Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
December 6, 2012
Members Present: Vice Chairman Tom Jameson, Ex-Officio Jeff Jordan, Stan Brehm, Allen Mayville, Richard Moore, Alternates Thomas Houle and Alan Williams, and Secretary Jamie A Pike.
Vice Chair Jameson called the meeting to order at 6:38pm.
In accordance with RSA 673:11, Vice Chair Jameson appointed Mr. Houle and Mr. Williams as voting members for the purposes of this meeting in the absences of Mr. Arell and Dr. Mara.
The minutes of the November 1, 2012 meeting were reviewed. A motion was made by Mr. Jordan and seconded by Mr. Williams to approve the minutes with minor amendment. Motion passes.
Site Review Regulation Amendment
Vice Chair Jameson opened the public hearing upon the proposed amendments to the Site Review Regulations as proposed on 11/1/12. Upon further reading, it was decided to make a further, non-substantive, amendment; to remove all instances of the term “90-degree” from the Outdoor Lighting chapter of the Site Review Regulations. Without further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Brehm and seconded by Mr. Mayville to approve the amendment as proposed. Motion passes.
Site Review Amendment: Dave & Jennifer Albert, Map 2 Lot 87, 349 Dover Road (Priceline Auto)
Mr. Dan Swett, manager, was present to speak on the merits of the proposal.
Mr. Swett presented final plans showing the layout of 6 single light and 2 double light poles to be added to the property. The poles are proposed to be 20 feet in height. Based upon the submitted plan, all lights appear to be in conformance with the ordinance and relevant regulations.
A motion was made by Mr. Jameson and seconded by Mr. Williams to accept the application as complete.
Vice Chair Jameson opened the Public Hearing upon the application.
There were no abutters present.
Without further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Williams and seconded by Mr. Mayville to approve the Site Plan Amendment as proposed. Motion passes.
Scenic Road Cutting: Unitil, Lane and Towle Roads
Mr. Chris Moultroup was present to speak on the merits of the proposal.
Vice Chair Jameson opened the public hearing upon the application.
Mr. Paveglio and Douglas & Kate Hall, of Lane Road, were present.
The purpose of this application is to remove and trim hazardous trees along Towle and Lane Roads. Such trees are dead and larger than 15” in diameter. There are 4 removals and 3 trims on Lane Road and 3 removals and 1 trim on Towle Road.
There was minimal discussion on the merits of the proposal. A motion was made by Mr. Mayville and seconded by Mr. Jameson to permit the removal and trimming of the specified trees. As a prerequisite to their trimming or removal the abutting landowners shall be notified. Motion passes.
There was discussion regarding signage on Route 4. Two letters were presented that are to be sent to the owners of Lugg Plaza and Bobcat of NH regarding the signage upon their property. Both letters were approved for submission, and shall be signed by the Chairman of the Board.
There was related discussion about the pallets of wood pellets at Tractor Supply as well as enforcement of the sign and lighting ordinances. It was decided that a letter shall be drafted for review at the next meeting that will be sent to all commercial property owners along Route 4 and Route 28 to make them aware of the current regulations and ordinances specifically regarding signage and lighting.
Mr. Jordan expressed that this action was encroaching upon enforcement, and such jurisdiction lies with the Board of Selectmen.
Being no further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Mayville and seconded by Mr. Williams to adjourn the meeting at 7:50pm. Motion passes.
Jamie A Pike, Secretary
Not approved until signed.
Thomas Jameson, Vice Chairman