Planning Board Minutes 07.22.08
July 29, 2008
TOWN OF BRADFORD
JULY 22, 2008
Call to Order and Roll Call:
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair called the July 22, 2008 Work Session to order at 7:00pm with Marcia Keller, Barbara Vannata, Sonny Harris, Barry Wheeler and Charles Meany present. Also present were Jane Johnsen, Alternate, Jeff Aarons, Alternate and Jim Bibbo, Alternate. Bill Glennie arrived at 8:10pm.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair seated Jane Johnsen for Bill Glennie.
Consideration and approval of June 24, 2008 minutes:
Motion was made by Barry Wheeler to approve the June 24, 2008 minutes, seconded by Marcia Keller. Charles Meany abstained. Motion carried 6-0.
Request was made to forward the joint meeting of the Selectmen and Planning Board minutes to all Planning Board members (Done 7/23/08)
To Do Folder:
Discussion ensued regarding a Driveway Permit copied to the Planning Board after it was read by Phil LaMoreaux, Chair concerning property owned by Jeff and Heather MacKay, on corner of County and Dunfield Road, Map 14, Lot 2. This is for information only to the Planning Board.
Motion was made by Marcia Keller for the Planning Board to do some research, and if there are any conditions on the original approval on the subdivision for location of a driveway, then they write a letter to the Board of Selectmen with a copy to the Code Enforcement officer and to also remind them of the section of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion seconded by Charles Meany. Motion carried 7-0.
Discussed letters that have been sent to Martyn Chivers and Caroline Demers.
Dave Eckman, Eckman Engineering re: Martyn Chivers:
There was discussion concerning the applications received today from Dave Eckman for Martyn Chivers for a two lot subdivision and Site Plan Review. Since they were received only 14 days prior to the August 12, 2008 meeting, it was short 7 days. December 11, 2007 minutes were read concerning discussion of a Site Plan Modification for Map 3, Lot 74A, and a Full Site Plan for Map 3, Lot 74B. Also a full lot subdivision on the rear lot issue was mentioned at that time.
Mention was made that a Site inspection may be in order.
Site Plan Review Update:
Copies of the Site Plan Review Regulations up date were read and discussed. Jane Johnsen showed the board members 3 pages of plans that had been colored showing different aspects of plans which she had worked on at a class she had attended at the Spring Conference. It was decided this would be a good thing to do in the future for the board. Colors were discussed for different areas of plans such as blue for water, green for trees etc. It was also suggested that all plans should be received by the board from the applicant at least a week prior to the meeting. There should be 18 total copies of the 11 x 17 for department heads and all planning board members as well as one for the file, and at least one full sized color coded copy of a plan.
A Public Hearing will be August 26th to modify Site Plan Application, and Site Plan Regulations if ready at that time. A copy will be furnished to the Town Clerk. They will amend both the Subdivision Regulations and Subdivision Application at that time.
Bill Glennie furnished a paper regarding Lighting Regulations to be used as a guide for Site Plan Review Regulations which was looked over and discussed.
Sonny Harris will contact the Local Government Center for guidance regarding personal liability for LLC, as preventative measures of any possible problems to the town.
The Pit Review received from Mary Pinkham-Langer resulting in her visit conducted on July 2, 2008 was handed out and gone over with the following decisions.
1. Nate Kimball will be coming in for a permit on August 12, 2008.
2. Peter Isham – A letter will be written to him.
3. Dave Pickman – A letter will be forwarded to him.
4. Payson, Map 4, Lot 5 – A letter will be written.
5. John Fortune – Map 4, Lot 13 – A letter will be written.
6. Cresswell – Harriett Hobbs – Map 7, Lot 29 – A letter will be forwarded.
7. George Naughton – Map 6, Lot 99 – A letter will be forwarded.
The following is a list of Gravel Pits with no active excavation site, to be considered abandoned, and do not need attention:
1. Messer, Map 5, Lot 114
2. Skillings, Map 4, Lot 10 & 12
3. Andrews, Map 13, Lot 1 & 14
4. Ayer & Goss, Map 6, Lot 104
5. Brunnhoezl, Map 6, Lot 103
Motion was made by Marcia Keller that the owner of Gravel Pits considered as abandoned will receive a letter so stating, advising the date they will be on the agenda to finalize the process. Seconded by Barry Wheeler. Motion carried 7-0.
