Minutes of October 4, 2006

Chairman Steve Hamilton called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. Present, in addition to the chairman, were members Michelle Degree, Joe Fitzpatrick, Dave Jakway, and Ann Sweet. Keith Martin was attending the second Law Lecture, and Bob Switzer was at the Roxbury planning board meeting seeking the necessary permission to begin the wireless communications program in the area. Rick Hotchkiss represented the selectmen. A member of the public, Doug Valley, was present on business.

Minutes of the meeting of September 6, 2006, were approved as distributed.

Consideration of a possible Site Plan Review for Cruiser Parts/Cruiser Creations
Doug Valley, half owner with his son of Cruiser Parts/Cruiser Creations on Route 9 (former site of Northeast Ford), presented tentative plans for additions to buildings (including a paint shop) and rearrangement of his one-acre permitted junk yard (parts for cruiser restorations rather than for sale to the public). Mr. Valley (who still lives in Northfield until he can clear up business there) will make a very careful drawing of a plat showing planned changes to the business operation. He pointed out that his most immediate concern is the State’s objection to a drive he uses to get to an opening in his workshop. The drive impinges on the State’s highway right-of-way. The building is very close to that ROW. Chairman Hamilton reviewed the checklist for SPR with Mr. Valley, who will return to the planning board on Nov. 1, for a preliminary review of his plat. A formal public hearing will probably be Dec. 6. Mr. Hotchkiss reiterated the need to have the pins defining the junk yard, the gate to the yard, screening all on the plat, along with EPA approvals.

Fall planning conference will be held October 28.
Perhaps Mr. Martin would find this especially interesting.

Noise ordinances
Ms. Degree said the State RSAs prohibit noise after 10 p.m. and before 6 p.m. as a breach of the peace. She said even that is very difficult to enforce, according to her policeman husband. A local ordinance would be impossible for such a small police force.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:33 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ann Sweet, Secretary