Article 3


Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No.2 as proposed by the Planning Board for the Town of Pelham Zoning Ordinance as follows:

Amend Article V, Section 307-18, Table 2 to provide site plan review oversight for new electric power producing technologies  which shall be a permitted use in all zoning districts?  These technologies  are now becoming available to homeowners and small businesses.  (Recommended by the Planning Board). 

Status

Originator Planning Board
Planning Board 5-0-0

Voter's Guide Explanation

The Planning Department has noticed an increase in questions from private citizens about whether windmills are allowed in Pelham and how to acquire building permits to erect them.  The Planning Board is aware that utility structures of this type are growing in popularity as they become more affordable and proposes to add this use to the Zoning Ordinance Table of Uses, along with solar power panels that are not roof mounted and other "utility" structures. The Board feels this type of private utility structure should be allowed to help individuals and companies offset New Hampshire's high electric rates, but that to protect the welfare of Pelham residents this type of structure should have thorough Planning Board review with ample opportunity for abutter and public input at properly posted public meetings.


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Proposed language italicized.

Language to be removed strikethrough.

Item #2: Amend Article V Section 307-18 Table 2 to provide oversight of new power producing technologies which are becoming more affordable for private purchase.

Existing language:

Uses

R

B

I

Ru

RCA

Single-family dwellings

P

P

 

P

 

Two-family dwellings

P

P

 

P

 

Multi-family dwellings

 

P

 

 

 

Accessory Dwelling Units

S

S

 

S

 

Elderly Housing

P

P

 

P

 

Agricultural Uses

P

P

P

P

P

Home Occupations

S

S

 

S

 

Fraternal organizations & membership clubs

 S*

P

P

P

 

Churches and other places of worship

S

P

P

P

 

Public or private primary, secondary, business or trade schools, colleges, preschools and daycare centers

S

P

P

P

 

Hospitals and clinics

S

P

P

P

 

Country clubs, hunting, fishing swimming, tennis or golf clubs.

S

P

P

P

P

Convalescent or nursing homes

S

P

S

P

 

Health, fitness or athletic membership club

 

P

P

P

 

General retail or wholesale trade

 

P

P

P

 

Food & Beverage service establishments

 

P

P

P

 

Hotels, motels, inns, rooming houses or tourist cabins

 

P

P

P

 

Establishments selling new boats, trailers, aircraft, and related products

 

P

P

P

 

Establishments selling new or used (retail) automobiles

 

P*

 

 

 

Business & professional offices

 

P

P

P

 

Theaters & cinemas

 

P

P

P

 

Banquet & function halls

 

P

P

P

 

Commercial recreation such as bowling alleys, video arcades, or miniature golf

 

P

P

P

 

Light industry & manufacturing

 

 

P

 

 

Warehousing

 

 

P

 

 

Junkyards and solid waste disposal facilities

 

 

 

S

 

P  = Permitted Use

P*= Permitted Use as defined and delineated in Section 307-19D, and reflected in the Town Zoning Map.

S  = Permitted by special exception only

S*= as defined by RSA 72:23-a, tax exempt veterans organizations by special exception in the Residential District.

Proposed language:

Uses

R

B

I

Ru

RCA

Single-family dwellings

P

P

 

P

 

Two-family dwellings

P

P

 

P

 

Multi-family dwellings

 

P

 

 

 

Accessory Dwelling Units

S

S

 

S

 

Elderly Housing

P

P

 

P

 

Agricultural Uses

P

P

P

P

P

Home Occupations

S

S

 

S

 

Fraternal organizations & membership clubs

 S*

P

P

P

 

Churches and other places of worship

S

P

P

P

 

Public or private primary, secondary, business or trade schools, colleges, preschools and daycare centers

S

P

P

P

 

Hospitals and clinics

S

P

P

P

 

Country clubs, hunting, fishing swimming, tennis or golf clubs.

S

P

P

P

P

Convalescent or nursing homes

S

P

S

P

 

Health, fitness or athletic membership club

 

P

P

P

 

General retail or wholesale trade

 

P

P

P

 

Food & Beverage service establishments

 

P

P

P

 

Hotels, motels, inns, rooming houses or tourist cabins

 

P

P

P

 

Establishments selling new boats, trailers, aircraft, and related products

 

P

P

P

 

Establishments selling new or used (retail) automobiles

 

P*

 

 

 

Business & professional offices

 

P

P

P

 

Theaters & cinemas

 

P

P

P

 

Banquet & function halls

 

P

P

P

 

Commercial recreation such as bowling alleys, video arcades, or miniature golf

 

P

P

P

 

Light industry & manufacturing

 

 

P

 

 

Warehousing

 

 

P

 

 

Private Utility Structures; i.e. windmills, watermills, free-standing solar collectors, etc. that generate power for use on the same site

P**

P**

P**

P**

P**

Junkyards and solid waste disposal facilities

 

 

 

S

 

P   = Permitted Use

P* = Permitted Use as defined and delineated in Section 307-19D, and reflected in the Town Zoning Map.

P**= Permitted with Planning Board Site Plan approval, all applicable safety inspections as deemed appropriate by the Planning Board and proper licensing by applicable state and federal agencies

S   = Permitted by special exception only

S* = as defined by RSA 72:23-a, tax exempt veterans organizations by special exception in the Residential District.