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Planning Board Minutes 06/05/2014
Chichester Planning Board
Minutes of Meeting
June 5, 2014

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

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

Pursuant to RSA 673:11, Vice Chairman Jameson appointed Alan Williams as a voting member for the purposes of this meeting.

The minutes of May 1, 2014 were reviewed.  A motion was made by Mr. Mayville and seconded by Mr. Brehm to approve the minutes as written.  Motion passes.

The previously scheduled discussion on the Signage Ordinance was CANCELLED in light of the Board of Selectmen’s decision to not call a Special Town Meeting in September at which a revision was to be submitted to the residents for voting.  A letter was submitted to the Board from resident Douglas Hall in lieu of his presence regarding the signage ordinance.  Mr. Jordan stated that his rationale was that Special Town Meetings should be reserved for emergencies and not solely for the purpose of Zoning Amendments.  (Further discussion continued throughout the meeting.)  Mr. Moore suggested that work continue to move forward with the drafting of a revised ordinance.  Mr. Brehm and Mr. Mayville felt that this purpose was perfect for a Special Town Meeting as there was no additional cost to the Town.  Mr. Moore was of the opinion that any applicants still have the option of applying to the ZBA for variances.  Mr. Moore suggested public outreach to all demographic groups to find out where the problems are.

Application for Lot Line Adjustment:  Jason & Melinda Weir/Darrin & Kellianne LaValley, Map 7 Lots 4 and 3 respectively, located at 121 and 123 Hilliard Road.

Jason Weir and Darrin & Kellianne LaValley were present to speak on the merits of the proposal.

Mr. Pike submitted the following summary and review of the application.  

All Checklist Items have been submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Chichester Subdivision Regulations.
The purpose of this application is to transfer Parcel B (1.709 acres) from Lot 3 to Lot 4 and to transfer Parcel A (3.019 acres) from Lot 4 to Lot 3.  (Parcel A needs to be labeled)
Proposed lot 4 contains 54± acres and is located in the Residential Zone.  Lot 4 is developed with an existing home serviced by a private well and septic system.  
Proposed Lot 3 contains 10.269 acres and is located in the OSS-Open Space Steep lands Zone. (Note 4 states 10.23 acres and needs to be corrected to 10.269 acres) Lot 3 is developed with an existing single family home serviced by a private well and septic system.  Lot 3 has 797.93 feet of road frontage.  Lot 3 contains 29,627 sq./ft. (0.68 acres) (7%) of wetlands.  
A motion was made by Mr. Williams and seconded by Mr. Mayville to accept the application as complete.  Motion passes.

Vice-Chairman Jameson opened the public hearing upon the application.

There were no abutters present.

Motion made by Mr. Williams and seconded by Mr. Houle to conditionally approve the application with the following precedent conditions.

1.      Label Parcel A
2.      Correct Note 4 to state 10.269 acres.  
3.      Submittal of Final Plans with proper Surveyor and Wetland Scientist Stamps suitable for recording at the Merrimack County Registry of Deeds and 5 paper copies.  
Motion passes.

Application for Subdivision:  Darrin & Kellianne LaValley, Map 7 Lot 3, located at 121 Hilliard Road

Darrin and Kellianne LaValley were present to speak on the merits of the proposal.

Mr. Pike submitted the following summary and review of the application.

All Checklist Items have been submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Chichester Subdivision Regulations, except item 13, Proposed means of water supply and sewage disposal.
The purpose of this subdivision is create two lots from Map 7 Lot 3.
Proposed Lot 3 is located predominately in the OSS-Open Space Steep lands Zone, and contains 5.269 acres of which 0.195 acres (4%) is wetlands.  The lot is developed with a single family residence served by a private well and septic.  The proposed lot has 596.51 feet of road frontage.  
Proposed Lot 3-1 is located predominately in the Residential Zone, and contains 5.00 acres of which 0.485 acres (10%) is wetlands.  The proposed lot has 201.42 feet of road frontage. (Does not require State Subdivision Approval.)

Ms. LaValley commented that the Road Agent has preliminarily approved a proposed driveway location.

Mr. Moore commented on the missing information regarding the septic and well locations and the building envelope.  These items need to be shown on the final plan prior to recording.
A motion was made by Mr. Brehm and seconded by Mr. Mayville to accept the application as submitted.
Vice-Chairman Jameson opened the public hearing upon the application.
There were no abutters present.

A motion was made by Mr. Brehm and seconded by Mr. Williams to conditionally approve the application with the following precedent conditions:
1.      Provide proposed building envelope.
2.      Provide proposed well and septic locations in accordance with DES regulations on Lot 3-1.
3.      Provide an approved Driveway Permit.
4.      Submittal of Final Plans with proper Surveyor and Wetland Scientist Stamps suitable for recording at the Merrimack County Registry of Deeds and 5 paper copies.  
Motion Passes.

Other Business.
Mr. Jameson brought to the table a discussion about how to control/regulate the design of lot shapes to discourage odd shapes that make unusable land.  Mr. Mayville asked if this is something that happens often enough to require additional regulation.  Other minor suggestions were made to correct issues with the Subdivision Regulations.  

A letter was submitted by resident Betty Thompson regarding the construction and maintenance of fences and proposed the Town adopt an ordinance to govern their regulation.  Mr. Pike presented the Board with a sample ordinance from the City of Rochester.

A draft chapter for the Master Plan was submitted by the Agricultural Commission.  The Commission has requested to be on the Agenda for the July meeting to answer any questions.  The Commission shall be placed on the Agenda for July 10, 2014.

Mr. Pike distributed the guiding statute for the Master Plan, the current (2004) Master Plan, and the draft document that was prepared in 2010 in conjunction with the 20/20 Vision Project.

The next meeting of the Board will be Thursday, July 10, 2014.

Being no further business, a motion was made by Mr. Mayville and seconded by Mr. Houle to adjourn the meeting at 8:03pm.  

Respectfully Submitted,


Jamie A Pike

Not approved until signed.


Kevin J Mara, DVM


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