Planning Board minutes for November 2, 2016

 

SULLIVAN PLANNING BOARD                        

      Minutes of the Meeting of November 2,
2016                                         

 

The
meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Leslie Casey.  In addition to the chairman, members Laura
Lewandowski, Dorothy Miles, Peter Miles, and Ann Sweet were present. Dave Beers
represented the selectmen.  Mark Smith
was absent.

 

Introduction of David Beers

Dave
came to Sullivan looking for land for gardens and animals and for a good school
for his four children.  He works full
time plus extra in construction. 
Chairman Casey welcomed him.

 

A motion (Dott Miles and
Peter Miles) to approve the September minutes as distributed passed without dissent.

 

Accessory Dwelling Units

After
reading Office of Energy and Planning and also the NH Municipal Association
guidelines for the new law regarding Accessory Dwelling Units, RSA 674:71 to
:73, Chairman Casey made proposed changes to the Community Planning Ordinance
in Article IV.H.and I. and Article XI. 
There was much discussion about clarifying the wording in Article
III.C.7.and 8 to conform to the new law, which makes one ADU in a person’s home
or attached to that home allowable without any permits as long as water and
sewage are adequate. Chairman Casey proposed that, rather than having the group
trying to write new language, she would rewrite the changes and send them out
to board members for their comments or proposed amendments.  Chairman Casey would then send out language
for the board to consider at its December meeting.  One interesting question was raised.  Could a homeowner build on an ADU with five
bedrooms and rent them out individually? 
Chairman Casey will seek the advice of one of the lawyers on call at the
Municipal Association for legally appropriate language.

 

Alternative Development

Chairman
Casey proposed an addition to Article IV of the Community Planning Ordinance
(IV.N) as a substitute for the cumbersome, outdated Cluster Housing
Ordinance.  Questions were raised about
including references to the ADUs, it being unlikely that the smaller lots could
accommodate ADUs.  It was suggested that
Selectman Merrifield might have a useful perspective, given her experience in
Keene with property assessments.

 

Application for the driveway
for the tower to be built off Old Concord Road

The
application having been reviewed by the road agent and by two members of the
driveway committee, the board voted to accept the application with a required
$2500 check as escrow for the paved apron. 
The driveway must be completed within one year of the application.

 

 

Planning Board budget for
coming year

Chairman
Casey will ask for almost a third less than the 2016 budget, now that the
filing cabinet is in place.  Training
costs will be kept level.  There will be
money for books and periodicals, as well as for SWRPC dues.

 

There
being no further business, a motion (Sweet/Dott
Miles) to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 p.m.passed without dissent.

 

Respectfully
submitted,

Ann
Sweet, Secretary

 

SULLIVAN PLANNING BOARD                        

      Minutes of the Meeting of November 2,
2016                                         

 

The
meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Leslie Casey.  In addition to the chairman, members Laura
Lewandowski, Dorothy Miles, Peter Miles, and Ann Sweet were present. Dave Beers
represented the selectmen.  Mark Smith
was absent.

 

Introduction of David Beers

Dave
came to Sullivan looking for land for gardens and animals and for a good school
for his four children.  He works full
time plus extra in construction. 
Chairman Casey welcomed him.

 

A motion (Dott Miles and
Peter Miles) to approve the September minutes as distributed passed without dissent.

 

Accessory Dwelling Units

After
reading Office of Energy and Planning and also the NH Municipal Association
guidelines for the new law regarding Accessory Dwelling Units, RSA 674:71 to
:73, Chairman Casey made proposed changes to the Community Planning Ordinance
in Article IV.H.and I. and Article XI. 
There was much discussion about clarifying the wording in Article
III.C.7.and 8 to conform to the new law, which makes one ADU in a person’s home
or attached to that home allowable without any permits as long as water and
sewage are adequate. Chairman Casey proposed that, rather than having the group
trying to write new language, she would rewrite the changes and send them out
to board members for their comments or proposed amendments.  Chairman Casey would then send out language
for the board to consider at its December meeting.  One interesting question was raised.  Could a homeowner build on an ADU with five
bedrooms and rent them out individually? 
Chairman Casey will seek the advice of one of the lawyers on call at the
Municipal Association for legally appropriate language.

 

Alternative Development

Chairman
Casey proposed an addition to Article IV of the Community Planning Ordinance
(IV.N) as a substitute for the cumbersome, outdated Cluster Housing
Ordinance.  Questions were raised about
including references to the ADUs, it being unlikely that the smaller lots could
accommodate ADUs.  It was suggested that
Selectman Merrifield might have a useful perspective, given her experience in
Keene with property assessments.

 

Application for the driveway
for the tower to be built off Old Concord Road

The
application having been reviewed by the road agent and by two members of the
driveway committee, the board voted to accept the application with a required
$2500 check as escrow for the paved apron. 
The driveway must be completed within one year of the application.

 

 

Planning Board budget for
coming year

Chairman
Casey will ask for almost a third less than the 2016 budget, now that the
filing cabinet is in place.  Training
costs will be kept level.  There will be
money for books and periodicals, as well as for SWRPC dues.

 

There
being no further business, a motion (Sweet/Dott
Miles) to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 p.m.passed without dissent.

 

Respectfully
submitted,

Ann
Sweet, Secretary