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Planning Board Minutes 10/11/2012
Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
October 11, 2012

Members Present:  Vice-Chairman Tom Jameson, Ex-Officio Jeffrey Jordan, Richard Arell, Stan Brehm, Allen Mayville, Richard Moore, Thomas Houle (alt), Alan Williams (alt), and Nancy Tanner, Town Administrator.

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

Mr. Mara was expected to be late.  The Board did not appoint an alternate to vote since it was assumed Mr. Mara would be at the meeting momentarily.

The minutes of September 6, 2012 were reviewed.  A motion was made by Mr. Brehm and seconded by Mr. Mayville to approve the minutes as written.  Motion passes.

Application Reviews:

Home Occupation: Dana Sonia, Map 7 Lot 30-1, Durgin Road

Ms. Sonia was present to speak on the merits of the application.
It was determined that Ms. Sonia’s request meets the zoning requirements.  She will have no employees.

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

Vice-Chairman Jameson opened the Public Hearing upon the application for a Home Occupation as presented by Ms. Sonia.

Abutters present:  None

Ms. Sonia will have no business traffic.  She takes orders via on-line ordering and she delivers the baskets or ships them.

A motion was made by Mr. Mayville and seconded by Mr. Jordan to approve the Home Occupation as presented.  Motion passes.

Lot Line Adjustment: Warren/Gravelle/Baum, Map 9 Lots 129, 130, 131, Webster Mills Road

Mr. Scott Frankiewicz, surveyor, was present to speak on the merits of the proposal.
Mr. Frankiewicz explained the lot line adjustment is done to include the chicken coop behind Ms. Gravelle’s house.  There are no frontage changes just depth.  It was noted that the abutters list on the application was not correct.  The correct list was provided to Mr. Frankiewicz.  It was suggested that the name of Bolson be added to the Plat as she is the surviving owner of the Warren property.  

A motion was made by Mr. Moore and seconded by Mr. Jordan to accept the application as complete with the following contingencies:
1)      Obtain wetlands stamp on mylar
2)      Verify and correct abutters
3)      Add the last name of Bolson as a property owner
4)      Obtain surveyors stamp
Motion passes.

Vice-Chairman Jameson opened the Public Hearing upon the application for a Lot line Adjustment as presented by Mr. Frankiewicz.

Abutters present:  Christopher Lane, Barbara O’Brien, Brady Jezeweski, and Ed Welch
Christopher Lane spoke in favor of the application.  Kathy and Jim Baum were also present.

A motion was made by Mr. Jameson and seconded by Mr. Moore to conditionally approve the Lot Line Adjustment as presented with the following conditions:
1)      Obtain wetlands stamp on mylar
2)      Verify and correct abutters
3)      Add the last name of Bolson as a property owner
4)      Obtain surveyors stamp

Motion passes.

Conceptual Reviews:

Site Review; Lighting Amendment, David & Jennifer Albert (dba Price Autosales), Map 2 Lot 87, 349 Dover Road

Mr. Dan Sweat was present to speak on the merits of the proposal.

The purpose of this proposal is to add new light pole structures on the property to light the car display area.
The proposed lighting is six (6) poles twenty (20) feet tall.  All the poles will be at the front edge of the business except one which will be set back.  The lights are dark sky compliant and shielded.  The only issue seems to be with the site review regs; section 6, paragraph C, subsection 15.  According to the formula in the regulation the poles can only be 9 feet tall.  For adequate lighting the poles will need to be 20 feet tall.  It was suggested to change the site review regulations prior to the application being presented to the Board.  This can be done at the November meeting.  Mr. Moore suggested that Mr. Sweat review the Town’s lighting ordinance with the vendor to ensure compliance.  

Subdivision; Denis Nolin, Map 6 Lot 22, 132 Canterbury Road

Mr. Rick Turner, surveyor, was present to speak on the merits of the proposal.

Mr. Turner was before the board this evening to receive input on the draft plat.
Mr. Turner provided a new plan with the wetland delineated.  Mr. Turner wanted to know how much detail the Board would require as far as wetlands and topography.  The Board would like to see that it is a buildable lot and meets the percentages for lot size.  Mr. Moore suggested a “red face” test and detail the area where the house will go and down the driveway to the road.  Mr. Turner asked if he would need a waiver for any items.  The Board can approve waivers as they go through the checklist.  

Other Business:

November Agenda:
Possibly Priceline Auto Sales

Planning Office Items:
The kennel selling dogs was briefly discussed and determined to be a non-issue.

Board Member Items:
There was a discussion about why an alternate was not appointed to a voting member since Dr. Mara was absent.  Mr. Jameson explained that even though that is not the way they usually handle the situation he was under the impression that Dr. Mara would be at the meeting shortly after the start.  

Being no further business, a motion was made by Mr. Mayville and seconded by Mr. Moore to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 pm.

Respectfully submitted,



Nancy Tanner, Town Administrator



Thomas Jameson, Vice-Chair                                              Not approved until signed.




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