Minutes of September 3, 2008

Chairman Steve Hamilton called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Present, in addition to the chairman, were members Michelle Degree, Joe Fitzpatrick, Dave Jakway, Keith Martin, Ann Sweet, and Bob Switzer. Rick Hotchkiss represented the selectmen. John Bolles was present to consider membership on the board. Also present at 7:30 p.m. were Jerome Riesenberg, attorney Michael Bentley, and surveyor Tom Flavin. 

Minutes of the meeting of August 6 , 2008, were approved as distributed. 

Hearing on proposed changes to Subdivision Regulations:
There being no members of the Sullivan public with questions and no questions from the board, a motion (Hotchkiss/Switzer) to accept the changes as written passed without dissent.

Announcements by the chairman
ZBA hearings will be held Monday, Sept. 15

Keith and Christa Rokes for construction of a second dwelling unit on one acre 

Construction on a lot with less than 200 feet of frontage at 555 Centre Street. 

Municipal Law Lecture series will be held in Jaffrey on Sept. 17, Sept 24, and October 1. 

Several land use workshops will be held in September and October 

A USGS session will be held Sept. 25, 1-5 p.m., in the Peterborough Library on how to estimate and determine flood elevations. Board members spoke of their frustration that USGS has not, despite years of questions, yet completed flood plain mapping for Sullivan. 

Regulations for record-keeping in Sullivan have been drawn up by archivist Chris Pratt and are available on the town website.

Report on enforcement issues

Cease and Desist enforcement on wood processing business on Paquette property depends on a court hearing which has been postponed by the Paquette lawyer. Fines of $250 per day are accumulating. 

Selectmen have not been able to persuade Mr. Csenge of the need for Site Plan Review for his businesses. 

Kinson gravel pit status is yet to be visited by selectmen.

Riesenberg property issues
Mr. Riesenberg’s lawyer, Mr. Bentley, said the Riesenbergs had not yet received a letter from the Nelson Planning Board concerning their subdivision. The board did not meet in August. Nonetheless, the Riesenbergs had come to the Sullivan Planning Board with an application for subdivision. Chairman Hamilton asked Mr. Flavin for a copy of the plat for the original property, which had not shown a piece of land (33 acres) in Sullivan contiguous to the Nelson acreage. Mr. Flavin agreed to provide at the hearing on the subdivision application a plat created some years ago by John Calhoun. There was some discussion, unresolved and in need of the opinion of the town lawyer, about the legality of the creation by virtue of town lines of the two pieces in Sullivan. Mr. Bentley said he and Mr. Riesenberg were at the meeting to comply with town regulations, and that the Riesenbergs are willing to prepare language promising that the Nelson property will never have more than three lots. Mr. Riesenberg proffered a check for $60 to cover the costs of proper notice of the hearing on the subdivision application to be held at the next regular planning board meeting, October 1. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ann Sweet, Secretary