MAY 16, 2001
OFFICES 7:00 P.M.
The regular monthly meeting of the Dunbarton Planning Board was held at the above time, date and place with Chairman James Marcou presiding. The following members were present:
James Marcou, Chairman
Kenneth Swayze, Co-Chairman
Alison Vallieres, Secretary
Michael Poirier, Alternate
Carter Higginbotham, Alternate
Charles Graybill, Selectman
Bruce Vaal, Building Inspector
Chairman verified with the Secretary that the meeting had
been posted in a timely fashion in three places throughout
the Town and published in the Concord Monitor for one day.
this point in the meeting, Kenneth Swayze noted that the
previous months minutes of Wednesday, April 18, 2001 were
incomplete and should be amended as follows to include more
detail of subject discussed:
Paragraph #3 (Coleman and Drobat property), the notes
should state as follows:
Coleman and Drobat Property
Administrative Order from DES regarding the hazardous
material put down on the easement was discussed.
The applicant has appealed the order.
Looking for a stay of the order until they act
on the DES appeal.
It was also brought to the attention of the Planning
Board by George Holt that the Conservation Commission was
appealing the decision to leave the material in place.
Paragraph #4 (Jacques Belanger reported in 1994,
mylar never got recorded), the notes should
Jacques Belanger reported that in 1994 a mylar for the Lot Line Adjustment/Boundary Line Agreement between Michel Belanger and Robert and Joyce Ray was never recorded. Jacques Belanger will obtain another copy and present it to the Planning Board for signature.
A motion was made by Kenneth Swayze, seconded by George Holt that the minutes of the previous meeting of Wednesday, April 18, 2001 be accepted with the above corrections. The motion passed unanimously.
OF NEW APPLICATION BY THE DUNBARTON PLANNING BOARD AND START
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT AND VOLUNTARY
MERGER OF LOTS E3-2-25, 25a AND 25b LOCATED ON STARK HIGHWAY
IN THE VILLAGE DISTRICT OF DUNBARTON, NH
At this point in the meeting, Kenneth Swayze noted that the applicant had requested this application be accepted and acted upon at the same meeting of the Planning Board because it had been on the agenda several months previously, and there were minimal changes since that time.
Based on the above, George Holt made a motion that the Dunbarton Planning Board accept the application from the Dunbarton Congregation Church for a Lot Line Adjustment and Voluntary Merger of Lots E3-2-25, 25a and 25b as presented this evening. The motion was seconded by Charles Graybill. The motion passed unanimously.
was noted by the Secretary that all abutters had been
notified for several months in the past in addition to this
Secretary noted that the Dunbarton Zoning Board of
Adjustment had granted a Variance for location of the well
within the 75 foot setback lin with conditions that the
requirements of New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules
We 602.05 be met, that the culvert be extended beyond the
well and a copy of the signed non-conforming well location
release form be recorded with the approval.
Belanger reported that he had included all the above
conditions on the final plan.
Belanger, Surveyor and representative for the Church, stated
that the church owns three properties; the church, vestry
and parsonage. Land
for the parsonage was obtained and built in 1945.
The church would like to move the lot line between
the vestry and the parsonage to the north and sell the
parsonage as a separate residence.
The parsonage would then be on a new lot and sold as
a single family residence.
The line between the church and the vestry will be
removed thus the church and the vestry would then be on one
parcel of land.
was noted that there was an easement across the property for
the Town Offices sewer.
In addition, there is an 15 right of way access
easement across for Abram property.
Jacques stated the client or purchaser of the
parsonage will concede to the easement for the Town
this point in the meeting, the Public Hearing was opened.
