Minutes of June 6, 2007

Chairman Steve Hamilton called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. Present, in addition to the chairman, were members Joe Fitzpatrick, Ann Sweet and Bob Switzer. Rick Hotchkiss represented the selectmen. Absent were Michelle Degree, Dave Jakway, and Keith Martin. Also present were Ed Plaisted, Mark Paquette, and Dale Paquette. 

Minutes of the meeting of May 2, 2007, were approved as distributed. 

Query about a possible subdivision on Gilsum Road
Ed Plaisted and Mark Paquette asked about the possibility of creating four lots on 11+ acres on Gilsum Road across from Piper Memorial Forest. Chairman Hamilton listed the requirements (including State approval for septic systems and driveway permits) and suggested that they return for a preliminary consultation when the surveying has been done and permits applied for. They asked about creating a triangular lot and the required setback from a Class 6 road which runs through the property. 

Preliminary consultation on proposed subdivision on Bowlder Road
Dale Paquette had State approval for septic and needed only one signature on the driveway permit. He presented a check for $60 to cover the cost of notifying the public and abutters for a public hearing. During a review of the checklist by the chairman, it was observed that one abutter (Hoffman) had land under conservation, which requires notice to the holder of the easement. Mr. Paquette provided $5 in cash to cover the cost of the additional notice. He was reminded that all owners must be present at the hearing or a notarized letter of agency provided. No other omissions were observed, but a reminder to bring the mylar, as well as 4 copies, of the plat to the hearing was given by the chairman. 

Since the next planning board meeting falls on the Fourth of July, a motion (Hotchkiss/Switzer) to move the meeting and the hearing to July 5 passed unanimously. 

Several announcements of meetings were made by the chairman, including a conference on junk yards, of which the selectmen are aware. 

Driveway permits presented by Bob Switzer
On Apple Hill a driveway to serve three lots. Charles Pirat ($1600) and Ed Csenge($800) had provided funds to be held in escrow until their driveway has been completed according to stipulations approved by the driveway committee. A motion (Hotchkiss/Switzer) to approve the permit passed unanimously. Approval starts the clock allowing one year from this date for completion of the apron (for which the funds are held in escrow). 

On Boynton Road permits to construct three driveways were presented. Since the driveways will open on to dirt surfaces, no escrow for paved aprons was required. A motion (Hotchkiss/Switzer) to approve all three permits passed unanimously. 

Cruiser Parts deadline
It was decided to discuss at a later date an inspection tour of the Cruiser Parts property about the time of the July 30 deadline. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ann Sweet, Secretary