Accolades were given to Mary Pinkham-Langer, who works for the NH DRA, who went over and beyond her job in helping the town with her visits to the gravel pits and determining the status of each one.
Charles Meany, Selectmen questioned the communication or lack of between the Planning Board and Selectmen. It was also advised there used to be a Building Ordinance which appears to have been lost over the years. Sign Ordinances were discussed and how they could be permitted. Consensus was to regenerate a new Building Ordinance to be used.
Shoreland Protection information was provided by Marcia Keller.
Marjorie R. Cilley
Select Board Minutes 07.15.08
July 28, 2008
TOWN OF BRADFORD
JULY 15, 2008
The Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Roll call and Call to Order:
Peter Fenton, Chair called the July 15, 2008 meeting to order at 6:00pm with Andrew Pinard, Charles Meany, Cheryl Behr, Administrator, Marilyn Gordon, Treasurer and Marge Cilley, Secretary present.
Review and consideration of July 1, 2008 minutes:
Motion was made by Andrew Pinard to approve the minutes of July 1, 2008. Seconded by Charles Meany. Andrew Pinard wanted to add the following sentence on page 2, under Edwin Fowler, Building Inspector: Following the sentence starting with Consensus: In order to build on any undeveloped lot along the footpath, applicants need to submit to the Zoning Board for appropriate variance to the property. Also on page 4, Peter Fenton, Chair advised on the top of page 4 should read: Discussion for, the Highway crew to dig up the pavement in front of the Town Hall.
Motion carried to accept as amended 3-0.
Motion was made by Andrew Pinard to approve the July 10, 2008 minutes, Seconded by Charles Meany. On page 2, First paragraph, first line, the word perk should be perc, also, the RFP for the septic design was for the Community Center, not Highway Garage as indicated in the minutes. Motion carried to approve the minutes as amended, 3-0.
George Cilley came before the Selectmen and advised he was somewhat surprised when several weeks ago; the town crew dug test holes in the front of the Community Center to determine where to install a septic system. When he spoke to Robert Stewart, Jr, RCS Design as to why it couldn’t be put out back where it has been for 70 years, he was told because of the wetlands. George advised that at least 4 months of the year it is wetlands beside the fence on his property where they are proposing to put the system and it drains into his basement which he has to pump back out. Also, the reason given for re-designing a new septic system was given that the old one failed and leached on top of the ground onto the Cilley property. George advised that if it were put back where it has been for 70 years it would do no harm, but put in the front of the Community Center, beside his lawn, it would be 3 feet above grade of his property which is already wet. George also advised the Selectmen, that when the town paved the property in the back of the Community Center, it created an extreme run off , causing wetlands on his property. A retention area should have been built to accommodate the water. In a question to Cheryl Behr, Administrator, the reason for considering the front yard for the septic system is because they would have to remove some of the pavement in the back. Barry Wheeler advised they could build it right where it has been. The existing tree on the front of the Community Center lawn was also brought up, as being a problem if anything is done there. Andrew Pinard stated moving the septic system to the front of the building was partly associated with the cost of removing the pavement. Barry Wheeler advised it would be more cost effective to go out back. Peter Fenton, Chair advised they will check with Robert Stewart, Jr, RCS Design.
