DUNBARTON PLANNING BOARD
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2005
TOWN OFFICES – 7:00 PM
The regular monthly meeting of the Dunbarton Planning Board was held at the above time, date and place with Co-Chairman Brian Nordle presiding as Acting Chairman. The following members were present:
Brian Nordle, Co-Chairman
Alison R. Vallieres, Secretary
Mert Mann, Selectman
Kenneth Swayze, Admin., Planning and Zoning Department
Other Town Officials present:
Les Hammond, Selectman
Larry Cook, Conservation Commission
John Trottier, Chairman, Zoning Board of Adjustment
Public Meeting Notice:
The Chairman verified with the Secretary that the Public Meeting Notice had been posted in three public places throughout the Town and also published in the Concord Monitor for one day. In addition, the Public Notice was posted on the Dunbarton Web Page.
Brian Nordle, Acting Chairman, stated he was going to move the CIP agenda item up so that Stephanie Alexander could leave the meeting as soon as possible because of weather, etc.
Stephanie Alexander, Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission, appeared before the Board with an update on the ongoing CIP process. She stated the CIP was complete and ready to be scheduled for a Public Hearing by the Planning Board.
She suggested that the Planning Board hold the Public Hearing at their next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, December 21, 2005. She will forward the Secretary the suggested Public Notice and make sure the necessary information is available for public viewing no later than Wednesday, December 7, 2005.
Stephanie stated the following:
1. There were 33 projects included within the CIP Plan.
2. The Committee held interviews for all applications.
3. Committee spent several meetings determining what years projects should be funded in.
4. Very pleased with the Road Management Plan which was submitted by the Road Agent.
5. The appendix of General Information includes information as to where funding is available.
6. The CIP will be done from now on a yearly basis. Next year will add the year 2012 to the chart and carry the previous years forward.
Les Hammond, Selectman, stated that Stephanie Alexander had done a wonderful job. He proceeded to explain each item of the CIP chart specifically within the year 2006. (attached chart)
Brian Nordle, Acting Chairman, noted that any expenditures within the CIP plan will have to be voted on by the Townspeople at Town Meeting.
The Planning Board will adopt the final CIP at the Public Hearing to be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2005.
APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2005
Michael Poirier made a motion that the Dunbarton Planning Board accept the minutes of the previous meeting of Wednesday, October 19, 2005 as written. Mert Mann seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
RECEIPT AND ACCEPTANCE OF NEW APPLICATIONS BY THE DUNBARTON PLANNING BOARD; FOR COMPLETION.
RONALD AND BRIGGETT RUGGIERRO (F3-1-14) PROPOSED TWO LOT SUBDIVISION LOCATED ON 22 BARNARD HILL ROAD IN THE MEDIUM DENSITY DISTRICT IN DUNBARTON, NH
Kenneth Swayze presented a Status Report on the Ruggierro application. (attached) He noted the Dunbarton Zoning Board of Adjustment had granted an Equitable Waiver to the applicant at their meeting held on Monday, November 14, 2005.
Kenneth Swayze made a motion that the Dunbarton Planning Board accept the application for subdivision of Ronald and Briggett Ruggierro as submitted this evening. David Breault seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Jacques Belanger, Surveyor, presented a plan showing the proposed subdivision. He stated the Ruggierro’s presently own a home on a lot with 6.5 acres in the Medium Density District. They would like to break off a three acre lot from their existing property to create another house lot. The house was built between 1970-80. The proposed lot meets all the necessary criteria for a lot. The Zoning Board of Adjustment granted an Equitable Waiver to allow the shed and well to remain on the property. The Wetlands have been delineated around the property by Schauer Environmental. There is a man made pond on the property.
Jacques Belanger, Surveyor, stated they are proposing a widening strip of 25 feet off the centerline about 19 feet from the existing corner of the property. Will be between 7 and 7 ½ feet beyond the existing stone wall. The proposed lot is adequate.
Ken Swayze noted that the plan shows the road width of 33 rods. If the road is 66 feet, this is four rods. Should be corrected on the plan.
Abutters were read as follows and noted all had been notified by certified mail:
Harold Mooney Family Trust – Not Present
Holmes Family Trust of 1997 – Not Present
Michael Elmes – Not Present
Jonathan/Bonnie Rickard – Not Present
Doris M. Michael Revocable Trust – Not Present
Robert/Laurie Waldron – Not Present
Christian Tefft – Not Present
Schauer Environmental – Not Present
J. E. Belanger Surveying – Present (representing the applicant)
Other Members of the Public:
John Trottier, 300 Stark Highway North, Dunbarton, NH – Stated that with regard to the retaining stone wall, will the additional 25 feet of dedicated land be sufficient for grading of the roadway?
Jacques Belanger, Surveyor, stated the stone wall has become a retaining wall over the years by people pushing soil up against it, etc. He stated the land being dedicated to the Town should give them enough room, etc. He will speak with Mr. Ruggierro. Feel we have already given up excessive acreage by increasing width of road.
The Board scheduled a Site Walk of the property on Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 8:30 a.m.
