Planning Board Minutes of February 4, 2015

                                    SULLIVAN PLANNING BOARD      
        Minutes of the Meeting of February 4, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Chairman Steve Hamilton.  In addition to the chairman, members Laura Lewandowski, Mark Smith, and Ann Sweet were present.  Absent were Leslie Casey, Stacy Glover, and Dave Jakway.  There was no selectmen’s representative.  Jim Kahn was present to observe the meeting.  Also present were Linda Blanchard of Gilsum Road with her son Ricky Blanchard and his fiancée Holly Prodell and Roger Sweet.

 A motion (Lewandowski/Smith) to accept the minutes as distributed with the following amendments (date should have been December 3, 2014  in the January motion for the previous meeting’s minutes AND the last paragraph of the January 7 minutes should read “He had had an estimate for a Master Plan update from SWRPC of over $10,000, and he suggested professional help might be needed for the 2015 update.”)passed without dissent.

Proposed replacement of an old mobile home on the Blanchard property
Mrs. Blanchard said she wanted to know what she needed to do to have approval to replace the old mobile home with a new one.  Chairman Hamilton said she would need approval from the selectmen.  “There are many new regulations for mobile homes.”  He suggested she call the town office to make an appointment to be placed on the selectmen’s Monday night agenda.

Unfinished business items itemized by Chairman Hamilton
•    Two SWRPC commissioners need to be appointed by the planning board and approved by the selectmen.  These commissioners should attend two of the SWRPC three meetings a year.
•    Mr. Birch needs site plan approval (a condition of ZBA approval) for his abattoir.  Although the plan approved by the ZBA anticipates a very small operation, the demand for such services may exceed his expectations.
•    Driveway applications need to be regularly reviewed for failure to complete the driveways or for expiration of the permit.
•    The Paquette settlement agreement of October 19, 1998, will be given to Jim Bialowski of Masiello Real Estate Agency, who had appeared at the September 3, 2014, planning board meeting to ask about adding to or replacing buildings on the Paquette Drive property, which now has five houses.
•    The PB should reiew and update the excavation regulations.
•    The PB should review and update the cluster housing ordinance.

Chairman Hamilton reminded the board of his departure after the April meeting, when he would preside over election of new planning board officers.

There being no further business, a motion (Lewandowski/Smith) to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m. passed without dissent.

Respectfully submitted,

Ann Sweet, Secretary