January 21, 2009 Planning Board Regular Meeting

Calendar Name: 
Planning Board Regular Meeting
Date/Time of Meeting: 
01/21/2009 8:00pm
Location: 
Wilton Town Hall meeting room
Application Deadline: 
December 30, 2008
Minutes for this Meeting:


TOWN OF WILTON

PLANNING BOARD MEETING

DRAFT MINUTES

 

DATE:           January 21, 2009

TIME:            8:00 P.M.

PLACE:         Wilton Town Hall Courtroom

PRESENT:    Wilton Planning Board Members: Chairman Jeff Kandt, Alec MacMartin, Neil Faiman, Brian Sullivan, Walter Zuber, Matt Fish, Board of Selectman Representative Bill Condra, Clerk Heather Loewy Nichols.

 

The agenda was amended as follows:

1.)                 Minutes

-          December 17, 2008

-          January 7,  2009

2.)                 PB07-001-CSD: First Light Farm – Cluster Subdivision

3.)                 PB07-014-SD: Perham Woods- Cluster Subdivision

4.)                 PB08-003-SD: Gary & Betty Raymond – Subdivision Application

5.)                 PB08-008-SD: Donald Slowik – Subdivision

6.)                 PB08-022-SD: Parker

7.)                 PB08-019-SD: Simoni

8.)                 Adjournment

 

Chairman Jeff Kandt called the meeting to order at 8:11 p.m.

 

1.       Minutes:

-          December 17, 2008

A MOTION was made by Mr. Sullivan and SECONDED by Mr. Faiman to approve the minutes of December 17, 2008 as presented.

Voting: 6 ayes; motion carried with Mr. Fish abstaining.

 

-          January 7, 2009

A MOTION was made by Mr. MacMartin and seconded by Mr. Sullivan to approve the minutes of January 7, 2009 as amended.

Voting: 6 ayes; motion carried with Mr. Sullivan abstaining.

 

Continuations:

2.       PB-07-001-CSD: Cluster Subdivision – First Light Farm, LLC Lots F-095-02,03,07,13,14 and 15 on Isaac Frye Highway in the Residential/Agricultural district. Applicant is proposing 22-unit cluster subdivision.

 

Ray Shea, from Sanford Survey, appeared before the Board and explained that last month he reviewed a letter with the Board dated December 16th from LaBombard Engineering. Mr. Shea explained that he has since responded to Mr. LaBombard’s comments and added some grading to the loop road, a note regarding the roof gutter detail, covers on the roof gutters, and Note 5 regarding questions about the installation of the rain gutters, per the Board. He noted that Mr. LaBombard is reviewing the revisions and sent out an email today stating that the plans look good but he is not done with the review. Mr. Shea also noted that he added Note 24 regarding the completion of the access road prior to any occupancy permit being granted.

 

Mr. Shea also explained that he has received a review from Mr. Wagner and there are very few items left to be completed. He noted that the pump test is currently being completed and they are hoping that within a month they will have all the required state approvals in hand.

 

In response to question from Mr. Fish regarding Note 16, Mr. Shea explained that they included a no fall zone to mitigate the fire chief’s concern of having only one access and the proposed it to prevent anything tall enough to fall across the road. Mr. Sienkiewicz explained that they are planning on turning the front area into meadows and having an orchard on the other side of the road so this will make the no fall zone less of an eyesore. Mr. MacMartin suggested refining the note to require that the height of the trees do not meet the edge of the pavement. The Board stated that they would be willing to flexible on the wording in order to create less of an eyesore.

 

In response to a question from Mr. Kandt regarding the gravel road, Mr. Sienkiewicz stated that while one could drive on the gravel road it is not his intention that it be a commuter road and that he could possibly put a pasture gate across the road but it would not be locked.

 

The Board discussed with the applicant what items will be needed for final approval. Mr. MacMartin explained that any notes which were required by the Board for approval need to be on the pages that will be recorded and that the bounds have to be walked. Mr. Faiman volunteered to walk the bounds. The Board noted that a note regarding a preconstruction meeting is required.

 

The Board discussed the Fire Chief’s opinion and noted that they have taken the Chief’s opinion into account and after consideration they are satisfied with the plan as it has been presented. They also noted that a consolidation plan will be needed before approval of this plan and Mr. MacMartin explained that the Board would need the mortgage subordination papers prior to the approval of the consolidation.  

 

Mr. MacMartin noted that in general the bonding proposal needs to go before the Board of Selectman.

 

A MOTION was made by Mr. Sullivan and SECONDED by Mr. Zuber to continue the application to February 18, 2009.

Voting: 7 ayes; motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Sullivan left the meeting at 8:50 pm.                

 

3.       PB-07-014-SD: Cluster Subdivision - Perham Woods – Lots B-020 on Dale Street in the Residential & Agricultural, Wetlands and Flood Plain District.  Applicant is proposing a 29 unit cluster subdivision.

Dawn Tuomala, of Monadnock Survey, appeared before the Board for the applicant, and submitted a final letter of approval from the Road Agent. She also stated that she met with Fire Chief Ray Dick last week and they discussed a couple of his concerns and she is expecting a letter of approval soon. She noted that she moved the fire pond down and created a 10’ pull off for fire vehicles. She also explained that the originally proposed access road to Lot B-70-05 did not receive wetland approval so it had to be moved. She further explained that previously the state had approved one well for every two houses but in December they rescinded the approval and now wells appear on every lot. Mr. MacMartin noted that there can be an issue using the open space as the buffer to the wells and that proper language needs to appear in the easement. .

