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Planning Board Minutes 11/04/2010
Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
November 4, 2010

Members Present:  Vice Chairman Richard Moore, Ex-Officio Jeffrey Jordan, Richard Arell, Stan Brehm, Thomas Houle, Allen Mayville, and Kevin Mara.

Vice-Chairman Moore called the meeting to order at 6:32pm.

Vice-Chairman Moore appointed alternate member Thomas Houle to a voting position for the purposes of this meeting.

The minutes of October 7, 2010 were reviewed.  A motion was made by Mr. Brehm and seconded by Dr. Mara to approve the minutes as written.  Motion passes.

Application Submissions

Home Occupation: Scott Marston, Map 8 Lot 37-A, 23 Carpenter Road
Mr. Scott Marston was present to speak on the merits of the proposal.

Mr. Marston in presentation of the application to the Board declared that there is no sign in conjunction with the business proposed.  Also, anticipated customer traffic is less than fifty (50) per year.  The Board in review of the presented plat acknowledged the existence of 3 outside flood lights.  These lights are associated with the residence.  The Board also thoroughly reviewed the application to ensure conformance with the requirements of Section 3.06 of the zoning ordinance.

A motion was made by Mr. Mayville and seconded by Mr. Jordan to accept the application.  Motion passes.

Chairman opened the Public Hearing to hear abutter and citizen comment on the proposal.
There were no abutters present.

Being no further discussion, a motion was made by Dr. Mara and seconded by Mr. Jordan to approve the application with the addition of onsite customer visitation rights and parking.  Motion passes.

Preliminary Conceptual Discussions

Structure Alteration: ECW Investments, Map 9 Lot 91, 81 Kelley’s Corner Road
Mr. Allen Williams was present to speak on the merits of the proposal.

Mr. Williams explained to the Board that he has closed his retail store business and wishes to expand on his sign and vehicle lettering business.  He proposes to alter the existing building to allow for a dry garage space at the rear of the existing store area to allow for such business.

A motion was made by Dr. Mara and seconded by Mr. Mayville to not require site review as long a note is made on the original plat that such alterations are being made.  Motion passes.

Inspection Station: Northeast Landscaping, Map 8 Lot 50, 200 Suncook Valley Road
Mr. Michael Sargent was present to speak on the merits of the proposal.

Mr. Sargent explained to the Board that the previous request was for a fleet inspection station which was previously approved.  Mr. Sargent also wanted to be able to perform inspections on the vehicles owned by his employees and their spouses.  This would not be allowed under a fleet inspection license and is therefore requesting authorization for a standard inspection license.  

After a review it was determined that the operation of an inspection station upon the site would implicate negligible impact and a motion was made by Mr. Brehm and seconded by Dr. Mara to allow the station and to issue a letter to the DMV regarding the Board’s decision.  Motion passes.

Other Business

1.      The Board reviewed a letter of request for a defending opinion and related documentation from the ZBA regarding the Signs 4 Jesus appeal.

A letter was drafted and is attached to this record.

2.      Mr. Moore provided an overview of the CIP and its preparation.

3.      The Board reviewed the zoning ordinance to determine which ordinances may require ratification at the next town meeting.  Mr. Pike will prepare the necessary documentation for review at the next meeting.

Being no further business, a motion was made by Dr. Mara and seconded by Mr. Mayville to adjourn the meeting at 8:25pm.  Motion passes.

Respectfully submitted,



Jamie A Pike, Secretary


Approved as written December 2, 2010
Richard Moore, Vice-Chairman





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