Audrey Sylvester regarding Henry Backdrop:
Audrey Sylvester reported to the Selectmen that they are reaching the end of the project with the Henry Backdrop. They had a wonderful Open House with about 200 people coming to view the Backdrop and great refreshments were provided down stairs by Carol Walker and Appleseed. Robert St. Hilaire donated picture taking of anyone wanting them in front of the Backdrop. Audrey also advised they are working on a grant which they are finishing up. Audrey requested and received an extension of 90 days from July 15th when a report was due. The Fire Department was thanked for enabling the efforts of the Open House. Audrey advised she had forwarded a written text to Cheryl Behr, Administrator for the Selectmen to read and make any comments on. There was also a video on the first floor showing the restoration as it progressed allowing those who could not go up stairs to view it. Audrey thanked everyone, including the town crew and Andrew Pinard for cleaning up the upstairs and all their help and advised there was about $11,000 in kind for services donated.
Cheryl Behr, Administrator advised the telephone system is still not repaired, and will cost between $1500.00 and $1,800.00 to be done. Parts are being ordered at this time.
At this time, the survey has not been received. Discussion ensued regarding the placement of the building, with several suggestions concerning who was doing it. Charles Meany advised the Siting of the Building needs to show on the Certified plot plan prior to July 29, 2008, showing the dimensions of every one of the buildings and every set back. Peter Fenton, Chair questioned the number of doors and placement of them. It was suggested that there be four doors on the front and one on the side or three doors in the front with two on the sides. Once the surveyor provides the plans for the existing Site, he should also provide a proposed plan with the Siting of the new building on the plan. Steve Lucier, Road Agent has given the plans to Mark Goldberg, Fire Chief. After much discussion, Andrew Pinard advised he would like to see the town do all the contract work for the 60 x 100 foot building through Sailer Excavation and then focus all the volunteer efforts, including Site Prep and construction and erection of the new Salt Shed facility on that lot. This would maximize the value to the town and does not negate any of the warranty factors of the construction. Charles Meany suggested a letter go out to all the volunteers who signed up inviting them to the Selectmen’s Coffee on Saturday, July 26, 2008 to follow up on how many of each job requirement is still available. Charles Meany also pointed out that even though there will be volunteers, there will be some money expended for equipment/gas etc. that needs to be used.
Motion was made by Peter Fenton, Chair that Sailer Excavation, will do the construction, excavation and erection of the 60 x 100 foot building. Seconded by Andrew Pinard. Charles Meany abstained. Motion carried 2-0.
Charles Meany advised he has more confidence in the volunteers than has been expressed.
Charles Meany advised he is rescinding his volunteering to be clerk of the works.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair of the Planning Board took roll call with Bill Glennie, Marcia Keller, Barry Wheeler, Charles Meany, Selectmen Representative, Jeff Aarons, Alternate. Barbara Vannata and Sonny Harris were absent. Jeff Aarons was seated for Barbara Vannata.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair of Planning Board advised a letter had been received from Mary Pinkham-Langer as a follow up on the site visits of Gravel Pits that were conducted on July 2, 2008 with the Code Enforcement Officer, Ed Fowler. An example was used as being in non-compliance and could be considered as a code violation by the Code Enforcement Officer. Marcia Keller explained that the only time the Planning Board is aware that there is a gravel pit in operation is when someone comes in for a permit. They are requesting that anytime the Code Enforcement sees one, the Planning Board would appreciate knowing about it, whether in operation, or abandoned for their records.
The Selectmen acknowledged that any questions or actions the Planning Board has should be directed to the Code Enforcement Officer with cc’s to the Selectmen. Other enforcement concerns from the Planning Board are Illumination procedures, Signs, violations of ZBA. Phil LaMoreaux, Chair said that Ed Fowler, Code Enforcement Officer did attend the last Planning Board meeting which was very helpful. Phil LaMoreaux, Chair of Planning Board suggested they meet with the Selectmen periodically.