 

Ms. Tuomala reviewed the changes she has made for Mr. Labombard and the Board considered whether the applicant should be able to have a grade greater than 8% as this is not allowed in the regulation.

 

Mr. Fish asked why Beech and Hemlock Streets are not are not on the same road and Ms. Tuomala explained that the area between the two roads is mostly ledge.

 

Mr. MacMartin explained that he would prefer granting the waiver after hearing from Mr. LaBombard. Mr. Kandt stated that his sense of the Board is that if Mr. LaBombard states that the changes are appropriate and preferable then the Board would be inclined to grant the waiver.

 

Mr. Kandt noted that he would like to compare this plan to the Provost plan so that the Board is being consistent with regard to buffer markings, preconstruction meeting requirements, and hold harmless wording.

 

A MOTION was made by Mr. MacMartin and SECONDED by Mr. Faiman to continue the application to February 18th, 2009.

Voting: 6 ayes; motion carried unanimously.

 

4.       PB-08-003-SD: Subdivision Application – Gary & Betty Raymond - Lot E10-2, 789 Gibbons Highway – Applicant is proposing converting an existing duplex into a condex.  *Conditionally Approved

 

A MOTION was made by Mr. MacMartin and SECONDED by Mr. Faiman to continue the application to February 18, 2009.

Voting: 6 ayes; motion carried unanimously.

 

5.       PB-08-008-SD: Subdivision – Donald Slowik – Applicant is proposing to subdivide Lot B 31-3, located on Pead Hill Rod, into three single family lots.

 

Don Slowik appeared before the Board and explained that the main change he has made is to simplify the back lot line so that it no longer follows the zig zag border of the wetland. He also noted that the bounds are ready to be walked.  

 

Mr. Wagner noted that he didn’t see a mention on the plan regarding the view easement and that there should be a note on the plan for each of the easements and also a note regarding limited salt use within so many feet of the delineated wet lands. Mr. MacMartin suggested 75 feet on either side of the culvert with posted signs maintained by the land owner.

 

Mr. Kandt volunteered to walk the bounds.

 

A MOTION was made by Mr. MacMartin and SECONDED by Mr. Faiman to continue the application to February 18, 2009.

Voting: 6 ayes; motion carried unanimously.

 

6.       PB08-022-SB: Subdivision – Parker – Lots B 35-1 on Pead Hill Road – The applicant is proposing creating two new lots from the existing 23 acre lot. *Conditionally Approved

 

A MOTION was made by Mr. Faiman and SECONDED by Mr. MacMartin to continue the application to February 18, 2009. Voting: 6 ayes; motion carried unanimously.

 

7.       PB08-019-SD: Subdivision – Carlo & Anne Simoni - A Subdivision Application by Carlo and Anne Simoni to divide Tax Map H Lot 56, on Badger Farm Road and Issac Frye Highway, into 6 lots. 

 

Ray Shea, from Sanford Survey, appeared before the Board for the applicant and explained that since the last meeting the applicant has received the variance they requested which allows for them to have one reduced frontage and three regular lots off of the private way with the condition that a cul-de-sac be put at the end of the road and that a culvert be put by the road. Mr. Shea explained that the Road Agent does not approve of the driveway to Lot H-56-06 because is it less then 110 feet from the abutter’s driveway. The Board discussed the possibility of a waiver and directed the applicant to go to the road agent and discuss the safety of his driveway proposal.

 

A MOTION was made by Mr. MacMartin and SECONDED by Mr. Faiman to continue the application to February 18, 2009.

Voting: 6 ayes; motion carried unanimously.

 

8.       Adjournment

 

A MOTION was made by Mr. Condra and SECONDED by Mr. MacMartin to adjourn the meeting.

Voting: 6 ayes; motion carried unanimously.

 

Chairman Kandt declared the meeting adjourned at 10:05 p.m.

 

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Agenda for this Meeting:

WILTON PLANNING BOARD

AGENDA

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 7:30 p.m.

Wilton Town Hall Courtroom

42 Main Street, Wilton, NH 03086

1.       Minutes:

-          December 17, 2008

-          January 7, 2009

 

Continuations:

2.       PB-07-001-CSD: Cluster Subdivision – First Light Farm, LLC Lots F-095-02,03,07,13,14 and 15 on Isaac Frye Highway in the Residential/Agricultural district. Applicant is proposing 22-unit cluster subdivision.        

 

3.       PB-07-014-SD: Cluster Subdivision - Perham Woods – Lots B-020 on Dale Street in the Residential & Agricultural, Wetlands and Flood Plain District.  Applicant is proposing a 29 unit cluster subdivision.

 

4.       PB-08-003-SD: Subdivision Application – Gary & Betty Raymond - Lot E10-2, 789 Gibbons Highway – Applicant is proposing converting an existing duplex into a condex.  *Conditionally Approved

 

5.       PB-08-008-SD: Subdivision – Donald Slowik – Applicant is proposing to subdivide Lot B 31-3, located on Pead Hill Rod, into three single family lots.

 

6.       PB08-022-SB: Subdivision – Parker – Lots B 35-1 on Pead Hill Road – The applicant is proposing creating two new lots from the existing 23 acre lot. *Conditionally Approved

 

7.       PB08-019-SD: Subdivision – Carlo & Anne Simoni - A Subdivision Application by Carlo and Anne Simoni to divide Tax Map H Lot 56, on Badger Farm Road and Issac Frye Highway, into 6 lots. 

 

8.       Other Business

 

9.       Adjournment

 

 

 

 

**AGENDA SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

 

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