Abutters were read as follows and noted all had been notified by certified mail:
R. Swindlehurst Revocable Trust Not Present
Young Not Present
Snook Not Present
Colbath, Trustee, James Colbath Revocable Trust Not
Abram Not Present
of Dunbarton Selectman present
being no public comment or discussion, the public hearing
Board noted that any discussion regarding this request was
advisory only and was a general discussion because this had
not appeared on the agenda and no notification of abutters
Robert Todd, Surveyor, appeared before the Board on behalf of Diane Neer. He stated they were looking for the requirements to subdivide a large parcel into two lots with less than the required frontage. He stated the lot had a total of 63 acres with 400 feet of frontage. She would like to subdivide off 6.8 acres for her daughter.
Secretary explained they had been before the Dunbarton
Zoning Board of Adjustment seeking a Variance for lack of
frontage and had been denied the Variance.
They had been advised to go to the Dunbarton Planning
Board to find out what improvements had to be made to Old
Whipple Road to qualify as frontage thus meeting the 300
feet of required frontage for subdivision.
Todd stated that Old Whipple Road was a private right of way
laid out in 1876. Private
rights had been conveyed to owners in the rear for access
including the Town. It
was established that Diane Neer owns the land under
Todd noted that in order to obtain the necessary 300 feet of
frontage would require upgrading of 195 feet of road.
Swayze stated that the Dunbarton Planning Board requires
certain road standards and they are within the regulations
and must be adhered to.
The only item which might be negotiable is the paving
requirement and this might be addressed by posting a bond or
seeking a Variance from the requirement for paving from the
Dunbarton Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Mr. Todd was advised to seek the advice of the Town Road Agent along with the Planning Board with regard to the access, turn around requirements and sight distances onto Long Pond Road. The Planning Board will do a site walk and at that time will look at the access.
Todd asked about the Boards policy with regard to viewing
Swayze noted that Planning Board now does site walks and
test pit observations if they are available for viewing at
the same time.
Holt asked if there were any wetlands on the property.
Mr. Todd stated they was not.
Graybill noted there might be trees that have to be cut for
sight distance, etc.
Todd was advised that he should address all waiver issues
necessary in the original application.
Marcou noted that he looks at this road as down the road
being an access road for other future subdivisions and
if the entrance is not done correctly, then the Town has to
pay to do it right in the future.
The Board is trying to avoid this type of situation.
Board noted that no building permits will be issued until
the work on the road is complete and accepted by the Town.
It was noted that the Selectmen have the authority to
accept roads as Town roads and it does not have to voted on
at Town Meeting.
Board indicated that 200 is not a long road to be
applicant should realize that in many cases, developers are
required to upgrade the road up to the driveway of the lot.
This is not the case here.
The Board will require that the road be constructed
properly which is 24 wide, etc.
Graybill indicated there could be improvements necessary for
the Town Road.
Todd will file the appropriate subdivision application with
Thomas Giovagnoli and Mike Bergeron appeared before the Board. Tom Giovagnoli is the new owner of the former Godbout property on Twist Hill Road.
lot is a large lot with only 430 feet of frontage.
It was determined that they will need 170 feet more
in order to be able to subdivide off one lot.
Giovagnoli stated that Mike Bergeron was his business
partner and it would be much more convenient to have him
living next door.
Geovagnoli was advised that this was the exact same
situation as the previous discussion of the Diane Neer lot.
They will need to bring the 170 feet up to Town Road
standards to qualify as frontage.
Mr. Giovagnoli will file an application for the next
Swayze made a motion that the Dunbarton Planning Board
accept the Dunbarton Congregational Church Lot Line
Adjustment and Voluntary Merger of Lots E3-2-25, 25A and 25B
located on Stark Highway in the Village District of
Dunbarton, NH with the conditions of New Hampshire Code of
Administrative Rules We 602.05 be met and that an easement
be granted to the Town of Dunbarton for a septic line.
Vallieres seconded the motion.
The motion passed unanimously.
Vallieres made a motion that James Marcou be elected
motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
Marcou made a motion that Alison Vallieres be elected
motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
Marcou made a motion that Kenneth Swayze be elected
motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:45
Alison R. Vallieres, Secretary