Bradford Bridge request for printing services – Marcia Keller:
Marcia Keller came before the Selectmen to see if they could print 1000 sheets with the results of the Special Town Meeting as an insert for the Bradford Bridge as time is of the essence as the paper itself will be at the printers. It was estimated that it would cost about $50.00. There was no motion, however the Selectmen did not agree to do this.
Ken Anderson came before the Selectmen advising they are running out of space for plastic at the landfill. He is looking to purchase another baler for $5,000 from Special Revenue Fund. It was questioned if another baler could pay for itself in the next two years when there is a possibility the town will go with the Single Stream recycling. It was also stated that there is a demand for balers, and they could be sold when not needed. The Selectmen advised Mr. Anderson to get a written quote for the baler. Marcia Keller suggested that recycling should be done as efficiently as possible, and both ways should be weighed thoroughly.
Barry Wheeler stated that he has complained numerous times that down by Cobblepond, over the side, there is a lot of trash, tires, propane jugs, oil jugs, and every time it floods, it goes on his land.
Accounts Payable manifests and payroll manifests for review were gone over.
Intent to Cut for Meadowsend was discussed.
Pad for Oil Tank out back was mentioned.
Drive in front of Town Hall, not surveyed as yet.
Cheryl Behr, Administrator discussed the audit that is now being done and should be finished this week. They were advised that all town accounts should go through the general ledger, all checks should be written through the town, and approved by the Selectmen before the checks are written. Municipal accounting and software is the requirement, which means there is a different level of accounting, and we need to pull in all the people on the outside that haven’t been playing by the general accounting board rules.
Executive Budget was handed out and gone over by the Selectmen.
It was mentioned that the town Forest needs to be harvested and who gets the money questioned.
Motion was made by Andrew Pinard for the Selectmen to go to weekly meetings. No second, No vote.
Motion was made by Andrew Pinard to go into non-public meeting for 91A 3II at 8:15pm. Motion seconded and carried 3-0.
Non-Public Meeting was over at 8:30pm.
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm
Marjorie R. Cilley
Selectmen’s Coffee 07.26.08
July 24, 2008
Saturday morning, July 26, 2008, the Bradford Board of Selectmen will hold a Coffee at the Town Hall beginning at 9:00am. Please stop by for coffee and refreshments and take advantage of the opportunity to address the Selectmen.
Conservation Commission Minutes 07.15.08
July 20, 2008
BRADFORD CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Date: July 15, 2007
Time: 7:00 p.m., Town Library
Present: Brooks McCandlish, Meg Fearnley, Nathaniel Bruss, Ann Eldridge, Amy Blitzer (seated for Perry Teele), Andrea LaMoreaux (Quorum met)
Visitor: Phil LaMoreaux
I. Previous Meeting Minutes
a. June meeting minutes were reviewed, moved to accept, seconded, and approved by all.
II. Treasurer Report
a. No money spent since last meeting.
b. No financial papers available.
a. Upcoming Workshops
i. Carol and Nathaniel going to COVERTS workshop
b. Upcoming Educational Programs
i. Meg talked to group about bat die-off presentation.
c. HPCC grant update
i. We were not awarded the grant. Lost points for not addressing regionality of project.
1. Committee discussed whether or not to appeal the decision.
2. Committee discussed applying for other grants.
3. Action Item: Andrea will forward most recent Moose Plate grant notice to Ann.
d. Forestry Notification
i. Commission received one.
i. Received conservation program information from Sununu
IV. Planning Board Comments
a. Tax Map 6, Lot 51-1, Sunset Hill Road and Hogg Hill Road
i. Creating 2 lots out of 1.
ii. Driveway in a wetland buffer.
iii. Looking for a wetlands “conditional use” permit
iv. Doesn’t appear to be a better place for the driveway.
v. Commission recommends: Use design, construction, and maintenance methods to minimize detrimental impacts to wetland, such as directing runoff from wetland resource areas. In the information given to Commission, information about design and construction methods were not included.
vi. Comments due to Planning Board by August 12, 2008.
b. Phil (Planning Board Chair) asked what is the most effective way to get comments from Conservation Commission
i. The Commission talked about extending the comment period.
ii. Andrea suggested that all Planning Board applications be scanned in electronically into PDF and emailed at one time to all town committees for review.
