Planning Board Minutes for March 4, 2015

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

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Steve Hamilton.  In addition to the chairman, members Leslie Casey, Stacy Glover, Dave Jakway, Laura Lewandowski, Mark Smith, and Ann Sweet were present.  Gary Patnode represented the selectmen.  Also present was Roger Sweet.

 A motion (Lewandowski/Smith) to approve the minutes of the meeting of February 4, 2015, passed without dissent.

New Hampshire Planning and Land Use Regulation
Chairman Hamilton handed out to each board member a copy of the 2014-2015 edition of the volume for land use boards.  He noted that the book is about 150% the size of former volumes.  New topics are included.  For example, water management issues take up almost 300 pages of the 900 page new edition, about 100 pages in an earlier edition.

Route 9, Centre Street Bridge DOT Project    
Chairman Hamilton asked about the hearing conducted March 3 in the town hall on the proposed replacement of the badly damaged Route 9 bridge, the reconfiguring the slope near Houghton Ledge Road after removing the stone retaining wall and, if there is enough funding, resurfacing the two mile stretch of the highway between the bridge and Houghton Ledge Road.  Selectman Gary Patnode described the process, which should go out to bid in the fall of 2016 with construction to start in the spring of 2017 and finish by fall of that year.  He made particular note of the new parking area to be built by DOT adjacent to the Sullivan Store, removing the dangerous parking now in front of the store at the edge of route 9.

Asked about the apparent building projects on the Walters property on Route 9, Selectman Patnode said he would suggest to the selectmen that Avatar visit the property for assessment.

Town Election Tuesday, March 10; Town Meeting Wednesday, March 11
Reminder from Chairman Hamilton.

Member business
None to report.

Selectman’s report
None to report.  

There being no further business, a motion (Jakway/Patnode) to adjourn passed without dissent at 7:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Ann Sweet, Secretary