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Planning Board Minutes 02/07/2013
Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
February 7, 2013

Members present:  Chairman Kevin Mara, Allen Mayville, Richard Moore, Alternates Thomas Houle and Alan Williams, and Secretary Jamie A Pike.

Chairman Mara called the meeting to order at 6:35pm.

Pursuant to RSA 673:11, Chairman Mara appointed Mr. Houle and Mr. Williams as voting members for the purposes of this meeting.

The minutes of January 3, 2013 were reviewed.  A motion was made by Mr. Williams and seconded by Mr. Mayville to approve the minutes as written.  Motion passes.

Site Review: ProQuip Equipment Rental and Sales, Map 4 Lot 150, Dover Road

Tim Golde, Engineer; Jerry Kingsgrove, Architect; and Roger LeJoy, Owner, were present to speak on the merits of the proposal.

Mr. Golde presented the Board with the proposed design of the site and structures.  The proposal is to build a 6400 sq/ft building with associated parking lot, landscaping and drainage systems. There is an existing well on the site from a previous residence.  A driveway permit and septic permit have been approved for the site.  Total signage proposed equals 80 sq/ft, requiring an exception from the Board.

The Board reviewed the checklist, and found all required items had been satisfied.

The Fire Department had been previously asked to review the site plan, the following questions were presented.
•       Is there a second floor proposed? No
•       Is there a security gate proposed? Yes
•       Is there a fire alarm proposed? Yes
•       Is there a sprinkler or cistern system proposed? Not at this time, possibly for phase II
•       Is there the possibility of an off site dry hydrant requirement? Negotiable
•       Are there any barriers proposed to protect the propane tank? No but may be added

The Board discussed the questions brought forward.  It was decided to require concrete bollards around the propane tank for safety purposes.  It was also decided that the proposed gate shall not be locked at anytime without making prior arrangements with the Fire Department to allow for emergency access to the site.

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

Chairman Mara opened the public hearing on the application.

There were no abutters present.  Mr. Douglas Hall requested information regarding the proposed lighting and the enforcement of its conformity with the ordinance and final installation.

A motion was made by Mr. Mayville and seconded by Mr. Houle to approve the proposed signage of 80 sq/ft as allowed due to the excess road frontage of the property. Motion passes.

A motion was made by Mr. Mayville and seconded by Mr. Williams to approve the site plan as presented with the following precedent conditions:
1.      The plat shall show protective bollard adjacent to the propane tank,
2.      A note shall be added to the plan set, stating that any proposed gate to the property shall remain unlocked at all times, unless a written agreement is made with the Chichester Fire Department and filed with the Planning Board.
Motion passes.

Conceptual Review:  Hague Berry Farm, Farmstand, Map 3 Lot 17, 187 Dover Road

Mike Hague was present to speak on the merits of the proposal.

The proposal includes the use of the existing building, and a portable trailer for temporary operation of a farmstand from June through October from 10am to 6pm.

An existing site plan is on file for the original business, window and door sales.

The business plans to operate under a Hawkers and Peddlers permit that is currently held.

The Board agreed that legal counsel shall be sought regarding the need for a new site plan, or if operation under a H & P permit is acceptable.

Other Business:

Being no further business before the Board, a motion was made by Mr. Moore and seconded by Mr. Houle to adjourn the meeting at 7:25pm.  Motion passes.

Respectfully Submitted,                                 Not approved until signed.


Jamie A Pike, Secretary                                 Kevin J Mara, DVM


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