V. Natural Inventory
a. Committee discussed how to move forward with inventory without the grant funding.
i. Ann would like to have a town-wide build-out project conducted.
ii. Brooks would like to see natural resources map overlay on tax map.
iii. Ann would like to look at ordinances and identify where more protection is needed.
iv. Brooks suggested that the commission pull together a request for proposals about what we would like the project to accomplish.
v. Looks like SPACE can assist (possibly with funding) to help towns determine “cost of services” analysis
vi. Action Item: Ann will find some RFP examples, and Brooks will draft an RFP for our next meeting.
vii. Action Item: Ann will contact Digit Taylor about other grant funding sources.
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm. Respectfully submitted by Andrea LaMoreaux
Select Board Agenda 07.15.08
July 11, 2008
July 15, 2008
Pledge of Allegiance
Review of Minutes
1. Planning Board to meet with the Board of Selectmen – regarding enforcement of regulations.
2. Fire Chief
1. Accounts Payable manifest and payroll manifest for review
2. Town hall front drive
3. Finalize Building
4. Coffee 26th 9:00am
NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 07.29.08
July 10, 2008
TOWN OF BRADFORD
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
JULY 29, 2008 • 7:00pm
KRES @ Bradford
To the inhabitants of the town of Bradford in the County of Merrimack in said State qualified to vote in town affairs:
You are hereby notified to meet at the Bradford Elementary School on the Old Warner Road in said Bradford, NH on Tuesday, the 29th of July to act on the following articles:
Article 1: To see if the town will vote to rescind the votes on Article 15 and Article 37 at the March, 2008 Town Meeting and to raise and appropriate the sum of $350,000 (Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars) for the construction of a new Town highway garage on the land currently occupied by the existing garage, and to authorize the issuance of not more than $200,000 of bonds or notes in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA 33) and to authorize the selectmen to issue and negotiate such bonds or notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon; furthermore, to authorize the withdrawal of $100,000 from the New Highway Garage Capital Reserve Fund, and to authorize the withdrawal of $50,000 from the Town Facilities Capital Reserve Fund for this purpose. The selectmen recommend this appropriation. The budget committee recommends this appropriation. (2/3 ballot vote required).
(NOTE: Article 15 at the March 2008 Town Meeting raised and appropriated the sum of $25,000 to begin necessary repairs to the current highway garage. Article 37 at the March 2008 Town Meeting withdrew $40,000 from the New Highway Garage Capital Reserve Fund for the purpose of continuing research and preparation for a new highway garage and was amended at the meeting to designate a portion of those funds to be expended to conduct a Phase I environmental site assessment, and if necessary, a Phase II environmental site assessment, on the lower dump site to assess the suitability of the area for the future location of town facilities.)
Article 2. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $100,000 to build a salt shed on property currently owned by the Town of Bradford, on Cilley Lane, Bradford, NH and to authorize the issuance of not more than $100,000 of bonds or notes in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA 33) and to authorize the selectmen to issue and negotiate such bonds or notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon. The selectmen recommend this appropriation. The budget committee recommends this appropriation. (2/3 ballot vote required).
Article 3. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum of $15,000 to conduct a Phase I environmental site assessment, and if deemed necessary by the Board of Selectmen, a Phase II environmental site assessment, on the lower dump site to assess the suitability of the area for the future location of town facilities. The selectmen recommend this appropriation. The budget committee does not recommend this appropriation.
For a history and more detailed information about the proposals, please click here.
