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Planning Board Minutes 07/07/2011
Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
July 7, 2011

Members Present:  Chairman Kevin Mara, Vice-Chairman Thomas Jameson, Ex-Officio Jeffrey Jordan, Stan Brehm, Richard Moore, Alan Mayville, Thomas Houle, Alan Williams and Secretary Jamie A Pike.

Chairman Mara called the meeting to order at 6:30PM.

The minutes of June 2, 2011 were reviewed. A motion was made by Dr. Mara and seconded by Mr. Jordan to approve the minutes as written.  Motion passes.

The primary function of this meeting was to review the current By-laws and rules of procedure.  The Board and Mr. Pike suggested many revisions.  These will be compiled and shared at the next meeting.

Mr. Moore discussed other topics such as, training, new legislation, and workforce housing.

The Board discussed potential new zoning amendments for the ensuing year, one idea suggested was simplifying the zones, and looking at those zones from surrounding towns that abut and mimicking such to encourage a smooth flow of design and development.  Mr. Moore will work on getting surrounding zoning maps.

There was discussion regarding economic development and the potential of soliciting land owners directly.  Specifically letting some know that there zone may have changed in the last town vote, and their potential uses may have been expanded.  Mr. Jordan will confer with the Board of Selectmen , to see if they feel this is appropriate.

There was much discussion regarding the development of land occurring on King Road with respect to Finlayson Pet Care.  It has been noticed that the property has been virtually cleared of all forested areas surrounding the home.  It is the opinion of the Board that this tree line was to be maintained to act as a sight and noise buffer for the benefit of the neighboring residences.  The Board of Selectmen will be requested to enforce the design of the Site Plan.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Jamie A Pike

Kevin J Mara, DVM

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