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Planning Board Minutes 07/11/2013
Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
Thursday, July 11, 2013

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

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

The minutes of June 6, 2013 were reviewed, and a motion was made by Mr. Jordan and seconded by Mr. Houle to accept the minutes as written with a minor change.   Motion passes.

Site Review:  Chucksters, LLC, Map 2 Lot 81, 9 Bailey Road
Mark Blasko was present to speak on the merits of the application.

Mr. Blasko presented the Board with a plat that details the increase of parking by 25 spaces, associated drainage and the site of a portable building and a High Ropes course.  The area for the course encompasses those acquired by the Town and State which were part of an abandoned right of way.  The Ropes course will add no lighting to the site and will be limited in operation to daylight hours only.  The course infrastructure will use existing trees and the addition of one (1) pole.  The course is designed to handle a capacity of 10 patrons per half hour.  The new drainage for the expanded parking lot is proposed to enter an existing catch basin located along Bailey Road.

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

Chairman Mara opened the Public Hearing upon the application.

Abutters Present:  Christine Russo

Ms. Russo spoke in favor of the application.  She stated that any issues that have risen from the site are quickly handled by the staff.

Being no further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Jordan and seconded by Mr. Houle to conditionally approve the application upon review by the Road Agent regarding the use of the existing catch basin.  Motion passes.

Subdivision: Michael Sargent, Map 8 Lot 50, 200 Suncook Valley Road
Mike Sargent was present to speak on the merits of the application.

Mr. Sargent presented the Board with a plat that subdivides the existing 18.4 acre lot into 5 lots.

After a review of the plat, it was determined that the following items were required:
1.      Proposed lot numbers;
2.      Proposed well locations;
3.      Proposed leach field locations;
4.      Correct abutting property ownership;
5.      Quantified wetlands; and
6.      Minor corrections to other notes.

The Board discussed the possibility of having to restrict the new lots to commercial/non-residential use only, in order to allow for the reduced lot size.

It was determined that the application was not substantially complete, and shall be deferred to the August meeting.

Being no further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Jameson and seconded by Mr. Mayville to adjourn the meeting at 8:40pm.  Motion passes.

Respectfully Submitted,



Jamie A Pike

Not approved until signed.




Kevin J Mara, DVM; Chairman




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