Planning Board Minutes for February 5, 2014

  Minutes of the Meeting of February 5, 2014

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Chairman Steve Hamilton.  In addition to the chairman, members Mark Smith, Ann Sweet and Kevin Wheeler were present.   Absent were Stacy Glover, Dave Jakway and Laura Lewandowski. Mark Paquette represented the selectmen.

A motion (Smith/Sweet) to approve the minutes of December 4, 2013 as distributed passed without dissent.

A motion (Wheeler/Smith) to approve the minutes of the December 19 hearing on proposed CPO and driveway regulations changes as read by the secretary passed without dissent.

Chairman Hamilton reminded Mr. Smith that his term expires with the March Town Meeting and expressed his hope that Mr. Smith would stay on.  Mr. Smith agreed to speak with the Town Clerk.  Mr. Jakway’s term also expires.

Updates from the chairman
• A ZBA hearing on application by James Walters for a special exception to open an auto repair shop on Route 9 will be held Thursday, February 8, at 7 p.m..  Should he be successful, he will need to appear before the planning board for Site Plan Approval.
• The Town Budget Hearing will be held Thursday, February 13, at 7 p.m.
• The proposed planning board budget will not lose $350 as recommended by the selectmen, because  money will be needed for printing the 2015 Master Plan.
• The updated Master plan must be finished by the end of the year.
• At the April planning board meeting the election for new officers will be held.

Updates from the selectmen
• A public health problem is being claimed by the occupant of a trailer on Bowlder Road.  One selectman and the health officer will investigate.
• The owners of a lot on Gilsum Road requiring a state-approved septic system have not responded to town or state letters.  The Board of Selectmen will issue an injunction.
• OSHA will be called to investigate working conditions that allegedly caused illness of a worker at the Land Cruiser workshop on Route 9.
• A court date for the Alexanders, son and mother, has been set regarding  junkyard conditions on their properties.
• Avatar will soon begin its rolling revaluation of 20% of town properties.
• SWRPC’s winter meeting will feature the NH Commissioner of Agriculture.

There being no further business, a motion (Wheeler/Smith) to adjourn at 7:43 p.m. passed without dissent.

Respectfully submitted,

Ann Sweet, Secretary