Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
December 21, 2009
Members Present: Chairman Thomas Jameson, Vice-Chairman Richard Moore, Ex-Officio Richard DeBold, Stan Brehm, Mike Valotto, Allen Mayville and Secretary Jamie Pike.
Chairman Jameson opened the meeting at 6:04pm.
Pursuant to RSA 673:11, Chairman Jameson appointed Mr. Valotto and Mr. Mayville as voting members to fill a vacancy and absence upon the Board.
The minutes of December 14, 2009 were reviewed and a motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Mayville to approve the minutes as written.
The Board discussed a letter of commendation for Mr. Pike and signed a letter proposing to the Board of Selectmen that the Planning Board Secretary/Administrative Assistant position be increased to full time working a 40 hour work week and receiving all associated benefits. Discussion included concerns if a new person were to take over the position at some time in the future that there would be a tremendous learning curve. Mr. DeBold acknowledged that the Board of Selectmen is aware of this and also working on the issue.
The Board reviewed an amendment to the Wetlands Ordinance presented Mr. Pike. This amendment was to address prior concerns about minor lot line adjustments not requiring wetland delineation. The amendment proposed that all plats presented to the Planning Board for approval shall be required to delineate wetlands.
Mr. Pike presented the draft Workforce Housing Study and Ordinance to the Board for review. Most members have had the opportunity to review the document prior to this meeting. Mr. Pike answered many questions regarding the study. Mr. Pike shall forward a “Word” version of the new district language to the members of the Board for review, comment and changes.
It was the consensus of the Board to schedule these two amendments for a Public Hearing on January 7th. Mr. Pike shall take care of the necessary arrangements for publication of any required notices.
Being no further business, a motion was made by Mr. Jameson and seconded by Mr. Moore to adjourn the meeting at 7:05pm.
Jamie A Pike
Not approved until signed.
Thomas Jameson, Chairman