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Planning Board Minutes 09/05/2013
Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
September 5, 2013

Members Present:  Chairman Kevin Mara, Vice Chairman Tom Jameson, Ex-Officio Jeffrey Jordan, Stan Brehm, Richard Moore, Allen Mayville, Thomas Houle, Alan Williams, Mike Williams.

Chairman Mara called the meeting to order at 6:32pm.

The minutes of August 1, 2013 were reviewed.  A motion was made by Mr. Mayville and seconded by Mr. Houle to approve the minutes as written.  Motion passes.

Conceptual Review: Hague Berry Farm, Map 3 Lot 17, 187 Dover Road
Art Houle, Mike & Susan Hague were present to speak on the merits of the proposal.

The Hague’s desire to use the existing 24*30 building with a 12’ addition to operate a farm stand.  The purpose of the addition will be to house a restroom and refrigeration facilities.  A hand drawing was presented detailing the parking lot lay out.  Mr. Moore ran through the items needed for formal submission of the Site Plan Application.  Mr. Houle and the Hague’s will return in October for a formal Site Review.

Conceptual Review: Wyndleigh Trust: Map 3 Lot 47, 320 Dover Road
Robert Sullivan and Gerald Adler were present to speak on the merits of the proposal.

Mr. Adler desires to rent a unit at 320 Dover Road for the purposes of selling automobiles.  Mr. Adler plans to sell 15-20 cars per month, and display 5 cars in the parking spaces associated with the unit.  The Board cited that there was not a significant change in use, therefore Site Review would not be required.  The Board did remind Mr. Adler and Mr. Sullivan, that any changes to lighting and signage would have to be in strict conformance with the Ordinance.

Conceptual Review: Carlton Steward, Map 4 Lot 162, 113 Dover Road
Alan Passler was present to speak on the merits of the proposal.

Mr. Passler presented preliminary plans for a 35*46 addition to the existing kennel, along with a shared septic, new parking lot and traffic pattern.  The proposal calls for 11 parking spaces.  It was noted that the property is within the Commercial Village District.  Mr. Passler was referred to NHDOT Dist 5 to address the driveway entrances.  There was discussion about the parking requirements where the primary floor space is for the storage of animals and not for human occupancy.

Other Business:

There was discussion regarding the draft signage ordinance.  Questions raised were about the electronic message boards.  Should the messages have to be static, allow simple motion/animation or allow for full motion.  It was determined that the messages should be static, contain only alpha-numeric characters, have the ability to maintain a steady light level, and be of one color.  The ordinance will continue to be drafted for review.  

Being no further business, a motion was made by Mr. Jameson and seconded by Mr. Mayville to adjourn the meeting at 8:51pm.

Respectfully submitted,



Jamie A Pike

Approved as written. 10-3-13

Kevin J Mara, DVM





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