Planning Board Minutes 07.08.08
July 9, 2008
Town of Bradford
July 8, 2008
7:00pmCall to Order and Roll Call:
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair called the July 8, 2008 to order at 7:00pm with Marcia Keller, Barbara Vannata, Barry Wheeler, Sonny Harris, Bill Glennie, Jim Bibbo Alternate, Jane Johnsen, Alternate, Ian Thomas, CNHRPC. Carol Meise and Jeff Aarons, Alternates were absent.
Consideration and approval of June 10, 2008 minutes:
Motion was made by Marcia Keller to accept the June 10, 2008 minutes as presented, seconded by Barry Wheeler. Charles Meany abstained. Motion carried 6-0.
Doug Sweet, Surveyor representing Ken Brown and Thalia Brown Revocable Trust
Marshall Hill/Cressey Road, Map 6, Lot 77- Lot 6, Lot 80 – Map 6, Lot 76 – Map 6, Lot 76A.
Doug Sweet advised all the property is located on the east side of Marshall Hill Road and Cressey Road. Maps were handed out to the board members to observe the layout of the lots. There are 4 existing lots with a proposal of 5 lots and the thought is to combine some of the lots to best end up with a few house sites. A wetlands scientist has gone through the property. The Planning Board advised there could be no hammerheads; however they did suggest the applicant discuss this with the Fire Department. It was the consensus of the board that a full contour of the property is not required. The layout as proposed by Doug Sweet has no opposition from the Planning Board. One plan map was left with the Planning Board by Mr. Sweet. Phil LaMoreaux, Chair advised that if further questions arose, Ian Thomas, CNHRPC will be in the Planning Board office from 10:00am till 1:00pm on Wednesday.
Jessica Selby, Site Plan for Child Care Center, 57 West Main Street, Map 16, Lot 96.
Jessica Selby came before the board with an application for a Child Care Center at the former Video Pursuit on West Main Street. She was in for a Conceptual Consultation in June. Ms. Selby advised she has the State Licensing Permit which spells out how many children allowed per square feet. Driveway permit is pending on the other side of the building for the upstairs tenant access and parking. DES for septic letter is coming. The sign size is the same existing sign already there. Driveway surface is staying as is. Phil LaMoreaux, Chair read the responses from the Department Heads.
Recess briefly for 4 minutes, the alarm went off from the Selectmen’s office. (Human error)
Charles Meany questioned if the new electrical tamper proof receptacles were brought up by the Fire Chief when he approved the building. The applicant has requested exemption from requirements for reproducible Mylar, permanent first floor elevation of proposed building, location elevation of land of surface drainage facilities, existing and proposed contours and grade elevations, description or depiction of proposed grade filling or other site preparation, erosion and sediment control plan, and performance bond. Since this is an existing building and no proposed site work, or minimal site work for the back yard, there was no objection from the board for the request for these waivers.
There being no questions from the Planning Board members, Phil LaMoreaux, Chair opened the floor for public comment.
Oona Tropeano, 63, West Main Street, an abutter, had the following concerns:
1. How many children, and do you have the required space per child for inside and outdoor space, to which Jessica Selby advised between 15 and 20 children and the required space for both inside and outside.
2. How many parking spaces? Reply was 5 for staff, 6 for parents.
3. Does dumpster need to be where it is? Reply was it is the best place for the truck to pick it up, and it will be fenced.
4. Hours of operation? Reply between 7:15am and 5:30 pm. The board advised the Proposed hours of operation should be noted on the plan.
5. Fire Alarm questioned. The Fire Chief did the inspection, and there will be an inter-connecting fire alarm between the two floors.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair closed the public comment period.
Motion was made by Marcia Keller to accept the application for the Site Plan Application for the Child Care Center as complete. Seconded by Sonny Harris. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion made by Barry Wheeler to approve the Site Plan Application for the Child Care Center with the following conditions. Seconded by Sonny Harris.
1. Driveway Permit
2. Septic Approval
3. State License or Permit
4. Compliance with all local Fire and Building Depts. 5. Proposed hours to be noted on plan.
The Planning Board also requests copies of all applicable licensing and/or permits for their file.
