Planning Board Minutes for March 6, 2013

Minutes of the Meeting of March 6, 2013

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

A motion (Jakway/Lewandowski) to approve the minutes of February 6, 2013, passed without dissent.

Chairman Hamilton showed a copy of the wetlands permit for the reconstruction of the bridge over Ferry Brook and said it was available to anyone interested.

Revising the Master Plan:  the chapter on Conservation and Preservation
Reading the chapter aloud gave members the chance to discuss possible corrections to the text of the 2005 edition.  Several changes were suggested, including the need for a trails map.  The importance of vernal pools should be included in the section on wetlands.

Chairman Hamilton asked that everyone read the next chapter, Community Services and Public Buildings, for the April meeting.

Comments from the selectmen
Mr. Patnode reported that the selectmen have been engaged in regular business.  He noted with satisfaction that the Fire Chief, Al Henry, is back from his long illness and reporting to the selectmen about furnace failure in the fire department. 

Mr. Patnode also drew the board’s attention to the National Agricultural Law Center’s assembly of our state’s Right-to-Farm statutes, listing the pertinent RSAs.   Information is available at their website:  Mr. Patnode suggested that these laws should cover the concerns expressed by Mr. Brooks at the board’s last meeting.

There being no further business. a motion (Jakway/Patnode) tp adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m. passed without dissent.

Respectfully submitted,

Ann Sweet, Secretary