 9 Lot 10, Pleasant Street

Gary and Susan Schreier and Steve Kazusco of J Wichert Surveying were present to speak on the merits of the application.

The purpose of the application was to subdivide the existing 137 acre parcel into three parcels.  Lot 1 to be approximately 13 acres, Lot 2 to be approximately 25 acres, leaving the remainder lot of approximately 98 acres.  It was explained that sufficient topographical and wetland surveying has been completed to provide evidence that the parcels conform with the minimum zoning requirements.  Mr. Moore has previously reviewed the plans and shared his findings with the rest of the Board.

A motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Dr. Mara to accept the application.  Motion passes.

Public Hearing- Subdivision, Gary and Susan Schreier, Map 9 Lot 10, Pleasant Street

Gary and Susan Schreier and Steve Kazusco of J Wichert Surveying were present to speak on the merits of the application.

Abutters Present:  Shawn and Anne Graham, Gordon Jones, and Ed Bartlett.

Mr. Graham asked the Board about any proposed driveways and roads to access the lots, as well as the future plans of the applicant to develop the lots.  It was explained to Mr. Graham that there were no roads currently proposed for the parcels.  Mr. Schreier explained that the purpose of the subdivision was for estate planning purposes.  There are no current plans to develop the vacant areas.

Regarding the regulation to provide topographical and wetland and dimensional surveys, a motion was made by Mr. Jameson and seconded by Mr. Brehm to grant a waiver from these requirements as sufficient data was provided to show conformance with zoning requirements.  

Mr. Brehm and Mr. DeBold discussed their concerns with the scale presented for the remaining parcel of 98 acres.  It was explained that during a previous meeting the applicant was informed that the smaller scale would be sufficient for the purposes of this application. Mr. Moore commented that he feels the detail provided complies with the spirit of the regulations and ordinance.  Motion to grant waiver passes.

Being no further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Mayville to approve the application as presented.   Motion passes.

Conceptual Design Review- Auto Service Facility, Marc Sabol, Map 10 Lot 110, Suncook Valley Road

Marc Sabol and Jennifer McCourt were present to speak on the merits of the application.

Draft site sketches were presented to the Board.  It was explained that the intent is to construct a LEED (Leader in Energy Efficient Design) certified auto service center.  It is Mr. Sabol’s desire to specialize in the repair of hybrid vehicles.  Site preparation will be done in a “green manner”.  Standard impervious pavement will be used instead of pervious pavement as there are still long-term problems with its use and durability.  There will be containment areas designed to place vehicles to protect the area from any potential contamination.  Ms. McCourt explained that the site will be designed so that any water runoff will be treated before ground water recharge occurs.
The applicant shall return for the October meeting with more finalized plans to address any potential concerns of the Board prior to submission of a formal application.

The Board was presented with many draft/model ordinances for Workforce Housing, signage, and small wind energy systems.  Also discussion ensued about the Growth Management Ordinance.

It was brought to the attention of the Board of a potential change of use to old Phelps Aerial Lift building on Cross Road.  There are concerns on the increased use of Cross Road by heavy vehicles and traffic entering onto Route 4.  The matter will be remanded to the Board of Selectmen for investigation.

Mr. Brehm and Mr. DeBold brought forward their concerns of the emergency meeting held on August 27th.  They felt that a meeting did not need to be called to address the concerns of one resident.  It was explained by the Chairman that he felt the concern needed to be addressed to facilitate for proactive action.  Also plans of the Schreier subdivision were reviewed at this meeting.

Being no further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Moore and seconded by Mr. Valotto to adjourn the meeting at 9:12pm.  Motion passes.

Respectfully submitted,

                                                                        Approved as corrected.

Jamie A Pike, Secretary



Thomas Jameson, Chairman


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