Pelham Conservation Commission
Members Present: Members Absent:
Robert Yarmo, Chairman Sanjay Kakkad
Marc Duquette Chris Montminy
Frank Culbert Sandy Kupcho
William McDevitt, Selectman Rep.
Meeting brought to order by Chairman Robert Yarmo at
PLAN REVIEW OF
Chairman Yarmo has concerns about “strange lot lines” on
this subdivision that the Planning Board has issues with. Specifically, lots #12-192-7 & 8. There appears to be sufficient frontage for
lots #8 & #9, over 200’. There was
discussion about taking (some) land from lot #192-9 to alter better
configurations for lot lines #7 & #8 or possibly group lots 7 & 8
RECOMMENDATION: The Conservation Commission would like the option of a site walk, with or without the Planning Board. The Commission has concerns on lot #7 with the house location and whether functional because of the wetlands location. Test pits should be visible with regard to the house locations. The actual house lots would not be staked out yet. There may be a need to be site specific on two (2) lots as not being sustainable.
PLAN REVIEW OF
This subdivision abuts town property; the road is an
RECOMMENDATION: The Conservation Commission would like to do a site walk with the Planning Board. Conservation would strongly suggest that before the town accepts this gift of land that there be a provision in the plan to link the town-owned properties with the proposed gift from Mr. Pultar. Conservation will inform the Planning Board of its strenuous objection of accepting this plan as it is, as it just doesn’t work. Examination of the plan submitted may support four (4) buildable lots by avoiding the wetlands issue and eliminating one (1) driveway crossing. Also, the retaining wall being so close to the wetlands is not within the town’s legal limits under the new soil’s high limits as stated in the Master Plan, Chapter 4. There is also an issue with the length of the cul-de-sac, re: new regulations.
Tax Map 17,
This came before the Conservation Commission about one (1) month ago and concerns three (3) lots off route 38 with one (1) wetlands crossing. Mr. Conrad was advised that Conservation would hold off on signing this permit pending the Planning Board’s actions. There are no issues. The members present signed the permit.
TRAILS COMMITTEE REPORT:
Marc Duquette advised that he had met with the town’s Recreation Advisory Board and offered to work with them in their planning of trails in town. He shared with the Natural Resources Development Inventory that included conservation areas, town forests, etc. They plan to meet in January after the holidays for their next meeting. Conservation has the ability initiate formal trails per RSA 36-A. Mr. Duquette’s involvement with the trails committee is to protect the Conservation’s interest and welcomes other members of the Board to get involved.
OPEN SPACE COMMITTEE REPORT:
Deborah Waters, Open Space Chairman, asked if a Conservation
Bond issue would be coming before the voters in March. The deadline for submission is January
12. She feels that other supporting
issues should be worked on before anything is submitted. The town of
Chairman Yarmo will inquire about the current use tax being raised from its current 75% to 100%.
Approval of Minutes of 10/9/2002 (change to be made with regard to the NRPC to add verbiage for accuracy or clarification of the percentage that was printed in the report relative to Pelham’s Protected Acreage (page 5, table 3 of the report).
Meeting Adjourned at
Glennie M. Edwards