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Planning Board Minutes 11/01/2012
Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
November 1, 2012

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

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

The minutes of October 11, 2012 were reviewed.  A motion was made by Mr. Brehm and seconded by Mr. Jordan to approve the minutes as written.  Motion passes.

The Site Review regulations were reviewed with respect to the chapter on Outdoor Lighting.  Several changes and corrections were made.  A public hearing will be scheduled for December to approve the recommended changes.

The Board discussed the requirements of waiving site review and subdivision regulations when hearing applications.  RSA 674:44, II(e), was thoroughly reviewed.  This was just a refresher discussion for the board.

The Board discussed zoning amendments for the upcoming ballot cycle.  For discussion were Workforce Housing and Signage.  Workforce housing was discussed at length as to whether a specific ordinance was needed to comply with the statute.  Members on both sides of the issue presented arguments.  No decisions were made.  There was further discussion of housing, specifically about acreage requirements for multi-family developments within the commercial zone.  Mr. Pike was asked to research and provide the Pembroke requirements at the next meeting.

The Board reviewed and discussed a proposed signage ordinance.  There was much confusion as to some of the specific language within the ordinance.  The Board was directed to continue their review and bring edits to the next meeting.  Mr. Pike cautioned the Board that the timeframe for introducing amendments is quickly diminishing and a final draft needs to be brought to the table in either December and no later than the first meeting in January.

Without further business, a motion was made by Mr. Moore and seconded by Mr. Brehm to adjourn the meeting at 8:45pm.  Motion passes.

Respectfully submitted,



Jamie A Pike, Secretary
                                                                        Not approved until signed.


Kevin J Mara, DVM, Chairman




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