Kenneth Swayze made a motion to continue the proposed Ruggierro Subdivision until the next meeting. Michael Poirier seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
KATHRYN SCHUMACHER (B5-3-3 & 4) PROPOSED LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT LOCATED ON KIMBALL POND ROAD IN THE LOW DENSITY DISTRICT IN DUNBARTON, NH
Kenneth Swayze presented a Status Report for the proposed Lot Line Adjustment of Kathryn Schumacher. (attached) He noted there were discrepancies on the plan and application.
After discussion, the following motion was made:
Kenneth Swayze made a motion that the Dunbarton Planning Board deny the application for the proposed Lot Line Adjustment of Kathryn Schumacher as presented this evening because of discrepancies on the plan and application. David Breault seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
At this point in the meeting, Jacques Belanger, Surveyor, asked the Board if they would consider an expedited review for the next meeting.
The Planning Board agreed to have an expedited review for the next meeting providing all information is on the plan, etc.
LAMONTAGNE (STINSON HILLS, LLC, MANSION ROAD) : REDUCTION IN SURETY BOND
Ken Swayze presented considerable information regarding the Stinson Hills Development including reports from Don Mayo, Town Engineer. (attached) The reports basically showed there is about $100,000 of work left to be completed for Phase I of the project.
Richard Manburg, Lamontagne Builders, appeared before the Board and stated they would like to make it easy for the Town. They would propose to reduce the existing surety to $125,000 (reduction of the letter of credit).
All members of the Planning Board indicated they had no problem with reducing it to $125,000.
Kenneth Swayze made a motion to reduce the existing letter of credit to $125,000 for Phase I road work. Michael Poirier seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
INFORMAL NON-BINDING DISCUSSION – ROBERT THOMAS
Robert Thomas, Route 13, 301 Stark Highway South (former Fraser Property, Helmet House) appeared before the Board. Stated he owned the property and was trying to get a permit for a third structure (5-bedroom building) . Stated he had a previous permit but it had expired and the Town’s zoning has since changed. He stated he has sufficient land (21 acres).
Ken Swayze stated that the proposed five bedroom home must come before the Planning Board as a Site Plan Review to allow more than one house on the land.
Mr. Thomas stated he would like to leave the cottage on the “lake” on the property. Presently, the cottage has no sanitary facilities. People are presently living there with no facilities such as water and sewage. They carry out toilet waste, etc.
The Board noted that the Planning Board is the permittee. One of the conditions for the use of the property would be the upgrading of the driveway.
Mr. Thomas stated he is trying to save $2,000 for the Plot Plan. The structure will be a five bedroom. The family will live upstairs and there will be two residents who will live downstairs. This would provide a home for someone who doesn’t need to be in a Nursing Home. There is a family willing to take care of them. This would be similar to a Boarding House. When there is a certain number of people, it requires licensing by the State.
Kenneth Swayze asked if he could put a septic system for the home the people are living in now.
Mr. Thomas stated he has no intention of having anyone live there. Would like to be able to use the shack just as it is now. It presently has a wood stove. He would sign an affidavit that he would not use it as a residence. The new structure would have a well, septic system and four to five bedrooms to be used as a Boarding House.
John Trottier stated that if you want to have a multi-family dwelling, part of the regulations is that you have a survey of the entire parcel. I understand that a new house will be built. You can “demo” the helmet house. He doesn’t want to do away with the current residence. He would note that it would not be habitable.
Kenneth Swayze stated that the Planning Board has a duty to protect the people down there based on this new multi-family development use.
The Planning Board scheduled a Site Walk for Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Mr. Thomas agreed to the Site Walk.
John Trottier stated Mr. Thomas should be aware there may be some survey that will be required.
CIP – School Board Portion:
Betty Ann Noyes, Dunbarton School Board, appeared before the Board. Stated she wanted to take this opportunity to thank the people on the CIP Committee for asking someone from the School Board to participate in the CIP process. If any of you have any questions regarding the school, etc., please feel free to get in touch with me.
Jeff Crosby, Road Agent – Salt Shed:
Jeff Crosby, Road Agent, appeared before the Planning Board regarding the Salt Shed. A letter was read from the New Hampshire Municipal Association, Paul Sanderson, Attorney. The letter stated that the Town was exempt from zoning, etc. but through the public review process, the Planning Board may require a public hearing. At this point, Board members discussed the fact that the Salt Shed has been an on-going project for three years and has been discussed at two Public Town Meetings. A Building Permit must be obtained from the Building Inspector. There are certain Life Safety Codes which must be adhered to.
Brian Nordle asked Jeff Crosby, Road Agent, if more than one acre was involved in the Salt Shed.
Jeff Crosby stated it was less than one acre. In addition, the use has not changed. In the past, the salt was out in the open and now it will be covered.
Ken Swayze stated there have been no bonafide complaints regarding the new Salt Shed. There have been a number of inquiries about what is going on and if the proper permits had been acquired like everybody else.
David Breault stated he saw no problem with the new Salt Shed.
Ken Swayze noted this is a procedural thing. The Town is exempt from certain zoning restrictions.
After considerable discussion, the following motion was made:
A motion was made, seconded and passed by a majority vote, that the Planning Board not have a Public Hearing. The vote was as follows:
Nordle – No
Vallieres – Yes
Breault – Yes
Poirier – Yes
Swayze - Yes
Mann – Yes
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8: 45 p.m.
Alison R. Vallieres