Motion carried 7-0.
Daniel Kraft, Minor Subdivision, Hogg Hill Rd. and Sunset Hill Rd. Map 6, Lot 51-1
Daniel Kraft was in for a Conceptual Consultation several months ago. Dave Eckman, Eckman Engineering was supposed to be representing Mr. Kraft, but had a conflict tonight. There is a current Right of Way for Public Service of N H on the property. A full sized copy of the Site Plan was looked at by the board. Phil LaMoreaux, Chair advised there is a notice of decision from ZBA regarding a variance to create a building on Hogg Hill Road, not meeting minimum frontage requirements, which was granted on January 2, 2008. A signed Application for Driveway was received with the comment that a 15 inch culvert is needed. Conversation ensued concerning a possibility of historical artifacts on the property. If there is something there of historical value, it should be documented per Marcia Keller, so it would not be destroyed.
Motion was made by Marcia Keller to accept the Minor Subdivision application on Map 6, Lot 51-1 as complete. Seconded by Bill Glennie. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion was made by Bill Glennie that this is not a Development of Regional Impact. Seconded by Charles Meany. Motion carried 7-0.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair opened the floor to public comment. There being none, public comment was closed.
Motion to accept the request for expedited review made by Bill Glennie, Seconded and carried.
The Conditional Use Permit section under Zoning Ordinance (Page 30) was read by Phil LaMoreaux, Chair. regarding the Conservation Commission. Due to the timing of the Department Head notification of the Minor Subdivision, the Conservation Commission has not met, therefore has not had time to respond, which is required at this time, concerning the wetlands buffer.
Motion to negate the expedited review request, due to the fact that the board cannot issue the conditional use without allowing the Conservation Commission to comment, was made by Bill Glennie, Seconded and carried. Barry Wheeler abstained, Charles Meany abstained, Sonny Harris voted no. Motion carried 4 -1.
Marcia Keller thanked Mr. Kraft for his patience. This will be continued on August 12, 2008.
“TO DO FOLDER”
Dan and Dawn Pettiglio were present to discuss DPX2, Map 3, Lot 52A regarding a letter written to them on June 26, 2008 from the Code Enforcement Officer requesting a planting schedule by July 8, 2008. Ed Fowler, Code Enforcement Officer advised he has a letter in response to his letter advising him that a “New Site Plan’ was either submitted, or verbally submitted, which the Planning Board has never receive. After much discussion, it was determined that there are elements of the Site Plan that have not been met, being; basically dealing with screening and plantings. Phil LaMoreaux, Chair acknowledged there have been changes since the Site Plan was filed; however, the Site Plan was approved as it is. If the applicant would like to alter the Site Plan, the procedure would be to file for a Site Plan modification. It was stated that the Planning Board did not receive anything from Robert Stewart, Jr, RCS Design, regarding this. Marcia Keller advised the last communication regarding this was on November 13, 2007 at the Planning Board meeting. There was no comment in the December 2007 minutes. The Pettiglio’s advised they were unaware that nothing was received from RCS Design, and they apologized for the misunderstanding. It was stated that there is also an ordinance that the Planning Board can require buffers if deemed appropriate.
A new revised Site Plan is required and the Planning Board will review it.
This will be continued on the August 12, 2008 agenda.
Marcia Keller advised she has been working on the Site Plan Review update and has entered the comments made at the work session. She would like someone else to work on the Illumination Section and Bill Glennie agreed to do that.
Ed Fowler, Code Enforcement Officer requested that he receive a copy of all Site Plan’s when they have been completed.
Upcoming meetings were summarized by Phil LaMoreaux, Chair.
Two Notice of Decisions that were granted were received from the ZBA. 1. Matthew Gerald and Dennis & Cheryl Roberts.
