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Planning Board Minutes 06/03/2010
Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
June 3, 2010

Members Present:  Chairman Tom Jameson, Ex-Officio Jeffrey Jordan, Stan Brehm, Kevin Mara, Allen Mayville, Richard Arell, Thomas Houle and Secretary Jamie Pike.

Others Present:  Scott DeCota, Rick Belanger and Catherine EdmundBailey

Chairman Jameson opened the meeting at 6:34pm.

The minutes of May 6, 2010 were reviewed and grammatical corrections were made.  A motion was made by Mr. Mayville and seconded by Mr. Jordan to approve the minutes as corrected.  Motion passes.


Home Occupation, Scott F DeCota, Map 2 Lot 46-A, 312 Horse Corner Road.

Scott DeCota and Rick Belanger were present to speak on the merits of the application.

Mr. DeCota presented the Board with an updated site plan which provided greater boundary detail and provided for a widened driveway to allow access for larger trucks.  Mr. DeCota also reviewed the internal site traffic patterns to show how larger trucks could maneuver within the property.  The driveway was flared westerly to allow the easiest access for customers coming from Route 4 at the Pembroke end of Horse Corner Road.  It was also pointed out that there is a natural vegetative buffer along the easterly side of the property.

Ms. EdmundBailey asked for clarification of the access to the property.  It was explained that larger trucks and trailers would be able to access the property without encroaching upon her land.

Additional concerns were raised by Ms. EdmundBailey regarding the disposition of used oil.  It was explained that all used fluids are retained in a 55 gallon drum and is disposed at Kezar Automotive in Loudon for use as a heating fuel.

The Board had previously discussed the limitation of the percentage of business allowed to occur upon the site.  There was much discussion regarding the Board jurisdiction to regulate this percentage.

Ms. EdmundBailey expressed concern regarding the light that was installed over the garage door.  It is claimed that this light is glaring onto her property and into her house.  It was explained to Ms. EdmundBailey that the Board has no jurisdiction over lighting in the residential zone.

Mr. DeCota made the following note additions to the site plan at the request of the Board:
1.      The parking area shall be treated with a pervious gravel type material,
2.      Hours of operation
a.      Monday thru Friday  7:00am – 8:00pm
b.      Saturday  8:00am – 8:00pm
c.      Sunday  9:00am – 8:00pm
3.      The number of customer units on site shall be limited to four (4).

Being no further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Mayville and seconded by Dr. Mara, to approve the home occupation as presented with the following precendent conditions:
1.      A site visit shall be conducted by the Planning Board or a representative member to ensure compliance with the presented site plan, and
2.      The issuance of a driveway permit by the Road Agent.
                                                                                Motion passes.

Application Submissions

Lot Line Adjustment, Burton & Fernande Curley; David & Sylvia Cushman, Map 256 Lot 3 (Pembroke) and Map 2 Lot 50 (Chichester), Higgins/Robinson Road.

Surveyor Web Stout was present to speak on the merits of the application.

Mr. Stout explained that the purpose of the lot-line adjustment is to provide access to lot 50.  Such access will be from Robinson Road in Pembroke.  The area of the proposed lot in Pembroke shall be non-buildable with the exception of the construction of a driveway.

It was explained that an area of 5 acres was reviewed by a wetland scientist to ensure there was sufficient buildable area upon the subject lot. Approximately 3200 square feet of wetland was delineated.

Being no further review, a motion was made by Dr. Mara and seconded by Mr. Jordan to accept the application into the jurisdiction of the Planning Board.  Motion passes.

Chairman Jameson opened the Public Hearing upon the application.  No abutters were present.

A motion was made by Mr. Brehm and seconded by Mr. Arell to grant a waiver from the requirement to provide topographic information and to approve the lot line adjustment with the following precedent condition:
1.      A note shall be added to the plan quantifying the area of the delineated wetland.
                                                        Motion passes.

Other Business

There is no report on the progress of the Finlayson Home Occupation.

The Board requests a meeting with the Building Inspector.  An appointment will be scheduled at Mr. Freeman’s convenience.

The following zoning and site plan violations were noted:
1.      Giant Landscaping:  Signage and hours of operation.
2.      Atlantic Traders:  Signage.
Mr. Jordan will bring these forward to the Board of Selectmen for enforcement.

Being no further discussion, a motion was made by Dr. Mara and seconded by Mr. Brehm to adjourn the meeting at 7:55pm.  Motion passes.

Respectfully submitted,                                                 Approved as corrected.

Jamie A Pike                                                            Thomas Jameson, Chairman                

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