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Planning Board Minutes 03/09/2011
Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
March 9, 2011

Members Present: Chairman Thomas Jameson, Vice-Chairman Richard Moore, Ex-Officio Jeffrey Jordan, Stan Brehm, Thomas Houle, Kevin Mara, Allen Mayville, Richard Arell (late arrival) and Jamie A Pike, Secretary.

Chairman Jameson called the meeting to order at 6:30pm

The minutes of February 9, 2011 were reviewed.  A correction was made to page 1 to reflect that Mr. Moore’s statement regarding the length of the message was not singular and that others also expressed similar concerns. Another correction was made to page 3, paragraph 8 to read Mr. R. Moore further stated that this type of sign is a cause for distraction where other signs [, such as gas prices where only 4 (four) digits are displayed] in the Town are primarily……  Other minor spelling corrections were also made.  A motion was made by Dr. Mara and seconded by Mr. Jordan to approve the minutes as corrected.  Motion passes.

Pursuant to RSA 673:11, Chairman Jameson appointed Mr. Houle as a voting member in the absence of Mr. Arell.

Lot Line Adjustment: Ronald and Becky Bennett & Pehaugun Men’s Club, Map 2 Lot 59A and Map 557 Lots 1 & 2, located on Preve Lane, partly in each Chichester and Pembroke.

Web Stout, surveyor, was present to speak on the merits of the proposal.

Mr. Stout presented the application and explained that it is the intent of the proposal to transfer 2.97 acres from the Pehaugun Men’s Club to the Bennett’s parcel.  The Bennett’s is located partly in Pembroke and Chichester, causing both Boards to take action upon the application.  There is no change to the land located within Chichester.  After a review of the submitted plat and other materials, and upon finding that the application was complete, a motion was made by Mr. Mayville and seconded by Mr. Brehm to accept the application into the jurisdiction of the Planning Board.

Chairman Jameson opened the Public Hearing upon the application.

Abutters Present:  David Preve of Pembroke

Mr. Preve asked the Board about future development potential upon the Bennett Lot.  Not having jurisdiction of the land located in Pembroke, the question was deferred to Mr. Stout.  It was explained by Mr. Stout that there are many protective overlay districts located in this area which may prevent future development.

Having no further questions from the public or the Board, a motion was made by Mr. Jameson and seconded by Mr. Jordan to conditionally approve the application as presented upon approval of the Pembroke Planning Board and any amendments made thereto within their jurisdiction.   Motion passes.

Conceptual Discussion:  Acorn Creek Properties, Map 3 Lot 32, located at 263 Dover Road.
Russell Abbot was present to speak on the merits of the proposal.

Mr. Abbot was before the Board on this evening to discuss the possible construction of two arena type wooden structures upon the property to facilitate his auction business.  Mr. Abbot currently uses large tents for this purpose and wishes to create a more permanent structure.  The Board explained to Mr. Abbott that Site Review would be required and addressed the application process.
Other Business:

A motion was made by Mr. Jameson and seconded by Dr. Mara to reconsider the vote of the Planning Board on February 9, 2011 to deny the application for site review for Bethal Builders, Map 4 Lot 168, located at 136 Dover Road.  Mr. Jameson explained the process which would follow should the motion pass.  The reconsideration would take place at the meeting of the Planning Board on April 7, 2011.  Public notices would be sent to all abutters and published in the Suncook Sun, notifying all parties that reconsideration will take place.  The Public Hearing would not be reopened, and a new vote on the application would take place.  Motion passes.

Final administrative approval was granted to Finlayson Pet Care, Map 3 Lot 72, 14 King Road.

A motion was made to enter into a non-public session pursuant to RSA 91A:3, II(e) to discuss pending litigation.  A roll call vote was taken:  
        Mr. Brehm – Yea
        Dr.  Mara – Yea
        Mr. Moore – Yea
        Mr. Jameson – Yea
        Mr. Jordan – Yea
        Mr. Mayville – Yea
        Mr. Houle – Yea

The minutes of the non-public session were sealed indefinitely.

A motion was made to exit the non-public session previously called pursuant to RSA 91A:3, II(e) to discuss pending litigation.  A roll call vote was taken:  
        Mr. Brehm – Yea
        Dr.  Mara – Yea
        Mr. Moore – Yea
        Mr. Jameson – Yea
        Mr. Jordan – Yea
        Mr. Mayville – Yea
        Mr. Houle – Yea

The voting results of the March 8, 2011 ballot session were discussed.  The Commercial Village expansion and the Workforce Housing Overlay District were both repealed.  All other ballot items passed.

Being no further business, a motion was made by Dr. Mara and seconded by Mr. Brehm to adjourn the meeting at 8:15pm.  Motion passes.

The next scheduled meeting of the Planning Board will occur on April 7, 2011 at 6:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,



Jamie A Pike

Approved 04/07/11

Thomas Jameson, Chairman


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