A letter was read from Oona Tropeano dated June 28, 2008 (letter on file) regarding a proposed plan at 67 West Main Street to rebuild an attached barn with the same dimensions on a non-conforming lot, owned by Matthew L. Gerald, Map 16, Lot 94.
A letter from the Fire Dept. concerning Dennis & Cheryl Roberts, Map 7, Lot 30, was also read by Phil LaMoreaux, Chair and both were received by the ZBA.
A letter was read from Jane Johnsen, stating she will remain as an Alternate to the Planning Board.
Dave Pickman plans not updated as yet.
NOD follow up conditions need to be checked on for:
Two letters need to be written to:
1. OEP Trucking regarding sign and possible additional business and to Carol Demers, Mosiac Antiques regarding business being re-opened.
Mention was made that Mark Brunnel, Ledgewood Pines has not responded to Phil LaMoreaux’s letter he had sent to him listing things that were outstanding.
Phil LaMoreaux, Chair advised he had received communication from Carol Meise who is taking some time away from being an Alternate for the summer and Jeff Aarons is planning on taking some courses, however, neither has requested a leave of absence or resigned at this time.
The joint meeting with the Selectmen on July 19, 2008 was discussed with some of the topics wanting to be covered are: Gravel Pits, Sidewalks. Ed Fowler, Code Enforcement Officer advised Mary Pinkham- Langer and he went around and looked at gravel pits. He advised a list will be forthcoming from Mary Pinkham- Langer determining the status of each pit.
Meeting Adjourned 9:30pm
Marjorie R. Cilley
Library Trustee Minutes 07.07.08
July 9, 2008
DRAFT Minutes from July 7, 2008
Board Meeting for the Trustees to Brown Memorial Library
Attendance included: Bea Howe, Brooks McCandlish, Rod Jones, Meg Fearnley & Erica Gross
1. The minutes from the last meeting were read and accepted.
2. Treasurer’s report was read and accepted. A motion was made to accept all gifts and donations made to Brown Memorial Library from June 3 through July 7, in the amount of $885.95 ($525.00 in memory of Fred Winch).
3. Librarian’s report was read and accepted.
4. Concrete will be poured for the book return either this week or next by Steve Lucier.
5. Brooks McCandlish was presented with a best drummer award for doing such a great job at the July 4th parade and leading us to another blue ribbon. The book sale was also a big success with a profit of $1,251.00.
6. Erica will get in touch with Jay Tucker re: using the BNSYS grill for the Library dinner on Aug. 23rd.
7. A Christmas tree will be planted in memory of Robert Stauffer. Bea suggested that if we are still short on the cost for a new tree then the funds should be taken from the Special Projects Fund. Motion made and passed.
8. The question was brought up as to whether the library needs AC. It was decided it would be very costly and not necessary.
9. Andrew Pinard (Selectman) notified us of an upcoming meeting re: the closing down of the side street on the 4th of July. The library feels this puts any handicapped patrons at a disadvantage.
10. It has been decided that the book sale for July 4th 2009 will be started at the same time as the Church bazaar, which is 8:00am.
11. Next meeting is August 4, 2008 at 7:00pm.
Meeting was adjourned @ 7:30 pm
Erica Gross, Secretary
Bond Hearing for Special Town Meeting 07.10.08
July 8, 2008
There will be a bond hearing on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 6:00pm at the Town Hall for the proposed warrant articles under consideration at the Special Town Meeting to be held on July 29, 2008 at 7:00pm at KRES at Bradford.
Septic System at the Bradford Area Community Center
July 7, 2008
July 3, 2008
Request for Proposals
The Town of Bradford is requesting proposals to install a septic system at the Bradford Area Community Center at 134 East Main Street, Bradford, NH. The state approved plan is available at the Town Hall for review between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm Monday – Friday.
The proposals are due into the Selectmen’s Office by noon on July 25th, 2008. The proposals will be reviewed at the August 5th Selectmen’s meeting. The Board of Selectmen reserves the right to refuse any or all proposals.