PLANNING BOARD & HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION MINUTES
AGENDA: JOINT HEARING: MINOR SITE PLAN & SIGN APPLICATION, IT’S ALL
CONTINUED SUBDIVISION: MILDRED A. RENT/ALAN BARNARD,
SPECIAL USE PERMIT: JOHN & CATHERINE MESSINA, Holiday Hills
LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT: LINDA S. KOHN/COLIN BROWN,
ATTENDING: PLANNING BOARD:
ABSENT: PLANNING BOARD:
HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION:
The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with Mr. Paradis presiding. He stated that he was glad to welcome Ms. Laferriere back and sent thanks to Michelle Bonsteel, Land Use Officer for her part in filling the position while Ms. Laferriere was out on sick leave.
JOINT HEARING: MINOR SITE PLAN AND SIGN APPLICATION: IT’S ALL RELATIVE, LLC:
CONT. JOINT HEARING: IT’S ALL RELATIVE, LLC:
Ms. Pellegrino stated that the building was a Boarding House. Mr. Paradis stated that, according to correspondence from the Water Dept., they showed it as two apartments and 1 business. At any rate, Ms. Pellegrino explained that she and Ms. Shattuck wish to have a bakery and retail business on the ground floor, 5 offices and storage for them on the 2nd floor, a 3-bedroom apartment on the 3rd floor, and a deli in the basement. Mr. Paradis said that the problem is that the Planning Board has no jurisdiction for two or less residences. Ms. Pellegrino stated that the Town Office shows 8 Boarding Rooms. Mr. Paradis explained that they shall have to talk with the Water Dept. and he read a statement from them.
Ms. Shattuck asked about the parking. She stated that she went to the Town Administrator’s Office and was told that she needed to talk with the Police Dept. They, in turn, stated that they only deal with winter parking. She is confused about this issue. Ms. Pellegrino stated that, at the PCC they had, it was felt that they need 2 spaces for the 3rd floor and 1 space if they put in a studio apartment. Ms. DeStefano mentioned that there is no parking regulation for retail and office space. Ms. DellaCroce felt that the renovations to be done to the downtown will also need consideration. Mr. Paradis felt that there is no change for the residential parking and Ms. DellaCroce added that it is going from 8 spaces to 2. The Board then calculated what was there and felt that the offices and businesses were covered and the apartment would need 2. They requested a written parking requirement be done (as is required in the check list). They will need to know where the 2 parking spaces will be. Ms. Seeler added that this is because the Board does not know where the 2 residential spaces are coming from. Mr. Paradis and Ms. DeStefano concurred.
Mr. Paradis called for public comment and there was none.
CONT. MINOR SITE PLAN: IT’S ALL RELATIVE, LLC
When asked if HDC had comments, Mr. Dingman explained that the HDC only deals with the sign(s) and appearance so Planning needs to determine all else. Ms. Shattuck stated that they are only looking for 2 signs for now and know that they will have to go to the ZBA later when they want to add the other 2. Ms. Seeler stated that the Board has designated Ms. Bonsteel to oversee signs. Mr. Dingman, speaking as a Planning Board member, stated that the Ordinance allows 1 exterior sign per business and of 32 sq. ft. per side. Ms. Shattuck explained that they plan a staggered move to the building and that is why they only intend to have 2 to begin with.
With no other comments, C. Dingman made a MOTION, second by D. DeStefano, to CONTINUE THE MINOR SITE PLAN FOR IT’S ALL RELATIVE, LLC TO JUNE 9th. The motion CARRIED.
HDC PORTION PERTAINING TO SIGNS:
Ms. Heaney made a MOTION, second by Ms. Gordon, to APPROVE THE LOOK AND PLACEMENT OF ALL 4 SIGNS BUT THE CATERING AND BLUE SKIES SIGNS WILL NEED A VARIANCE. The motion CARRIED.
Ms. Shattuck asked about extra signs on the back side of the building and whether Ms. Bonsteel could approve them. Ms. Heaney answered that she could as long as they are within the measurement. A discussion followed as to the meaning of 32 sq. ft. per side meant. Mr. Paradis and Mr. Dingman feel that the 4 sides of the building are not in the Spirit of the Ordinance. They need to talk with Ms. Bonsteel.
CONTINUED SITE PLAN: IT’S ALL RELATIVE, LLC
CONTINUED SITE PLAN: MILDRED A. RENT/ALAN BARNARD:
CONTINUED SPECIAL USE PERMIT: JOHN & CATHERINE MESSINA
Mr. Paradis asked if they met with the Conservation Commission as they had been asked to do. Mr. Messina said that Ms. Hinds sent them the necessary information.
Mr. Paradis felt that Mr. Lobdell did not submit a map of the wetlands to the Board, which makes their determination harder. Ms. DellaCroce felt that we need to go back and get further information. Mr. Messina stated that someone with a long pole was on the property recently. He continued to say that originally this was a 43 lot subdivision (34 quarter acre lots and 9 ½ to 2 acre lots). Two were designated as unbuildable. Mr. Messina has been there since 1976, he added, and said that the brook used to dry up until people built up above and empty their sump pumps out. He has 20’ of culvert and the water is bubbling out of the ground. The Water Dept. has seen this.
Mr. Messina also alluded to past minutes which a Mr. Dumont was mentioned as being an abutter and spoke. Mr. Messina explained that he is not an abutter but lives up the hill. Mr. Paradis stated that past minutes cannot be changed but these minutes will reflect Mr. Messina’s concern.
C. Dingman made a MOTION, second by D. DeStefano, to CONTINUE THE SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR THE MESSINA’S TO JUNE 9TH. The motion CARRIED and Mr. Messina was thanked for coming in.
LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT: LINDA S. KOHN/COLIN BROWN
No abutters were in attendance. Bridgewater has approved the plan and James Kohn stated that there will be no development of the property on the Bristol side.
D. DeStefano made a MOTION, second by C. Dingman, to APPROVE THE LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT FOR LINDA S. KOHN AS PRESENTED. The motion CARRIED and the Board signed the plan and the Notice of Decision. Mr. Brown asked that we do as Bridgewater has done and let him record the mylar and send us back the confirmation that it has been done. This was thought to be fine and Mr. Brown was thanked.
MINUTES OF APRIL 28, 2010:
C. Dingman made a motion, second by D. DeStefano, to APPROVE THE MINUTES AS AMENDED. The motion carried.
Mr. Campbell also visited the DES station in Laconia (with Mike Little). They monitor wind speed, temperatures, precipitation and measure the ozone. They are looking at the rebuilding of salt sheds and designate that they must be built so that no water can reach the salt and filter out of the shed. Mr. Campbell mentioned that Center Harbor’s new building is being built to a quarter of a million dollars. Ours will be stick built.
Our next meeting will be a workshop on the forms we were given this evening and will be held May 26th. With no other business, E. Seeler made a motion, second by C. Dingman, to adjourn at 9:05 p.m.