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Planning Board Minutes 11/21/2013
Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
November 21, 2013

Members Present:  Vice-Chairman Tom Jameson, Ex-Officio Jeffrey Jordan, Stan Brehm, Thomas Houle, Allen Mayville, Richard Moore, Alan Williams and Jamie A Pike, Secretary. Chairman Kevin J Mara arrived approximately 7:30pm.

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

The minutes of November 7, 2013 were reviewed.  A motion was made by Mr. Brehm and seconded by Mr. Jordan to approve the minutes as written.  Motion passes.

Mr. Jameson stated that he brought forward the Recreation Master Plan to the Recreation Commission and they are willing to work on an update for inclusion in the Town’s Master Plan.

Site Review:  RTD Realty, LLC, Map 4 Lot 166, located at 126 Dover Road
Doug & Tim Pitman were present to speak on the merits of the proposal.

The proposal is to construct a 2800 sq/ft storage building.  The majority of the structure will be open (three sided) and one bay will be closed for security purposes.  There is no outside lighting associated with the construction of the building.  The Board reviewed the checklist items associated with the project.  Having previously seen the application in a conceptual format, and being no discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Mayville and seconded by Mr. Jordan to accept the application as complete.  Motion passes.

Vice-Chairman Jameson opened the public hearing upon the application.
There were no abutters present.

Being no further discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Mayville and seconded by Mr. Jordan to approve the application as submitted and without conditions.  Motion passes.

Business Owners Meeting
The Board engaged the representative business owners in a discussion about signage.  This discussion revolved around what needs they have and how they can work with the Board to draft a new ordinance that works.  Impedances to signage that were discussed were the speed of travel, limited sight distance and amount of traffic.  Continued discussion revolved around EMC’s (Electronic Message Centers).  The primary concern of the Board was the amount of time a message must be displayed before it is changed.  Further research will be conducted by the Board to determine an appropriate and justified interval.

Following the round table discussion, the Board discussed at length those items that needed to be included in a new draft of the Signage Ordinance.  Mr. Pike will bring forward a new draft on December 5th.

Being no further discussion, a motion was made by Dr. Mara and seconded by Mr. Brehm to adjourn the meeting at 9:15pm.  Motion passes.

Respectfully submitted,



Jamie A Pike

Not approved until signed.

Kevin J Mara, DVM



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